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CircularBuild - Development and Validation of the Circularity Concept Applied to the Modular Prefabricated Construction CircularBuild - Development and Validation of the Circularity Concept Applied to the Modular Prefabricated Construction
2020-12-18


"CircularBuild - Development and Validation of the Circularity Concept Applied to the Modular Prefabricated Construction"

Call - Projects for the Promotion of the Circular Economy in the Construction Sector, belonging the program "Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy" of EEA Grants (Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area)

The research Project CircularBuild intend to evolve the concept of prefabricated modular construction to circular economy by researching alternative materials that will allow the construction of more environmentally sustainable panels.
At the end of their life cycle, these panels are to be reused or dismantled and therefore reintroduced in the production cycle as raw material for the manufacture of new panels.

The implementation of the project involves research and validation of construction solutions and new material (prototype development and testing) and the industrial process (production process), has well as the development and construction of the pilot facility, which will show the circular economy performance of the CircularBuild solutions and monitoring their performance and energy efficiency.

The project consortium stands out for its multidisciplinary and complementarity of skills, means and resources, being coordinated by CONCEXEC and with partners LNEC, RISE and Cluster Habitat.

CircularBuild will be carried out in a period of two years - being scheduled to start in 1st October 2020, the results of which are expected to be long lasting, far exceeding the project's life span.

EEA Grants - funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway - will support 85% of the total budget of the CircularBuild research project. This support aims to invest in those European Union Member States with the largest deviations from the European average per capita PIB, therefore covering Portugal.

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