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November 10, 2015

A new directive in the field of construction engineering will come into effect in Austria on 1 January 2016. The objective of this construction & demolition waste directive is to encourage material efficiency and closed loop recycling management. It will apply to construction and demolition activities, the production and use of recycled building materials and certain recycled building materials for which the waste status in accordance with Austrian Waste Management Law (2002) ends.

The official procedure for demolition can be divided into three different processes according to the on-site conditions:

If the structure to be demolished will create over 100 t of construction and demolition waste – excluding excavated material – an evaluation of hazardous materials and contaminants in accordance with Austrian standard ÖNORM B 3151 has to be carried out by a demolition recovery specialist. A recovery concept in accordance with ÖNORM B 3151 will then be compiled.

If the structure to be demolished will create over 100 t of construction and demolition waste and gross building volume is more than 3,500m³, an external expert has to carry out an evaluation instead of hazardous materials and contaminants in accordance with ON ruling 192130. A recovery concept in accordance with ÖNORM B 3151 will then be compiled.

If a line structure or paved area is to be demolished an investigative evaluation of hazardous materials and contaminants in accordance with Austrian standard ÖNORM B 3151 is to be carried out by a demolition recovery specialist. As an alternative to this, the obligation is regarded as fulfilled if there is documentation of quality assurance in the form of chemical/analytical testing (e.g. drill core samples or fundamental characterisation).

The building owner, the demolition recovery expert and the external qualified specialist or professional institute are responsible for the proper conducting of a hazardous materials and contaminants evaluation and for the compilation of a demolition recovery concept. The fulfilment of the requirement is to be documented by the respective person responsible.

The documentation is to be kept on file for a minimum of 7 years after the demolition has been completed and also presented to the authorities on request.

The main specified components are to be separated on site in the course of demolition work. If this is not possible due to technical reasons or involves unreasonable costs, separation is to be handled at a treatment facility authorised to do so.

Hazardous and non-hazardous waste is to be separated on site.

The building owner and the building contractor are responsible for the separation of the waste materials. The building owner is additionally responsible for the provision of the areas and facilities required for this purpose.

Brantner Environmental.Facility Services

Brantner Österreich GmbH
Dr.-Franz-Wilhelm-Straße 2a
A-3500 Krems an der Donau
T: +43 59 444, F: +43 59 444 4005
E: office.waste(at)brantner.com

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