Air Monitoring

Air quality at construction works and demolitions: improving the information transmitted to citizens

Apr 20 2020

Author: Mikel Iceta on behalf of Kunak

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A common impact of construction works and demolitions is an increase in air pollution. Clearly, dismantling a building or infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life implies an increase in noise and dust concentration. Nevertheless, this type of work should proceed with maximum guarantees, respecting at all times the current environmental legislation. Likewise, and regardless of any applicable standards, it is highly recommended to put into practice all those measures that reduce inconvenience to the neighbourhood and the environment.

What does dismantling or demolishing involve, and what role does environmental monitoring play?

Dismantling and demolition activities basically involve pulling down a wall or building. In fact, the RAE (Spanish Royal Academy of Language) considers these terms synonymous.

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