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IAA | Building a Circular Future: Accelerate Material Re-Use in Construction

Project: Research


This project will help us to disseminate research outcomes produced
on the AHRC funded project: 1. Policy paper on how to accelerate material re-use on construction 2. Orms Material Database (OMD) that uses Material Passports to give an identity to existing materials and building components. Furthermore, this project will help us to identify future funding opportunities.

Layperson's description

Since 80% of buildings that will exist in 2050 have been already built, it is imperative that we make the most of the materials already in
existence, this is a real-life challenge. Re-use of construction materials is the most energy-efficient solution for a circular economy, ensuring material
value is preserved as long as possible.This IAA project is essential to enable the acceleration of material re-use in construction, advocate deconstruction
of existing buildings instead of demolition to enable the integration of re-used material into the supply chain and have 100% of all newly designed
buildings as Net Zero carbon by 2030.

Key findings

Accelerate Material Reuse Framework and a Standardisation proposal for building passports
Short titleBuilding a Circular Future
Effective start/end date1/08/2331/07/24