PSIS 2023: Circular Technologies for the Construction industry - Report now available.

CEN and CENELEC, together with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), carry out an annual ‘foresight on standardization’ initiative called Putting Science into Standards (PSIS), with the 2023 Workshop focusing on Circular Technologies for the construction industry. The report of the workshop has just been published and can be downloaded from the European Commission's website here.


This report emphasizes the importance of standardization in promoting circular construction and the circular economy and discusses the need for future standardization and pre-normative research for circular construction in terminology, metrology, performance characterization, compatibility and operability assessments.

The report identifies several opportunities for synergies, such as collaboration between the New European Bauhaus and analyses the gap analysis carried out by CEN/TC 350 on circularity in the construction sector, emphasizing of overcoming cradle-to-grave construction frameworks. Strategies to bridge these gaps include enhancing standardization, collaboration and innovation.


The recommendations provided aim to guide future standardization activities, aligning with circular principles to drive industry competitiveness and environmental stewardship. Taking first steps towards a standardization roadmap, the study highlights specific areas that CEN/TC 350 may consider in their future work programme and suggests high priority topics based on discussions with stakeholders.


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