Enabling reuse of structural components through documentation of quality

Lisbeth M. Ottosen, Karoline Fogh Gustafsson

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The reuse of building components, and especially the basic components of a building structure, (walls, beams, columns, etc.), is almost non-existent today, but needs to be scaled up to fully implement circular principles. In addition, the potential reuse of structural components represents a significant environmental benefit as the structural frame alone can account for up to 80% of the embodied carbon in a building. The lack of systems for standards, certification, and documentation is a barrier to the reuse of structural components and creates a significant burden in terms of paperwork and economic risk for owners who choose these components for a building.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding A Circular Future - Insights from Interdisciplinary Reseach
Number of pages3
Publication date2024
Publication statusPublished - 2024


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