Beurskens, P.R.

Ir. P. R. Beurskens (Pieter)

PhD Candidate

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General Information

Pieter Beurskens is a PhD candidate at the faculty of Engineering Technology within the Department of Design, Production and Management. He has studied Building Technology – Product Development at the Eindhoven University of Technology and received his master’s degree in October 2015. Consecutively, he started his PhD research, which is part of the European Horizon 2020 project, Buildings As Material Banks (BAMB).

Research project

Buildings As Material Banks (BAMB): Integrating material passports with reversible building design to optimize circular industrial value chains.

The aims of BAMB are the prevention of construction and demolition waste, the reduction of virgin resource consumption and the development towards a circular economy through industrial symbiosis. My PhD research focusses on reversible building design, consisting of the transformation capacity of buildings and the reuse potential of building products, with the emphasis on the development of a reuse potential tool.

Research interests

Reversible building design, design for disassembly, design for adaptability, systems thinking approach, circular economy concept, building product development


Oct 2015 – Present: PhD University of Twente, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Design Production and Management

Sept 2013- Oct 2015: MSc. Building Technology – Product Development, Eindhoven University of Technology. Research objective Master thesis: the development of a framework for buildings according to the circular economy concept, which will be specified for the design of circular facades.

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