Materials and design principals for a Circular, Biobased construction industry

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The construction industry has traditionally operated
with linear economy principals, with buildings being demolished
rather than recycled following the end of the
design life. The industry can play a major role in reducing
requirements for valuable natural resources and promoting
sustainable design and construction by adopting practices
adhering to circular economy principals. Central to this
would be the use of renewable bio-based construction materials
and designing buildings for disassembly - with a
buildings’ elements and connecting components designed
to be reused, rearranged in a different configuration or
recycled following the expiration of the buildings’ initial
functional use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoMS_2020/21: Construction Materials for a Sustainable Future
Subtitle of host publication2nd International Conference, Slovenia
Place of PublicationZAG - Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute.
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2021


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