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Construction waste

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Construction waste consists of unwanted material produced directly or incidentally by the construction or industries. [1]

26 relations: Asbestos, Brick, Building insulation, Concrete, Concrete recycling, Construction, COSHH, Dangerous goods, Demolition waste, Domestic roof construction, Dredging, Drywall, Electrical wiring, Hydrogen sulfide, Landfill, Lead, Lumber, Nail (fastener), National Institute of Building Sciences, Quantity surveyor, Recycling, Roll-off (dumpster), Roof shingle, Rubble, Tree stump, Waste management.


Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: i.e. long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic "fibrils" that can be released by abrasion and other processes.

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A brick is building material used to make walls, pavements and other elements in masonry construction.

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Building insulation

Building insulation is any object in a building used as insulation for any purpose.

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Concrete, usually Portland cement concrete, is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens over time—most frequently a lime-based cement binder, such as Portland cement, but sometimes with other hydraulic cements, such as a calcium aluminate cement.

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Concrete recycling

When structures made of concrete are demolished or renovated, concrete recycling is an increasingly common method of utilizing the rubble.

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Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure.

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The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, as amended is a United Kingdom Statutory Instrument that states general requirements on employers to protect employees and other persons from the hazards of substances used at work by risk assessment, control of exposure, health surveillance and incident planning.

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Dangerous goods

Dangerous goods or hazardous goods are solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment.

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Demolition waste

Demolition waste is waste debris from destruction of buildings, roads, bridges, or other structures.

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Domestic roof construction

Domestic roof construction is the framing and roof covering which is found on most suburban detached houses in cold and temperate climates.

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Dredging is an excavation activity usually carried out underwater, in harbours, shallow seas or freshwater areas with the purpose of gathering up bottom sediments to deepen or widen the sea bottom / channel.

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Drywall (also known as plasterboard, wallboard, gypsum panel, sheet rock, or gypsum board) is a panel made of calcium sulfate dihydrate (gypsum), with or without additives, typically extruded between thick sheets of facer and backer paper, utilized in the construction of interior walls and ceilings.

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Electrical wiring

Electrical wiring is an electrical installation of cabling and associated devices such as switches, distribution boards, sockets and light fittings in a structure.

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Hydrogen sulfide

Hydrogen sulfide is the chemical compound with the chemical formula H2S.

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A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump, garbage dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial.

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Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number 82.

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Lumber (American English; used only in North America) or timber (used in the rest of the English speaking world) is a type of wood that has been processed into beams and planks, a stage in the process of wood production.

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Nail (fastener)

In woodworking and construction, a nail is a pin-shaped object of metal (or wood, called a tree nail or "trunnel") which is used as a fastener, as a peg to hang something, or sometimes as a decoration.

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National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States.

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Quantity surveyor

A quantity surveyor (QS) is a construction industry professional with expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts.

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Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.

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Roll-off (dumpster)

In North America, a roll-off is a usually open top dumpster characterized by a rectangular footprint, utilizing wheels to facilitate rolling the dumpster in place.

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Roof shingle

Roof shingles are a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements.

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Rubble is broken stone, of irregular size, shape and texture; undressed especially as a filling-in.

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Tree stump

After a tree has been cut and felled, the stump or tree stump is usually a small remaining portion of the trunk with the roots still in the ground.

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Waste management

Waste management or waste disposal are all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construction_waste

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