Building information modeling for construction and demolition waste minimization

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Being an integrated information environment, building information modeling (BIM) is capable of accommodating the various and changing perspectives on construction and demolition waste (CDW). By bringing these perspectives together, BIM facilitates alignment of stakeholders and their actions toward higher precision, reliability, and efficiency in the representation and control of material flows in the built environment. The main contributions of BIM are as follows:

● Identification and localization of resources in building elements.
● Estimation of the quality, quantity, and context of resources in a building.
● Planning of resource extraction in the framework of regular construction or demolition activities (hence also integration of waste processing in these activities).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling
Subtitle of host publicationManagement, Processing and Environmental Assessment
EditorsFernando Pacheco-Torgal, Yining Ding, Francesco Colangelo, Rabin Tuladhar, Alexander Koutamanis
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-12-819055-5
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-819056-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • BIM
  • Waste
  • Identification
  • Localization
  • Estimation
  • Planning
  • Construction
  • Demolition
  • Renovation


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