Vítor M.C.F. Cunha, Mohammadali Rezazadeh, Chandan Gowda

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This book gathers peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference, held at Guimarães and hosted by the University of Minho, Portugal, on March 9-14, 2020. The theme of the Conference was “Ambitioning a Sustainable Future for Built Environment: comprehensive strategies for unprecedented challenges”, which was aimed at discussing current challenges and impacts of the built environment on sustainability. The present volume is dedicated to the topic “Shift to a circular economy”, which is focussed on sustainability and covers the research and recent technologies on the use and development of sustainable materials and structural systems, as well as on recycling and reusing. It also covers the implementation of industrial processes leading to minimized waste, including digital fabrication and deconstruction, as well as integrative approaches that lead to the achievement of the concept of circular economy. Additionally, this topic covers research on novel or existing construction materials and systems based on local resources and regional practices. The following subtopics are included: industrialized construction systems minimizing waste; recycling and reuse of materials and components; 4Ls: local constructions with local materials through local approaches for local development; Digital Manufacturing; design for deconstruction; smart demolition techniques; timber structures; Life-Cycle Assessment of construction materials and technologies; recycling of pavements and materials in roads.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference (RSCC 2020)
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 4: Shift to a Circular Economy
EditorsVítor M. C. F. Cunha, Mohammadali Rezazadeh, Chandan Gowda
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783030765439
ISBN (Print)9783030765422, 9783030765453
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event3rd RILEM Spring Convention 2020: Ambitioning a sustainable future for built environment: comprehensive strategies for unprecedented challenges - Vila Flor Cultural Centre (CCVF), Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 10 Mar 202014 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameRILEM Bookseries
ISSN (Print)2211-0844
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0852


Conference3rd RILEM Spring Convention 2020
Abbreviated titleRSCC 2020
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