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Redefining construction and demolition waste management systems: best practices on civil engineering works/Naujas poziuris i statybiniu ir griovimo atlieku tvarkymo sistemas: geroji praktika civilines inzinerijos srityje/Gruvesu un buvgruzu vadibas sistemu izmainas: Labaka prakse buvdarbu gaita/Ehitus--ja lammutusjaatmete jaatmekaitlussusteemi maaratlemine: ehitustoode parim tava.

1. Introduction

During the last decades, the intense activity in the construction sector within the European Union (EU) has generated huge volumes of construction and demolition (C&D) waste, precisely 890 million tonnes per year. On average, 50% of the C&D waste generated in EU is recycled (Tojo, Fischer 2011). However, this percentage is overrated because some countries consider mineral wastes, such as soil and stones not containing hazardous materials in their ratios. According to this, EU State members are still far from achieving the quantitative target set by the Directive 2008/98/EC on Waste (Waste Framework Directive) for the year 2020. The reasons for this might include: high cost of C&D waste management, low cost of natural resources and landfill disposal, lack of knowledge regarding the consequences of waste, lack of interest by the clients for waste reduction or minimization, and lack of standards to regulate the inclusion of these wastes in the manufacturing of other materials.

Moreover, the official EU statistics for C&D waste generation do not distinguish between the waste generated in building works from those generated in civil engineering works. In this sense, the 2nd Spanish National Plan on C&D waste makes a distinction claiming that 28% of the total C&D waste generated in Spain for the year 2006 was originated in civil works.

In an attempt to correct the serious consequences this situation produces, the Directive 2006/12/CE on Waste stated that National Waste Management Plans should be drawn up by EU member states. At the same time, several countries are stating specific laws to establish a legal frame for C&D waste production and management, in a way to encourage prevention, reuse and recycling, ensuring that waste will be properly treated. For the particular case of Spain, the Real Decreto 105/2008 que regula la production y gestion de los residuos de construction y demolition (construction and demolition waste regulation in Spain) proposes a development of waste management systems for each construction project based on the drawing up of:

--a Waste Management Report (WMR), developed during the design phase of the project;

--a Waste Management Plan (WMP), developed during the planning of the construction work.

In spite of this the present management system does not incorporate any document adapted to the construction process, taking into account best practices related to each waste category or to the global construction process.

Although these measures have been implemented by EU countries, the professionals of the construction sectors are reluctant to calculate the volume of waste generated and how it is managed. Construction companies always follow the same management model in every construction work, without considering the specific characteristics of each one, and even without having a prior management plan to optimize the C&D waste management.

Moreover, this situation has not only worried EU governments, but it has been of great interest for researchers in the field. According to Yuan and Shen (2011) special attention to C&D waste management has been developed in recent years.

Lately, research within the civil engineering sector has focused on the use of the C&D waste as the matrix of new construction materials. Among these studies Poon and Chan (2006), Courard et al. (2010), Kuo et al. (2010) and Cygas et al. (2011) can be highlighted. Other specific studies on new materials used in railway works are: Indraratna and Salim (2003), Helsen and Van den Bulck (2005).

Pollution and emissions generated during the lifetime of the infrastructure has been a major concern for many researchers such as Sanchez-Alonso et al. (2011), while waste and emissions generated during the construction of those infrastructures stills needs to be further studied, as stated in the study by De Guzman Baez et al. (2012). Therefore, another research line to be considered is optimizing waste management including quantifying methods of C&D waste generation as Lu and Yuan (2011) claim, specifically for civil engineering works. On the contrary, this issue has widely been developed in building works such as Villoria Saez et al. (2012) and Solls-Guzman et al. (2009).

