Circular construction is on the rise. After all, the time is ripe for a step-by-step transition to closed material cycles. All those involved can contribute to this in their own way: from private builders and developers to contractors, architects and public commissioners.
Yet it is not always clear to everyone how they can make a concrete start with more circular construction. That is why Bond Beter Leefmilieu founded the C-Bouwers project: a platform that collects and distributes useful information on circular building to support clients, architects and other building professionals.
The platform bundles information and lessons learned from various initiatives to inform as many players in the construction chain as possible about the advantages and possibilities of circular building. Our focus is on an accessible online database of circular building products and services, organising or publicising information sessions and advisory courses on circular building and showing inspiring practical stories.
Bond Beter Leefmilieu
Partners VUB Architectural Engineering, BAS Bouwen, VIBE, Dialoog vzw
The platform is already building bridges to other projects, and we would like to expand this in the future.
We can further scale up the database by adding more products and articles, but our ambition is to grow by developing relationships with other initiatives and players, for example on circular specification texts, material and element passports, and model projects. The intention of the platform is not to provide all the information itself, but rather to refer interested parties and support them in finding the necessary information.