Construction materials

Mine waste as sustainable aggregate

| Construction materials supplier GRS has secured an exclusive deal to bring to market millions of tonnes of granite arising from British tungsten mining for use as sustainable construction aggregate.

The use of recycled materials in bridge construction

| There’s a great concern about sustainability in the construction industry, with engineers and architects looking towards viable green solutions to create structures and buildings that care for the environment more than they have previously done.
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Carbonmastic recycled tyre asphalt trialed in Australia

| A new generation of asphalt that recycles 10 used tyres into every tonne of the road surfacing product, is being laid on Gold Coast streets in a world-first trial.

Why recycled asphalt is now being highly preferred by road construction engineers

| Processing of recycled asphalt is done by trampling on the surface layer of the existing asphalt site. The reprocessed or reused asphalt is utilized for purposes such as refurbishment and resurfacing.
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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.

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.

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.

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