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Construction and Demolition Waste-based “Green” Lego-like Structural Components

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 894100

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    10 May 2021

  • End date

    9 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 224 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 224 933,76

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

United Kingdom

Objective

Generation of high volumes of construction and demolition waste (CDW) is seriously problematic from environmental, economic and societal perspectives. Furthermore, CDW is generally managed by the proposition of low-tech recycling applications which are costly, energy-inefficient and unsustainable. Within the scope of the current project, a new construction paradigm composed of pre-fabricated large-scale elements produced with 100% recycled “green” materials out of CDW that can be easily assembled/disassembled according to a cradle-to-cradle design approach is proposed. Current project will not only propose completely “green” solutions on materials’ basis but also on structural basis by developing geopolymeric (cement-free) concrete mixtures, ingredients of which will be obtained completely from CDW and large-scale lego-like structural components that will be easily demountable without creating extra waste and consuming too much energy. The action will also develop and enhance the research fellow’s transferable skills necessary for thriving his career in a flourishing area that underpins innovative technological development across a range of diverse disciplines and will make a marked impact on know-how exchange of interdisciplinary research expertise, breaking the common trend in construction industry and strengthening the ties among researchers/engineers who work on construction materials and structural aspects.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

Address

Richmond Road
Bd7 1dp Bradford

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 224 933,76

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 894100

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    10 May 2021

  • End date

    9 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 224 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 224 933,76

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

United Kingdom