Reuse of Materials and Byproducts in Construction

Waste Minimization and Recycling

  • Alan Richardson

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alan Richardson
    Pages 1-4
  3. Chika Udeaja, Damilola Ekundayo, Lei Zhou, Srinath Perera
    Pages 5-27
  4. Iman El-Mahallawi, S. El-Raghy
    Pages 29-65
  5. Alan Richardson
    Pages 67-109
  6. Michael Smith
    Pages 111-149

About this book


The construction industry is the largest single waste producing industry in the UK. Ensuring a supply chain of recycled materials affords many potential gains, achieved through: reducing the material volume transported to already over-burdened landfill sites, possible cost reductions to the contractor/client when considering the landfill tax saved and the potential for lower cost material replacements, a reduction in the environmental impact of quarrying and the saving of depleting natural material resources.

Reuse of Materials and Byproducts in Construction: Waste Minimization and Recycling addresses use of waste and by products in the construction industry. An over view of new “green” design guides to encourage best practice will be examined and current legislation that channels on site practices, such as site waste management plans. Fundamental individual construction materials are discussed and the process of reforming by products and waste products into new construction materials is investigated, examining the material performance, energy required to convert waste into new products and viability of recycling. The main range of constructional materials will be examined.

Aimed at postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers in construction and civil engineering, the book will also be of interest to professional design practices.


Byproduct Use Construction Material Properties Design Criteria Material Recycling Waste Material

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Richardson
    • 1
  1. 1.Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5375-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5376-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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