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Building circularity in infrastructure and commercial construction

Guillermo Aranda-Mena, Paulo Vaz-Serra

Proceedings of the 44th AUBEA Conference 2021 | Deakin University | Published : 2021

Abstract

This paper discusses issues, challenges and opportunities to engage with circularity and the circular economy in the property construction and infrastructure sectors. In particular when looking at procurement delivery methods in which operational expenditure (Opex) can offset higher upfront expenditure (Capex). Opportunities are here discussed for governments and the private sector to increase their environmental credentials and project performance. At the heart of this lies engaging with values for circularity through procurement. Two whole of life-cycle procurement methods are discussed in relation to opportunities including Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Build to Rent (BTR), each ..

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