Topics and tendencies of construction and demolition waste: A meta-analysis

J. Aldana, A. Serpell

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In recent years, the topic of construction and demolition waste (C&DW) has been the focus of numerous investigations resulting in a large number of publications. Some items that have submitted revisions to the state of the art on C&DW management, they conclude on statistical aspects, such as the number of articles per journal, by country, by author, by source (University/Institute), for research methods and data analysis methods. But do not a frequency analysis of the issues addressed in these publications and also presented a summary of them. For this reason this article presents a meta-analysis of the contents of the C&DW management publications and collects progress on the most popular topics in recent years. We conclude that most mentioned topics are the types of materials that cause waste, the quantities generated, among others. Future research could focus on analyzing the situation of this problem in developing countries, methods of integration of advances in the subject, the methodologies for the formulation of management plans in C&DW work, among others.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)4-16
Number of pages13
JournalRevista de la Construccion
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2012


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