Workshop: Circular Construction

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London - exact details TBC

Learn how the construction industry can move to more circular practices, reducing the amount of natural resources used and waste produced.

The construction sector uses huge volumes of natural resources and is the largest contributor to waste in the UK. There is widespread recognition of the need to shift from linear to circular practices in the sector but translating this into practical action is challenging. 
 
The purpose of the workshop is for delegates to:
  • Understand what ‘circular’ looks like for construction, deconstruction and refurbishment 
  • Examine the long-term commercial, environmental and social benefits of taking a circular approach
  • Learn from good practice in the UK and in other European countries, including the Netherlands and Denmark, and draw lessons from examples of circularity in other sectors 
  • Explore how to build a business strategy based on circular principles and how to drive change within the business
  • Explore how to design for circularity including: moving from demolition to deconstruction, designing for longevity and flexibility of use, sourcing secondary materials and opportunities for the digitisation of materials data
This workshop will be of most benefit to participants who:
  • Want to learn more about the circular economy and how to bring it to life in construction and refurbishment projects 
  • Are involved in specific construction/refurbishments projects and want to explore opportunities for taking a more circular approach
  • Are responsible for designing and/or project managing construction projects including procurement and waste management
Who should attend?
  • Construction supply chain – including property owners and developers, contractors, investors 
  • Project Managers 
  • CSR Managers/Head of
  • Procurement/supply chain
Please note this workshop is for BITC members only and requires one credit. If you have not yet renewed your membership onto BITC’s new proposition this is included in your current membership fee. 
 
Refreshments
​Tea and coffee will be served
 
Further details
For more information please contact Elizabeth Edginton, Programme Manager - Environment 
 
Full joining instructions will be sent nearer to the time of the event.