||Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Author; Construction, Demolition and Disaster Waste Management; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Sustainable buildings and materials; 1.1.1 Shortage of resources; 1.1.2 Sustainable development; 1.1.3 Climate change; 1.1.4 Circular economy; 1.1.5 Buildings and structures; 1.2 Aim of this book; 1.2.1 The waste-to-resource dilemma; 1.2.2 Bridging the gap; 1.2.3 Comprehensive and integrated approach; 1.2.4 Consolidation of state-of-the-art and best practice; 1.3 The background and limitations of the book 1.4 Definition of terms used1.4.1 Construction and demolition waste; 1.4.2 Disaster waste; 1.4.3 End-of-waste; 1.4.4 Reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery (4Rs); 1.4.5 Recycling hierarchy; 1.4.6 Resources, raw materials; 1.4.7 Transformation; 1.5 How to read/use the book; 1.5.1 Why read this book?; 1.5.2 Presentation of the book; 2. Transformation of structures and materials; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Life cycle of structures; 2.2.1 Product stage; 2.2.2 Construction process stage; 2.2.3 User stage; 2.2.4 End-of-life stage; 2.3 Life cycle assessment; 2.4 Construction and demolition waste 2.4.1 Types of CDW2.4.2 CDW prevention; 2.4.3 CDW recycling indicators; 2.5 Transformation; 2.5.1 Transformation scenarios; 2.5.2 Reuse of buildings; 2.5.3 Urban development; 2.5.4 New buildings with recycled materials; 2.6 Hazardous materials, the major challenge; 2.6.1 Asbestos; 2.6.2 Organic substances; 2.6.3 Heavy metals; 2.6.4 Other contaminants; 2.6.5 Need for cleansing materials; 3. Demolition; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Planning of demolition projects; 3.2.1 Preliminary investigation; 3.2.2 Historical review; 3.2.3 Screening of contamination; 3.2.4 Screening of materials 3.2.5 Assessment of environmental constraints3.2.6 Initial estimation of time and budget; 3.2.7 Pre-demolition audit; 3.2.8 Assessment of CDW and resources; 3.2.9 Assessment of contamination; 3.2.10 Design for demolition; 22.214.171.124 Assessment of work methodologies; 126.96.36.199 Change of infrastructure; 188.8.131.52 CDW management; 184.108.40.206 Environmental management; 220.127.116.11 Health and safety management; 18.104.22.168 Information management; 3.2.11 Tendering; 3.3 Demolition work; 3.3.1 Preparatory works; 22.214.171.124 Change of infrastructure; 126.96.36.199 Worksites; 188.8.131.52 Removal of garbage and left items 3.3.2 Cleansing3.3.3 Selective demolition; 184.108.40.206 Manual demolition; 220.127.116.11 Mechanical demolition; 18.104.22.168 Light equipment; 22.214.171.124 Medium equipment; 126.96.36.199 Heavy equipment; 188.8.131.52 Sorting CDW; 3.3.4 Finishing; 3.4 CDW Management; 3.4.1 Reuse; 3.4.2 Recycling and recovery; 3.4.3 Disposal; 3.4.4 Special treatment; 3.4.5 Logistic optimization; 3.4.6 Documentation; 3.5 Cleansing technologies; 3.5.1 Milling; 3.5.2 Abrasive grinding; 3.5.3 Particle blasting (dry); 3.5.4 Particle blasting (moist); 3.5.5 Shot blasting; 3.5.6 Needle descaling; 3.5.7 High-pressure water jetting Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW), from the construction, maintenance, renovation and demolition of buildings and structures, represents a large proportion of the waste in industrialized societies. Compared to other forms, such as household waste, more than 90% of CDW can be used as a resource and a substitute for construction materials, especially for primary, natural raw materials. Reuse, recovery and recycling depends on the quality and market for the materials, and the environmental impact of the processes for conversion of CDW from old structures to its use in new structures. However, the utilization today of CDW products as secondary resources is marginal. Most CDW is deposited or used as fill material, and the opportunities of high quality recycling are generally neglected. This book presents the opportunities for the sustainable and resource efficient utilisation of CDW, focusing on recycling of concrete and masonry as the major forms of CDW. The recycling of gypsum, timber, mineral wool, asphalt and other types are also described. Its aim is to present a chain of value and material streams in the transformation of obsolete buildings and structures into new buildings and structures. It takes a holistic view, focusing on the lifecycle economy (the circular economy) and integrated management aspects of various scenarios ranging from high industrial urban renewal to debris removal and management after disasters and conflicts. It is based on the author©¾s 35 years of research and development combined with practical international experience within the demolition and recycling area. It addresses students, architects, civil engineers, building owners, public authorities and others working in urban planning, demolition and resource management in the building and construction sector and in the reconstruction of damaged buildings after disasters and wars.