Construction and demolition waste as drainage in landscaped roofs

Río Merino, Mercedes del and Vitiello, Veronica and Villoria Sáez, Paola and Vidales Barriguete, María Alejandra and Piña Ramírez, Carolina (2020). Construction and demolition waste as drainage in landscaped roofs. In: "5º Congreso Internacional de Innovación Tecnológica en Edificación (CITE 2020)", 25-27 marzo 2020, Madrid, España. ISBN 978-84-1825-504-5. pp. 17-19.


Title: Construction and demolition waste as drainage in landscaped roofs
  • Río Merino, Mercedes del
  • Vitiello, Veronica
  • Villoria Sáez, Paola
  • Vidales Barriguete, María Alejandra
  • Piña Ramírez, Carolina
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: 5º Congreso Internacional de Innovación Tecnológica en Edificación (CITE 2020)
Event Dates: 25-27 marzo 2020
Event Location: Madrid, España
Title of Book: Libro de actas = Abstracts book
Date: 2020
ISBN: 978-84-1825-504-5
Freetext Keywords: Waste management, Recycling, Ceramic waste, Concrete waste, Green roofs
Faculty: E.T.S. de Edificación (UPM)
Department: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Since 1990, the world has seen an increased gathering of its population in urban areas. this trend is not new, but relentless and has been marked by a remarkable increase in the absolute numbers of urban dwellers. In 1990, 43 per cent (2.3 billion) of the world?s population lived in urban areas, by 2015, this had grown to 54 per cent (4 billion). As the urban population increases, the land area occupied by cities has increased at an even higher rate. it has been projected that by 2030, the urban population of developing countries will double, while the area covered by cites would triple. Thus, cities must play a greater role, because urban areas have the potential to reduce ecological footprints and to connect rural and natural environments , and this is the reason why cities are included in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, in the goal 11: to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. In this sense, green or landscaped roofs can be an important asset for the recovery of disused spaces in the city, and an opportunity for the development of more sustainable cities. In addition, the incorporation of vegetation into the urban system generates benefits in all three aspects of sustainability: social, economic and environmental. On the other hand, and according to the UK Green Building Council the construction sector uses more than 400 million tons of material each year, much of which has a negative environmental impact. Therefore, in recent years there have been numerous researches that have aimed to find alternatives for construction and demolition waste trying to replace the costly raw material for the environment and incorporate Circular Economy criteria in the sector, but after a detailed bibliographic and documentary search, no studies have been found that attempt to analyze the possible replacement of the drainage layer of the landscaped roofs with construction and demolition waste, the objective of this study. Therefore, an experimental plan in two phases was designed. In the first phase, the ceramic wastes were selected, and their physical properties (density, water behavior), as well as their leachate were analyzed. In a second phase, the capacity of these materials as a substrate is checked. The results of the experimental plan were that waste from ceramic elements have a greater capacity for water absorption, which means a better use of rainwater and even the decrease of the water necessary for cultivation, especially matter of much interest for roofs located in dry climates.

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Deposited on: 18 Nov 2020 11:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 11:59
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