Guide for increasing the share of recycled aggregate
Since 2020, the use of recycled aggregates in public and private construction projects in Catalonia must be at least 5% by weight of the total prescription of aggregates. This guide explains how to apply this rule, how to document it and how to justify the cases where the project specificities are incompatible with the aggregates derived from construction and demolition waste.
Automatic system of calculation of environmental indicators to use as references in construction projects
A public developer has been collecting the environmental ratios (energy, emissions and waste) of their latest projects. The goal is to use all this experience to benchmark the environmental performance of any given new project. The system will require the user to define the type of project in question, and it will automatically process the results obtained in the past that are relevant to produce reference ratios that suit the specific project at issue.
Addition of the "Recycled Content" parameter to the BEDEC database
The BEDEC database of construction products already informed of environmental data such as energy consumed in manufacture, CO2 emissions and packaging waste, and the next addition has been the percentage of recycled content. The purpose is to highlight those products that have been manufactured from recycled materials, as an incentive for their prescription. A distinction is made between the percentage recycled in pre-consumption and in post-consumption.
Competitive environment of a series of aggregate recycling plants
The client has a number of ongoing and planned recycling facilities and wants to evaluate which of them are located on markets with an advantageous (or disadvantageous) position in regard to the local offer of natural aggregates. A zone of influence has defined around each plant, identifying the presence of natural aggregate producers, their production volumes, product types and prices.
CaReN – Building with Null Waste
Development of a methodology to minimize the amount of construction waste that ends up rejected in landfills, following the principle of the hierarchy established by the European Directive 75/442/EEC on waste.
Contributions for the third edition of PROGROC Programme for the Management of Construction Waste in Catalonia
Tables for estimating waste generation that facilitate the implementation of Decree 201/1994 regulating demolition and other construction waste.
Monitoring of the Waste Management Plan in the demolition of the Pirelli factory in Vilanova
Monitoring of the demolition works at the Pirelli factory, a complex of buildings of more than 100 000 m2 in Vilanova (Barcelona), with an ambitious target of deconstruction criteria and reuse of debris. With an incidence analysis and an assessment of the compliance with the initial objectives.
Potential of a granular waste to be used as material for controlled landfills
Report on the possibilities of using a solid waste as artificial landfill. The material is produced by a chemical industry and has a granular shape similar to that of aggregates. It has been tested according to the specifications and requirements of the Spanish PG-3 civil engineering code, complemented with specific leaching tests.
Optimization of waste management in the construction industry
Definition of a Waste Management Plan for the redevelopment of the Montjuïc Palace as a new museum, and tracking it as a case study.
Monitoring the evolution of the construction industry in terms of waste generation
Tracking of the targets set in the 2001-2006 PROGROC (Programme for the Management of Construction Waste in Catalonia) assessing the status of the stakeholders, from their environmental awareness to their specific attitudes regarding waste. It sets the criteria to take corrective action (didactic, legislative ...) and to set the groundwork for the 2006 revision of the Programme itself.