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INVITATION // IntCDC Constructive Conversations / Corentin Fivet

March 19 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dear all,

We are very honored to welcome Corentin Fivet  – Professor of architecture and structural design at the Structural Xploration Lab, EPFL, Lausanne – on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 6:00-7:30 pm in our upcoming Constructive Conversations event.

Corentin Fivet will give a lecture on “Waste no More – The needed (re-)discovery of the intrinsic value of disused construction products”.

We cordially invite you to participate in the lecture:

Title:    Waste no More – The needed (re-)discovery of the intrinsic value of disused construction products
Speaker: Prof. Corentin Fivet
Date: March 19, 2024  |   6:00-7:30 pm

The location data for this event is available to AdvanceAEC network partners. All researchers working in the field of AdvanceAEC are warmly invited to join the network. Please register or log-in to your account to access the event credentials.

Lecture Abstract

The construction sector stands out as a major contributor to Earth’s pollution levels. Yet there is a growing trend for buildings to be demolished, even though their components are in excellent condition. The reuse of these components in new construction activities represents a circular strategy offering significant environmental benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and material extraction. While this approach has yet to reach its full industrial potential, it is reshaping designers’ workflows and prompting the development of new computational methods and construction processes. After a contextualization of the current state of practice, Prof. Corentin Fivet will discuss recent research outputs from EPFL’s Structural Xploration Lab and their potential societal impact, with a focus on the reuse of obsolete timber, steel, and concrete elements in new building structures.


Corentin Fivet

Corentin Fivet is Professor of architecture and structural design at EPFL where he develops computational methods and design processes to increase the circularity of building structures. Under his direction, the Structural Xploration Lab (SXL) is a frontrunner in the areas of structural optimization and groundbreaking large-scale demonstrator projects with reclaimed waste. Corentin Fivet holds a PhD degree from UCLouvain, Belgium. He completed a two-year postdoctoral stay at MIT, USA, prior to joining the Architecture Institute at EPFL in 2016.

We look forward to welcoming you!

IntCDC Management Team


March 19
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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