Title page for ETD etd-09182008-063013
|Type of Document
||Jarman, David S.
||Developing a cost effective construction and demolition waste management plan
||Master of Science
|Showalter, W. Eric
|Little, John C.
|Mills, Thomas H.
- waste management
- C&D wastes
|Date of Defense
Concern over construction and demolition (C&D) wastes is becoming a prevalent part of
any construction project. Historically, landfilling waste materials was the standard
solution for most contractors, but as tipping fees have risen dramatically over the past five
to seven years, many contractors are looking for alternative methods, such as recycling or
waste minimization, to reduce wastes.
This thesis investigates C&D wastes and proposes a methodology to address the problem
of assessing waste disposal techniques efficiently and economically. A brief history of
C&D wastes is provided to understand how and why costs associated with waste
materials have risen over the last several years. Current waste management resources are
discussed to demonstrate the availability of alternative disposal methods. An overall
waste management plan is developed to provide a contractor with a step by step flowchart
for analyzing material wastes, quantitatively assessing all costs associated with waste
disposal, and implementing and updating the chosen waste management techniques. A
case study is provided to illustrate how the waste management plan is used in an actual
project. The thesis concludes with a discussion of the potential for further research in the
area of C&D waste management.
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