Chapter 20

Recycling of Construction and Demolition Wastes

Vivian W.Y. Tam     School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia

Abstract

Adequate shelter for all people is one of the pressing challenges faced by the developing countries. India is currently facing a shortage of about 17.6 million houses. The dream of owning a house particularly for low- and middle-income families is becoming a difficult reality. Hence, it has become a necessity to adopt cost-effective, innovative and environment-friendly housing technologies for enabling the common people to construct houses at affordable cost. This article compares construction cost for the traditional and low-cost housing technologies. Case ...

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