Reuse of Brick Waste in the Construction Industry

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  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune - 411057, Maharashtra ,IN
  • Assam Down Town University, Guwahati - 781068, Assam ,IN
  • Assam Down Town University, Guwahati - 781068, Assam ,IN



Brick Aggregate Reuse, Demolition Waste Management, Sustainable Construction


Demolition work produces a lot of waste or demolition waste made up of different materials like concrete, wood, metals, bricks, glass, plastics and asphalt. To maintain environmental sustainability this waste must be managed. This study offers a sustainable solution for the construction industry by providing a thorough analysis of demolition waste management with a focus on the reuse of brick aggregate and brick dust. Samples from a controlled demolition site were collected for the study. The brick samples from the demolition site were found through laboratory testing to have greater compressive strength than regular bricks, making them an acceptable building material. Brick dust was also discovered to be a superior void filler. These waste materials were used to create lean concrete, which was stronger than regular concrete and thus suitable for building. Cost comparisons revealed significant cost savings, making this strategy appealing from an economic standpoint. The study emphasises how using bricks made from demolition debris could lower carbon emissions. Responsible demolition waste management can also prevent priceless land resources from being turned into landfills, enhance soil quality and advance in building a circular economy. In conclusion, improving demolition waste management, particularly by recycling brick waste, offers a long-term solution for the building sector. It contributes to a greener and more sustainable future by minimising environmental impact, conserving resources, lowering construction costs and promoting a circular economy.


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Author Biography

Mriganka Mazumdar, Assam Down Town University, Guwahati - 781068, Assam

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Assam down town University




How to Cite

Deb, S., Mazumdar, M., & Afre, R. A. (2024). Reuse of Brick Waste in the Construction Industry. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 72(2), 111–117.
Received 2023-11-03
Accepted 2024-01-18
Published 2024-04-22



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