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Article: Estimating and calibrating the amount of building-related construction and demolition waste in urban China

TitleEstimating and calibrating the amount of building-related construction and demolition waste in urban China
Authors
KeywordsConstruction and demolition waste
Estimation
Waste management
Urbanization
China
Issue Date2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis, co-published with the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tjcm20#.Vi7q2X4rIdU
Citation
International Journal of Construction Management, 2016 How to Cite?
AbstractOne side effect of the unprecedented urbanization in China is the large amount of building-related construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated during the process. It is an enigma why such statistics as C&D waste generation are absent from the literature in spite of their importance to devising sensible interventions to deal with the C&D waste related problems. This paper aims to estimate the amount of C&D waste at the country level. It does so by adopting a methodology utilizing national statistical data and the average amounts of waste generated at job sites. Furthermore, the estimation is undergone a thorough calibration against various independent sources before it can be accepted confidently. It is finally estimated that approximately 1.13 billion tons of C&D materials were generated in China during 2014, which has declined from a plateau of building activities and C&D waste generation in the early 2010s. The paper provides some useful references for devising appropriate C&D waste reduction, reuse, or recycling strategies. The paper also offers useful commentary on methodology to estimate C&D waste generation at an urban level, particularly in situations where data availability is erratic.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223896
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.203

 

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dc.contributor.authorLu, W-
dc.contributor.authorWebster, CJ-
dc.contributor.authorPeng, Y-
dc.contributor.authorCHEN, X-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, X-
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-18T02:30:53Z-
dc.date.available2016-03-18T02:30:53Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Construction Management, 2016-
dc.identifier.issn1562-3599-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223896-
dc.description.abstractOne side effect of the unprecedented urbanization in China is the large amount of building-related construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated during the process. It is an enigma why such statistics as C&D waste generation are absent from the literature in spite of their importance to devising sensible interventions to deal with the C&D waste related problems. This paper aims to estimate the amount of C&D waste at the country level. It does so by adopting a methodology utilizing national statistical data and the average amounts of waste generated at job sites. Furthermore, the estimation is undergone a thorough calibration against various independent sources before it can be accepted confidently. It is finally estimated that approximately 1.13 billion tons of C&D materials were generated in China during 2014, which has declined from a plateau of building activities and C&D waste generation in the early 2010s. The paper provides some useful references for devising appropriate C&D waste reduction, reuse, or recycling strategies. The paper also offers useful commentary on methodology to estimate C&D waste generation at an urban level, particularly in situations where data availability is erratic.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis, co-published with the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tjcm20#.Vi7q2X4rIdU-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Construction Management-
dc.rightsPREPRINT This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the [JOURNAL TITLE] [year of publication] [copyright Taylor & Francis]; [JOURNAL TITLE] is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ with the open URL of your article POSTPRINT This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI]-
dc.subjectConstruction and demolition waste-
dc.subjectEstimation-
dc.subjectWaste management-
dc.subjectUrbanization-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.titleEstimating and calibrating the amount of building-related construction and demolition waste in urban China-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLu, W: wilsonlu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWebster, CJ: cwebster@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLu, W=rp01362-
dc.identifier.authorityWebster, CJ=rp01747-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15623599.2016.1166548-
dc.identifier.hkuros257347-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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