Development of a web-based information system for cascading utilisation of construction materials
conference contributionposted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Pun, Chunlu LiuChunlu Liu, G Treloar, Craig Langston, Y Itoh
This paper presents a Web-based information system for promoting the cascading utilisation of construction materials in order to mitigate the increasing environmental pressure by the construction industry. First, this paper points out me weaknesses of current waste material exchange systems. Then, a new approach is introduced to reuse demolished materials, by which the utilisation of demolished materials may be ascertained before the demolition is actually produced.. Information technologies, including web-based intelligent and distributed systems, are applied to actua1ise this approach. Finally, the development and implementation of the system is described in detail.