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Recyclable and Efficient Construction using Mineral Landfill Materials and Demolition Wastes

  • An inter- and transdisciplinary concept has been developed, focusing on the scaling of industrial circular construction using innovative compacted mineral mixtures (CMM) derived from various soil types (sand, silt, clay) and recycled mineral waste. The concept aims to accelerate the systemic transformation of the construction industry towards carbon neutrality by promoting the large-scale adoption and automation of CMM-based construction materials, which incorporate natural mineral components and recycled aggregates or industrial by-products. In close collaboration with international and domestic stakeholders in the construction sector, the concept explores the integration of various CMM-based construction methods for producing wall elements in conventional building construction. Leveraging a digital urban mining platform, the concept aims to standardize the production process and enable mass-scale production. The ultimate goal is to fully harness the potential of automated CMM-based wall elements as a fast, competitive, emission-free, and recyclable alternative to traditional masonry and concrete construction techniques. To achieve this objective, the concept draws upon the latest advances in soil mechanics, rheology, and automation and incorporates open-source digital platform technologies to enhance data accessibility, processing, and knowledge acquisition. This will bolster confidence in CMM-based technologies and facilitate their widespread adoption. The extraordinary transfer potential of this approach necessitates both basic and applied research. As such, the proposed transformative, inter- and transdisciplinary concept will be conducted and synthesized using a comprehensive, holistic, and transfer-oriented methodology.

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Author:Michael Max BühlerORCiDGND, Pia HollenbachORCiD, Alexander Michalski, Sonja MeyerORCiD, Emanuel Birle, Rebecca OffORCiD, Christina Lang, Wolfram Schmidt, Roberto Cudmani, Oliver FritzORCiD, Guido BaltesORCiDGND, Geraldine Kortmann
Parent Title (English):Preprints
Place of publication:Basel, Switzerland
Document Type:Preprint
Year of Publication:2023
Release Date:2023/08/14
Tag:Decarbonization; Circular economy; Recycled materials; Demolition wastes; Low-carbon construction; Building with earth; Compressed earth; Rammed earth; Sustainable construction
Page Number:30
Article Number:2023040554
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International