Project details



Automated solutions for sustainable and circular construction and demolition waste management

Start date: 01.07.2022

Duration: 48 months

Coordinator: Czech Technical University in Prague

Budget: 6.09 M€


RECONMATIC is an EU project funded by the HorizonEurope Research & Innovation Action programme (GA nÂș 101058580), that proposes a suite of innovative tools &  techniques to build bridges through "bottom-up" construction and demolition waste (CDW) prevention and handling to reach "top-down" European waste reduction goals.

The project's agenda reflects the call objectives, with a focus on integrated decision making that would allow considering all aspects of CDW generation and involving all stakeholders within the construction industry. Current practices in CDW management, from prevention and minimization of waste to its reuse, will be evaluated and markets to support the supply chains and #circulareconomy models will be identified. Consequently, a digital information management system for stakeholders' collaboration and waste traceability will be developed, tested and demonstrated.

It is envisaged that the CDW minimization will be achieved by empowering BIM and integrating #wastemanagement relevant data into the information models. Processes of converting different formats of construction information to the digital twins will be automated, as well as the decision-making system for repurposing, deconstruction and demolition. Automation will be employed for AI -assisted CDW classification and robotic segregation off-site. The methodology for CDW logistics in regard to the automatic and more efficient CDW sorting and distribution will be proposed, along with methodologies to provide new added-value uses to CDW.

The consortium involves 7 research institutions, 10 small to medium enterprises, 5 large companies and 1 association, representing 5 EU countries, UK and China. The feasibility and efficiency of the developed solutions will be evaluated using 6 demonstrators. This consortium composition will enable us to tackle the whole life-cycle CDW management, propose beyond-state-of-the-art technologies, and contribute to reaching the zerowaste construction industry.

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Contact person: Jan Valentin
Address: Czech Technical University in Prague