A framework for safe reuse of demolition waste
A research workshop of the Fondation Bâtiment Énergie, coordinated by the CSTB and involving the MECD Institute for the management of a project on reuse, has developed eight guides to increase the reliability of residual performance of eight product families for their reuse in new construction after removal from demolition sites.
The CSTB is bolstering the circular economy in the construction sector throughout Europe
50% more reclaimed building elements in use in Northwestern Europe by 2032. Quite a challenge given that only 1% of building elements are currently reused after their initial use. The reuse of materials is the focus of the European project FCRBE (Facilitating the Circulation of Reclaimed Building Elements in Northwestern Europe), which is part of the Interreg North-West Europe Program. The CSTB is a partner along with seven other European contributors to guide the transition of the construction industry in the circular economy.