Construction & Demolition Recycling
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Where Demolition and Recycling Meet
The National Demolition Association is a co-sponsor of the C&D Recycling Forum. The C&D Recycling Forum is an event organized by Construction & Demolition Recycling Magazine who's programming is focused on operational efficiency and maximizing recovered material value. Past topics have included: maximizing metals recovery, considerations for entering the business, investment recovery and salvage, on-site crushing, the potential of energy markets and health and safety aspects of the industry.
This year’s event was held Sept. 23-25 at the Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center in Long Beach, Calif. Topics included "Taking on the Issues," (3:30 p.m. PDT Sept. 24) moderated by waste industry consultant Bob Brickner of GBB Inc., Fairfax Va., an update on regulatory conditions provided by Jason Haus of Dem-Con Companies, LLC, Shakopee, Wis., and Richard Lorenz, Central Environmental Services Inc., Orlando, Fla., provided advice on how to prevent metals thefts from construction and demolition sites.
| The following material is from the 2012 Recycling Forum:
A Different World
Projects taking place in Europe are defying traditional demolition methods.
A technology company, a county official and a solid waste consultant give their takes on waste-to-energy as a waste diversion and energy solution.
California State of Mind
In the Golden State, the government is forcing the issue of landfill diversion.
From Floor to Ceiling
Carpet, floor tiles and ceiling tiles are traveling the road to recyclability.
It’s Not Always Easy
Two case studies address how to change work habits and how to demolish a building laden with asbestos.
An architect, a general contractor and a solid waste company discuss the role of sustainability in waste diversion.
Taking on the Issues
From thieves to zealous regulators, C&D recyclers and demo contractors face no shortage of worries.
In 2010, NDA Executive Director Michael Taylor moderated a session called “The Demolition Impact.” This session looked at how recycling and materials recovery techniques have changed the way contractors approach the demolition process, from preparing bids through to site cleanup. Construction & Demolition Recycling Magazine has generously made available the speaker presentations from this and many other sessions on their web site at cdrecycler.com
Following are links to some of this valuable information:
Recycle It Yourself: Entering the Mixed C&D Business
Demolition contractors, hauling companies and landfill operators all have made the decision to enter the mixed C&D recycling business. Panelists discuss factors that prompted that decision.
The Costs and Benefits of Safety
This session examines how to instill a culture of safety within a company and how the upfront costs quickly yield returns in long-term savings.
Joint Opening Session: Recycling vs. Disposal—Changes and Choices
A panel drawn from different segments of the consulting, recycling and hauling industries reviews the history of how mixed C&D materials have been managed and recycled in the past 20 years.
The Demolition Impact
This session looks at the ways the recycling and materials recovery has changed the way contractors approach the demolition process, from preparing bids through to site cleanup.
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The Diversion Decision
Factors that prompt haulers and contractors to decide whether to recycle or landfill material--and how those factors are changing are discussed by this panel.
Taking Time for Salvage and Investment Recovery
Panelists discuss techniques, timetables and optimal salvage and investment recovery opportunities available at the start of demolition and renovation projects.
The Green Light for Onsite Crushing
Contractors and crushing specialists examine what factors go into the decision to crush concrete and asphalt on site.
The Energy Market: How Great is the Potential?
Scrap wood, land clearing debris and other materials have enjoyed steadily growing demand thanks to energy and fuel markets. Panelists offer views on to what extent this market will continue to move forward.
Material Issues: End Market Innovations
This session examines new processing techniques and emerging end markets that may help greatly increase diversion rates at job sites, recycling plants and within solid waste authority jurisdictions.
Joint Plenary Session: Reaching the Target—Two Case Studies
Case studies of two prominent projects that attained high recycling rates in an economically viable way are presented.
Maximizing Metals Markets
This session examines techniques and relationships that can assure contractors and haulers they are realizing maximum profit potential from the scrap metal stream.
Hazards of the Job
This session examines the challenges and potential solutions when encountering asbestos, lead-based paint, refrigerants and other red-flagged materials.