Construction materials

Building renovation: where circular economy and climate meet

| Building renovation is a key contributor to improving energy efficiency and to achieving a climate neutral European Union (EU) by 2050.

Securing Europe’s Raw Material Supply

| The Future Availability of Secondary Raw Materials (Futuram) project commenced on 1st June 2022 and plans to play a key role in ensuring a secure supply of secondary and critical raw materials from within the European Union.

From downcycling towards closed- and open-loop recycling

| The construction industry generates paramount quantities of waste. While recycling rates of construction and demolition waste (CDW) vary around the world, in all regions most of the material recovered is downcycled into low-quality materials or sent to landfill.

Doosan completes demolition and material handler lines

| With the arrival of the new DX380DM-7 model, Doosan has completed the company’s range of new High Reach Demolition Excavators.

Waste not, want not: Building materials you can reuse and recycle

| The construction sector is responsible for 11% of carbon emissions around the world. To address this, the UK government has introduced a ten-point plan to reduce carbon emissions within the industry.

Denmark’s first autonomous robot sorting plant for C&D and C&I waste

| Danish environmental services company Solum A/S will open one of Scandinavia's most modern and advanced sorting plants based on AI and robotic technologies by ZenRobotics.

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.

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.

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.

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