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Waste production simulation for building deconstruction projects

conference contribution
posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Pun, Chunlu LiuChunlu Liu
The recently erected concept of building deconstruction has significantly promoted building components and materials reuse and recycling where building is carefully dismantled into reusable parts. Current research and practices of building deconstruction mainly focus on issues of process before and during the deconstruction such as hazardous material detection, deconstruction design and deconstruction technology. The issues after the deconstruction project are rarely considered. Waste reuse and recycling are enabled through deconstruction yet not practically achieved, and especially the demands of waste building components and materials are hard to appear and match the actual waste production in a building deconstruction project. To deal with this awkward situation, the waste production needs to be conducted in a demand-oriented way. It needs to be thoughtfully planned and scheduled prior to the physical deconstruction as an essential portion of deconstruction project planning and scheduling. Furthermore, the relationship between waste production and structural characteristics of the building creates a serious consideration affecting a deconstruction plan. As a result, a waste production simulation will facilitate waste reuse and recycling in a deconstruction project. It serves as a crucial section of deconstruction planning and design. This research aims to describe the concept of waste production simulation and investigate various management and technical aspects of waste production simulation for building deconstruction projects.


Title of proceedings

Proceedings of 2004 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management


Construction and Real Estate Management. Conference (2004: Hong Kong, China)


282 - 286


China Architecture and Building Press


Hong Kong, China

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Beijing, China

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Papers in the 2003 and 2004 conference proceedings are included in the ISTP (Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings) database. Papers in the 2005 conference proceedings are in the process of being included in the ISI Web of Knowledge database. Proceedings of 2004 International Conference on Construction & Real Estate Management By Yaowu Wang, Qiping Shen Published by China Architecture and Building Press, 2004 ISBN 711206998X, 9787112069989 431 pages available from the British Library

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2004, China Architecture and Building Press


Y Wang, Q Shen

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