Use of inert C&D materials for seawall foundation: quality control measures

Waste Manag. 2007;27(6):768-77. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2006.04.008. Epub 2006 Jun 5.


The technical viability of using inert construction and demolition (C&D) materials for the construction of seawall and breakwater foundations has been established by laboratory testing of the materials, numerical analysis of foundation stability, and a pilot field-scale engineering performance evaluation. However, quality control measures are still required so that only suitable materials are used for seawall and breakwater foundation construction. The development of different quality control measures for different site conditions is presented in this paper. The rationale, practicality, and implementation of these quality control measures are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Construction Materials / standards*
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Hong Kong
  • Materials Testing / instrumentation
  • Materials Testing / methods
  • Oceans and Seas
  • Quality Control
  • Refuse Disposal / methods*
  • Water Pollution, Chemical / prevention & control