The ICE Demolition Protocol provides a pragmatic set of methodologies to achieve resource efficiency in construction, demolition and refurbishment projects. The Protocol forms the backbone of the WRAP Demolition Module, has been incorporated into planning guidance and has been adopted and implemented across a range of public and private sector projects. This section summarises some of its key features.
In 2008, the Protocol was reviewed, with greater emphasis on how the aims of the waste hierarchy can be achieved. It describes the overarching implementation approaches for Materials Resource Efficiency (MRE) associated with demolition and construction activites and with a decision making framework which promotes:
The Protocol provides indices which allow targets to be set for the above on the basis of area, tonnage, volume, value etc. Other new features include:
For a building/infrastructure considered to have reached the end of its useful life, the Protocol takes a client and project management team through a process which ensures that the priorities advocated by the waste hierarchy have been considered and form a part of the decision making process. The viability of approaches advocated by the waste hierarchy (waste minimisation being the first priority) will be considered when following this process - in terms of cost impacts/benfits, health and safety, logistics and the potential to deliver wider environmental benefits.
Other key features of the Protocol are:
The Efficient Use of Materials in Regeneration Projects - Regeneration Guide
The ICE Demolition Protocol is an element of the recently published Regeneration Guide and is for all parties interested in implementing requirements for the efficient use of materials in regeneration projects. It incorporates good practice:
ICE Demolition Protocol Case Studies
The following documents represent a number of case studies developed across the UK, concentrating on the issues and opportunities resulting from implementation of the Demolition Protocol, focusing mainly on the recovery of materials for use as recycled aggregates.
Targetted audience brochures for the Protocol have been produced by WRAP which provide a simplified layout of the methodologies (in a summary form), for the following audiences:
The Demolition & New Build Best Practice Section of this Module summarises the stages of the Demolition Protocol with links to more detailed walkthrough examples for each stage:
Targetted Audience Brochures