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Title: Designing out waste in high-rise residential buildings: analysis of precasting and methods and traditional construction
Authors: Baldwin, Andrew N.
Poon, Chi-Sun
Shen, Li-Yin
Austin, Simon A.
Wong, Irene
Keywords: Construction
Construction waste
Precasting
Information modelling
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: University of Cambridge, Dept. of Architecture / © the authors
Citation: BALDWIN, A.N. ... et al, 2006. Designing out waste in high-rise residential buildings: analysis of precasting and methods and traditional construction. Proceedings of International Conference on Asia-European Sustainable Urban Development, Chongqing, China, 4-6 April 2006
Abstract: The Construction industry is a major generator of waste material. Construction waste should be minimized at source. If we are to significantly reduce the level of construction waste designers should consider reducing construction waste during the design process. The majority of construction waste is generated from the concreting process. In general, any reduction in on-site concreting leads to waste reduction. Precasting and prefabrication therefore offers significant opportunities for the reduction of waste. If precasting is adopted there are significant implications for the design phase of the project. Additional information is needed by design staff, construction expertise is required as part of the design process. This paper shows how information modeling and Design Structure Matrix, (DSM), techniques enable designers to model and understand the implications of such decisions within the detailed design process.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5266
ISBN: 9780903248037
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)

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