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University of Florida Gypsum Board Waste

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0024458/00001

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Title: University of Florida Gypsum Board Waste An Analysis of Current Trends and a Proposal for Future Diversion
Physical Description: 1 online resource (98 p.)
Language: english
Creator: Mustakas, Jacqueline
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2009

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: construction, diversion, drywall, gypsum, recycle, sustainability, waste
Building Construction -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: Building Construction thesis, M.S.B.C.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract: With the depletion of natural resources and the onset of climatic changes, members of the construction industry have finally acknowledged the damage the built environment has had on the natural environment and have committed to the green building movement in aspiration of reducing detrimental environmental impacts. A strategy included in the movement utilizes construction waste management plans to divert construction and demolition waste. Though many construction materials can successfully be diverted, the industry still struggles with diverting gypsum board waste. Due to the inherent difficulties during the recycling process and scarcity of facilities capable of diversion, 40 tons of gypsum board is landfilled worldwide everyday and is causing a substantial impact on the environment including creation of toxic gas, groundwater contamination, and human illness. The University of Florida has also experienced trouble diverting the waste. Though dedicated to waste diversion, the University has yet to develop a method for diverting gypsum board waste. With over a million square feet of construction in early planning phases, the University can expect to generate a sizeable amount of gypsum board waste in the near future. In order to reinforce their commitment to sustainable superiority, the University should develop a plan for gypsum board waste diversion. The following study analyzes the University's current construction waste trends. A waste estimation tool capable of quantifying future waste will be developed and used jointly with previous gypsum board waste study results to determine expected future gypsum board waste. The study will also explain the University of Florida's responsibility for detrimental impacts including creation of toxic gas, groundwater contamination, and human illness. Concluding the study is a proposal to the University of Florida for a gypsum board waste diversion program. The proposed program includes purchasing equipment suitable for the University's needs and outlines the tasks necessary for gypsum board waste diversion. The study's conclusion discusses program benefits including limiting environmental impact, physical campus improvements, monetary savings, and the reinforcement of the University's ability to lead their peers by their commitment to sustainable practices.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jacqueline Mustakas.
Thesis: Thesis (M.S.B.C.)--University of Florida, 2009.
Local: Adviser: Kibert, Charles J.
Local: Co-adviser: Grosskopf, Kevin R.

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Source Institution: UFRGP
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: lcc - LD1780 2009
System ID: UFE0024458:00001

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0024458/00001

Material Information

Title: University of Florida Gypsum Board Waste An Analysis of Current Trends and a Proposal for Future Diversion
Physical Description: 1 online resource (98 p.)
Language: english
Creator: Mustakas, Jacqueline
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2009

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: construction, diversion, drywall, gypsum, recycle, sustainability, waste
Building Construction -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: Building Construction thesis, M.S.B.C.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: With the depletion of natural resources and the onset of climatic changes, members of the construction industry have finally acknowledged the damage the built environment has had on the natural environment and have committed to the green building movement in aspiration of reducing detrimental environmental impacts. A strategy included in the movement utilizes construction waste management plans to divert construction and demolition waste. Though many construction materials can successfully be diverted, the industry still struggles with diverting gypsum board waste. Due to the inherent difficulties during the recycling process and scarcity of facilities capable of diversion, 40 tons of gypsum board is landfilled worldwide everyday and is causing a substantial impact on the environment including creation of toxic gas, groundwater contamination, and human illness. The University of Florida has also experienced trouble diverting the waste. Though dedicated to waste diversion, the University has yet to develop a method for diverting gypsum board waste. With over a million square feet of construction in early planning phases, the University can expect to generate a sizeable amount of gypsum board waste in the near future. In order to reinforce their commitment to sustainable superiority, the University should develop a plan for gypsum board waste diversion. The following study analyzes the University's current construction waste trends. A waste estimation tool capable of quantifying future waste will be developed and used jointly with previous gypsum board waste study results to determine expected future gypsum board waste. The study will also explain the University of Florida's responsibility for detrimental impacts including creation of toxic gas, groundwater contamination, and human illness. Concluding the study is a proposal to the University of Florida for a gypsum board waste diversion program. The proposed program includes purchasing equipment suitable for the University's needs and outlines the tasks necessary for gypsum board waste diversion. The study's conclusion discusses program benefits including limiting environmental impact, physical campus improvements, monetary savings, and the reinforcement of the University's ability to lead their peers by their commitment to sustainable practices.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jacqueline Mustakas.
Thesis: Thesis (M.S.B.C.)--University of Florida, 2009.
Local: Adviser: Kibert, Charles J.
Local: Co-adviser: Grosskopf, Kevin R.

