Date: 24 - 25 March
One of the major themes in architecture and construction is the move towards a circular built environment. Currently, less than three percent of all residual material is reused after the demolition of a building, which means that vast amounts of resources are wasted in the process. The small amount of materials that is recycled, is often used in inefficient ways.
This conference, organised by Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, IBA Parkstad and the Parkstad Limburg region and supported by CIB, iiSBE, FIDIC, and UNEP, aims to create a platform on which knowledge on the subject can be exchanged on a scientific level, to study the environmental and economic implications, and to share experiences on the latest developments in this field.
Five parallel tracks will be organised as a core for the conference:
- Circular building design methods and assessment
- Urban transformations for circular and sustainable cities
- Social acceptance of circular renovation concepts
- Adoption of technical supportive innovations
- Building envelope development in the circular economy