New Circular Economy Business Model for More Sustainable Urban Construction

Demo 3: Geotechnical works with the use of SRM-based materials to revitalise a degraded area

Geotechnical works with the use of SRM-based materials to revitalise a degraded area

The largest quantity of SRM-based construction products replacing virgin materials can be utilised in the case of different geotechnical works. In the CINDERELA project three revitalizations of degraded areas will be done in Maribor, Umag and Madrid – Henares corridor. The revitalisation process will be performed in the following steps:

  1. site surveying and sampling,
  2. analysis of existing materials (natural soils, anthropogenic soil, including dumped materials),
  3. excavation and separation of the waste materials,
  4. recycling of waste and production of SRM-based construction products,
  5. construction and revitalisation of the site.

The SRM-based material will be placed in layers and compacted in order to reach the adequate intrinsic properties for geotechnical works. After the revitalisation, monitoring equipment will be installed for environmental monitoring (e.g. characterisation of eluates). The monitor readings will be recorded directly into the BIM.