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ReBuildings - constructing houses from houses

Reference number
Coordinator Codesign Sweden AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 9 918 220
Project duration February 2021 - January 2023
Status Ongoing
Venture Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration

Purpose and goal

The project will enable the reuse of heavy building parts in an industry-wide transition to a circular economy. The project focuses on load bearing structures and facades of concrete and steel for reuse in new construction and refurbishments. Concrete and steel are the two of the most resource- and energy-intensive materials during production and often still have good load bearing qualities when being demolished. If we can make these resources available, we can make a contribution to reducing waste volumes, emissions and consumption of virgin resources.

Expected results and effects

- Verification of assumptions and solutions in pilot objects - Interdisciplinary, systematized process and standardized methods for reuse of heavy building parts: Återhus - Industry transition, new view on demolition objects´ potentials through increased knowledge and new competences - Clarified responsibilities and forms of ownership - Impact on policies to create incentives and support - Increased innovation capacity and possible upscaling of systems for reuse - Changed consumption behavior where end users accept and support the transition by requesting reuse projects

Planned approach and implementation

The project involves a wide range of actors and competences: academia, research institute, private and public property owners, consultants, manufacturers and contractors representing the entire value chain of construction projects. The project partners will actively work with equality and accessibility questions. The project includes testing and verification of solutions in pilot objects in the following main areas: deconstruction and quality assurance as well as reuse of existing structure in new construction and refurbishment.

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Last updated 1 March 2021

Reference number 2020-04171

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