Holistic Innovative Solutions for an Efficient Recycling and Recovery of Valuable Raw Materials from Complex Construction and Demolition Waste (HISER)


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Smart demolitions and refurbishments

HISER partners will design, develop, test and validate novel harmonized procedures and smart tools contributing to a cost effective highly efficient selective sorting at source during the execution of demolition and refurbishment works. A new Building Information Modeling based tool (so called as Smart BIM-SD tool) will be designed and developed. That specific BIM for selective demolitions/renovations of existing buildings will help European demolition companies to quickly identify and quantify potential new raw materials through the smart processing of data.

The BIM based tool will provide users with harmonized inventories and supply chain tracking information with the purpose of identifying the most feasible and secure recovery options for the subsequent C&DW materials. Another innovation deals with the creation of the BIM data required for the aforementioned smart analysis. New building designs might include specific modules for the End-of-Life but existing buildings are not under BIM domain. The methodology and guidelines in HISER will enable demolition companies to elaborate more accurate inventories from existing buildings. Integration of existing techniques for the fast data capture and processing will be considered. Finally, the tool will be conceived in a web-based, open and flexible architecture, integrated with existing Facility Management tools, thereby facilitating the updating. The Smart BIM-SD will be easily adaptable to those existing BIMs incorporated at the building design phase.

The project has received funding from the European Union's  Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 642085.


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