|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2011|
University of Alaska Fairbanks
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion
UAF Design & Construction
Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contribute to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:
The figures for this credit came from Cody Bell, for a recent construction project on the UAF campus- the Life Sciences Facility building. The numbers were based on daily reports by HC Contractors. The conversion of 3 cubic yards per ton was used to convert concrete, scrap iron, recycled, and land filled totals from cubic yards to tons. Scrap iron and recycled totals were considered in the recycled/donated/recovered category, while concrete waste and landfilled materials combined made up the landfilled materials. Here is the breakdown in tons:
Scrap Iron - 12
Recycled - 24
Landfilled - 18
Concrete - 198
The following is a quote from Darrin Edson about construction projects.
"Basically, we look at projects from sustainable angle, more now than ever before. When we walk on to a job or project site now, our first observation is taking in what we can save and what we cannot. Take the new Life Science building site prep. We sold trailers, moved buildings to used in other location, cleared trees and sold them for use by the community, built up a stock pile of wood and logs to be used by the University, we retained most all of the organic soil for processing and use as top soil, we are using large amounts of the excavations soils for addition purposes on campus and will be left with about 5000 cubic yards of clean silt for use in the future."