Advances in Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling

Advances in Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling

Management, Processing and Environmental Assessment

1st Edition - February 10, 2020

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  • Editors: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Yining Ding, Francesco Colangelo, Rabin Tuladhar, Alexander Koutamanis
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128190555
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190562

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Advances in Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling: Management, Processing and Environmental Assessment is divided over three parts. Part One focuses on the management of construction and demolition waste, including estimation of quantities and the use of BIM and GIS tools. Part Two reviews the processing of recycled aggregates, along with the performance of concrete mixtures using different types of recycled aggregates. Part Three looks at the environmental assessment of non-hazardous waste. This book will be a standard reference for civil engineers, structural engineers, architects and academic researchers working in the field of construction and demolition waste.

Key Features

  • Summarizes key recent research in recycling and reusing concrete and demolition waste to reduce environmental impacts
  • Considers techniques for managing construction and demolition waste, including waste management plans, ways of estimating levels of waste, and the types and optimal location of waste recycling plants
  • Reviews key steps in handling construction and demolition waste


Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Construction Engineers and Construction Managers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the recycling of construction and demolition waste

    2. Estimation of construction and demolition waste
    3. An economic analysis of the processing technologies in CDW recycling platforms
    4. Management of demolition waste
    5. Management of end-of-life gypsum in a circular economy
    6. The Effects of Data Collection method and monitoring of workers' behavior on the generation of demolition waste Koutamanis
    7. Building information modeling for construction and demolition waste minimizatio
    8. Identifying areas under potential risk of illegal construction and demolition waste dumping using GIS tools.

    9. Influence of the pretreatment of recycled aggregates
    10. Recycled aggregates (RAs) for roads
    11. Recycled aggregates (RAs) for asphalt materials
    12. Self-compacting concrete with recycled aggregates
    13. The suitability of concrete using recycled aggregates (RAs) for high-performance concrete
    14. Influence of curing conditions on recycled aggregate concrete
    15. Long term performance of recycled aggregate concrete (adiado)
    16. Performance of concrete based on recycled brick aggregate
    17. Recycled Household Ceramic Waste in Eco-efficient Cement: A case study
    18. Self-healing concrete with recycled aggregates
    19. Use of construction and demolition waste (CDW) for alkali-activated or geopolymer concrete

    20. Detection of asbestos in CDW
    21. Leaching performance of recycled aggregates
    22. Life cycle assessment of non-hazardous Construction and Demolition Waste
    23. Radioactivity of construction and demolition waste
    24. A environmental assessment model of construction waste reduction management
    25. LCA of masonry blocks with recycled aggregates
    26. Use of LCA and LCC for decision between downcycling versus recycling of construction and demolition waste

Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: February 10, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128190555
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190562

About the Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

Dr. F. Pacheco-Torgal is a principal investigator at the University of Minho, in Portugal. He currently holds the title of Counsellor from the Portuguese Engineers Association and has authored more than 300 publications, 147 in Scopus and 125 in Web of Science. He is a member of the editorial board for 9 international journals, 5 referenced on Web of Science and two on Scopus. He has acted as a foreign expert in the evaluation of 18 PhD thesis. In the last 10 years he has been a Member of the Scientific Committee for almost 60 conferences most of them in Asian countries. He is also a grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 13 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA. Emirates, Poland and, the EU Commission. He has also been an invited reviewer for 125 international journals and has reviewed almost 1000 papers. He has been the lead editor of 22 books published by Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier, and Springer, 10 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Yining Ding

Yining Ding is Professor in the Institute of Structural Engineering at Dalian University of Technology, China. He has published over 100 papers in three languages.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dalian University of Technology, China

Francesco Colangelo

Francesco Colangelo is a Full Professor of Materials Science and Technology at the Parthenope University of Naples in Italy. His main research work covers the recycling of waste materials in concrete especially for geo-environmental and civil engineering applications and the application of life cycle assessment methodology in the preparation of innovative building materials. He is also interested in the evaluation and durability of mortars and concretes, the stabilization/solidification of hazardous wastes and the synthesis of geopolymeric eco-sustainable materials based on industrial waste.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Materials Science and Technology, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy.

Rabin Tuladhar

Dr. Rabin Tuladhar is an Associate Professor and Head of Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University, Australia. He served as Director of Engineering Studies (2018-2020) and Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching (ADLT) (2012-2018) for the College of Science and Engineering. He is a Civil Engineer, with specialization in Concrete and Structure Engineering. He has established close collaborations with local industries to conduct translational research in the areas of sustainable and innovative construction materials, durability of structures, rehabilitation of aged infrastructure and structural health monitoring.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Head of Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Australia.

Alexander Koutamanis

Alexander Koutamanis is an Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. He is also an executive board member of the LDE Centre for BOLD Cities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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