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Recycling Syria’s Rubble


Recycling Syria’s Rubble

Nour Madi from the American University of Beirut (AUB, Lebanon) took second prize. Her project is a GIS-based framework for recycling construction materials in Syria. The scope includes both war rubble and ordinary construction waste of the nation’s seven largest cities.

The project optimizes the locations of recycling facilities as well as their capacity and size. Costs of the recycling processes and transport routes are also considered. Based on her analysis, Nour Madi proposes six locations for the recycling plants.

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Forum Details

Infrastructure Space
April 7 to April 9, 2016

Detroit, USA
Project Details
Holcim Forum Prize
2nd prize
Student Poster Competition
Nour Madi
Main Author
Nour Madi
American University of Beirut (AUB) Lebanon
Holcim Foundation

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