A preliminary study on building demolition engineering and management

C. Liu, S.K. Pun, Craig Langston

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Abstract

In recent years, building demolition has been challenging urban developers due to the increased incidence of demolition projects and the elevation of demolition requirements. The importance of building demolition is also recognised by researchers and, given its environmental impacts, it is anticipated to achieve the same attention as conventional planning, design,
construction and maintenance in the near future. In this article, the authors aim to develop a series of strategies for promoting building demolition practice. Environmentally-friendly demolition procedures are introduced through a waste minimisation decision that makes the approach on alternatives to demolition and an integrated demolition planning and design approach focus on a just-in-time (JIT) philosophy. A conceptual management framework is also presented for the implementation of demolition projects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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