Hardcore Mixed Building Rubble Inert 17 01 07
Hardcore is mixed building rubble that mostly contains crushed bricks, blocks, tiles, concrete and ceramics that is generated from demolition, crushing or inert processing activities. The materials will often contain inert crushed products in various colours, shapes and sizes depending on the source of the products and the processing activity used. They will be of varying quality and mixture depending on their expected or previous function. Hardcore will often be found underneath existing concrete slabs, highways and landscaping for drainage and sub-base layers. They are suitable for piling mats and sub-base materials.
Usage & Probable Locations
Hardcore (mixed building rubble) has many uses in construction as sub-base layers, fill materials, drainage and feedstock for some concrete mixes. They are used mostly to form piling mats during demolition and construction activities, sub-base layers, filling voids, landscaping, drainage, soakaways and highways. They are often found in layers underneath buildings, roads, pavements, floor slabs, landscaped areas and voids.
Personal Protective Equipment
PPE requirements indicated are for guidance purposes only. DRIDS has identified the PPE that is mandatory on all demolition projects and ones that may be required subject to site specific Risk Assessment & Method Statement (RAMS). Hover over the icon to determine the types of PPE required for the removal of this material.
Removal, Segregation & Storage
Brick and concrete buildings, structures and infrastructure can be demolished using suitable plant and attachments and stored in piles of crushed materials that have been screened to remove metals and fines. This hardcore (mixed building rubble) that is destined for reuse or recycling should have the majority of contaminants removed to suit the quality protocol for recycled aggregates and stockpiled in mounds according to their particle size and intended use. They should be stored away from current and intended activity to prevent multiple handling. There is no need to store hardcore inside a building or under cover as they are robust against weather.
Fixtures, Fittings & Connections
Health & Safety
Subject to task-specific Risk Assessment & Method Statement (RAMS). Hardcore would normally be processed by mechanical methods if hand methods are to be used wear gloves and respiratory protective equipment (where necessary)when working with hardcore and crushed materials to prevent irritation, cuts and abrasion. Use eye protection when using hand tools. Only use 360 plant and attachments, loaders, muck shifters, mobile crushers or screeners if appropriately trained.