CIRCULAR SERIES

The ACAN Circular Economy group have been focusing on how circular economy principles can be applied within the context of the UK construction industry. We've put together a 9-part event series that addresses the key challenges and opportunities of realising Circular approaches at each of the RIBA stages. To close the circle, we’re going to discuss a proposed ‘Stage 8’ – to address building deconstruction and reuse.

We’ve found experts from across the industry to dig down into the nitty gritty of how to incorporate circularity in UK construction in a meaningful way. We hope to learn from their insights in relation to specific projects and the future of practice in general.

9 LUNCHTIME SESSIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
CIRCULAR PRINCIPLES AT EACH OF THE RIBA STAGES.

Stage 00
Strategic Definition

Stage 01
Preparation & Briefing

Stage 02
Concept Design

Stage 03
Spatial Coordination

Stage 04
Technical Design

Stage 05
Construction

Stage 06
Handover

Stage 07
In Use

Stage 08
Deconstruction

STAGE 0 STRATEGIC DEFINITION

Series introduction:

Establishing Circular Economy principles within the Strategic Brief

Speakers:

– Duncan Baker Brown, BBM Sustainable Design Ltd

– Richard Boyd, ARUP

 

This event took place on 14/01/21

 

STAGE 01 PREPARATION & BRIEF

Looking at the appropriateness of a project, how sustainability goals are measured against stakeholder and client ambitions, and overcoming any barriers to delivering a circular project.

Speakers:

– Dan Epstein, Consultant Director of Sustainability at Useful Projects

– Nick Fishlock, Project Manager in the Regeneration Team, Brighton & Hove Council

 

This event took place on 28/01/21

 

STAGE 02 CONCEPT DESIGN

Discussing initial circular design considerations, design strategies (design for disassembly, designing in layers, material quality), and how to conduct productive initial design feedback sessions with the client and project stakeholders.

Speakers:

– David Cheshire, Regional Sustainability Director at AECOM & author of Building Revolutions

– Salma Zavari, Architect at Vandkunsten

 

This event took place on 11/02/21

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STAGE 03 SPATIAL COORDINATION

In this session we'll be discussing circular design considerations, planning and statutory considerations, potential procurement routes, selecting materials, locking in flexibility and adaptability, balancing circularity with feasibility, and conducting productive design feedback sessions with the client and project stakeholders. 

Speakers

- Georgina Chamberlain - BuroHappold

- Taleen Josefsson (A!), Thrive Project Manager - Chetwoods

 

This event took place on 25 / 02 / 2021

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STAGE 04 TECHINICAL DESIGN

In this session we’ll be discussing material selection and material passports; testing, warranties and liabilities; material lead times and viability; required design skills, risk management, procurement routes and how to conduct productive detailed discussions with fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers, and potential subcontractors/contractors to ensure circularity.

Speakers:

- Dr. Elma Durmisevic, Researcher and founder of 4D Architects and the Laboratory for Green Transformable Buildings

- Nitesh Magdani, Architect and founder of Net-Positive Solutions

 

This event took place on 11 / 03 / 2021

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STAGE 05 CONSTRUCTION

Speakers:

- Peter Swallow, Grimshaw Architects

- Peter Kelly, ISG ltd

This event took place on

Date – 25 / 03 / 2021

STAGE 06 HANDOVER

Speakers
- Gilli Hobbs, an independent Sustainability and Circular Economy Advisor

- Pablo van den Bosch, Madaster

This event took place on

Date – 08 / 04 / 2021

 
 

STAGE 07 IN USE

Speakers: 

Petran van Heel, Teamlead Development at Eteck

Ron Bakker, PLP Architecture Founding Partner, Author of Smart Buildings

This event took place on

Date – 22 / 04 / 2021

STAGE 08 DECONSTRUCTION

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Panel Members: 

- Duncan Baker Brown - Architect, Academic & Environmental Activist; founder of BakerBrown
- David Cheshire - Regional Sustainability Director at AECOM & author of Building Revolutions
- Pablo van den Bosch - Director, Madaster
- Dr. Elma Durmisevic - Researcher & founder of 4D Architects & the Laboratory for Green Transformable Buildings
- Dave Bennick - Director of Building Deconstruction Institute
- Jenny Kerrigan - Architect, Architype

Date – 19 / 05 / 2021
Time – 18.30

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