As the world population is predicted to grow to 9 billion by 2050, meeting the materials needs, especially in urban areas, remains a problem to be tackled. The increased demand of resources constitutes a noticeable opportunity to change consumption patterns in the built environment so that the construction and building materials of today become the resources of tomorrow. Nowadays, recycling continues to face important challenges, for instance the recovery of building materials and structures with increased complexity, which needs to be analysed and discussed.
The Fourth International Conference Progress of Recycling in the Built Environment, which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on 11 and 12 October 2018, brings together experts in the field of recycling of construction and demolition waste (CDW) from around the world.
The conference, organized by Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil – LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering), is part of a series of conferences, started in 2009 by the RILEM Committee TC-217 Progress of Recycling in the Built Environment.
The aim of the conference is to disseminate and debate recent developments in processing, characterization and application of recovered materials from CDW, in order to strengthen their production, to foster confidence on their use and, consequently, to stimulate their demand. With this purpose, it is foreseen an increasingly participation of all stakeholders while raising awareness about the great relevance of CDW recycling.
This Conference will include high level scientific sessions, with Keynote Lectures given by well-known international experts, parallel sessions with selected articles and round table discussions on the most urgent issues related to CDW recycling.
It is expected that this Conference contributes to improve the resource efficiency in the construction sector, providing interesting clues to close the loop of materials and preserving natural resources.
- Processing techniques for CDW
- Innovative solutions for recycled products
- Quality and confidence
- Performance and durability of materials with recycled products
- Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Costs
- Health and environmental safety of recycling and risks
- Standards, policy legislation
- Case studies
- Abstracts submission 15/04/2018
- Abstracts approval 30/04/2018
- Papers submission 30/05/2018
- Papers approval 30/06/2018
- Papers review submission 30/07/2018
- Final papers approval 30/08/2018
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