Manual of Recycling

Today, it is less a question of potential savings than of ways to keep the immense raw material deposits in the building stock "active". Apart from "sufficiency, consistency and efficiency", this goal implies the intelligent use of resources, the recyclability of constructions, a building capable of recycling, in short: "urban mining" in the building industry. This requires a change in values and a fundamental rethink in planning and execution.

The great challenge for architects and engineers is not only to convince through aesthetic, economic and socio-cultural qualities, but also to realise buildings that are environmentally compatible in the long term. Even in the design stage, dismantlability and recycling should be firmly established in order to be able to exploit the potential of the cycle at a later stage.

The Recycling Atlas provides the necessary expertise for the associated paradigm shift in construction.
A comprehensive detailed catalogue shows all relevant component connections and provides detailed explanations of calculation methods and tender aspects. And last but not least, details of realised examples provide many inspirations for successful implementation in practice.


- Urban Mining - Resource City and Building
- Life cycle engineering and design methodology
- Guiding detail catalogue of the relevant component connections


Authors: Annette Hillebrandt, Petra Riegler-Floors, Anja Rosen, Johanna-Katharina Seggewies

Co-Author: i.a.Thomas Matthias Romm



September 2019

224 pages

format 23 x 29,7 cm


Detail Business Information GmbH, Munich

ISBN: 978-3-95553-492-9 (printed edition)

ISBN: 978-3-95553-493-6 (e-book)



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