This cost benefit analysis is based on a project consisting of a new build construction of warehouse, incorporating a shed, office and external works. The project value is approximately £11m. The study found that there was a total potential saving (net of implementation cost) of 0.51%.
Cost benefit analysis based on a new build lightweight steel-framed warehouse including shed, office and external works.
This case study identifies at the design stage the costs and benefits associated with waste reduction and recovery actions for a new industrial warehouse. The Net Waste Tool is used to identify the top opportunites to reduce and recover waste and to estimate the cost savings from implementing these measures.
To ensure that maximum benefit from good waste practices is realised (and shared) it is important that the client, the contractor and the trade contractor to work together to ensure that the potential for waste reduction is built into wastage allowances for materials purchasing at the tender stage.
Clients need to instruct designers to look for waste reduction opportunities, plus set threshold waste reduction and recovery targets.
Designers need to look for opportunities to design out waste (such as simplification of the specification)
Contractors need to develop a quality SWMP and a materials logistics plan.
Trade contractors need to ensure that materials are not over ordered, and that the materials brought to site are used as efficiently as possible.
The waste management contractor must ensure that all wastes received are recycled wherever possible.