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RECONMATIC is aiming to be based upon European projects and ensure their scalability and impact. The results of several other projects, that the consortium members are participating in, will be integrated in the RECONMATIC work and tools developed, in the perspective of a large-scale impact. 

Given the project’s high potential social impacts on European society, RECONMATIC also aims to narrow the gap between research communities from different disciplines by inviting other EU, United Kingdom, China and local research projects, associations and commercial initiatives in related fields to share their results and experience with the project team at the clustering events open to the public. 

The following list describes projects that RECONMATIC is aiming to be based upon and upscale, ensuring the scalability and the impact. In addition, a list of added knowledge is complemented by relevant research projects. 



Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices in sustainability and circularity training of start-ups 

Partner involved: ITC-AICE 


This ERASMUS+ project developed an interactive guidance tool and related eLearning resources and training program to support start-ups to implement, evaluate and improve sustainability and circularity in their business model. Circular Start results will be used in the development of the sustainability assessment 

tools used as part of whole life C&D waste management in RECONMATIC and the corresponding training activities the project is going to develop. 

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“Development of effective tools for minimising the generation of construction & demolition waste, its monitoring and reuse” 

Partner involved:
Czech Technical University in Prague


The main objective of the project is to develop expert documents for legislative amendments leading to the minimisation and re-use of construction and demolition waste, in combination with secondary raw materials. The feasibility of decomposition of buildings, recycling of CDW is analysed, described, and evaluated in detail. In order to develop methodological guidelines, including the calculation of the ecological footprint and economic performance. For this, it is necessary to expand the knowledge base regarding the treatment of CDW, both at the beginning of the cycle (demolition, decomposition) and the recycling process itself, as well as the back-integration into building systems and materials.   



“Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for establishing and developing a system for documentation  
of historical buildings and monuments” 

Partner involved:

Czech Technical University in Prague 


This project integrates various research disciplines required for design, implementation, experimental evaluation, and application of complex robotic systems. Research streams followed include motion and trajectory planning, locomotion generation, control, communication, coordination, and stabilization of groups of ground, aerial, and modular robots. This research provides the necessary know-how and experience for monitoring complex structures not having favorable texture, such as decorated historical structures, when digital twins are made by drone/robotic scanning. In RECONMATIC, additional sensors will be used for material’ recognition. 

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“European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development Plus” 

Partner involved: Tecnalia  


A Parallel Robot with Adaptive Dynamic Accuracy is developed. The experiment improved the Control for the fast pick & place robot Quattro (Tecnalia patent). 

The knowledge acquired and previous patents, related to fast pick and place robots, are enablers for the implementation of the Pick and Throw strategy in the RECONMATIC robot. 

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“Hyperconnected Architecture for High Cognitive Production Plants”   

Partner involved: Tecnalia 


In this H2020 project, a hyperspectral system is being developed for compositional estimation of ladle furnace slag, assisted by machine-learning algorithms.  

The knowledge on AI-assisted multispectral imaging and material identification for metals allows to develop the RECONMATIC C&D waste sorting robot significantly more efficiently and quickly. 

"Innovative Circular Economy Based solutions for the building industry"

Partner involved: Tecnalia


The main objective of this H2020 project is to develop and demonstrate circular and cost-effective solutions aimed at increasing the recovery and quality of secondary materials in the construction sector’s entire circular value chain. It represents the technical basis on which new product solutions will be developed and validated. The knowledge will be used mainly in the activities dedicated to higher valorization of recyclable waste materials. 



Training for Circular Economy in the Construction and Furniture Sectors 

Partner involved: ITC-AICE 


The project, funded under ERASMUS+ programme,  has developed training materials and practical tools, focusing on the competences necessary to generate product-service-systems based on the Circular Economy (CE) model, especially for the construction sector. KATCH-e results will be used in the development of the sustainability assessment tools used as part of whole life C&D waste management in RECONMATIC and the corresponding training activities the project is going to develop. 

“Smart technology for Marine Litter Sustainable Removal and Management”

Partner involved: Tecnalia


This H2020 project develops the AI-based segregation robot for plastics and marine litter sorting. 

The knowledge on AI-assisted multispectral imaging and material identification for metals allows to develop the RECONMATIC C&D waste sorting robot significantly more efficiently and quickly. 

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“Research on Key Technologies for Durability of CDW Recycled Concrete” 

Partner involved: CACE 


The project provided the base for the national standard for recycled aggregate and concrete by surveying international standards and evaluating the context of CDW utilisation in China. It provides accumulated knowledge in the market context of China as well as experience in policy analysis and policy recommendation. 


PROJECT 2011BAJ04B05- 01  

“Research on Key Technologies for Durability of CDW Recycled Concrete”

Partner involved: CACE 


This project developed key technologies needed to enhance the durability of CDW concrete. It provides experience in enhancing the quality of building materials products containing CDW. 

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PROJECT 2011BAJ04B05- 06  

“Safety Control and Evaluation Technology of Solid Waste Recycled Building Materials”

Partner involved: CACE 


This project developed technical tools and standards for safety control and evaluation of construction products containing CDW. 

It provides existing standards and tools for the safety control and evaluation for CDW building materials which can provide insights for standards and assessments in China. 



“Regenerative Buildings and products for a circular economy”

Partner involved: University of Manchester 


This EPSRC funded project focuses on investigating methods of separating structural elements for future reuse. Reuse potentials of structural components to inform e-construction and demolition plan of existing structures is one important part of activities related to creation and use of digital twins as targeted within RECONMATIC. 

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Funded under the same topic "Automated tools for the valorisation of construction waste"

Reincarnation of construction products &materials by slowing down and extending cycles:  The Reincarnate project platform will provide information on the life cycle & reuse potential of materials as well as methods to predict and extend product lifetime. The project will employ digital twin representation, AI and robotic automation to develop and demonstrate 10 innovations based on the platform data. The aim is to validate and promote the reusability of materials and products in the construction sector, thus encouraging circularity and sustainability.



Partner involved:

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  


Nationally funded, 4-year project, aiming at developing a database of high environmentally efficient building elements assessed under integrated protection criteria and Life Cycle design aspects. Contribution in establishing the materials and products database useful for digital twins and building end-of-life solutions, in identifying added value uses and better valorization to C&D waste materials and in assessing sustainability. 

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