Low-impact construction techniques

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Abstract

There has been growing interest in minimizing the environmental impact associated with development and construction work. Designers, researchers, and builders have adapted to new regulations by developing ingenious, low-impact construction techniques, including shredding on-site construction waste for use as non-structural fills or landscaping materials; using constructed wetlands to contain hazardous wastes; and recycling demolished concrete in highway construction projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalConstruction Specifier
Volume55
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2002

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Keywords

  • Deconstruction
  • Division 1
  • Division 2
  • Environmental constructability
  • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System
  • Low-impact construction
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • Recycling
  • Site planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture

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