Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

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Construction and Demolition Wastes

  • T. Dyer
  • M. Abdelrahman
  • Z. H. ChengEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_118-3

Glossary

Asbestos

Mineral used in construction materials from which fibers may be released, become entrained in the air of the building, be inhaled by an inhabitant, and lodge in the bronchia or lungs.

Construction

The erection, installation, or assemble of new facility; the addition, expansion, extension, alteration, conversion, or replacement of an existing facility; or the relocation of a facility from one installation to another.

Construction/Demolition waste

The waste building materials, packaging, and rubble resulting from construction, alteration, remodeling, repair, and demolition operations on pavements, houses, building, and other structures.

Deconstruction

Manual dismantling of a facility.

Demolition

The removal of existing structures and utilities as required to clear the construction site. The removal of the facilities proposed for destruction in the justification for the new construction.

Ferrous

Metals containing iron.

Leachate

Liquid that has percolated through solid...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Civil EngineeringUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK
  2. 2.Civil, Architectural and Environmental EngineeringMissouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Earth and Environmental EngineeringEarth Engineering Center, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
    • 1
  • Nickolas J. Themelis
    • 2
  1. 1.Earth Engineering Center, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Earth and Environmental EngineeringColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA