personal (de)construction management research experiences
Urban mining futures

Digitally measuring and understanding circularity

This (Engineering Doctorate) design science research project developed a BIM-based circularity assessment tool. It can use BIM models with varying levels of detail as input to calculate and visualize aspects of circularity (such as the disassemble-ability and types of materials used). This can support ongoing design and decision-making processes in projects. The tool was developed within the contexts of two projects: a renovation and a new-build project. Stakeholders from different disciplines and client representatives collaborated over the course of the project through meetings, interviews and presentations. The output of the study was published in a design report and several academic (working) papers and covered in Aannemer.

Impression of BIM-based circularity tool (B-CAT)

Engineering Doctorate candidate: Li Jiang