Enabling business by reuse of basic building components – documentation of quality for second use

  • Ottosen, Lisbeth M. (PI)
  • Jensen, Lotte Bjerregaard (Project Participant)
  • Ingeman-Nielsen, Thomas (Project Participant)
  • Negendahl, Kristoffer (Project Participant)
  • Karatosun, Serkan (PhD Student)
  • Vind, Ditte Lysgaard (Project Participant)
  • Gustafsson , Karoline Fogh (Project Participant)
  • Samdal, Jan-Erik Straume (Project Participant)
  • Petersen, Jørgen List (Project Participant)
  • Brogaard, Jeanette (Project Participant)
  • Forsingdal, Charlotte Vartou (Project Participant)
  • Christiansen, Alexander Mollan Bohn (Project Participant)
  • Mikkelsen, Josephine (Project Participant)
  • Tybjerg, Mie Them (Project Coordinator)

Project Details


In a circular economy, the hierarchy for end-of-life practices of a building rates reuse of whole buildings followed by reuse of building components highest. Reuse of structural parts of the building requires documentation of the properties in order to equate the safety of using reused components and new components.

This project enables reuse of basic building components of concrete, wood and steel by setting documentation requirements and combining non-destructive test methods so these requirements can be met. Pilot scale tests and practical implementation of these requirements/tests are also carried out.

Short titleStructuralReuse
Effective start/end date01/04/202131/03/2025

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Dansk Standard (Project partner)
  • Lendager Group (Project partner)
  • Ramboll Foundation (Project partner)
  • Adsbøll Renovering A/S (Project partner)
  • Aarhus University (Project partner)
  • Gate 21 (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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