- The Austrian Building Materials Recycling Association annual conference took place in Vienna last April 7th.
Last April 7 th, EDA had the opportunity to take a trip to Vienna to take part in the Austrian Building Materials Recycling Association annual conference.
This year was about “Best Practices for the Circular Economy”. Many innovations were presented; one of them was the one that Professor Wistuba presented: the new research results on the multiple recycling of asphalt.
It was shown that with sorted demolition, asphalt can be recycled several times with a pleasant quality. The BRV used the occasion to present also a new brochure for the use of recycled building material products containing bricks: Engineer Gretzmacher summarised the necessary basics for their use in agriculture, for green roofs and for tree gratings.
The BRV was one of the first to inform the construction sector with newly developed information folders. Dr. Jutta Kraus of BMK presented the updated demolition regulation B 3151, which is aimed at orderly deconstruction. “This is an absolutely recommendable practice, and on a European scale,” said DI Car, Director General of the BRV.
The Austrian Construction Materials Recycling Association (Österreichischer Baustoff-Recycling Verband, BRV) acts nationwide and across industrial sectors. This is ensured by an appropriately constituted Management Board. Furthermore specialized working parties consisting of company experts and external professionals are created for the rapid solution of any problems threatening.