dr.ir. M.C. van den Berg (Marc)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Marc van den Berg develops circular urban mining futures. His research line uncovers innovative (de)construction practices that enable reuse, now and in the future. He thereby rethinks the existing built environment as an urban mine where waste becomes a resource. His research explores the profound implications for managing such resource flows; from the information needs of demolition contractors to the challenges that designers face in applying circularity. Marc likes collaborating with a wide range of parties along the reverse value chain to develop actionable circularity transition pathways for tomorrow.



van den Berg, M. C. (2024). Digital technology use cases for deconstruction and reverse logistics. In C. De Wolf, S. Çetin, & N. M. P. Bocken (Eds.), A Circular Built Environment in the Digital Age (pp. 197-212). (Circular Economy and Sustainability). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39675-5_11
Jiang, L. , van den Berg, M. C. , Voordijk, H. , & Adriaanse, A. A. (2023). BIM-based circularity assessments across project phases. In 39th Annual ARCOM Conference 2023, Leeds, United Kingdom (pp. 318-327)
Jiang, L. (2023). Circularity assessment in a BIM environment. [EngD Thesis, University of Twente]. University of Twente.
Anastasiades, K., Dockx, J. , van den Berg, M., Rinke, M., Blom, J., & Audenaert, A. (2023). Stakeholder perceptions on implementing design for disassembly and standardisation for heterogeneous construction components. Waste Management and Research, 41(8), 1372-1381. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X231154140
van den Berg, M., Schraven, D., Schultheiss, F., & Frese, T. (2021). (Re)organizing circular design projects: Four tool applications and reflections. In S. Shahnoori, & M. Mohammadi (Eds.), The second International Conference of Circular Systems for the Built Environment (ICSBE2-2021) (pp. 169-181). Eindhoven University of Technology. https://research.tue.nl/files/199989647/ICSBE2_2021THE_STATE_OF_CIRCULARITY.pdf
Other Contributions
Platform CB'23 (2023). "Leidraad circulair ontwerpen: Werkafspraken voor een circulaire bouw." from Leidraad_Circulair-ontwerpen_2-0.pdf (platformcb23.nl)

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My (Bachelor and Master) courses are about designing circular civil engineering systems.

Affiliated Study Programmes



Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023


Active participant in leading circular construction research and industry networks, such as the 4TU Circularity and Sustainability Domain Acceleration Team. 

Current Projects

In the press

  • 'digiGO maakt aannemers 'slimmer en sneller'' on aannemervak.nl, September 14, 2022 (Dutch)
  • 'Een gebouw is geen wegwerpproduct' on NPO Radio 1, September 7, 2019 (Dutch)
  • 'Circulair is nog zó'n abstract begrip. Geef bouwers handvatten' in Cobouw July 16, 2019 (Dutch)


News on utwente.nl

    • 'Breakthrough to circular and emission-free building' on utwente.nl (December 12, 2023)
    • 'Marc van den Berg (ET) wins Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award' on utwente.nl (October 14, 2020)
    • 'UT provides tools for circular demolition and design of buildings' on utwente.nl (June 5, 2019)

    Contact Details

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    University of Twente
    Faculty of Engineering Technology
    Horst Complex (building no. 20), room Z224
    De Horst 2
    7522LW  Enschede
    The Netherlands

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    University of Twente
    Faculty of Engineering Technology
    Horst Complex  Z224
    P.O. Box 217
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    The Netherlands