The Circular Economy, more necessary than ever?
Gas, electricity and petrol: by end 2021, energy prices have reached new heights, as have the costs of materials and raw materials. The concept of circular economy has found a new echo within companies, which also see it as a response to the strengthening of environmental legislation. The construction sector is particularly concerned with the implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility from 1 January 2022, which make companies accountable for the recovery of construction waste.
How many lifecycles for tomorrow’s buildings?
To limit the waste and carbon emissions generated by deconstruction and rebuilding, the concept of buildings that can be easily transformed, adapted or dismantled is gaining ground.
What new economic models for the circular economy?
Reusing materials, recycling construction waste, and designing versatile buildings are essential steps towards the circular economy. They still need to be complemented by other models and practices, for a truly consistent circular economy in construction and development.
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Bridgit raises $19 million for ongoing business development of workforce management solution. CEMEX Ventures and Taronga Ventures invest in Voyage Control, a digital platform aimed at construction logistics. Developer Lennar partners with 3D construction specialist Icon to build 100 new homes.
Circular economy: a growing toolbox
The circular economy is gradually gaining ground. Builders, developers and local authorities are multiplying experiments, refining models and documenting good practices. Here is an overview.
Sustainable Blue Economy: when maritime areas contribute to environmental transition
According to the European Commission, if the global blue economy were a national economy, it would be the seventh largest in the world. It is reflected in a significant need for innovative infrastructures and facilities that can reconcile development with respect for the environment. What are the challenges and impacts for VINCI’s businesses? What new business models? A new field of prospective for Leonard.
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Hilti to acquire construction management platform Fieldwire for $300 million. $6 million for RodRadar, the risk prevention specialist. StockPro raises €4 million to fight waste of new materials in construction.