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Analysis of Best Practices to Prevent and Manage the Waste Generated in Building Rehabilitation Works

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TEMA Research group, Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control, Escuela Técnica Superior de Edificación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avenida Juan de herrera, 6, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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TEMA Research group, Departamento de Tecnología de Edificación, Escuela Técnica Superior de Edificación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avenida Juan de herrera, 6, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Departamento de Arquitectura, Diseño y Construcciones Civiles, Escuela de Arquitectura, Ingeniería y Diseño, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
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Sustainability 2019, 11(10), 2796; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11102796
Received: 23 April 2019 / Revised: 7 May 2019 / Accepted: 13 May 2019 / Published: 16 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Management of Waste Materials in Construction)
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Abstract

This paper carries out a survey conducted among the construction agents in order to evaluate the effectiveness and viability of several best practice measures regarding construction and demolition waste (CDW) management in building rehabilitation works. This survey was developed considering that in rehabilitation works two well differentiated activities are carried out: those of the dismantling of the building (deconstruction activities) and those of the execution of the new construction (construction activities). Results of this survey show that among the highly rated best practices for the design phase “designing the building in order to help the recovery of the materials at the end of its use” can be highlighted, despite less than 25% of respondents usually implement this measure in their works. Moreover, according to BP during the construction phase, the results reveal that only 70% of respondents routinely implement the most valued measure “Hiring authorized companies for the management of CDW” and 60% the second “Respecting the manufacturer’s directions regarding the transport, collection and commissioning”. View Full-Text
Keywords: Construction waste; waste management under construction; best practices; assessment; rehabilitation works; construction survey Construction waste; waste management under construction; best practices; assessment; rehabilitation works; construction survey
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Villoria Sáez, P.; Del Río Merino, M.; Porras-Amores, C.; Santa Cruz Astorqui, J.; González Pericot, N. Analysis of Best Practices to Prevent and Manage the Waste Generated in Building Rehabilitation Works. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2796.

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