Use of large volumes of Construction and Demolition waste based on the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle, encourages sustainable construction practices; for instance, the feasibility of using C&D waste for rigid pavement construction, reduces the overburden to a great extent.
Bharathi Ganesh, Prathima G, Professor, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Sharada Bai H, Retd. Professor, UVCE, Bangalore, Nagesh Puttaswamy, Srinivasa G, Ultratech Cements Ltd. Bangalore
With the rapid change in global urbanization and industrialization, there is an unpredicted growth in the population and intense development in developing countries like India. The main two concerns are the requirement of large quantity of construction materials (both natural and artificial) and major environmental issue of managing wastes generated from new constructions and demolition of structures.