Test and estimate which building elements are reusable and for which functions. Assess their performance and their (financial) residual value.
When to take action?
Who can take action?
Design team, contractor, control office
Intermediate expertise needed
From the inventory, select the elements which are suited for reuse.
For each kind of element, decide which kind of test is appropriate to estimate or calculate its unknown properties and performances.
Try to use existing testing methods.
Ask for guidance from a control office.
Reuse or sell the reusable building elements.
An inventory of reusable building elements. (Action: Inventory)
An overview on which building elements are reusable for which functions and what their (financial) residual value is.
More information and sources
Akanbi et al. 2019. Reusability analytics tool for end-of-life assessment of building materials in a circular economy