Eindcolloquium – Eline Dolkemade
Reuse of monolithic concrete floors
Something is changing and we cannot really get around it. In 2016, the Dutch government wrote a programme for a future circular economy that mentions the construction industry as one of the five problem sectors that produces the most waste and is the most environmentally damaging. The minor difference of a circular built environment compared to the existing sustainable concepts is maintaining products, elements and materials and reusing them until end of their technical life span. In this research is determined whether it is structural feasible to reuse floor slabs reclaimed from monolithic concrete floors of residential buildings, constructed between 1960 and 1990. These slabs will be reclaimed by sawing them out of a monolithic floor and will be reused in terraces houses.