Assessing construction and demolition waste on masonry works to avoid future generation

Villoria Sáez, Paola and Río Merino, Mercedes del and Romaniega Piñeiro, Sonia (2013). Assessing construction and demolition waste on masonry works to avoid future generation. In: "1st International Congress on Sustainable Construction and Eco-efficient Solutions", 20-22 May 2013, Sevilla. ISBN 978-84-695-7739-4. pp. 29-30.

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Title: Assessing construction and demolition waste on masonry works to avoid future generation
Author/s:
  • Villoria Sáez, Paola
  • Río Merino, Mercedes del
  • Romaniega Piñeiro, Sonia
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 1st International Congress on Sustainable Construction and Eco-efficient Solutions
Event Dates: 20-22 May 2013
Event Location: Sevilla
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Sustainable Construction and Eco-efficient Solutions
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-695-7739-4
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Construction and demolition waste; Management; masonry works; Good practice measures; Prevention
Faculty: E.U. de Arquitectura Técnica (UPM)
Department: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The difficulty of dealing with construction and demolition waste (CDW) on construction sites is not new and continues to be a significant environmental problem. Currently the CDW collection system in Spain is done in a decentralized manner by each sub-contracted company, being necessary to implement effective waste management measures ensuring a correct management and minimization. During the last years several measures have been launched in order to improve and encourage the reuse and recycling of CDW. A widespread solution for CDW recovery is using them as a landscaping aggregate or for road bases and sub-bases. However, measures encouraging onsite prevention still need to be enhanced. This paper studies the major work stage generating CDW and analyses the categories of CDW produced during its execution. For this, several real building sites have been analysed in order to quantify the estimation of CDW generated. Results of this study show that a significant contributor to the CDW generation on building construction sites in Spain are the masonry works. Finally, a Best Practices Manual (BPM) is proposed containing several strategies on masonry works aimed not only at CDW prevention, but also at improving their management and minimization. The use of this BPM together with the Study and Plan of CDW management --required by law--, promotes the environmental management of the company, favouring the cohesion of the construction process organization at all stages giving rise to establishing responsibilities in the field of waste and providing a greater control over the process. Keywords: construction and demolition waste, management, masonry works, good practice measures, prevention.

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Item ID: 33605
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33605/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33605
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 May 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 11:44
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