Furthermore, best practices in C&D waste management have also been of interest to many authors. Regarding these practices, the study by Osmani et al. (2008) revealed that architects assume waste is mainly produced during site operations and rarely generated during the design stages. However, about one-third of construction waste essentially arises from design decisions. Tam (2008) has researched the effectiveness of the implementation of the existing waste management plan method in Hong Kong. The results showed that proposed methods for on-site reuse of materials, for waste reducing and waste separation, are the main benefits gained. To that end, the use of prefabricated components is considered as the major measure to encourage its implementation.

In addition, Begum et al. (2009) stated that the majority of contractors do not practice source separation, source reduction, reuse or recycling at Malaysian construction sites. The results of the study showed that factors such as: construction-related education among employees, contractor experience in construction works, source reduction measures, etc. are the most significant factors affecting contractor's performance.

Other researchers have focused their analysis on the causes influencing the C&D waste management on site, e.g. Yuan et al. (2011) and Wang et al. (2010). They have identified several critical success factors (CSFs) for C&D waste management in China.

Table 1 shows a summary of the studies performed regarding best practices for C&D waste management.

Even though best practices regarding C&D waste management have been suggested and studied, specifying these practices according to the type of construction and to the different waste categories generated is still a research to be performed.

Therefore, the main objective of this research study is to improve the current C&D waste management systems by determining the major C&D waste flows generated at each construction stage of a railway work, in order to propose a Best Practices Manual (BPM). This BPM to be used on site includes a relation of C&D waste management procedures serving as valuable references for agents to develop effective C&D waste management strategies. Following this BPM, together with the WMP and WMR, an integrated waste management system is proposed, taking into account the design, planning and construction processes.

The BPM together with WMP and WMR will be part of the internal quality management system used by companies, unifying these aspects in a comprehensive management system allowing for the introduction of a culture based on the minimization and proper segregation of waste and, at the same time, the quality of the works.

In short, with these three fundamental documents tracking the C&D waste management in a railway work will be successfully accomplished. This proposed model will have an immediate effect on improving managerial methods and will be likely to be applied by the construction companies. Therefore, this study dealing with topics of great social concern will be undoubtedly useful and essential in the activity of civil engineering to achieve the goal of "zero waste" generation.

2. Methodology

The methodology followed in this research unfolds in three different phases:

--selection of works and determination of the construction stages;

--data collection;

--BPM proposal.

2.1. Selection of works and determination of the construction stages

This research focuses on railway infrastructure works in Spain. For this study, two railway works carried out by Fomento Construcciones y Contratas Company (Spanish construction company) have been studied. The first project analyzed is a new railway junction between the Spanish regions of Palencia and A Coruna. The second spreads entirely through the province of Valencia. All together, a total of 14.60 km of railway road have been analyzed.

The study has focused on collecting data from the reports and the bill of quantities of the selected works, determining the following construction stages: Preliminary and Explanation works (P); Drainage (D); Structures (S); Junction (J); Tunnel (T); Temporary detours (TD).

2.2. Data collection

To quantify the amount of C&D waste categories generated in each construction stage according to the European Waste Catalogue Code (EWC), the online available BEDEC database from the Instituto de Tecnologta de la Construction de Cataluna (Catalonia Technical Institute of Construction) has been used. This database previously followed by Llatas (2011) and Pons and Aguado (2012), establishes environmental parameters for each work item in the bill of quantities of the construction works. In this sense, values for waste generated in the analyzed works were calculated in volume and classified according to the EWC. Regarding this, the volume of waste generated (m3) has been identified not only for the whole railway project but also for each construction stage.

An example of how the data is obtained is seen in Table 2, which shows a fragment from one of the analyzed stages for the quantification of C&D waste generated. In the present study, as stated by the WFD, earth and rocks not containing hazardous substances have been excluded.

As mentioned before, this data has been analyzed according to the whole construction work. For this, the following two empirical equations have been used. Eq (1) is used to obtain the volume of a particular C&D waste category (x) generated in the whole construction work.

