(MENAFN – Gulf Times) The Supreme Committee on Supply and Legacy (SC) and the Golf Research and Development Organization (GORD) have released a new report outlining the sustainable waste management practices used on stadium construction sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar to be discribed.

Engineer Bodour Al Meer

The report, entitled “Best Practices for Building Waste Management: Case Studies from Stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup”, aims to educate local contractors and the entire construction industry on efficient waste management strategies.
The practices described in the report describe Qatar’s commitment to environmental sustainability and its plans to host the first ever carbon neutral FIFA World Cup. They also underscore Qatar’s ambition to achieve sustainability certification under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), which aims to improve the environmental performance of a project and to reuse waste on construction sites, recycle it when possible and dispose of it responsibly in approved landfills to promote.

Engineer Bodour Al Meer, SC’s Director of Sustainability, said: ‘Minimizing waste and increasing recycling is a key strategic goal of the Qatar 2022 Sustainability Strategy and we are proud of our achievements in this area.
‘The purpose of this waste management report is to document some of our best practices and to pass on what we have learned so that other construction sites can operate in a similar manner and, ideally, achieve even higher recycling rates.
The founding chairman of GORD, Dr. Yousef Alhorr said: ‘All World Cup projects in Qatar have taken unconventional measures to dispose of construction site waste and limit their carbon footprint during construction. We have documented these best practices for disposing of construction waste using the GSAS framework. We hope through this report to support and support the entire building community in their pursuit of a sustainably built environment.

Al Horr continued, “Adopting green practices locally offers a number of opportunities beyond the obvious benefits of maintaining our ecosystem. For example, reuse and recycling of building materials not only divert waste from the landfill, but also lower the cost of new materials required for future use.
The report follows the principles of circular economy and outlines best practices related to reduction, reuse and recycling. Starting with waste segregation, the document guides professionals through a hierarchy of different steps and aspects of the waste management cycle with field evidence derived from their implementation at stadium sites.
The stadiums in Qatar 2022 have put in place best-in-class waste management practices by ensuring proper separation, sorting and storage of waste. through on-site facilities and by outsourcing authorized licensed waste contractors to move and transport various types of recyclable waste from construction sites to their proper destinations.
The stadium sites collectively disposed of 79% of solid waste from the landfill through reuse and recycling. Ninety percent of the waste generated in Al Janoub Stadium and 84 percent in Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium has been either reused or recycled. For the ongoing project of the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, the proportion of waste that has been diverted to date is around 95%. The diverted waste from the four other stages is between 72% and 80%.
The report estimates the amount of waste generated at each site, and the data is useful in planning the required facility for waste management and reduction. Some of these calculations include the waste generated per gross floor area, the daily food waste generated per worker, and the percentage of different waste streams.
The report also describes the various waste management challenges related to large construction projects, including the requirement to allocate sufficient space, manpower and machinery to the project. The report also outlines the importance of awareness programs and the implementation of systems to track waste documentation.
This is the latest report published by SC and GORD. The two organizations previously teamed up to produce the Best Practices for Dust Management at Construction Sites report, which also focused on stadiums in Qatar 2022.

Last updated: May 5th, 2021 3:45 p.m.

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