This proposal for NWO Open Mind 2020 aims to develop user-interactive computational tools that allow for circular design of building structures. The tools are informed by real data of supplies of existing construction elements, that are reclaimed from demolished buildings. The work is applied to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, and targets resource-intensive Dutch residential housing specifically.
The proposal by the main applicant, dr. Rob Wolfs, was initiated by dr.sc. ir. Diederik Veenendaal of Summum Engineering, and is a collaboration together with prof. dr. Corentin Fivet and dr. Jan Brütting of the EPFL.
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