A Process-Oriented Approach to Waste Stream Analysis in Building Deconstruction Projects

Matan Mayer

IE University

Matan Mayer is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at IE University School of Architecture and Design in Madrid and Segovia, Spain, where he teaches construction technology and design courses. He holds a doctoral and masters research degrees from Harvard Graduate School of Design, as well as a BArch degree from Tel Aviv University. Matan’s research work focuses on achieving life cycle innovation in the built environment through developments in manufacturing technology, assembly techniques, and digital design platforms. Prior to his current position, Matan has taught research seminars at Harvard GSD and at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He has completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, a residency at the Harvard Innovation Lab Venture Incubation Program, as well as research fellowships at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design at the University of Stuttgart, and the Composite Construction Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


Deconstruction is often described in literature as a systematic and organized alternative to demolition, one that is predominantly motivated by an effort to maximize landfill diversion rates through increased reuse and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Matan Mayer (IE University)

Topic Areas

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure


WS-5 » Sustainable Built Environment 1 (09:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room H)

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