Record Information

Source Institution: UFRGP
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: lcc - LD1780 2009
System ID: UFE0024458:00001


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The University of Florida

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Problem Statement

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Intentions and Deliverables

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Gypsum: The Mineral

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Gypsum Applications As a Building Material

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As a Soil Additive Other Application s Gypsum Board Fabrication

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Gypsum Board Applications Functions Installation

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The Final Chapter in the Life of Gypsum Board

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Manufacturing Disposal Construction Disposal

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Renovation Disposal Demolition Disposal Problems Resulting from Conventional Methods of Gypsum Board Disposal

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Detriments Associated with Landfilling Gypsum Board

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Detriments Associated with Incineration of Gypsum Board C&D Debris

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Gypsum Board Present in C&D Wastestream

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Residential and Non -Residential Construction Gypsum Board Debris Residential and Non -Residential Demolition Gypsum Board Debris

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Residential and Non -Residential Renovation Gypsum Board Debris

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Gypsum Board Recycling Programs USA Gypsum, Inc.

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New West Gypsum Recycling

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Gypsum Recycling International

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Innovative Grant Recycling Agreement in Orange and Seminole County, Florida

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Jobsite separation

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Disposal site separation

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Processing the gypsum board waste

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End use of the recycled gypsum

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Economics analysis of recycling gypsum

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Total Costs $ (59.35) $ (59.83) Total Revenue $ 22.20 $ 23.88 Total Costs $ (26.09) $ (26.57) Total Revenue $ 22.20 $ 23.88 Total Costs $ (10.16) $ (10.64) Total Revenue $ 13.60 $ 14.44

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Total Costs $ (10.16) $ (10.64) Total Rev enue $ 5.00 $ 5.00

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University of Florida LEED Project Documentation

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Analysis of University of Florida Waste Documentation Obtaining and Understanding Applicable Documentation

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Examining LEED Project Characteristics

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Examining Waste Diversion by LEED Project

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Examining Waste Diversion by Material

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Development of Waste Estimation Tool Capable of Estimating the Future Wastestream

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Waste Per Square Foot of Construction

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Waste Per Square Foot of Renovation

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Final Development of Waste Estimation Tool and Quantification of University of Floridas Future Waste Generation

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University of Florida Material Diversion Analysis

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University of Florida Waste Per Square Foot of New Construction

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University of Florida Tons of Waste per Square Foot of Renovation

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University of Florida Total Waste Generated from Future New Construction and Renovation

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University of Florida Significant Waste Generation Irresponsibility

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Improper Documentation Re -calculation of University of Florida Expected Wa ste Generation

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Estimating the Quantity of Gypsum Board Waste Present in the University of Floridas Future Wastestream

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Gypsum Board Waste Generated from New Construction Gypsum Board Waste Generated from Renovation

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Total Gypsum Board

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Estimated Detrimental Effects Resulting from Anticipated Gypsum Board Wastestream Effects on Landfills

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Effec ts on Alachua County Water Transportation Effects

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Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide

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Loss of Natural Resources

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Proposal to The University of Florida For A Successful Gypsum Board Waste Diversion Program

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Gypsum Board Recycling Equipment

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Andela AGBR -01:

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Gypsum Board Diversion Program

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Preconstruction tasks Designate a Gypsum Board Diversion Coordinator Require Subcontractor Participation

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Plan for Gypsum Board Diversion Arrange Site Plan to Promote Gypsum Board Diversion Ensure Equipment Availability Construction tasks Ensure Gypsum Board Waste Separation Gypsum Board Waste Separation Designate a Laborer to Run Gypsum Board Waste Reducing Equipment Reduce Gypsum Board Waste

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Diversion tasks Use Reduced Gypsum as Soil Additive Document Diversion Monitor Effects of Gypsum University of Florida Benefits From Program Gypsum Board Diversion Implementation Limit Anticipated Detriments

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Improved Soil Conditions Savings

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Avoiding the Future Disposal Ban of Gypsum Board Waste

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Reinforcing the University of Floridas Reputation

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The Importance of Drywall Recycling Andela AGBR-01 Gypsum Board Reducing Specifications Gypsum Board Reducers C&D World Construction and Demolition Recycling How Products are Made: Drywall Roll-off Dumpster Service Pr ofitable Gypsum Wallboard Recycling. Gypsums Environmental Story in North America. What is Gypsum? The Unique Gypsum Recycling Process The Trowel

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Construction Ecology Nature as the basis for green buildings Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery Gypsum Wallboard Recycling and Reuse Opportunities in the State of Vermont Gypsum Corporate Facts The Gypsum Recycling Process Gypsum. RSMeans Building Construction Cost Data Innovative Drywall Recycling Grant The Trowel Construction and Demolition Recycling

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Characterizations of Buildi ng-Related Construction and Demolition Debris in The United States Whats in a Building? Composition Analysis of C&D Debris LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations About USGBC About UF The Disaster Handbook 2006 Mi nerals Yearbook Focus: Gypsum Wallboard Waste