Construction is a major contributor to resource consumption, waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions. For this reason, the transition to a circular economy in the construction sector is encouraged, which has a significant impact on the well-being of Central European society and increases the efficiency of resources. The current state of innovation ecosystems for circular and digital construction varies significantly from region to region in Central Europe. Some regions already have good practices in the use of recycled materials, established administrative procedures, such as the criteria for ending the status of waste, others are in the phase of the first steps in the direction of circular and digital construction. There are common gaps, such as a general dislike of products based on secondary raw materials; data on the quality of products based on secondary raw materials and their traceability (flows of waste to products); lack of administrative or legal channels for product reuse; lack of good practices of circular economy business models; lack of a transnational training program for professionals. Project ReBuilt, founded by Interreg Central Europe, is introducing new solutions and encouraging the adoption of circular and digital practices in the education curriculum, which will help reduce the environmental impact of the construction sector. Slovenian national building and civil engineering institute (ZAG) from Slovenia is leading 14 project partners from Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Germany and 6 associated partners from Slovenia, Hungary, and Germany, who are aware that the adoption of circular and digital practices can help reduce the sector’s impact on the environment.
The partners will contribute to the goals and results of the ReBuilt project:
The achievements and results of the project will support the further development of construction in Central Europe, taking into account the peculiarities of the regional and urban/rural environment.
The ReBuilt project partnership consists of 14 organisations from 9 EU Member States belonging to the eligible Interreg Central Europe programme area.
In addition, we have 7 associate partners who will support us in guiding, informing, promoting and achieving sustainability of the project results.
The composition of the partnership is based on a quintuple helix invitation model with partners who have references in the field of the project content or have experience from similar projects. The consortium of project partners consists of innovative and team-oriented partners with knowledge and experience, competences and skills in the fields of construction, circular economy, digitisation, policy, innovation, development (pilot activities, education and training).
BURST has a wide range of responsibilities in the project from mapping of good practices and relevant stakeholders, to the creation of regional Circular and Digital Construction hubs and new value chains & CE business models. BURST is strongly involved for the creation of the joint guidelines for trainings and capacity building activities, and has a strong role in the roll-out and knowledge transfer actions.