Development of an impact assessment tool for demolition

Yoichiro Kunieda

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

Currently in the field of demolition, which generates most of the waste in the construction industry, the treatment of waste largely relies on landfill or degraded recycling, which leads to significant consumption of natural resource and energy and a shortage of landfill site. In order to improve the inefficiency of demolition waste recovery, “to suggest improvements in the environmental impact of the demolition industry in UK” was set as the aim of the present research. After the identification of few opportunities for communication between demolishers and constructers in the current social system, a collaboration support system between these two stakeholders called ‘Demolition Project Mapping’ (DPM) system was suggested. In the system, the impact evaluation tool developed in the 4D-CAD software is applied to the demolition project simulation. This tool allows the users to dynamically simulate the impact of project planning which can be designed in the tool. In the pilot study, the simulation result shows the large potential to reduce the impact (e.g. 28% for the cost) by the tool application.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationPh.D.
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Emmitt, Stephen, Supervisor
  • Codinhoto, Ricardo, Supervisor
Award date26 Apr 2017
StatusPublished - 2017

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Demolition
demolition
landfill
Land fill
Industry
Social Systems
Natural Resources
construction industry
Recycling
computer aided design
Shortage
simulation
Natural resources
Construction industry
Simulation
stakeholder
environmental impact
natural resource
recycling
Recovery

Keywords

  • demolition
  • recycling
  • 4D-CAD
  • simulation
  • Impact assessment
  • Environment and sustainability
  • game engine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Development of an impact assessment tool for demolition. / Kunieda, Yoichiro.

2017. 491 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Kunieda, Y 2017, 'Development of an impact assessment tool for demolition', Ph.D., University of Bath.
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