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PACHECO BUSTOS, Carlos Albeiro; SANCHEZ COTTE, Edgar Humberto  and  PAEZ, Carolina. A vision of a sustainable city from the Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) management model case study: Barranquilla. Tecnura [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.63, pp.68-83. ISSN 0123-921X.


The large amount of Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) that is generated has become a worldwide problem. For this reason, the legislation in Colombia seeks to guide its proper management and promote its transformation and reuse.


This research proposes an alternative for the elaboration of the comprehensive management plan based on an analysis of the national and local legislation of the cities that are at the forefront in the management of the C&DWs in Colombia. Based on this analysis, the conditions and characteristics of an intermediate city such as Barranquilla were studied and analyzed, in order to propose an integral alternative for the management of this kind of waste (management and treatment).


The aspects of prevention, storage, collection, transport, use and final disposition to be taken into account within the comprehensive management plan of CÃDW, most suitable for the city of Barranquilla, were identified. According to these special characteristics and conditions, a treatment plant scheme was proposed.


Barranquilla requires a quick adjustment to its C&DW management model, given the high development of the city in the last years. It was recognized for this city that separation at source and use are fundamental in the model required to achieve a sustainable management process. In addition, weaknesses in the current management system were identified, associated with the use of a linear economy model, therefore, a management model based on the principles of circular economy is raised.

Keywords : Sustainable city; Management plan; CDW; Sustainable development.

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