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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Luise Grabuschnig (2018): Abbruchswesen und Baustoffrecycling in Österreich am Beispiel eines Wiener Gründerzeithauses.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Abfallwirtschaft (ABF-BOKU), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 91. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The present thesis deals with current legal innovations and changes in the areas of demolition and recycling of building materials in Austria. Through the case study "Demolition of Türkenwirtgebäude", a building built on the grounds of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna in 1908, which had been demolished in summer 2016, the effects of the new “Recycling Building Materials Ordinance”, which entered into force on 1.1.2016, are observed. Hereby the focus lies not only on the demolition process and on the conventional recycling of building material, but also on re-use and upcycling of building materials. This was specifically promoted in the case study by involving actors from the professional environment. As part of the case study, a mass balance sheet was prepared for the main components of the building, bricks and lumber, using inventory plans, to allow a comparison with the balance sheet results of the demolition firm. In addition, all participants involved in the demolition process were interviewed in order to gain an insight into the demolition events from different perspectives and to be able to point out any possibilities for improvement and promotion. The thesis also provides insights into current research on the use and treatment options of mineral building waste, even apart from the use as technical bulk materials. Current projects and efforts to promote reuse and upcycling of building materials are also presented. For a final international comparison, the current situation of demolition and building material recycling within the Member States of the European Union has been investigated

Beurteilende(r): Salhofer Stefan Petrus
1.Mitwirkender: Smutny Roman

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