[Q.sub.x] = ([Qe.sub.Px] + [Qe.sub.Dx] + [Qe.sub.Sx] + [Qe.sub.Jx] + [Qe.sub.Tx] + [Qe.sub.TDx]), (1)

where [Qe.sub.Px], [Qe.sub.Dx], [Qe.sub.Sx], [Qe.sub.Jx], [Qe.sub.Tx], [Qe.sub.TDx], correspond to the total volume, of a particular C&D waste category generated in each construction stage, [m.sup.3]: [Qe.sub.Px]--preliminary and explanation works; [Qe.sub.Dx]--drainage; [Qe.sub.Sx]--structures; [Qe.sub.Jx]--junction; [Qe.sub.Tx]--tunnel; [Qe.sub.TDx]--temporary detours.

Moreover, a second equation is used to obtain the percentage of a particular C&D waste category generated in the whole construction work (Eq (2)).

%x = ([Q.sub.x]/[SIGMA]Qe) 100, (2)

where Qe--the total volume of C&D waste generated in each work item, [m.sup.3].

Besides knowing the categories in which the greatest amount of C&D waste is generated throughout the construction work, analyzing them according to the construction stage is also important. Therefore, to determine the percentage of each C&D waste category generated per construction stage ([y.sub.x]), Eq (3) has been used.

%[y.sub.x] = ([SIGMA][Qey.sub.x]/[Q.sub.x]) 100, (3)

where %[y.sub.x]--the percentage of a particular C&D waste category generated in the construction stage to be studied; [Qey.sub.x]--the total volume of a particular C&D waste category generated in the construction stage to be studied, m3.

2.3. Best Practices Manual proposal

A proposal to draw a BPM is further included, considering not only best practices for each of the major waste type identified, but also a list of best practices in relation to the different activities:

--hiring subcontracting companies;

--purchase of materials;

--construction works planning;

--stock up and storage of materials;

--documentation filing;

--managing on-site waste.

3. Results and discussion

Results on waste quantification have been analyzed according to:

--the C&D waste category generated for the total work;

--the C&D waste category generated per construction stage.

3.1. C&D waste category generated for the total work

The waste flow generated in railway works, according to the EWC, is identified as follows:

--15 01 01 paper and cardboard packaging;

--15 01 02 plastic packaging;

--15 01 03 wooden packaging;

--15 01 10 * packaging containing remains of or contaminated by hazardous substances;

--17 01 01 concrete;

--17 01 03 tiles and ceramics;

--17 02 01 wood;

--17 02 03 plastic;

--17 03 02 bituminous mixtures containing other than coal tar and tarred products;

--17 04 05 iron and steel;

--17 04 07 mixed metals;

--17 09 04 mixed C&D waste other than those containing hazardous substances.

Fig. 1 shows the percentage of each C&D waste category generated for the whole construction work. These values have been obtained using Eqs (1) and (2). Results show that mixed C&D waste not containing hazardous substances (EWC category: 17 09 04) is the most generated one, representing 89.29% in volume of the total waste generated. In order to clarify the data obtained, Fig. 1 does not present results for the mixed C&D waste category.

On the other hand, the least generated C&D waste corresponds to packaging in general and metal waste --not even reaching 1.5% in volume. Furthermore, waste categories such as mixed C&D waste (EWC category: 17 09 04) or wood (EWC category: 17 02 01), occupy huge volumes in the construction site, so the use of mobile waste treatment plants for grinding and crushing or other measures have to be considered.

3.2. C&D waste category for each construction stage

In addition, considering when each C&D waste category will be generated during the process of the railway construction is important. Eqs (1) and (3) have been used to obtain the percentage of each C&D waste category generated for each construction stage studied (Fig. 2).

Fig. 2 shows that mixed C&D waste (EWC category: 17 09 04) is mainly generated during the construction of tunnels and preliminary and explanation work. Therefore, the mixed C&D waste is the greatest generated waste and it is produced mostly in two of the work stages.

On the other hand, virtually all packaging waste is generated during the tunnel construction, except the wooden containers and hazardous waste which are generated in a 50% during the preliminary work, and approximately up to 40% in the structures stage.

