The essential factor for the comprehensive construction and demolition waste recycling market is the underlying potential and value that can be derived from this process. Disposing of this waste is an absolute wastage of valuable resources, which can be re-established back in the system. Secondly, a colossal amount of energy is needed to create, manufacture, or extract new materials such as steel, concrete, glass, plastics, gypsum boards, and wood. This energy also leaves a substantial carbon footprint on the environment. However, the construction and demolition waste recycling market allows the conservation of a notable amount of energy and other resources.
On the other hand, the recycling process is exceptionally sensitive to the proper sorting of this waste. Severe issues appear if the sorting and cleaning of the waste is not conducted in an appropriate manner. This has created a major hindrance in the construction and demolition waste recycling market across several regions. Along with sorting and cleaning, another critical issue with the construction and demolition waste recycling industry is the waste collection channels and unorganized waste trade in several countries. These issues, coupled with poor regulations by governments and similar institutions, have thwarted the recycling industry from reaching its full potential.
Furthermore, a quantitative waste prediction is necessary for waste management. Apart from estimation and prediction techniques, no method can be used to meticulously estimate the amount of waste produced by construction and demolition projects. The estimation includes calculating the historical quantity of building waste, and prediction determines the future production of construction waste based on historical data. Several methods can be considered to estimate the output of construction and demolition waste, namely, building area estimation method, material flow analysis (MFA) approach, and geographic information system (GIS) method. MFA is a suitable method for modeling waste management systems because it supports waste management decision-making from the outlook of material recycling. GIS is a computer-based tool used to collect, store, integrate, process, and analyze geospatial information data.
To gain the advantages of such technological advancements, organizations are inclined to adopt Construction Demolition and Recycling solutions and services. This edition of Construction Tech Review has compiled a list of leading Construction Demolition and Recycling players to help companies navigate the best-of-breed service and solution providers. The enlisted organizations are transforming processes and services at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Construction Business Review’s “Top 10 Construction Demolition and Recycling Solution Providers & Consulting/Services Companies - 2020.