On behalf of EIT Raw Materials Project PARADE (Best practices for Pre-demolition Audits ensuring high quality RAwmaterials) we would like to invite you to a series of webinars starting in September 2019 on “Best practices for Pre-demolition audit“. The webinars include interesting presentations on the role of waste audit in circular economy, how to ensure safe materials from demolition, how to assess the recycling and reuse potential of construction and demolition waste and also regional aspects of C&D waste audit. See further information on the webinars in the table below.

The overall aim of the PARADE project (2018-19) is to improve the management of construction and demolition waste (safe recycling), preventing unnecessary waste, maximizing value and sustainable use. The project is a continuation of the DG GROW study on waste auditing, in which VTT was involved. The project also makes benefit from the procedures of the Flemish C&DW management organisation Tracimat, which is founded by the Flemish Construction Federation (VCB) and developed in close collaboration with VITO.

The key activity in the project has been to develop supporting training material to enhance the knowledge of professionals in the sector, and especially to increase the quality of pre-demolition audits in Europe among all stakeholders in the value chain. Special focus will be on construction materials containing hazardous substances and on recyclable materials with a market value. The educational materials are tested during 2019 and final documents will be published in December 2019. Persons registered to the webinars below will also get access to the education materials in December.

PARADE project is coordinated by VTT Ltd, Finland and involves following partners: VITO (Belgium), VCB (Belgium), KU Leuven (Belgium) and TU Kosice (Slovakia).

Besides the webinars (duration: 45-60 min), a seminar “Pre-demolition audit and circular economy” will be arranged on November 19, 2019 in Brussels in connection to the EU Raw Material week. Further information on the seminar and the webinars can be found on the PARADE website.

Webinar program:

  1. Role of waste audit in Circular Economy - 12 September 2019 at 9:30  (CET)
  2. Ensuring safe materials from demolition - 17 September 2019 at 13:30  (CET)
  3. From inventory to recovery - 26 September 2019 at 9:30 (CET)
  4. Regional aspects of C&D waste audit (in Slovakian) - 7 October 2019 at 9:30 (CET)
  5. From pre-demolition audit to circular economy - 3 December 2019 at 9:30 (CET)
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