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We are pleased to invite you to the PARADE EIT RawMaterials project seminar:


A predemolition audit is an inventory of materials and components arising from future demolition or renovation projects and their management and recovery options.

This seminar provides information on the predemolition concept as a tool for increasing the high-quality recycling of construction and demolition waste, and an important measure for avoiding spreading of hazardous materials in the environment due to improved demolition activity. Furthermore, the seminar addresses future drivers and tools supporting the use of predemolition audits to achieve circular economy targets in the demolition sector. A special topic is also how to enhance the lifelong learning of professionals by creating an understanding of waste as a resource.

The background for this seminar is the PARADE-project “Best Practices for Pre-demolition Audits Ensuring High Quality Raw Materials”  (2018-19), which aims to develop life-long education materials on best practice for predemolition audit for improving C&D management (safe recycling), preventing unnecessary waste, maximizing value/sustainable use. The project is a continuation of the DG GROW study on waste auditing, in which VTT was involved. It is likely that the Commission will recommend member states to make waste audits mandatory in order to increase the quality of demolition/renovation waste for recycling.

PARADE project is coordinated by VTT Ltd, Finland and involves following partners: VITO (Belgium), VCB (Belgium), KU Leuven (Belgium) and TU Kosice (Slovakia).

Target group:

The seminar aims to bring together stakeholders from along the raw materials value chain representing demolition companies, end-users of construction materials, consultants, scientists from universities, research organizations and public authorities for discussing and exchanging views on  hazardous material inventories and construction and demolition waste as a future resource.

Seminar material:
The presentations will be available to all participants after the workshop.

The workshop is financially supported by EIT RawMaterials PARADE project. Participation is free of charge but registration is required. Late cancellation after November 11, 2019 or no-show will be charged 100 euro.


Registration opens on September 30 and will end on 10 November 2019. For registration, please click here.

Please find the programme here.

Further information:

For further information, please contact Senior Scientist Margareta Wahlström (e-mail: Margareta.Wahlstrom@vtt.fi).

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels in mid-November!