A framework for managing construction demolition waste: Economic determinants of recycling

Issam M. Srour, Sandy Tamraz, Ghassan R. Chehab, Mutasem El-Fadel

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    Abstract

    The significant amount of waste generated from construction demolition has become a chronic problem in several developing countries. Using data obtained from demolition contractors and various other sources, this paper proposes a framework for proper handling of construction demolition waste (CDW) in countries suffering from lack of national CDW management procedures and facilities. This framework, which serves as a decision support tool, is then applied to the case of Beirut, and a sensitivity analysis is carried out to examine the economic feasibility of developing a recycling facility. The analysis shows that the feasibility of introducing a new recycling facility is highly dependent of the interrelationship between the landfill tipping fee and the recycling gate fee coupled with the marketability of the byproduct as well as regulatory enforcement to control illegal dumping and properly manage engineered landfills.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationConstruction Challenges in a Flat World, Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress
    Pages1631-1640
    Number of pages10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2012
    EventConstruction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World - West Lafayette, IN, United States
    Duration: 21 May 201223 May 2012

    Publication series

    NameConstruction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World, Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress

    Conference

    ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWest Lafayette, IN
    Period21/05/1223/05/12

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