The rapid worldwide growth of the construction industry during recent decades has resulted in an enormous increase in the global production of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW), placing an enormous strain on the environmental. The industry urgently needs to implement changes to economic policy and decision-making criteria to address this issue and to safe-guard the environment.
In the frame of GREEN Instruct project, a variety of products (geopolymers, fibers, aggregates, additives) are developed, based on different CDW streams (bricks, concrete, glass, plastics, wood, aluminum). All raw materials and final products are characterized as far as composition, structure and properties are concerned. In order to handle all these data, during the GI project, a measurement database has been built. According to the database design, each sample will be sorted by measurement technique, while each technique will be sorted by partner. The Measurement Database is divided in two parts:
The folder Measurement Conditions, reporting the instrumentation and the measurement conditions (one file per partner).
Contains the raw measurement files sorted by material (first level) and by measurement (second level).
The data base will be periodically updated until the end of the project and is open access to other projects and researchers. The measurement results are also available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org