3rd Annual Conference on Foundation Decarbonization and Re-use

March 25-27 2025| KIT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Conference

The construction industry, including the deep foundation industry, significantly contributes to the CO2 emissions. As sustainability becomes increasingly crucial, our profession must take proactive steps to reduce our carbon footprint.

Decarbonization is a vital strategy, focusing on more efficient designs that reduce the volumes of concrete and steel used, and incorporating materials with lower carbon footprints. However, we must also prioritize the reuse of existing foundations as the most sustainable option.

3rd edition of the Conference on Foundation Decarbonization and Re-use

Following the success of our initial conferences in March 2023 and May 2024, we are excited to announce the 3rd edition of the Conference on Decarbonization and Re-use of Foundations. This event will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in March 2025.

Conference topics

In this third edition, we aim to delve deeper into various aspects of foundation decarbonization and reuse. Our conference will feature four sessions focusing on:

  • Session 1: The decision-making process regarding foundation decarbonization and reuse
  • Session 2: The inspection and testing of existing foundations to assess their suitability for reuse
  • Session 3: The design process when foundations are decarbonized or reused
  • Session 4: The construction phase when foundations are decarbonized or reused

Each session is introduced by a keynote speaker, followed by the presentation of research papers from experts around the world. The sessions conclude with an extended Q&A session, encouraging active participation and discussion.

One-day site-visit

On the third day of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to visit job sites in and around Amsterdam where foundation reuse is being implemented. These site visits aim to provide practical insights and firsthand experiences of sustainable foundation practices.

We invite you to join us in Amsterdam to share your experiences, listen to expert presentations, and participate in insightful panel discussions. Together, we can drive progress in this vital area and contribute to a more sustainable future in the deep foundation industry.

Join us in Amsterdam, The Netherlands!

About the location

KIT Royal Tropical Institute is an independent centre of expertise, education and hospitality dedicated to sustainable development. Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, our knowledge work focuses on global health, gender, economic development and intercultural communication. Our education offer comprises a graduate programme in global health, advanced courses for health professionals, a gender training programme and training and coaching services in intercultural

    Key dates

   Abstract submission deadline August 1, 2024
   Abstract approval decision September 1, 2024
   Initial paper Submission deadline November 15, 2024
   Paper review and approval notification December 15, 2024
   Final paper submission deadline February 15, 2025
   Presentation submission deadline March 8, 2025