Management of construction and demolition waste, to mit-igate environmental impact and preserve our natural re-sources: A literature review

Keywords: Civil construction, environmental management, environmental impact, garbage recycling


Many countries have made progress in the construction aspect. They talk about the large projects that have been carried out, such as the construction of huge skyscrapers, among other constructions, but they do not talk about the negative impacts on the environment that they generate. One of the main generators of the negative impact generated by construction is construction and Demolition Waste (RCD). These are dumped in unauthorized places, such as open fields, rivers, abandoned land, etc. Only rarely are they dumped in landfills, which is authorized. The objective of this research is to review the steps taken by the different countries, in order to minimize the impact they generate, through a descriptive analysis and a documentary compilation of the years 2015 - 2020; taking as a sample the different investigations through 29 scientific articles, 12 of these from the scientific base of Scopus and 17 from ScienceDirect, which date from supervisory political measures, processing plants, incentives to recycling companies, reuse of waste with different methodologies, etc., highlighting the ecological importance that includes reusing waste through these steps that are for the good of the environment. From the systematic review it is concluded that the use of processing plants with Advanced Dry Recovery (ADR) technologies and the Heating Air Classification System (HAS) is an effective way to crush concrete waste and convert it into recycled aggregates, turning them into reusable material for construction purposes.


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Sócrates Pedro Muñoz Pérez, Universidad Señor de Sipán

Civil Engineer graduated from the Pedro Ruiz Gallo National University - Lambayeque in 2006, with 11 years of experience in execution of civil works and production of pre-fabricated and prestressed and 8 years of collegiate, with a Master's degree in Engineering Sciences. Land with a Mention in Geotechnics graduated from the National University of San Agustín - Arequipa, with a Diploma in Applied Geology Specialization in Mining from the Mining Chamber of Peru. My primary values ​​are loyalty, responsibility, companionship, punctuality and the desire to excel. Former undergraduate teacher in the Soil Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Geology courses at the San Pablo Catholic University, Nestor Caceres Velasquez University, Alas Peruanas University, Former Postgraduate Professor at the Nestor Caceres Velasquez University in the Mechanics of Soils and Rocks, Professor at the Universidad Señor de Sipán


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Muñoz Pérez, S. P., Bayona Reyes, M. J., & Yovera Santisteban , J. R. (2021). Management of construction and demolition waste, to mit-igate environmental impact and preserve our natural re-sources: A literature review. Ecuadorian Science Journal, 5(2), 100-106.
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