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On 20 September 2017, ACR+ member Brussels Environment, in the framework of the Buildings as Material Banks 2020 (BAMB) project, has launched the pilot Build Reversible In Conception (BRIC) project. The project is an educational tool to raise awareness among trainers in the construction and education sectors and provide them with information about the circular economy. As such, the BRIC will focus on the:

  • Reversible Building Design supporting the transformation in shape, size and function;
  • Training different construction professionals in Reversible Building and circular economy.

In Brussels, a sustainable and reversible teaching module and showcase will be built as part of an education centre – Espace Formation PME (EFP). A new house module, consisting of a wood frame structure and prefabricated wall, floor and roof boxes, will be build, dismantled, reconstructed and transformed 3 times.

Construction is one of the important pillars of the EFP’s course offerings, providing training relevant to 12 professions of the construction sector. The education centre trains 6500 persons a year, of which one third within the construction sector. The reversible construction education module will allow course offerings to be further enhanced through hands-on experience opportunities.

This pedagogical module will be used as an information and teaching tool through its design, construction, use and deconstruction, integrating the sustainable management of resources and different aspects of circular economy and circular building in the training of future contractors. In 2015, the Brussels Capital Region developed the Regional Plan for Circular Economy (PREC) which focuses on 5 axes, amongst which construction. Within this framework, the EFP aims to integrate circular economy and circular building in their training packages. The site of this module house with an area of about 70 square meters will be used until 2019.

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