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Salvage material logistics management for building demolition project

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posted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Pun, Chunlu LiuChunlu Liu, J Li
Building demolition imposes substantial environmental impacts. In particular, large amount of demolition wastes are disposed to landfills. A solution to ease the situation is to maximally reuse and recycle waste building material. Management philosophies such as Just-in-time are applied into demolition project management in order to promote reuse and recycling of demolition wastes. Transportation logistics, widely applied in the manufacturing industry, is ideal to be adopted into demolition projects to optimise waste material production, inventorying, and transportation. In particular, it enables right types and amounts of dismantled building materials to be transferred to right location, and at right time, as required by material demanders. Consequently, waste reuse and recycling can be facilitated. Furthermore, logistics management helps the demolition project team to reduce cost, shorten project duration, and satisfy material demanders. Transportation planning concerns thorough preparation technically and managerially on the demolition site for transportation activities. Information exchange is playing a significant role in delivering and sharing information among project participants, including building owner, demolition project team, potential material demanders, and transporters. This research paper aims to identify the role of transportation logistics in a building demolition project and to analyse inventory control, transportation, and various technical aspects of logistic management for demolition wastes.


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TLOG 2005 : Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Transportation Logistics, 27-29 July 2005, Furama RiverFront Singapore


International Conference on Transportation Logistics (1st : 2005 : Singapore)


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National University of Singapore, Dept. of Civil Engineering



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2005, National University of Singapore


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