6-7 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Time: 6 February 2019 Wednesday halfday (afternoon) and 7 February 2019 Thursday all day


The BAMB Consortium organized the Research Days of BAMB’s final event “Buildings As Materials Banks – a pathway for a circular future” (SBE19 Brussels – BAMB-CIRCPATH) that was held in Brussels from the 06th to the 07th of February 2019.

This conference is a part of the worldwide prestigious SBE19 Conference Series that intended to bring together researchers and industry experts from the entire world to exchange their ideas, research work and showcase advanced technologies and innovative methodologies for the built environment.


SBE19 Brussels BAMB-CIRCPATH Event – Conference Programme (pdf 900 kB, updated on 01/02/2019)

SBE19 Brussels BAMB-CIRCPATH Event – Global Programme (pdf 600 kB, updated on 01/02/2019)

Book of abstracts
The Book of Abstracts (pdf 29 MB) is available in electronic format.

Event proceedings and presentations
Click here to access the conference proceedings.

All qualified papers are published in collaboration with IOP Publishers as open access papers in electronic proceedings form within IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science (EES, and are indexed in ISI (Web of Science) and Scopus.

Click here for the presentations from the Research Days, SBE19 Brussels BAMB-CIRCPATH.


Conference Topics

  1.  Strategies and tools for the design of reversible and transformable buildings and systems;
  2.  Design for high reuse potential of buildings and building elements;
  3.  Design for adaptability;
  4.  Digitalization in the construction sector to support circular economy;
  5.  Design for reconfiguration of buildings and systems;
  6.  Design for reuse of existing buildings, products and equipment;
  7.  Environmental assessment and measurement tools for circular buildings and products;
  8.  Environmental and economic impacts of reversible and transformable buildings and products;
  9.  Efficient waste, resource and facilities management in the building sector;
  10.  Management tools / mechanisms that support system, component and material reuse;
  11.  Cradle to cradle strategies and materials health;
  12.  Barriers and opportunities for a dynamic and a circular built environment;
  13.  BIM to support greater reuse and recovery from demolition/deconstruction;
  14.  Design for high reuse potential and BIM;
  15.  BIM for existing buildings;
  16.  Innovative business models around circularity of resources in the construction sector;
  17.  Policies and standards for a circular built environment;
  18.  Case studies.



The conference will be held at:

  1. Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)
  2. Site de Tour & Taxis
  3. Avenue du Port 86C/3000
  4. 1000 Brussels, Belgium



  1. University of Minho
  2. Campus Azurém
  3. 4800-058 Guimarães, PORTUGAL
  4. Tel: +351 253 510 242
  5. Email:


Conference Coordinator

  1. Prof. Luís Bragança
  2. Civil Engineering Department School of Engineering
  3. University of Minho
  4. 4800-058 Guimarães PORTUGAL
  5. Tel.: + 351 253 510 241
  6. Mobile: + 351 966 042 447
  7. Email:
  8. Web:


More activities

There is more activities going on that you might wish to register for:

BAMB Industry Day 5 February 2019

This Industry Day is dedicated to share the BAMB tools and results with all innovation enthusiasts, stakeholders and industry players.

BAMB Site Visit 6 February 2019

Visit the BAMB pilot Circular Retrofit Lab, that investigates and demonstrates how Reversible Building Design can prevent demolition waste when refurbishing existing buildings.

BAMB Final event 5-7 February 2019

The BAMB Consortium is pleased to invite you to participate in BAMB’s final event “Buildings As Materials Banks – a pathway for a circular future” (SBE19 Brussels – BAMB-CIRCPATH), with three seperate activities


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