Call for Papers and Exhibitions: First International Conference on Construction Circular Economy

Posted on: 05/03/2018

Call for Papers and Exhibitions: First International Conference on Construction Circular Economy

Circular economy is an economy model where growth comes from increasing the value derived from existing economic structures, products and materials and innovation. This can be achieved by maintaining the integrity of a product at a higher level (technical and economic durability), using products longer (repeat use), cascading use in adjacent value chains and creating pure, high quality feedstock (avoiding contamination and toxicity). In contrast, in a linear economy, new resources are consumed to make products which are then discarded at the end of service life.

The construction industry has been identified to have the highest potential for circular economy innovation, value retention and creation opportunities, and is starting a transformative journey of changing its model from a linear economy to a circular economy.

This first international conference on Construction Circular Economy will bring together construction industry circular economy practitioners, researchers, policy makers, clients, suppliers, funders and other stakeholders. It will be a platform to showcase achievements so far, to identify future challenges and to devise new methods of working so as to speed up the transformative journey.


The conference will include, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Reclaiming
  • Repairing
  • Remanufacturing
  • Reconstruction using reclaimed construction products
  • Design for deconstruction
  • Performance of reclaimed products
  • Material characterisation
  • Quality assurance
  • Business model
  • Supplier chain management
  • Policy
  • Cost comparison
  • Environmental assessment
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Societal engagement
  • Case studies

Call for Papers and Exhibitions

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 200-300 words in the above topics to the conference organiser as soon as possible, but not later than the deadline shown below. Abstracts should indicate clearly the aims and conclusions of the works included in the final papers. Both abstracts and final papers will be reviewed by the international scientific committee.

A limited number of exhibition stands will also be available and interested organisations should contact the conference organiser.

Important Deadlines

The tentative deadlines are:

September 30, 2018: Submission of abstract

October 31, 2018: Preliminary acceptance

30 January 2019: Receipt of full paper

31 March 2019: Notification of final acceptance

8-9 July 2019: Conference

Keynote Presentations

The conference will be supported by plenary keynote presentations from a number of world-renowned scholars and practitioners.


The proceedings of this conference will by published by a formal scientific press and made available to all registered delegates at the conference.


The full registration fee is £500. The fee will cover a copy of the conference proceedings, admission to all technical sessions, welcome reception, conference banquet, lunches and coffee services during session breaks.

The day registration fee is £300. The fee will cover a copy of the conference proceedings, admission to technical sessions of the day, lunches and coffee services during session breaks.

Venue & Accommodation

The conference will be held at the University of Manchester. It is conveniently located in the city centre of Manchester with excellent access by road, rail or air. The Piccadilly mainline train station is situated within 200 metres. Manchester international airport is only 30 minutes by train and has frequent train services to the Piccadilly station.

Conference Co-Chairs:

Professor Yong Wang, University of Manchester

Professor Peter Hopkinson, University of Exeter

Professor Dennis Lam, University of Bradford


All correspondence should be addressed to:

ICCCE19 Secretariat
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom


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