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MO-204: Management of construction waste: LCA and complex system modeling
Monday, 04/Sep/2017:
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Session Chair: Anne Ventura, Université de Nantes, France
Session Chair: Maxime Trocmé, Vinci, France
Location: Salle D
European Convention Center - First Floor - "Salle D"

Session Abstract

Recent political consciousness about circular economy has focused the spotlight on the construction sector, seen as a real opportunity to generate new resources and local employment based on urban mining. Behind this will, many challenges are to overcome. Reaching best environmental performances often relies on many interrelated aspects such as relationships between: territorial waste management, sorting practices and possible reuse or improvements of recycled materials’ qualities; existing or innovative treatment technologies, regulations and standards, and possible markets for future recycled products; disturbance of markets’ equilibrium by the introduction of recycled materials and possible avoided environmental impacts; environmental effects of scale changing from small innovative experience to large territorial applications…

According to local specificities (regulations, waste management organization…) best environmental options may differ. Finding them is finding favorable combinations of solutions all along the waste treatment chain for sustainable urban systems, rather than ready-made preconceived ones. Introducing economic, technological, or social mechanisms into LCA calculations provides knowledge that can be adapted in various contexts. This session focuses on innovative modeling initiatives combining LCA into complex systems in order to improve knowledge for more sustainable urban construction waste management.

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4:00pm - 4:15pm

Prospective and regional modelling of construction material flows

Niko Heeren, Stefanie Hellweg

IfU-ESD, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Guidelines for effective and sustainable recycling of construction and demolition waste (CDW)

Serena Giorgi, Monica Lavagna, Andrea Campioli

Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Department of architecture, built environment and construction engineering (ABC)

Giorgi-Guidelines for effective and sustainable recycling-355_POSTER.pdf

4:30pm - 4:45pm

Adaptive reuse of buildings and its life cycle sustainability benefits

Harn Wei Kua

NUS, Singapore

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Evaluating the construction and demolition waste management system implemented in Lombardy Region (Italy) through Life Cycle Assessment

Lucia Rigamonti, Sara Pantini

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

5:00pm - 5:15pm

Alternatives for materials from an end-of-life building, evaluated with Life Cycle Costing and Life Cycle Assessment

Brenda Miranda-Xicotencatl, Diana Ita-Nagy, Mingming Hu, Valentina Prado-Lopez

Leiden University, Netherlands, The


Can LCA tool alone conduct environmental performances of circular economy in construction sector? A case study of cement concrete demolition waste management

Marjan Mousavi1, Anne Ventura2, Nicolas Antheaume3

1Université de Nantes, Research Institute in Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Chair civil engineering and eco-construction, IUT Saint-Nazaire, France; 2Université de Nantes, Research Institute in Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Chair civil engineering and eco-construction, IUT Saint-Nazaire, France; 3University of Nantes


Modeling end-of-life pathways of construction and demolition debris in the United States

Briana Niblick1, Wesley W. Ingwersen1, Pradeep Jain2, Justin L. Smith2, Timothy G. Townsend2, Ashley Edelen3, David E. Meyer1

1Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA; 2Innovative Waste Consulting Services LLC, Gainesville, Florida 32605, USA; 3Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA

Niblick-Modeling end-of-life pathways of construction and demolition debris-280_POSTER.pdf


Towards a tool to account for local specificities of raw materials and waste flows in the LCA of buildings, in order to support the circular economy in the construction sector

Nicoleta SCHIOPU1, Antoine BEYLOT2, Adélaïde MAILHAC1, Pascale MICHEL2, Manuel BAZZANA1, Sébastien COLIN2, Daniel MONFORT CLIMENT2, Romain BONNET3, Nathalie SEMENT4, Anne – Sophie PERRISSIN FABERT4

1Université Paris-Est, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), France; 2BRGM, France; 3Bouygues Construction, France; 4Association HQE France GBC, France


LCM of construction waste towards circular economy of buildings: VALDEM project

Aubin ROY1, Naeem ADIBI1, Vanessa PASQUET1, Sylvie GROSLAMBERT2, Angélique LEONARD2

1Plateforme [avniR] by cd2e, (Rue de Bourgogne - Base 11/19 - 62750 Loos-en-Gohelle, France).; 2University of Liège, Chemical Engineering – PEPs (Agora - Bat B6 - Sart Tilman - 4000 Liege – Belgium).


Combining social, environmental and economic analysis to stimulate high-grade recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste

Andrea Di Maria, Johan Eyckmans, Karel Van Acker

KU Leuven, Belgium


Carbonation: its implication on global warming potentials of cement

Xun Liao

EPFL Switzerland

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