Digipurku-project starts 1st Jan 2023 and will continue until 30 June 2025.

Digipurku-project aims to develop and take into use digital solutions aiming to effective and sustainable demolishing processes of buildings, particularly solutions for collecting and organizing data and communicating the information of the to-be-demolished buildings, such as their materials and the construction parts which they contain.

Re-using of the materials and parts from demolished buildings is an effective way to reduce the carbon emissions, waste and resource consumption in construction. It can lead to new sustainable and locally impactful business for companies in the demolishing, design, construction and materials supply branches. The readiness to work with the re-use of construction parts should be developed together with the different parties of the re-use chain of demolished parts and materials.

Digital methods can boost the processes and make it more swift to utilize and to re-use the parts and materials from demolished buildings, which is a prerequisite for growth of business. The project will respond to these needs.Building Information Models (BIM) of the to-be-demolished buildings are studied and developed by practical pilots in collaboration with the owners and related companies.

The project will study and develop the abilities of selected companies to utilize digital methods. It will be studied how to obtain the information of the target buildings to digitally applicable form. Carbon emissions of the demolishing process is studied from the purchaser’s point of view. The project studies examples of how to find new use to the parts obtained from a demolished building. In addition the project will facilitate discussions between construction and demolition companies and owners of real estate in the Kanta-Häme and Uusimaa regions in Finland.

PROJECT partners are: Green Net Finland (lead partner), SYKLI environmental school of Finland, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK). The project is co-funded by the European Union (ERDF programme Innovation and skills in Finland 2021-2027).