Meeting at TU Delft to discuss the best methodology for calculating the reuse rates of 30 case studies, and having the opportunity to tour one of the very case studies being analyzed, were some of the highlights of the last FCRBE partners’ meeting in Delft on Monday.
For FCRBE Activity 2, each of the partners has taken on a set of case studies located in North-West Europe and are in the process of analyzing the reuse rates for these projects, the goal being to establish a method for setting quantitative reuse objectives on future projects. The purpose of Monday’s internal meeting between the partners was to share their progress on the ongoing analysis and discuss any questions and concerns that had come up during the calculations. During the meeting, it quickly became evident that the partners were encountering many of the same concerns, and possible options and solutions were discussed. Eventually, there was a consensus about a set of helpful guidelines for moving forward with the analyses in a consistent manner.
The partners also met with Circular Built Environment (CBE) members from TU Delft, presenting an overview of the FCRBE project’s objectives and deliverables so far, and answering questions.
The day ended with a tour of the TU Delft architecture building and of the university campus, including one of the case studies that is currently being analyzed: the recently renovated Elektrotechniek, Wiskunde en Informatica (EWI) building (Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science). At 21 stories tall, it is one of the tallest buildings in Delft. The recent interior renovation includes the reuse of ceilings as insulation in new walls, light fixtures, linoleum flooring transformed into seating, and more. During the visit of the building, the partners saw those very seats in use by a group of students meeting in one of the communal kitchens. It was nice to be able to relate some of the analysis data that had just been discussed in the partners’ meetings, to the actual built results of those reuse efforts.