A framework for material management in the building demolition industry

Pun, Sung Kin and Liu, Chunlu 2006, A framework for material management in the building demolition industry, Architectural science review, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 391-398.

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Title A framework for material management in the building demolition industry
Author(s) Pun, Sung Kin
Liu, ChunluORCID iD for Liu, Chunlu orcid.org/0000-0003-1144-4355
Journal name Architectural science review
Volume number 49
Issue number 4
Start page 391
End page 398
Publisher Earthscan
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006-12
ISSN 0003-8628
Keyword(s) procurement management
building demolition
material reuse
supply chain
Summary Conventional mechanical building demolition produces numerous solid wastes, most of which are sent to landfill directly and severely degrade the living environment. Just-in-time building demolition has been developed recently with a management strategy to facilitate waste reuse. Procurement management plays a significant role in just-in-time building demolition. In particular, the demolition tendering selection needs to consider contractors' environmental performance in addition to project costs. Moreover, the flow of building materials in a demolition project may be regarded as a supply chain involving the building owner, demolition contractor and material demanders. This paper develops a framework for salvaged materials management in the emerging demolition industry. The research is to promote the recycling and reuse of building demolition materials in order to achieve better environmental and financial performance for building demolition projects.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
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