This V. PRE Conference in 2023 is part of a series of conferences started in 2009 by the RILEM Committee TC-217 “Progress of Recycling in the Built Environment.” This year the conference is organized by the Weimar Institute of Applied Construction Research – IAB gGmbH. The institute has more than 30 years of experience in developing new products, technologies, and processes from natural materials as well as from Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW). The institute has a broad set of laboratory equipment and experimental facilities, especially for the research on recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste.
The conference aims to debate and disseminate recent developments in the characterization, processing, and application of recovered materials from CDW to strengthen their production, foster confidence in their use, and, consequently, stimulate their demand. With this purpose, it is foreseen an increasing participation of all stakeholders while raising awareness about the great relevance of CDW recycling.
This conference will include high-level scientific sessions, with Keynote Lectures given by well-known international experts, sessions with selected papers, and discussions on the most urgent issues related to CDW recycling. An excursion to a well-equipped stationary recycling plant is provided.
It is expected that this Conference will contribute to improving resource efficiency in the construction sector, by providing interesting clues to closing the loop for materials and preserving natural resources as well as energy.
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