Construction Materials Stewardship
Objectives and Scopes:
The Commission aims to develop methods, strategies and initiatives to promote:
• effective use of new and existing construction materials
• utilization of sustainable materials
• regeneration of the construction material resource base
• use of waste to make construction materials
• building, component and material reuse
• minimization of construction waste
• deconstruction and design for deconstruction
• design and utilization of transformable and adaptable buildings
• renovation and adaptable reuse of existing buildings
• use of life cycle costing and management for CMS
• collection of evidence to support policy and regulatory development for CMS
Current Work Programme:
Commission subgroups have been established with a focus on the following topics/objectives and with the indicated leader/information contact per subgroup:
• to develop systems to mitigate and ultimately avoid construction materials waste. (Subgroup 3) Contact: Gilli Hobbs
• to develop ways of using material wastes as raw material for making construction materials. (Subgroup 4). Contact: Shiro Nakajima
• to develop methodologies for designing for closed loop materials use and for the effective recovery of materials and components from exisiting buildings. (Subgroup 5). Contact: Charles Kibert
• to develop design and construction methodologies for transformable and adaptable buildings and spaces to extend service life and so reduce overall construction material resource use. (Subgroup 6).
A programme task in support of this is:
• to develop a Commission Database containing all accessible literature with accompanying literature reviews on (aspects of) Construction Materials Stewardship plus information on relevant initiatives, interventions and programmes in member countries. Information contact: Charles Kibert
• Publication of a Research Roadmap on Construction Materials Stewardship
Within the Commission a series of Specialists Groups have been established that will carry out a coherent programme of research, which will fit into an overall programme matrix (roadmap). Each of these Specialist Groups will be supported by, report to and obtain feedback from the Commission as a whole.
Every opportunity will be taken to establish ands develop synergies with other CIB Task Groups and Working Commissions.
Members of this CIB Working Commission will be Individual CIB Members or appointed representatives of CIB Organisational Members.
This Working Commission was etablished in January 2006 to succeed the former Task Group TG39 - Deconstruction.
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