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Guide for increasing the share of recycled aggregate

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.

In elaboration|Private client
Automatic system of calculation of environmental indicators to use as references in construction projects

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.

In elaboration|Public client
Addition of the

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.

2014|Public client
Competitive environment of a series of aggregate recycling plants

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.

2006|Private client
Monitoring of the Waste Management Plan in the demolition of the Pirelli factory in Vilanova

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.

2002 - 2005|Private client
CaReN – Building with Null Waste

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.

2004 - 2005|Spanish research programme
Contributions for the third edition of PROGROC Programme for the Management of Construction Waste in Catalonia

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.

2004 - 2005|Private client
Optimization of waste management in the construction industry

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.

2002 - 2004|Spanish research programme
Potential of a granular waste to be used as material for controlled landfills

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.

2004|Private client
Pilot test to assess the recyclability of construction waste

Pilot test to assess the recyclability of construction waste

Analysis of the feasibility of reusing and recycling construction waste on the basis of the implementation of a Waste Management Plan in several projects developed by the Catalonian Regional Government.

2003|Public client