The effects of building and planning regulations on construction and demolition waste management

Babulayi Wilson, Min An, H. Evdorides

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Abstract

The construction industry generates overwhelming environmental waste, particularly during construction and demolition activities. While most of the waste is inert, the small amount of toxic and hazardous substances may cause significant environmental degradation leading to socio-economic impacts. Therefore, the construction industry is not only concerned with the life-safety of buildings but management of construction and demolition waste. However, implementation of these strategies indicates that technical, legislation, and other socio-economic constraints exist. The major impediment, that is, legislation and the process in which technological solutions are accepted by authorities with jurisdiction are considered. The review involves evaluation of the interfaces between environmental, planning, and building regulations more especially how they impose constraints on each other in respect to C&DW management. The evaluation reveals that the construction industry and its stakeholders neglect legal procedures of developing and deploying technology. Consequently, authorities having jurisdiction often preclude these technologydependant C&DW management strategies citing reasons as non-compliance with prevailing building regulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006 - Procs 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference
Pages339-347
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event22nd Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20066 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006 - Procs 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference
Volume1

Conference

Conference22nd Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period4/09/066/09/06

Keywords

  • Building regulations
  • Construction and demolition waste (C&DW) standards and codes of practice
  • Town and country planning acts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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