Session 1 - Setting the Context
Introduction and welcome
Pippa Horton, University of Cambridge
The evolving role of concrete in a circular economy
The UK concrete industry’s aims for enabling greater circularity across the built environment, including enhancing its value in end-of-life scenarios.
Elaine Toogood, Director of Architecture and Sustainable Design, The Concrete Centre
The business case for urban mining - unlocking recycled aggregate as a feedstock of choice for concrete
Chris will set out the how end of life concrete buildings are the material banks of the future, and how the Construction Waste Portal enables local supply chains to take and return value from demolition to new concrete. Chris will also discuss the value hidden in plain sight and the barriers stopping us realising one of the quickest circularity wins in our sector.
Chris Clarke, Performance and Improvement Director, SCAPE Construction Waste Portal
Client demand and targets
What targets are being set for future major construction projects?
Andrew Kidd, LTC Director of Environmental Sustainability, Lower Thames Crossing
Data capture and target setting via pre-demolition audits
Gilli will consider the processes and information necessary pre-demolition to make best use of potential resources.
Gilli Hobbs, Director, Reusefully
Current demolition practices and scope for change
The current processes for demolition and recycling concrete, and the challenges and opportunities for demolition contractors if crushed concrete is used differently
Howard Button, National Federation of Demolition Contractors
Panel discussion and Q&A