Constraining and enabling factors that influence core practices embedded within the supply processes of circular building hubs

MADE Student Project

The construction industry's substantial consumption of materials, CO2 emissions, and construction and demolition waste underscore the pressing need for change. One promising solution is the reuse of secondary building components, which has the potential to significantly mitigate these environmental impacts. Circular Building Hubs (CBHs) have emerged as a novel business concept that could facilitate the collection and processing of these components, thereby promoting their reuse. However, effectively scaling up their opera- tional secondary building component supply processes (supply processes) requires changes in the practices embedded in these processes.

Therefore, this exploratory research aimed to identify the extend to which constraining and enabling factors influence the scalability of core practices embedded in supply processes of these CBHs. The core practices are those considered to be essential for the CBH concept. As such, it intended at contributing to new and more comprehensive understanding on the effects of these factors and thereby contribute to the devel- opment and scaling up of these processes. Hence, the main research question is as follow: ‘What are core practices embedded within the secondary supply processes for circular building hubs, and to what extent are involved constraining and enabling factors influencing the scalability of these practices?’

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