Demolition is the process of tearing down a building to serve the necessary demands. Demolition of buildings and large infrastructures pose significant economic and environmental concerns to property managers and the general public. Typically, demolition activities yield large volumes of waste and if this is poorly planned and managed, enormous volumes of waste end up at the lower steps in the waste hierarchy.
Reuse of rebar from such sites has the potential to reduce environmental impact, to improve social welfare and to cut costs related to reprocessing. All these ensure the future generation’s access to resources is protected. It is therefore imperative to study the structural integrity of such rebar and develop better demolition practices.