USE OF WASTE AND RECYCLED MATERIALS AS AGGREGATES: STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS

This report was prepared by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for the UK Department of the Environment (DoE). It analyses the current accommodation of waste materials in specifications for aggregates, and is a sequel to earlier BRE work in this area. It aims to provide improved information on how far secondary materials can be used within current standards and specifications. Although current specifications cover a wide range of uses for waste materials, they have many anomalies, where waste materials seem to be unnecessarily excluded. Detailed consideration is given to the specification of: (1) road materials; (2) fill and hardcore materials in buildings; (3) aggregates for use in concrete; and (4) building components. European standards for aggregates are now being developed to incorporate the use of waste materials from the outset. Some waste materials are already promoted on quality, due to their better performance in some applications. A more general quality guarantee of fitness for purpose is required. The report makes recommendations about the future development of standards and other regulations, especially within the context of European Community Directives and the European harmonisation of standards.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • COLLINS, R J
    • SHERWOOD, P T
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-752953-2
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM