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REBRI Waste reduction: Demolition (PDF)


Product Description

This guide is part of the REBRI series developed to encourage and assist everyone involved in the construction and demolition (C&D) industry to reduce waste disposal to landfill and cleanfill.

In the long term, design for deconstruction is a key solution to reducing waste at the end of a building’s life. In theshorter term, however, reducing building waste by focusingon dismantling and deconstruction rather than demolition will help achieve this objective.

This guide provides good practice guidance to:

  • demolition firms
  • building owners
  • builders and developers.

The aims of this guide are to:

  • help maximise the amount of material recovered at the end of a building’s life (and reduce waste to landfill and cleanfill)
  • foster environmental awareness among those involved in building demolition and deconstruction.

The guidelines cover:

  • planning for deconstruction
  • initial assessment of site and building
  • reusable and recyclable building materials
  • deconstruction scheduling
  • monitoring and recording procedures
  • tendering and contracts
  • setting up a waste management system
  • principles for deconstruction and dismantling
  • on-site sorting and storage of materials
  • when deconstruction is complete
  • marketing and external accreditation
  • training staff and subcontractors
  • links, resources, and information.


Product Information
Publication date 1 March 2024
Author BRANZ
Product type Book
Availability Available
Product code BR009