Material Resource Efficiency in Construction: Supporting a circular economy (FB 85), 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Material Resource Efficiency in Construction

Supporting a circular economy (FB 85), 1st Edition

By Katherine Adams, Gilli Hobbs


32 pages | 11 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9781848064607
pub: 2017-03-21
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Table of Contents

1. What is material resource efficiency?

2. Material resource efficiency drivers - Business benefits; Policy, legislation and standards; Environmental benefits.

3. Some facts and figures.

4. Achieving greater material resource efficiency - Pre-demolition and pre-refurbishment audits; Designing out Waste; Measurement and setting targets; Site waste management plans/resource management plans; Procurement; Site activities; Waste management off site; Training and awareness; Incentives; Responsibilities.

5 Waste management options for products and materials - Bricks; Carpets; Composites (glass fibre reinforced polymer); Concrete products; Glass (windows); Gypsum-based materials; Insulation: foam; Insulation: mineral wool; Packaging; Paint; Plastics; Soils; Timber.

6 Challenges to delivering greater material resource efficiency.

7 References, tools and guidance.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General