Guide

Designer's guide to cutting waste from construction projects

Introduction

Waste is a feature of all construction projects. However, using raw materials and managing waste effectively can help projects to run smoothly and reduce their costs.

To achieve the greatest benefits, using resources efficiently and cutting waste from construction projects needs to begin at the design stage. By following best practice principles for designing out waste, designers can reduce project overheads and waste going to landfill, and save resources.

This guide explains the main principles of designing out waste and how construction and design businesses can put them into practice in buildings and civil engineering projects. It also explains the business benefits of considering this at the early project stages.