Comparative by simulating the eventual waste generation of building indoor pavements construction

J. M. Gómez-Soberón, M. C. Gómez-Soberón, H. Saldaña-Márquez, D. C. Gámez-García, S. P. Arredondo-Rea, R. Corral-Higuera

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The construction sector affects the environment through CO2 emissions generated by use of massive quantities of materials, energy, and waste during the construction and demolition process. Moreover, current technology offers a wide variety of materials, products and construction systems that could be used for a similar solution; however, the decision to select one or other element lies with the price and then by regulatory requirements and availability (ignoring the issue of sustainability). In an apartment building, the pavements are one of the elements with major representativeness and more possibilities of alternative variables in its materials; so, this research expose three different types of pavements with similar prices, comparable functions, and normative compliance, but providing a new sustainable perspective: The construction and demolition waste (C&DW) analysis. The results (simulation of waste) evidence the differences between the wastes generated from each type of pavement, pointing that the application of sustainable management criteria can be significant for sustainable buildings construction. This research shows a new criterion applicable to the construction sector that could improve the selection (with equal requirements) of one type of pavement into a more environmentally friendly pavement, allowing the achievement of profits for the builders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781908320704
ISBN (Print)9781908320704
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Dec 201614 Dec 2016

Publication series

Name2016 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2016


Conference2016 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, WCST 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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© 2016 Infonomics Society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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