This paper proposes a strategy to define a calculation methodology, readily available for any agent involved in
the construction process. By means of this methodology we will be able to quantify and classify the construction waste
generated when implementing buildings, and focuses on the dwelling sector, here referred to as Common Construction
We start by quantifying the material resources consumed in the construction of this Model. Identifying, quantifying and
classifying the most relevant wastes generated during the building process, future research will draw comparative analyses
between the different constructive solutions and the material resources in order to minimize the environmental impact
generated by the Common Construction Model (CCM).
Finally, a case study is shown where the methodology is applied on a sample of ten buildings, focuses on the dwelling
sector. These buildings, on the other hand, are part of a subsidizing-housing program; both of them are defined and
analysed in this paper.