Environmental product declaration for Steel Sheet Piling structures | 2011
This document is intended for understanding the environmental performance of steel sheet piling structures, which are solutions for rapid, cost-effective and reliable structures. Sheet piles are used in the construction of quays and harbours, cofferdams, bridge abutments, retaining walls, foundation structures, etc. The information given is based on the LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) study “Comparative environmental evaluation of retaining structures made of steel sheet piling or reinforced concrete”, which has been peer reviewed to be in compliance with the ISO standards 14040 and 14044 by “RDC Environment”.
LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) is a set of techniques, based on ISO standards, used to account for the energies and materials quantities as well as for the pollutants entering or exiting at all the stages necessary for the manufacturing of a given product (or a service delivery). Three main stages should be distinguished: extraction of raw materials, production and forming of the end-user product, end-of-life process (recycling or valorisation).
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