Description

The civil engineering sector accounts for a significant percentage of global material and energy consumption and is a major contributor of waste material. The ability to recycle and reuse concrete and demolition waste is critical to reducing environmental impacts in meeting national, regional and global environmental targets. Handbook of recycled concrete and demolition waste summarises key recent research in achieving these goals.

Part one considers techniques for managing construction and demolition waste, including waste management plans, ways of estimating levels of waste, the types and optimal location of waste recycling plants and the economics of managing construction and demolition waste. Part two reviews key steps in handling construction and demolition waste. It begins with a comparison between conventional demolition and construction techniques before going on to discuss the preparation, refinement and quality control of concrete aggregates produced from waste. It concludes by assessing the mechanical properties, strength and durability of concrete made using recycled aggregates. Part three includes examples of the use of recycled aggregates in applications such as roads, pavements, high-performance concrete and alkali-activated or geopolymer cements. Finally, the book discusses environmental and safety issues such as the removal of gypsum, asbestos and alkali-silica reaction (ASR) concrete, as well as life-cycle analysis of concrete with recycled aggregates.

Handbook of recycled concrete and demolition waste is a standard reference for all those involved in the civil engineering sector, as well as academic researchers in the field.

Key Features

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

Readership

Civil engineers; Architects and researchers who are looking at environment issues or recycling of aggregates in civil engineering

Table of Contents

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Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering

Chapter 1: Introduction to the recycling of construction and demolition waste (CDW)

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 EU 70% recycling target for 2020

1.3 Outline of the book

Part I: Managing construction and demolition waste

Chapter 2: Improving waste management plans in construction projects

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Existing waste management planning (WMP) measures and methods of control

2.3 Assessing the effectiveness of WMP methodology

2.4 Conclusions

2.5 Acknowledgement

Chapter 3: Methods for estimating construction and demolition (C&D) waste

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Definitions and documents

3.3 Sources of construction and demolition (C&D) waste

3.4 Composition of C&D waste

3.5 Quantification of C&D waste studies

3.6 Estimate procedures and case studies

3.7 Future trends

3.8 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 4: Waste management plants and technology for recycling construction and demolition (C&D) waste: state-of-the-art and future challenges

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Types of waste management plants

4.3 Environmental and health aspects

4.4 Construction and demolition (C&D) waste management plants in the waste chain: a systems perspective

4.5 Conclusions and future trends

4.6 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 5: Multi-criteria decision-making methods for the optimal location of construction and demolition waste (C&DW) recycling facilities

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Decision-making tools: site selection

5.3 Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA): an overview

5.4 MCA-based methodolo

Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857096906
Print ISBN:
9780857096821
Print ISBN:
9780081014011

About the editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is a Senior Researcher in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho, Portugal. He has authored almost 300 publications, including 96 in ISI Web of Science-WoS and 92 on Scopus. Having received 798 citations in WoS (h-index=15) and 1125 citations on Scopus (h-index=18). He has a SCI Platinum h=30 the highest in the field of civil in Portugal. He has also been the Lead Editor of 14 international books, with more than 500 contributors from 52 countries in the five continents.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Minho

Vivian Tam

Vivian Tam is Senior Lecturer in Quality Surveying in the School of Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She is the author of over 200 papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Western Sydney, Australia

João Labrincha

João Labrincha is Associate Professor in the Materials and Ceramics Engineering Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and member of the CICECO research unit. He has registered 22 patent applications, and has published over 170 papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Aveiro, 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 in China

Jorge de Brito

Jorge de Brito is Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. He was Head of the ICIST Research Centre from 2009 to 2012.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal