Audit Proves Waste Reduction Possible

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Source: theconstructor.org

Around 80 per cent of materials used on some WA building sites can be reused or recycled, Murdoch University students recently found.

Students worked with a construction company who volunteered 3 of their building sites to be assessed. They noted that savings were possible if best practice waste reduction is introduced.

Most waste materials come from the sand and masonry side of construction.

Construction companies in WA have been urged to increase the recycling of their waste because the landfill levy rate has almost doubled from $29 per tonne to $55 per tonne for waste that could decay and increased five-fold from $12 up to $60 per cubic metre for inert waste.

Read more at http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/technology-a-innovation/item/3794-audit-highlights-significant-waste-reduction-on-construction-sites/3794-audit-highlights-significant-waste-reduction-on-construction-sites

Robot Takes the Place of Bricklayers on Colorado Construction Site

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Source: enr.construction.com

With construction technology developing at such a staggeringly fast pace, could robots be the future of construction safety?

According to a contractor on a construction site in Colorado, USA, a bricklaying robot is not only helping keep masons safe, but is also filling in the skills gap left by the growth in construction activity and lack of young people entering the industry.

Could this be the way forward for all construction? Read more about it here.