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modular systems to allow for future flexibility and demountability while reducing volume, waste, and construction time. All materials are assessed according to Cradle to Cradle® 52 requirements to ensure safe and healthy. 53 Closed technical loop The slabs in the B / S / H are made from a hybrid product called ’Slimline’. It is made from steel beams and a thin layer of concrete. This hollow construction offers space to accommodate cables and pipes, so the building doesn’t need a false ceiling to hide them. This means that the gross floor height can be reduced, resulting in material savings of

up to 20%. With the lighter construction, the foundation can also be lighter. In addition, the life of the building can be greatly extended because the functionality can be adjusted easily. It is possible to dismount Slimline from the building and reuse the materials for new buildings. Due to this technology, a takeback system has been made with Slimline Buildings, which has delivered the structural element out of steel to take the resources back at the end of the building’s lifetime.54 52 Cradle to Cradle® is a registered trademark of MBDC, LLC 53 park2020.com 54 slimlinebuildings.com

re-use Slimline

replace mechanical & electrical installations install Slimline

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demount building

disassemble Slimline

Diagram: Shows how Slimline can be reused in a closed technical loop. 54 This diagram is an reinterpretation of an original owned by Slimline Buildings

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