Global Master's in Circular and Sustainable Construction | Zigurat Institute of Technology
BIM Management

Global Master’s in Circular and Sustainable Construction

1 Academic Year
Starts in
November 2023
Live Online
Double degree
Institut de Formació Contínua-IL3
ZIGURAT Institute of Technology
Start thinking of construction projects as systems in which you can intervene to improve their ecological functionality

Building applying regenerative strategies

This programme will equip you to respond to the current and future needs of the construction sector. Based on sustainable construction techniques and effective strategies to reuse materials, you will extend the asset cycle, guaranteeing maximum performance and compliance with the most up-to-date regulations.

Implementation of regeneration strategies for the built environment and circular economy business models

The construction sector needs a transformation, and the circular economy applied to the industry exposes new principles and opportunities. Understanding the asset lifecycle and sustainable engineering from a new approach requires a new approach and a paradigm shift.

Academic content


Module 1

Circular Economy: The opportunity for the construction industry

Unit 1 | Keys for Circular Economy
Unit 2 |
Tech needs and tools
Unit 3 |
Fundamental Methodologies: LCC and LCA
Unit 4 | Leverage Agents
Unit 5
| New Business Opportunities

Module 2

The end of the life cycle: The zero-waste opportunity

Unit 1 | Construction for deconstruction
Unit 2 |
Boosting circular strategies
Unit 3 |
Reappraisal of materials and components
Unit 4 | Zero- waste: research and development

Module 3

Use phase: Construction and efficient systems

Unit 1 | Circularity in the operation phase: health and environmental wellness
Unit 2 |
Energy and water resources
Unit 3 |
Renewable energies
Unit 4 | Implementing LCC Strategies

Module 4

Construction Phase: Strategic alliance between industry and construction (Join Venture)

Unit 1 | Remanufacture and upcycling products and components
Unit 2 |
Alternative materials in the reconstruction cycle (EPM’s)
Unit 3 |
Choosing the right resources and technology
Unit 4 | Challenging the industry: Co-development

Module 5

Design Phase: Adaptability and project resilience

Unit 1 | Effectiveness in the circular economy design: Cradle to cradle
Unit 2 |
7R’s Strategies
Unit 3 |
Circular Digital Twins
Unit 4 | The potential life span of the layered system (BAMB)

Module 6

Development Phase: Cost optimization, value and investment

Unit 1 | Articulating the shared values and benefits
Unit 2 |
Asset use maximization / Exploiting eco-design / Circular exploitation
Unit 3 |
Measuring the impact of the construction ecosystem and building strategies
Unit 4 | Circular Investment

Module 7

Application Phase: Implementing Circular Construction Business Models

Unit 1 | The current value chain
Unit 2 |
Business model: Decoupling economic growth from resource consumption
Unit 3 |
The ReSOLVE framework
Unit 4 | Implementing inverse logistics Workweek
Unit 5 |
Market Trends: Case Study

The ZIGURAT methodology

Digital, transformative education, based on real people and real projects.

Active & Social Learning

Training based on participation and collaboration

Studying at ZIGURAT means expanding your professional network and having the unique opportunity to participate in selective working groups, decided on through the expertise of our professors: leaders in technological innovation and construction.

Lifelong Support

A holistic view of the professional profile

From the initial orientation to post-Master's advice, we guide you to have a critical and 360º vision of your future as an expert in the sector.

Online Experience

Interactive and flexible digital experiences

Through live sessions with industry leaders and high-quality materials on global case studies, our learning approach adapts well to the hybrid pace of today's professionals.


Admission process

Application for admission
Send us your application, your CV and a short presentation.
Personal interview
Our admissions team will arrange an interview with you.
Submission of documentation
Send us the necessary documentation to assess your application.
Admissions Committee
Our committee will evaluate your application.
Admission decision
If you meet the requirements, you will get your place.
Follow the enrolment steps indicated by the advisor.

Admission Request

If you wish to start the admission process, click here Admission Process.

ZIGURAT also offers financial aid plans, which 2,000 students have benefited from since we were founded. If you would like to find out more about these plans, you can do so by clicking on the link Institutional Grants.

Applications are open until the end of the available places and financial endowment of each program.

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