By Bill Addis
Curiosity in eco-friendly and sustainable layout is turning out to be in the course of the global. either nationwide and native governments are energetic in selling reuse and recycling for you to lessen the quantity of waste going to landfill. This consultant identifies how construction designers and constructors can reduce the iteration of waste on the layout degree of a development undertaking through the use of reclaimed elements and fabrics. Authoritative, obtainable and much-needed, this publication highlights the possibilities for utilizing reclaimed parts and fabrics and recycled-content development items for every portion of a construction, from constitution and foundations to development providers and exterior works. present adventure is illustrated with foreign case stories and useful suggestion. It discusses assorted methods to designing with recycling in brain, and identifies the major concerns to deal with whilst specifying reclaimed parts and recycled fabrics in development paintings. This ebook can be priceless for construction pros ? together with architects, specifiers, structural and repair engineers, volume surveyors, contractors and amenities managers ? in addition to scholars of structure and civil engineering. released with NEF
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4 Choi building: Reclaimed structural timber Source: Johnny Winter Sub-grade material Fill was sourced from excavation work being undertaken on another construction project on the university campus. The geotechnical engineer worked with the contractor to determine a method of excavation that led to minimal disturbance and fill requirements. 5). 5 Choi building: Detail of structural timber showing evidence of its previous life Source: Johnny Winter Case Studies of Reuse and Recycling elsewhere on the campus.
For each element of the building construction a range of reuse/recycling options was drawn up and their viability tested. 3 Choi building: Exterior, showing reclaimed brickwork Source: Johnny Winter, Edward Cullinen Architects It was quickly realized that to meet this target, it would be important to incorporate a significant 31 unacceptable to the university building department, for example crushed glass for fill, carpet made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET); unfamiliar to the local building industry, for example use of crushed concrete as fill; information about recycled content not available, for example aluminium window frames; product not approved by contractors’ association, hence not acceptable to university building department, for example roofing system using recycled plastic; ● unacceptable performance, for example odour from carpet underlay made from recycled car tyres; ● new material used in preference to reclaimed to ensure warranty, for example gravel ballast for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing.
The use of pulverized fuel ash in concrete). 7 Immobilization – a potentially harmful material can be rendered harmless before sending to landfill. 8 Incineration with energy recovery – combustible materials are burnt and the energy liberated collected for use. 9 Incineration – combustible materials are burnt and, though not providing useful energy, are not sent to landfill. 10 Landfill – the final destination of materials if no alternative use can be found. take a careful assessment of their condition and their suitability for the new building use.
Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials: A Design Handbook for Reuse and Recycling by Bill Addis