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Construction Waste Handbook Construction Waste Handbook     Worksheet Economics Worksheet Economics     C&D Resources C&D Resources     Education Program Education Program

This site is provided by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). The purpose of the site is to provide to valuable information for all builders, designers, handymen, remodelers, owners, and the general public about Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste. C&D waste is examined form numerous prospectives and a detailed report of what is happening in the H-GAC area is included. The objective is to provide the information in a manner and style that is useful to all parties interested in C&D waste. The site is organized to provide that ease of information transfer.

Construction Waste Handbook Construction Waste Handbook
This handbook exists as the result of a desire by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) to provide assistance to the area's residents for the purpose of addressing the Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste issues of the area. The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) was contracted to do the research and to produce the handbook. It is with great humility that we share this educational tool for the residents of the thirteen counties that comprise the service area for H-GAC. También disponible en Español

Worksheet Economics Worksheet Economics
This worksheet economic tool or calculator exists as a result of a desire by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) to provide a tool for interested parties to determine for individual projects the economic considerations of recycling the C&D waste. The tool is adapted from work done by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for the EPA. HARC made some additions to the tool to make it functional for the H-GAC area. The tool provides a method of estimating C&D volume and weight. The tool also allows the user to estimate the costs and benefits of C&D waste recycling. También disponible en Español

Residential C&D Waste Study Residential C&D Waste Study
The report conducted 2004-2005 examines the C&D literature, national trends, local trends, legislation, barriers, and opportunities. The report has many citations from reports and studies conducted from around the nation (many of these are included in the case studies section). The report includes more than 85 color digital photographs taken during the study period of the two C&D waste audit residences, a worksheet economic calculator and the narrative of the examination of the two custom built residence's waste streams actual results. The report also provides an in field trial of on-site grinding of C&D waste.

Education Program Education Program
This section contains the information data sheet of procedures and local resources for the construction trades involved in the residential C&D process. H-GAC uses these as training guides.
C&D Resources C&D Resources
There are four subdivisions in this category; General Studies, International Studies. National Studies and Regional Studies. The content is broad and represents the seminal published work in the C&D field.
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