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Déconstruction et réemploi. Comment faire circuler les éléments de construction

As a result of our researches for the BBSM project, we published a book about reuse and deconstruction.

The notion of circularity is more and more present in the debates about sustainable buildings. Reusing construction elements is often considered as a good strategy to achieve an important decrease in the environmental impact of construction industry. However, a lot of challenges need to be overcome in order to implement reused elements in ambitious architectural projects: cultural, economical and social ones. The book examines these questions and how they could be answered. It develops an historical perspective on reuse practices, gives an insight on current trends and examines future perspectives.

Outline of the book:

  1. Démolition et récupération: perspective historique
  2. Niches et défis
  3. Pourquoi le réemploi?
  4. Récupérer la valeur enfouie dans le gisement
  5. Circularité dans l’artisanat et l’industrie
  6. Éléments
  7. Information
  8. Réemploi et économie de la fonctionnalité
  9. Des politiques publiques pour le réemploi
  10. Des actions pour jalonner le développement du réemploi

The book is published by the Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes (PPUR). It can be ordered here. For press inquiries, please contact directly the publisher.

A book written by Michaël Ghyoot, Lionel Devlieger, Lionel Billiet and André Warnier, under the supervision of Michaël Ghyoot. The book is a result from a project supported by the the Brussels-Captial Region through the ERDF program 2014-2021. We wish to thank all our partners of the BBSM project: UCL/Loci Architecture et Climat, VUB/Transform and BBRI.

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