Module details for Logistics, Waste Pollution and Processing of Building Sites


This module makes it possible to have a precise analysis of pollution and waste arising from building sites, treatment options and explore opportunities to add value to waste. This module explores the impact of logistics on a building site in relation to environment and financial performance and opportunities to optimise performance


To realize savings on the waste processing upstream of the building site by a better analysis of the existing situation. To develop waste resulting from the building site in order to realize substantial savings. To understand waste production and treatment to identify efficient methods of practice. To realize savings on the cost of logistics building site by a better analysis of the situation. To develop this logistics building site in order to realize substantial savings as well on the estimated one as on the execution

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  *

2.  To analyze the depollution of the building sites as well as the treatment and the valorization of waste compared to what exists

3.  To analyze the waste emitted by the building sites, to define their treatments and their value in order to reduce the costs

4.  Capacity to develop a charter clean building site

5.  To analyze the logistic need for a building site and to deduce the assessment carbon from it

6.  To define an optimization in order to reduce the environmental impact while controlling the financial budgets

Indicative Content

1 Soil contamination:

Various types and classification of pollution of ground, their transport, their treatments as well as the analysis of the costs

2 Site clearing:

Various types and classifications of materials of clearing out, recycling, treatment, valorization, the financial incidence

3 Demolition:

Various processes of deconstruction, harmful effects, recycling, treatment, valorization, the financial incidence

4 Site waste:

The management of the losses, recycling, the management of waste, treatment, valorization, the financial incidence.

5 Waste production:

Knowledge internal processes of each waste production in order to know the environment of treatment sorting of building site

6 Logistics:

Bases of logistics, various means of transport and production, consumption in fossil energy, the assessment carbon, various possibilities of optimization, the financial incidence, the study of new behavior and new energy source

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 24
Tutorial/Seminar 12
Practical Activity 38
Assessment 70
Independent 56
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


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