Plastics, metal waste and wood packing (EWC categories: 15 01 02, 15 01 03, 17 02 03, 17 04 05 and 17 04 07) are very scarcely generated (Fig. 1), and they are just significantly produced--more than 10%--in one or two of the construction stages (Fig. 2). This means that special attention needs to be paid to the management of this waste, specifically during the tunnel construction.

4. Definition of the Best Practice Manual

As a conclusion from the above, a Best Practice Manual (BPM) is proposed. This manual includes a number of procedures, similar to those used in internal quality management systems, developed in order to describe and facilitate the proper management of each category of waste, as well as to establish a process control. These procedures shall at least:

--detail in depth the various tasks and responsibilities regarding the management of C&D waste, of the relevant agents implied in the process;

--describe the guidelines to be followed for a correct performance, in terms of waste, by suppliers and subcontractors involved in the work;

--explain the way to put into practice the planned separation measures during the construction;

--define the necessary procedure to be performed for the correct management of both inert and hazardous C&D waste that will be produced during the construction process;

--identify best practices associated with each category of waste generated on site;

--establish the methodology for monitoring and controlling of various activities related to the management of waste.

These procedures shall be accompanied by flowcharts easily explaining the described procedure, since the productivity of the agents involved in the construction process is affected by the complexity present in some over-detailed procedures (Tam 2008). As an example, the flowchart describing the process for the proper management of mixed C&D wastes (EWC category: 17 09 04) is shown in Fig. 3.

This BPM will help technicians implementing on site the WMP, compulsory by the construction and demolition waste regulation in Spain, identifying best practices that have to be followed during the construction phase and positively influencing the management of generated C&D waste. Some best practices have been identified, common to all waste generated according to the different activities such as:

a. Hiring subcontracting companies:

--the reduction of packaging as well as the possibility of returning surplus materials and packaging will be agreed with suppliers;

--environmental agreements on the matter shall be verified. Check that operations are being done in compliance with them;

--verify that containers are those specified in the project;

--limit the maximum volume of waste that will be generated for each construction stage.

b. Purchase of materials:

--check that materials and products are those specified in the project and that they include seals and corresponding environmental certifications;

--avoid unnecessary packaging in the purchase of materials (bulk, wherever possible);

--minimize and reduce the amount of raw materials used;

--consider the wide range of commonly available recycled products and use them when they meet the specifications;

--reuse waste for on-site temporary constructions, office supplies, and containers;

--foresee the amount of materials needed for the construction work. Emphasizing the potential of certain purchasing procedures that will contribute to the reduction of an excessive on site material waste. Excessive supply of materials, is not only expensive but it originates a greater volume of surplus remains;

--select suppliers which remove packaging, pallets and unused or scrap materials supplied;

--order materials accurately and as needed, to minimize the risk of damage. A common practice is to order an extra 5-10% of materials to allow for site waste by damage, spillage, under-supply and vandalism. These figures have to be reduced.

c. Planning construction works:

--training courses for operators will be planned in the field of waste management;

--reception of materials will be done according to the needs of the construction work;

--planning and indication of the location of C&D waste storage have to be considered;

--planning the location of small containers in the working areas to facilitate the separation of the different waste categories have to be also regarded;

--training of workers has to be planned so that they conveniently perform proportions of the mixtures;

--accurate plotting will be performed so that voids and ducts have the proper location and size to avoid superfluous waste;

--material remains have to be promoted to be reused during the construction.

d. Stock up and storage of materials:

--respect the manufacturer's instructions. Materials will not be over stacked;

--protect materials from rain, sun, wind and moisture;

--plan the storage of materials supply out of the transit areas in the construction site, keeping them well packed and protected until the moment of their use.

e. Documents filing:

--register the quantities and characteristics of the waste transported from containers to their intended destination (authorized managers, controlled landfills ...);

