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NGS WasteCost® lite

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NGS WasteCost® lite
About: 


Whilst worrking with BRE Waste & Resource Efficiency team it became clear that they had the waste statistics but the industry at large were not engaged in waste segregation unless they have an obligation to do so.

BrianSpecMan of NGS was working with UKCEED, Environment Agency, ConstructingExcellence, Keir Construction, Simons of Lincoln, BRE and WRAP developing and delivering over 40 SWMP Site Waste Management Plan workshops across the UK to many mixed audiences.

Simons presented a case study showing how with different material waste streams being segregated on their constuction sites they could make considerable savings on waste skips and landfill costs.

Over a weekend BrianSpecMan brought BRE waste statistics and Simons waste costs data together to create WasteCost(R) lite calculator, that takes minites to populate and less than a second to get results.

Aims and ambitions 

The aim was to get Quantitiy Surveyors and Constructor's Buying Departments beyond the first question to the more important answers to 3 or 4 questions:

This tool demonstrates roughly spend £10,000 to save £100,000

In the case of demolition v deconstruction (this needs its own calculator using BioRegional published data)

GreenSpec WasteCost(r) lite has its limitations:

Despite that, it still works

You can adjust default waste stream costs to local current figure.

A more sophisticated version WasteCost(R) Full was created and developed but never completed or released.

Spin-offs

BrianSpecMan handed a copy to BRE and invited them to do the same, 3 years later BRE and WRAP produced their own sophisticated and more accurate versions that take days to populate with project specific data and get results.  The QS has already left the building by the time their results are available.


© NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
16th December 2012 - 21st November 2013

NGS WasteCost® lite
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2006 Calculator 


© BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
16th December 2012 - 22nd July 2013

NGS WasteCost® lite
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© NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
16th December 2012 - 21st November 2013