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  • Call for Papers and Exhibitions: First International Conference on Construction Circular Economy

    Circular economy is an economy model where growth comes from increasing the value derived from existing economic structures, products and materials and innovation. This can be achieved by maintaining the integrity of a product at a higher level (technical and economic durability), using products longer (repeat use), cascading use in adjacent value chains and creating pure, high quality feedstock (avoiding contamination and toxicity). In contrast, in a linear economy, new resources are consumed to make products which are then discarded at the end of service life.

    The construction industry has been identified to have the highest potential for circular economy innovation, value retention and creation opportunities, and is starting a transformative journey of changing its model from a linear economy to a circular economy.

    This first international conference on Construction Circular Economy will bring together construction industry circular economy practitioners, researchers, policy makers, clients, suppliers, funders and other stakeholders. It will be a platform to showcase achievements so far, to identify future challenges and to devise new methods of working so as to speed up the transformative journey.

    Themes

    The conference will include, but not limited to, the following topics:

    • Reclaiming
    • Repairing
    • Remanufacturing
    • Reconstruction using reclaimed construction products
    • Design for deconstruction
    • Performance of reclaimed products
    • Material characterisation
    • Quality assurance
    • Business model
    • Supplier chain management
    • Policy
    • Cost comparison
    • Environmental assessment
    • Education
    • Insurance
    • Societal engagement
    • Case studies

    Call for Papers and Exhibitions

    Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 200-300 words in the above topics to the conference organiser as soon as possible, but not later than the deadline shown below. Abstracts should indicate clearly the aims and conclusions of the works included in the final papers. Both abstracts and final papers will be reviewed by the international scientific committee.

    A limited number of exhibition stands will also be available and interested organisations should contact the conference organiser.

    Important Deadlines

    The tentative deadlines are:

    September 30, 2018: Submission of abstract

    October 31, 2018: Preliminary acceptance

    30 January 2019: Receipt of full paper

    31 March 2019: Notification of final acceptance

    8-9 July 2019: Conference

    Keynote Presentations

    The conference will be supported by plenary keynote presentations from a number of world-renowned scholars and practitioners.

    Proceedings

    The proceedings of this conference will by published by a formal scientific press and made available to all registered delegates at the conference.

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