The whole FCRBE team gathered in Brussels on the afternoon of the 24th of April to take stock of the project’s progress. Partners sat together to share their views, discuss project activities and next steps. No doubt the FCRBE activities are off to a flying start!
Quick and non-exhaustive overview on what happened since early February on the FCRBE boat :
After completing the protocol to conduct visits, the tour to meet 1500 reuse trader across the project area has started in France, the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. You can follow us on Instagram @1500reuse through our journey and have a sneak-peak of the visits. Each reuse trader is also documented on the online directories Opalis and Salvoweb.
Partners have also started working on:
- data collection, through a survey among reuse traders, to feed a statistical analysis which will measure the volume of building elements being circulated by the reuse sector in the extended project area.
- a truly reclaimed labelling scheme
- a detailed report on the existing pre-demolition practices, pre-demolition auditing tools, policies and resources for identifying, quantifying and organising the reclaim of reusable building elements.
Two side workshops have also taken place on the 24 and 25 April to further discuss:
- the pilot operations planned for early 2020, consisting in helping building commissioners to integrate reclaimed elements in large scale construction projects.
- the activities aiming at facilitating the extraction of reusable elements from a building stock which include, among others, an open-source method to identify, audit and extract reusable elements from buildings.