- Decision support
In the province of Québec, the construction industry generates a very large quantity of residual materials that are low recovered. This leads to increasing the quantity of buried materials while increasing the use of virgin resources. Therefore, it is essential to rethink current practices regarding residual material management. One of the circular economy strategies put forward is the recovery of materials generated by deconstruction (e.g., reuse).
This research project that will be conducted in collaboration with the Régie intermunicipale de traitement des matières résiduelles of the Gaspésie region (RITMRG), aims at developing a decision-making model to optimize deconstruction and storage operations as well as material transportation in order to maximize material recovery while reducing c osts and the environmental impact. This model will be tested on a Gaspesian case, but could be adapted to other regions of Québec.
Affiliated research axes
Axis 2: Planning Optimization2.2 – Develop indicators to measure circularity
2.3 – Establish and maintain local, national and international circularity inventories
2.4 – Plan and optimize the production of products and delivery of services in the context of the circular economy
Axis 3: Resource and Product Maximization3.2 – Develop a conceptual framework of tools that may be mobilized to identify better circularization scenarios for products, components and resources at the end of their life cycles
3.3 – Identify models for product circularization strategies