--save the order forms of waste transference and any other document showing that the waste has been properly managed through an authorised manager (whether it will be allocated in a landfill, recycled or sent to transformation plants, etc.)

f. Managing on-site waste:

--label waste correctly at its storage point indicating their hazardous degree;

--respect and monitor the selective breakdown stipulated in the project and the good use of containers, respecting the separation stage foreseen in the WMP;

--efforts will be made to pour each waste category into the proper containers. In this sense, special attention has to be drawn so that non-hazardous waste is contaminated by toxic waste;

--protective screens against the wind in areas of loading and unloading and transport of waste will be checked in works located in urban areas;

--in construction works with enough waste volume, equipment for grinding the debris is needed to produce recycled aggregate. In this case, the proper functioning of the mobile recycling plants located on site have to be checked;

--conclusions of the effectiveness of the waste management model used have to be drawn to be applied to other similar construction works (waste disposal records).

In addition to the previous mentioned practices, the specific categories of waste generated during the railway works have to be considered and are shown in Table 3.

5. Conclusions

From the results obtained the following conclusions are drawn:

1. Few research works deal with the study of waste generated in the civil engineering works in the different construction stages. Thus, this study offers an innovative comprehensive methodology of waste management considering the different stages in a railway work.

2. From all construction stages of a railway works, the tunnel construction and the preliminary works are the ones generating more waste. Regarding the categories of waste generated, mixed construction and demolition waste, wood and concrete waste are the most greatly generated ones.

3. The model proposed, consisting of the Best practices Manual with the Waste Management Report and the Waste Management Plan provides an accurate waste management follow-up for each and every one of the phases of the work (design, planning and construction).

4. The implementation of the proposed Best practices Manual during the stages of construction of tunnels and preliminary work and land movement implies a correct management and minimization of almost 95% of the total waste generated in railway works

5. The Best Practices Manual is a useful and operational tool to help the agents in implementing the management of C&D waste previously planned in the Waste Management Plan, through a series of procedures. In addition, it establishes responsibilities for waste and provides greater control over the process.

6. The proposed model will be part of the Internal Quality System of companies in order to integrate waste procedures and quality in a comprehensive management system.

7. Ultimately, this article offers a model to improve the civil construction sector and, consequently it proposes management methods easily applied by the construction companies.

Caption: Fig. 1. Percentage of each C&D waste category generated in the whole construction work excluding 17 09 04

Caption: Fig. 3. Flowchart for mixed C&D waste management procedure


Received 7 March 2012; accepted 26 October 2012


The authors want to thank Fomento Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) Company, especially the Department of Environment, for supplying the information about railway works performed by the company that has been fundamental for this study. This research study has been concluded in the Framework of the CLEAM Project, partially funded by The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) within the CENIT program. Its results, consequently, are exclusive property of the companies that developed the Project and constitute the CLEAM CENIT, AIE.


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Paola Villoria Saez (1), Ana de Guzman Baez (2), Justo Garcia Navarro (3) [mail], Mercedes del Rio Merino (4)

(1,4) Dept of Architectural Constructions and Control, School of Building Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Avda. Juan de Herrera 6, 28040 Madrid, Spain

(2,3) Dept of Agroforestry Engineering, School Agricultural Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain

E-mails: (1); (2); (3); (4)

Table 1. Previous studies regarding best practices
for C&D waste management

Author            Year   Country          Phase

Osmani et al.     2008   United Kingdom   Design

Tam               2008   Hong Kong        On-site

Begum et al.      2009   Malaysia         On-site

Lu and Yuan       2010   China            All stages

Wang et al.       2010   China            On-site

Author            Major best practices

Osmani et al.     - Design with standard dimensions
                    and prefabricated units;
                  - Design for deconstruction;
                  - Study of waste estimation.

Tam               - Use of prefabricated materials;
                  - Purchase management;
                  - Education and training;
                  - Proper site layout planning;
                  - On-site waste recycling operation.

Begum et al.      - Education among employees;
                  - Contractor experience;
                  - Source reduction measures;
                  - Reuse of materials;
                  - Waste disposal behaviours;
                  - Attitudes towards waste management.

Lu and Yuan       - Waste management regulations;
                  - Waste Management System (WMS);
                  - Awareness C&D waste management;
                  - Low-waste building technologies;
                  - Fewer design changes;
                  - Research and development in waste
                  - Vocational training in waste

Wang et al.       - Workforce;
                  - Market for recycled material;
                  - Waste sortability;
                  - Better management;
                  - Site space;
                  - Equipment for sorting waste.

Table 2. Example of C&D waste quantification generated
in the tunnel stage Work item

Description                  Unit        Quantity

Mass concrete for          [m.sup.3]     6334.56
levelling layers and

Reinforced concrete for    [m.sup.3]    21 038.88
tunnels including
polypropylene fiber

Reinforcement steel bars      kg       2 329 388.16

Wood works (formwork)      [m.sup.2]    16 688.64

                            Environmental parameters
                               Waste per unit (a)

Description                   EWC        Volume, [m.sup.3]

Mass concrete for           17 01 01    1.00 x [10.sup.-02]
levelling layers and

Reinforced concrete for     17 01 01    1.00 x [10.sup.-02]
tunnels including
polypropylene fiber

Reinforcement steel bars    17 04 05    8.03 x [10.sup.-06]

Wood works (formwork)       17 02 01    9.00 x [10.sup.-04]

                            17 04 05    6.20 x [10.sup.-06]

                            15 01 01    3.04 x [10.sup.-06]

                           15 01 10 *    4.41 [10.sup.-05]

Description                [Qe.sub.T] (b),

Mass concrete for               63.3
levelling layers and

Reinforced concrete for         210.4
tunnels including
polypropylene fiber

Reinforcement steel bars        18.7

Wood works (formwork)           15.0


                                5.1 x


                           [Q.sub.T] (c) =

Notes: (a) - data obtained from BEDEC;
(b) - total waste generated in each work item of the tunnel stage;
(c) - total waste generated in the tunnel stage.

Table 3. List of best practice applied to the waste categories
generated in railway works

Waste category          Generated (1)

17 09 04           During the construction
Mixed C&D waste        of tunnels and
                      preliminary works

15 01 03           During the construction
17 02 01          of junctions and tunnels,
Wood waste          when formwork is used

17 01 01             During the tunnel
Concrete                construction

15 01 01              During the tunnel
Paper and               construction

17 04 07            During the structures
17 04 05               phase and the
Mixed metals       construction of tunnels

17 02 03             During the tunnel
15 01 02                construction
Plastic waste

15 01 10 *         During the preliminary
Packaging          and explanation works,
contaminated        as well as during the
by hazardous           structure stage

Waste category    Best practices

17 09 04          - Check that waste is treated to avoid possible
Mixed C&D waste   dispersion by the action of atmospheric agents,
                  either by covering it with a waterproof cove or
                  through water spraying or other procedures to
                  achieve the same purpose;

                  - protective screens against the wind in loading
                  and unloading areas need be checked. At the same
                  time, material transport of in the urban areas
                  needs to be checked.

15 01 03          - For cutting wooden pieces machinery with
17 02 01          particles suction systems incorporated
Wood waste        is to be used;

                  - wooden panels to be reused, have to be
                  immediately cleaned after usage to extend their
                  useful life;

                  - avoid wood waste in contact with the soil to
                  prevent the transmission of moisture through the
                  support, or the waste dirt.

17 01 01          - Never pour concrete remains in fluid state
Concrete          in the drainpipes. They have to be reused wherever
                  possible (for improving the accesses, traffic
                  zones, etc.);

                  - fluid concrete waste will not be managed in
                  work, they must be returned to the concrete plant
                  in compliance with the agreements made with the
                  subcontracting company;

                  - the arrival of concrete trucks will be
                  correctly scheduled to avoid early setting and,
                  therefore, the need to return it to the plant
                  causing more the generation of waste and transport

                  - workers have to be trained to use the correct
                  proportions. Concrete placing will cause much
                  waste if it is not correctly placed covering the
                  surface totally and the setting time will differ.

