Title: Evaluation of the potential application of the precepts of solid waste reverse logistics to the civil construction sector in Curitiba, Paraná
Authors: Annelise Nairne Schamne; André Nagalli
Addresses: Civil Construction Academic Department, The Federal University of Technology, Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil ' Civil Construction Academic Department, The Federal University of Technology, Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
Abstract: Despite the significant representativeness of the civil construction sector in the economy, construction and demolition waste (CDW) management is still a challenge in most Brazilian municipalities. In this context, the main objective of this work is to evaluate the potential application of reverse logistics (RL) principles in CDW management in the civil construction sector in the Brazilian city of Curitiba and to propose a conceptual model to help in the CDW management. In the first stage of the research, civil construction sector professionals pondered relevant criteria to make up the RL system by application of the Delphi method questionnaire and by analytic hierarchy process (AHP). In the second stage, a conceptual model was developed, highlighting the potential of applying RL precepts among agents in the civil construction sector production chain in Curitiba. The model proposed assists in understanding the flow of materials in the RL system and each service provider's responsibilities in carrying out construction related activities, including CDW management, in addition to compliance with legislation and minimisation of environmental impacts.
Keywords: construction and demolition waste; CDW; reverse logistics system; analytic hierarchy process; AHP.
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2018 Vol.22 No.1/2/3/4, pp.24 - 47
Received: 22 Jun 2017
Accepted: 22 Sep 2017
Published online: 16 Aug 2018 *