Sustainable building construction with solid waste

Other Title(s)

البناء المستدام للنفايات الصلبة

Dissertant

al-Aqtash, Bashshar Yasir

Thesis advisor

Abu Hammad, Ayman A.

University

Isra University

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Department

Engineering Project Management

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2020

English Abstract

Prior three decades, numerous global companies, adopted the idea of sustainable buildings using waste management to establish for their facilities and some of their branches in different districts in the world.

Here in Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, many organizations and companies including private and governmental sectors, national and intergovernmental institutions are competing to build such buildings which would achieve sustainability from waste materials.

In this work, a house was built via waste construction materials, taking into account the economic feasibility of the new building besides maintaining the same physical and mechanical characteristics of conventional structural materials.

After conducting this work, it was found that there are seven major waste materials which can be used in commercial scale achieving economic viability without affecting mechanical and physical features of new construction materials compared to conventional structural materials.

Those seven waste materials were: (a) waste glass, used for partials replacement in exterior wall, (b) waste wood for insulation element in the exterior walls of the house, (c) waste plastic that can be converted and recycled into plastic lumber as an alternative to parquet, (d) construction and demolition waste aggregate that used as an alternative to traditional cement in the slab, (e) waste rubber which was used in interior an part of exterior walls of the house, waste steel bars as an alternative to traditional steel in the house, and (g) cardboard that was used as exterior brick cladding.

Also, it was found that utilizing these materials did not change remarkably the mechanical and physical characteristics of traditional material.

Alternative hypothesis, 1, was found to be valid and correct whereas null hypothesis ,was not valid, as cost of the house built using waste materials from Jordanian C&D phases was less than conventional construction materials.

Additionally, the mechanical and physical characteristics of waste materials were similar to those related to conventional construction materials.

A survey was conducted to support the hypothesis of this work.

The hypothesis covered managers and engineers from contracting and consulting companies, and found that most of the society surveyed agreed that utilizing waste materials in construction under certain conditions would be more cost effective than conventional construction materials.

It is recommended to conduct further analysis on the materials investigated in this work to be more valid and effective in construction industry.

Main Topic

Civil Engineering

No. of Pages

90

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Review of the literature.

Chapter Three : Materials and methods.

Chapter Four : Feasibility analysis of waste materials.

Chapter Five : Results, survey and discussions.

Chapter Six : Conclusions and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Aqtash, Bashshar Yasir. (2020). Sustainable building construction with solid waste. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-985095

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Aqtash, Bashshar Yasir. Sustainable building construction with solid waste. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University. (2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-985095

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Aqtash, Bashshar Yasir. (2020). Sustainable building construction with solid waste. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-985095

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-985095