15 01 01          - Proper use and functioning of compacting
Paper and         machines have to be ensured to compact the paper
cardboard         and cardboard waste.

17 04 07          - Choose electro-welded meshes which better fit
17 04 05          the surface to be covered. The use of these
Mixed metals      electro-welded meshes in small surfaces generates
                  numerous cuttings;

                  - protect the construction elements to avoid
                  weathering deterioration of the surface;

                  - separate metal materials from the floor to
                  avoid the transmission of humidity;

                  - during the cutting process of metal parts
                  choose the most suitable saw disk depending on the
                  type of steel and diameter to prevent material

                  - metal elements used will be immediately cleaned
                  after usage to extend their useful life;

                  - centralize, wherever possible, the assembly of
                  reinforced elements. Thus, the metal cuttings will
                  be recovered and uncontrolled appearances
                  of wires, scrap, etc avoided.

17 02 03          - Choose the dimensions of the plastic canvas so
15 01 02          as to adapt correctly to the surface to cover;
Plastic waste
                  - reuse plastic to cover the collected materials;

                  - good use of compaction machines for plastics,
                  films, etc on site have to be checked. The volume
                  of material to be transported is greatly reduced
                  and this processing increases the chances of the
                  waste to be accepted by a recycling company.

15 01 10 *        - Avoid mixing hazardous waste with other waste
Packaging         categories. If this happens, the best thing to do
contaminated      is to handle the whole as a hazardous waste;
by hazardous
materials         - products safety data needs to be checked so as
                  to provide appropriate safety measures for waste
                  storage, handling and management;

                  - avoid pouring hazardous liquid waste
                  in the sink;

                  - protection of containers against weather agents
                  shall be verified;

                  - correct labelling of the place of storage shall
                  be verified as well as that of the stored waste;

                  - a procedure in cases of accidental release of
                  hazardous waste has to be followed. In addition,
                  absorbent material will be available to act

                  - drums and containers of this waste need to have
                  retention buckets;

                  - avoid storing hazardous waste more than
                  six months in the work site.
(1) Fig. 2.

Fig. 2. Percentage of each C&D Waste category generated
in each construction stage

                      15 01 01   15 01 02   15 01 03   15 01 10 *

Preliminary and          0%         0%         0%        51.06%
  explanation works
Drainage               0.01%      0.12%      0.09%       2.24%
Structures             0.23%        0%       0.38%       42.98%
Tunnel                 99.75%     91.77%       0%        3.60%
Junction               0.01%      0.01%      99.53%      0.06%
Temporary detours        0%       8.10%        0%        0.03%

                      17 01 01   17 01 03   17 02 01    17 02 03

Preliminary and        2.72%        0%         0%          0%
  explanation works
Drainage               1.00%        0%       0.06%       1.42%
Structures             5.99%        0%       1.18%       0.30%
Tunnel                 90.29%      100%      98.77%      97.73%
Junction                 0%         0%         0%        0.41%
Temporary detours        0%         0%         0%        0.14%

                      17 03 02   17 04 05   17 04 07    17 09 04

Preliminary and        99.08%       0%         0%        38.37%
  explanation works
Drainage                 0%       1.73%      0.05%         0%
Structures               0%       10.88%     3.31%       0.02%
Tunnel                   0%       87.39%     96.64%      57.52%
Junction               0.74%        0%         0%        3.82%
Temporary detours      0.18%        0%       0.01%       0.27%


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Author:Saez, Paola Villoria; de Guzman Baez, Ana; Navarro, Justo Garcia; del Rio Merino, Mercedes
Publication:The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering
Article Type:Report
Date:Sep 1, 2014
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