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Maximizing Reuse Potential
Professor Vincent Gruis is head of the chair of Housing Management at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. In this video, he discusses teh benefits and the challenges of maximizing the reuse potential of building components.
- Tools like material passports and digital (or physical) marketplaces are currently in place to facilitate reuse; however, they are not mature enough and sometimes end up overcomplicating the process.
- Innovative co-operations between demolition contractors and architects at the moment a building is ready to be disassembled might lead to closing material loops more efficiently.
- Educators need to enable students to practice designing with reused materials.