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SBE19 Brussels - BAMB-CIRCPATH “Buildings As Material Banks – A Pathway For A Circular Future”

Contributed by: University of Minho

From 2019-02-05 to 2019-02-07, Belgium
The Consortium of the BAMB Project invites you to take part in the event SBE19 Brussels - BAMB-CIRCPATH “Buildings As Material Banks – A Pathway For A Circular Future”.
“Buildings As Material Banks – A Pathway For A Circular Future”
The Horizon 2020 EU-funded project BAMB – Buildings as Material Banks - brings 15 partners from 7 European countries throughout Europe together for one mission: Enabling a systemic shift in the building sector by creating circular solutions. Since the end of 2015, BAMB has been developing and integrating tools that will enable the shift to a circular built environment: Reversible Building Design tools and Materials Passports – supported by new business models, policy suggestions, management and decision-making models. In addition to testing developed BAMB tools, design, manufacturing and construction innovations as well as the environmental and economic benefits of circular buildings have also been investigated through six real-life pilot projects.

You are invited to participate in the 3 days of the BAMB-CIRCPATH event.

The 1st day will be an industry day during which the Consortium will celebrate the results of the project through interactive sessions. This day will be an opportunity for all stakeholders of the construction sector to learn more about what BAMB has achieved, provide feedback, exchange views on what is next and share the steps achieved on the pathway towards a circular future. The participation in this part of the event is free of charge but subject to early registration for logistics purposes.

The 2nd and 3rd days will be dedicated to a scientific conference on the pathways towards a circular economy in the building/construction sector. This international conference intends to bring together researchers and industry experts from the entire world to exchange their ideas and research and showcase advanced innovative technologies and methodologies for the built environment.

More information is available on BAMB’s website:

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. Digitalisation 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.

Important Dates
01 June 2018: Opening of abstract submission
15 July 2018: Deadline for abstract submission
16 July 2018: Notification of the acceptance of abstracts by the Scientific Committee
07 October 2018: Deadline for paper submission
12 November 2018: Notification of the acceptance of papers by the Scientific Committee
05 December 2018: Deadline for submission of final paper
21 January 2019: Announcement of the Final Programme of the Conference

The conference will be held at:
Brussels Environment (IBGE)
Site de Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 86C/3000
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: +351 253 510 242

Conference Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Luís Bragança
Civil Engineering Department
School of Engineering
University of Minho
4800-058 Guimarães
Tel.: +351 253 510 241
Mobile: +351 966 042 447



    University of Minho


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Prevention of construction and demolition waste, Reduction of virgin resource consumption, Circular economy, Industrial symbiosis, Materials passports, Reversible building design, Circular Building Assessment
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