Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials

Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials

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Interest in green and sustainable design is growing throughout the world. Both national and local governments are active in promoting reuse and recycling in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. This guide identifies how building designers and constructors can minimize the generation of waste at the design stage of a building project by using reclaimed components and materials. Authoritative, accessible and much-needed, this book highlights the opportunities for using reclaimed components and materials and recycled-content building products for each element of a building, from structure and foundations to building services and external works. Current experience is illustrated with international case studies and practical advice. It discusses different approaches to designing with recycling in mind, and identifies the key issues to address when specifying reclaimed components and recycled materials in construction work. This book will be invaluable for building professionals including architects, specifiers, structural and service engineers, quantity surveyors, contractors and facilities managers as well as students of architecture and civil engineering. Published with NEFelectrical. services. Both in their design, and in relation to reuse, reconditioning, reclamation and recycling, mechanical and ... They also share much that sets them both apart from other building elements dealt with in previous chapters. ... equipment that, as a matter of course, is subject to a regime of regular repair, maintenance, replacement and recommissioning. ... cent of the total cost of a building will involve building services, it is reasonable to assume that a similar proportion ofanbsp;...

Title:Building with Reclaimed Components and Materials
Author:Bill Addis
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-05-16


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