Construction materials

New crawler excavator for demolition

| Liebherr launches a new machine on the global market: As a successor to the R 944 C, the R 940 Demolition complements the product range, which already includes the R 950 Demolition and the R 960 Demolition.

Local response to the European Green Deal

| Mayors and decision-makers around Europe commit to co-create and implement the European Green Deal together with national governments and the European Union. Cities, regions, organisations and individuals are welcome to endorse the Mannheim Message, a call to involve local governments as real dialogue partners for policy development.
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Conference on sustainable cities and towns

| Mannheim 2020, the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, will take place from 30 September – 2nd October for the first time online. Over 1,500 representatives are expected to take part in the event.

Circularity for urban communities

| The Hans Sauer Award "Circular Cities - Designing Urban Communities of Tomorrow" is looking for innovative solutions to urgent challenge in Europe. Starting October 1st, 2020 the Hans Sauer Foundation welcomes proposals for this year's competition.
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Circular economy in construction

| Construction and demolition waste is by far the biggest waste stream within the EU - depending on calculations it is at somewhere around 50 per cent of all waste produced. On the other hand, a lot of the material is not recycled properly.

More circularity in buildings sector can cut GHG emissions

| Improving efficiency and reuse of materials to construct houses and other buildings can open significant new opportunities to further reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing.

More than 50% of the European demolition projects rescheduled

| The European Demolition Association, EDA, has prepared a specific report to analyze the impact of the COVID-19 on the European demolition companies.

Construction industry progress towards sustainability with renewable materials

| Today, buildings are held responsible for a large proportion of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Best Practices for Construction Waste Management

| Construction waste makes up one-third of the total refuse nationwide in the US. Such a statistic makes it clear it is important to make better use of debris and existing building materials to make substantial changes.

Sorting of construction and demolition waste with AI

| Industrial imaging specialist EVK and OP Teknik, specialized automation and robotics, have joined forces to developed a stand-alone solution for sorting of construction and demolition waste.

Construction sector needs to improve circular practices

| Construction and demolition waste makes up just over one third of total waste generation in the EU.

Seven European cities pilot solutions to be more circular

| Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark), Mikkeli (Finland), Apeldoorn (the Netherlands), Bodø (Norway), Porto (Portugal) and Seville (Spain) are the seven European cities that will pilot a series of demonstration actions on construction and demolition waste (CDW) and organic waste (OW) with the aim of achieving material circularity.

How is the construction sector combatting their waste?

| As the effects on the world become too great to deny, we’re seeing more and more focus turning towards the level of waste produced globally. A widespread understanding that this isn’t sustainable has lead to various sectors looking for ways to address their own waste issues.

Euroslag calls for fair treatment of ferrous slags

| The message of the 10th Euroslag conference from 8th to 11th October 2019 in Thessaloniki was clear: the increased use of building materials and fertilisers produced from ferrous slags would further promote the circular economy and conserve more natural resources.
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