HISER International Conference – “Advances in Recycling and Management of Construction and Demolition Waste”, 21, 22, & 23 June 2017, Delft, Netherlands

This event was organized in collaboration with the H2020 project BAMB – Building as Material Banks.

Currently 461 million tons per year of (ever more) complex construction and demolition waste (C&DW) are generated within the European Union. The average recycling rate is around 46%. Therefore there is still a significant loss of potential valuable minerals, metals and organic materials all over Europe. Several initiatives are ongoing worldwide to develop methodologies and technologies to turn this waste streams into resources for the benefit of the economy and the environment. Among them, the European funded HISER project (www.hiserproject.eu) which aims  to develop and demonstrate novel cost-effective technological and non-technological holistic solutions for a higher recovery of raw materials from ever more complex C&DW, by considering circular economy approaches throughout the building value chain (from the End-of-Life Buildings to new Buildings).

The conference  provided researchers and industry experts with the opportunity to exchange their ideas and showcases advanced/innovative technologies and methodologies to process and valorize C&DW in the context of circular economy.

BAMB partners participated to a great extend. You find the BAMB contributed papers from the HISER conference in the table.

Paper Authors Institutions Pdf
"Challenging the current approach to end of life of buildings using a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach" Dr Flavie Lowres, Dr Owen Abbe, Dr Gilli Hobbs BRE
"Reuse of building products and materials – barriers and opportunities" Gilli Hobbs, Katherine Adams BRE
"How do current policies support a transition towards a circular economy in the built environment?" Dr. C. Henrotay, Dr. W. Debacker, M. Steinlage IBGE VITO
"Material Flows of the German Building Sector" Matthias A. Heinrich TUM
"Extending buildings’ life cycle: sustainability early design support tool" J. Andrade, L. Bragança UMINHO
"Sustainability Assessment Method for Healthcare Buildings – Criteria for Materials Selection in the Portuguese Context" Maria de Fátima Castro, Ricardo Mateus, Luís Bragança UMINHO
"Systemic view on Reuse Potential of building elements, components and systems - Comprehensive Framework for assessing Reuse Potential of Building Elements" Dr. E. (Elma) Durmisevic, P. (Pieter) R. Beurskens, R. (Renata) Adrosevic, R. (Reonald) Westerdijk University of Twente Sarajevo Green Design Foundation Zuyd University of Applied science
"Design support for revisable buildings with-focus on visualizing and simulating transformation capacity during initial design phase" Dr. E. (Elma) Durmisevic, M. (Marc) M.CBerg, U. (Usama) Atteya University of Twente University of Cairo
"Circular Economy and Design for Change within the Built Environment: preparing the transition" Wim Debacker, Saskia Manshoven, Martijn Peters, Andre Ribeiro , Yves De WeerdtWeerdt VITO IBM
"Business models for building material circularity: learnings from frontrunner cases" K. Wang, S. Vanassche, A. Ribeiro, M. Peters, J. Oseyran VITO IBM