Development of a new accessible and user-friendly guide able to assist in the determination of Best Practicable Environmental Options (BPEOs) for demolition waste is discussed. The paper explores the key aspects of this new practitioner's guide to the management of the waste-stream of construction demolition arisings. The guide is divided into several constituent material categorisations which are, in turn, examined in terms of their specific disposal alternatives. Each disposal alternative is assessed in terms of its environmental impact, measured in eco-points. Development of this new BPEO shall allow quick comparisons to be made by those charged with disposal responsibilities and, the opportunity to cross-reference preferred options with a detailed environmental justification.
|Title of host publication||Achieving sustainability in construction|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings of the international conference held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK on 5-7 July 2005|
|Editors||Ravindra K. Dhir, Tom D. Dyer, Moray D. Newlands|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities' - Dundee, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Jul 2005 → 7 Jul 2005
|Conference||2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities'|
|Period||5/07/05 → 7/07/05|
Whyte, A., Dyer, T. D., & Dhir, R. D. (2005). Best Practicable Environmental Options (BPEOs) for recycling demolition waste. In R. K. Dhir, T. D. Dyer, & M. D. Newlands (Eds.), Achieving sustainability in construction: proceedings of the international conference held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK on 5-7 July 2005 (Vol. 4, pp. 245-251). Thomas Telford.