In the heart of Tampere, Finland, the ReCreate project’s core group recently convened for a two-day program that combined insightful discussions, presentations, and an eye-opening site visit. Hosted by the project coordinators at Tampere University, this gathering showcased the collaborative spirit and dedication of the ReCreate consortium.
Day 1: Core Group Meeting
The first day of the event was dedicated to the ReCreate project’s core group meeting. This session served as a platform for project partners to exchange ideas, review ongoing activities, assess the status of deliverables, and chart a course for future actions within the project.
Participants came together to discuss their respective areas of work, share valuable insights, and align their efforts towards the project’s overarching goal of revolutionizing construction and deconstruction practices to achieve sustainability.
Day 2: Site Visit and Presentations
On the second day, just before embarking on a site visit, ReCreate partners held a series of brief presentations. Each presentation provided a perspective on the ongoing work in Tampere:
- Mr. Tero Niemelä, Skanska: Skanska, specializing in construction and project development, shared their contributions to the project, shedding light on their areas of expertise and the challenges they are tackling.
- Ms. Inari Weijo, Ramboll: Ramboll, engaged in technical research, and delved into their work related to structural condition surveys, deconstruction techniques, quality assurance, structural design, joint techniques, and reinstallation.
- Mr. Antti Lanta, Umacon: Umacon, with its role in checking elements for damage and transportation logistics, provided insight into their efforts in ensuring the efficient reuse of construction elements.
Following these presentations, participants eagerly set out on a site visit to witness the ongoing deconstruction work in a donor building. The building’s skeleton frame, consisting of columns and beams, as well as hollow core slabs as intermediate floors, is being carefully disassembled. The reclaimed elements from this building will find new life in future construction projects, aligning with ReCreate’s core mission of promoting circular construction.
The ReCreate core group meeting and site visit in Tampere showcased the power of collaboration, innovation, and sustainability in the construction industry. It’s a testament to the dedication of project partners and their commitment to shaping a more sustainable future for the industry.
Stay tuned for more updates on the ReCreate project’s journey as it continues to make waves in the world of construction and deconstruction.