Dismantlement of Buildings and Recycling of Construction Waste

  • Tsuyoshi Seike
  • Noriko Akita
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 1)


When a building is constructed, repaired or dismantled, building materials are consumed and waste is generated. The construction stage is divided into the manufacturing stage of the building materials at each factory and the composition stage of the building materials at the construction site. The manufacturing stage has achieved some success in reducing and recycling waste through the efforts of individual factories. On the other hand, during the composition stage, the packaging and broken pieces of building materials have usually been abandoned. Recently, major construction companies and house builders have begun to work on reducing and recycling this waste.


Building Material Reinforced Concrete Housing Stock Apartment Building Construction Waste 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuyoshi Seike
    • 1
  • Noriko Akita
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Frontier SciencesThe University of TokyoKashiwa, ChibaJapan

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