Circular economy,data, and the construction industry

Circular economy (CE) as a concept has become widely known in relation to the reuse and recycling of short-lived consumer goods such as clothing, phones, computers, washing machines etc. In the last decades, people have become more conscious of the ways consumer culture has affected our society and economy. However, when it comes to the awareness regarding how this can be applied to buildings and infrastructure that exist for decades if not centuries, the picture becomes less clear.

Whilst many buildings/infrastructure projects are designed with sustainability principles in mind (such as the use of ‘green’ products), some issues worth looking at hinder the ‘full’ application of circular economy thinking.

This article looks at issues related to the use of data and how solving…

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