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“The circular economy is about reducing waste and protecting the environment, but it is also about a profound transformation of the way our entire economy works”

F. Timmermans, First Vice-President EC

Program

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Detailed program

14June, 2017
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1OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE EVENT9:15PLENARY ROOM
2EDA GENERAL ASSEMBLY9:15WORKSHOP ROOM
3RECYCLING METALS: TRENDS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
- End of life of metals
- Round table with experts
10:00PLENARY ROOM
4DECONTAMINATION OF FRIABLE ELEMENTS
- Case study about asbestos
- Initiatives of the member states and future challenges
10:00WORKSHOP ROOM
5DECONTAMINATION OF PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPS)
- Case study about PCB
- Round table about H&S aspects
11:00PLENARY ROOM
6RECYCLING GLASS: DEVELOPING NEW BUSINESS MODELS
- Case study about flat glass
- Fostering innovation and business opportunities for demolition contractors
11:00WORKSHOP ROOM
7URBAN DEMOLITION: BEST PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES
- Case study
- Space, noise, hours… how to work with the local communities
13:00PLENARY ROOM
8DIGITALIZATION AND BIM APPLIED TO CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
- From installation to end of life
- Modeling structures and buildings for demolition
13:00WORKSHOP ROOM
9DISASTER RECOVERY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE
- Case study
- Bringing the expertise from specialized contractors
14:00PLENARY ROOM
10THE CONCRETE INITIATIVE WORKSHOP
- Options for sustainable recycling
- Recycling 100% of concrete into concrete
14:00WORKSHOP ROOM
11DEMOLITION OF DAMAGED BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURES
- Case study and best practices
- Risk prevention and management of hazardous substances
15:00PLENARY ROOM
12RECYCLING PLASTICS
- Case study and panel session
15:00WORKSHOP ROOM
13DECONTAMINATION IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
- Case study
- Round table debate
16:00PLENARY ROOM
14RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA (RCS)
- Impact of the new limit values on construction and demolition
- How to implement the new health and safety requirements
16:00WORKSHOP ROOM
15June 2017
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1DEMOLITION, DISMANTLING AND DECONTAMINATION IN NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENTS
- Case study
- Bringing the expertise from specialized contractors
9:15PLENARY ROOM
2GUIDELINES FOR PRE-DEMOLITION AUDIT AND WASTE ASSESSMENT, PREPARED BY THE EU COMMISSION9:15WORKSHOP ROOM
3CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE ASSESSMENT
- Identification, inventory and reporting
- Who is liable for what and how to make it work?
10:00PLENARY ROOM
4DECONTAMINATION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE
- Case study and panel session
10:00WORKSHOP ROOM
5RECYCLING CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE AND RESOURCES
- Case studies
- Developing best practices
- Green procurement approach
11:00PLENARY ROOM
6DECONTAMINATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE
- Case study about lead
- How to protect workers (OELV) and prevent unfair competition
11:00WORKSHOP ROOM
7INDUSTRIAL DEMOLITION: BEST PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES
- Case study
- Procurement and liabilities
13:00PLENARY ROOM
8EQUIPMENT INNOVATION CONFERENCE, PRESENTED BY CATERPILLAR13:00WORKSHOP ROOM
9RECYCLING CONCRETE: A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
- Best practices
- Innovation and initiatives of the industry
14:00PLENARY ROOM
10RENOVATION OR RECONSTRUCTION, WHICH WAY TO CHOOSE?
- Partial vs complete demolition
- Multi-aspect analysis for decision makers
14:00WORKSHOP ROOM
11SOIL REMEDIATION
- Case study about contaminated soils with hazardous chemicals
- Update of the regulatory framework
15:00PLENARY ROOM
12RECYCLING AGGREGATES
- Case study
- Best practices and tips for business opportunities
15:00WORKSHOP ROOM
13STANDARDS AND BEST PRACTICES FOR DEMOLITION
- UK and NL Demolition Code
- German VDI Guidelines
16:00PLENARY ROOM
14CARCINOGENS IN CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
- What is found today at work
- Roadmap for the future
16:00WORKSHOP ROOM
16June 2017
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1ATTRACTING WORKERS TO THE SECTOR
- Initiatives of the industry
- Best practices of member states and trade associations
9:15PLENARY ROOM
2HISER PROJECT (TECNALIA)9:15WORKSHOP ROOM
3THE CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL, PREPARED BY THE EU COMMISSION10:00PLENARY ROOM
4GtoG PROJECT (EUROGYPSUM)10:00WORKSHOP ROOM
5DEVELOPING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN EUROP
- Approach of the European Union
- Challenges and opportunities for construction and demolition activitites
11:00PLENARY ROOM
6FLAT TO FLAT PROJECT (VLAKGLAS RECYCLING NEDERLAND)10:30WORKSHOP ROOM
7VEEP PROJECT (DAPPOLONIA AND TECNALIA)11:00WORKSHOP ROOM
8FUTURE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE
- What to expect regarding backfilling and landfilling
- New waste flows (hazardous and non-hazardous)
12:00PLENARY ROOM
9OFFICIAL CLOSURE OF THE EVENT13:00PLENARY ROOM

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Thursday, 15 June 09:00 – 18:00
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