Minimizing Waste Of Materials In Construction Case Study

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The traditional initiatives for minimizing wastes of materials in construction focus on avoiding and reducing the waste of materials, and the hazardous and dangerous materials and products used to be disposed (Tom 2012). Traditional initiatives operate completely depending on priority in the Waste Management Hierarchy. Pittwater council (2009) had given a flow-process diagram to result in minimizing waste of materials in construction and Tom (2012) followed and provided detail processes. Primarily, one of the most significant methods to avoid wasting is ordered as precisely as possible the number of materials needed in construction. Secondly, job-site sorting and storing are also important. A great protection provided in the storage of materials …show more content…
During manufacturing, there are vital elements to reduce the waste of materials (Tom 2012). For instances, be accurate in volume and area measurement and calculation, select construction system which does not need temporary support (under safety priority). Moreover, it’s better to select materials and construction that do not rely on adhesives for minimizing wastes because the requirement of container on delivering adhesives and the packaging causes wastes. In consumption, the workers with great skills are needed for making fewer mistakes hence less waste of materials (eg. damage, wrong location of welding and connection, incorrect technique of perfusion of the concrete). In source separation, collection and sorting, a recycle pick line should be set to lessen difficulty to separation and sorting. And particular areas should be provided for collection of specially materials. In processing and marketing, the Zero Waste initiatives suggest building an industrial network so that C&D waste recyclers or other recycle firms for particular materials could echo and recycle the waste with less cost. A mobile processing is also suggested with the help of mobile crushing and screening equipment (Hyder Consulting 2011). There is also some deficits of Zero Waste initiative, such as high requirement of recycling techniques and the distance from location of C&D wastes recycler …show more content…
Hence it has a fundamental strategy that to hold level the total waste generated first then increase recovery and use of materials from the construction and demolition sector from 65% (in 2000) to 76% (Hyder Consulting 2009). At the same time the government encourages the improvement of sustainable materials and learning of sustainability in schools. In Queensland, the vacant of effective policy caused 30% of recycle rate in 2006/7. Therefore QLD released a new strategy of waste materials to establish a more effective policy framework and more accurate system of data collection and analysis in 2007. And QLD has same strategy as NSW to reduce waste and optimize resource recovery and strengthen sustainability realization and behavior. Tasmania hadn’t clear and specified strategies of C&D waste management in 2007 to reply to the 0% recycle rate of C&D wastes. At the same time, Northern Territory started to set up a system of ‘Zero Waste Policy’. Further more, there is a special example in states which was using ‘Zero Waste Policy’, Western Australia. WA only had a recycle rate 17% with strategies and policy such as ‘Zero Waste Policy’, tight links to local governments and increasing landfill levy from 1998. The long distance for transporting the C&D wastes from site to recycling industry is one of the vital

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