18. December 2023
Insights from the Workshop “Circular and Digital Building in Austria – Status Quo and Educational Potential”
In the recent online workshop held together with Climate Lab stakeholders gathered to explore solutions in circular and digital construction. The online event included Insightful presentations an focused discussions on overcoming barriers and unlocking potentials.

Screenshot of the online workshop

We are thrilled to share the success of our recent online workshop held in collaboration with Climate Lab on December 11th, where relevant stakeholders came together to explore innovative solutions and foster meaningful discussions. The Workshop started with presentations about the usage of the planing tool SIMULTAN  in construction by TU Wien, the usage of hemplime in acoustic modules, dismantling of buildings and reuse of materials by BauKarussell. Within focus groups, we then delved into pertinent inquiries across three key categories: (1) Status Quo, (2) Barriers, and (3) Potentials, specifically examining the incorporation of circular and digital construction in educational programs.

Identified barriers encompass legislative and economic constraints on circular materials, the need for knowledge transfer and collaboration in circular economy practices, and educational challenges such as a lack of interdisciplinary knowledge among teachers and outdated lecture content. Relevant stakeholders face acceptance and experience gaps in adopting circular and bio-based construction materials.

Recognized potentials involve the implementation of circular economy principles across all training and education programs to enhance knowledge and foster acceptance of circular and digital practices.

Impressions of the workshop