Assets decarbonisation through reuse of key materials

14 May 2024 , Webinar

Join this CIRIA / BOS webinar to discover how carbon emissions can be reduced by repurposing buildings and reusing key materials.

The Earth’s resources are not infinite and there will come a time when raw materials required to develop the infrastructure and buildings we need will become scarce and unaffordable. A lack of natural resources has been the cause of conflict in the past so it is not too difficult to image what the consequences could be.

The best way to minimise carbon emissions is, where possible, to repurpose buildings and the materials they are built from retaining the embodied carbon and reducing the carbon emitted as a consequence of extracting, processing, manufacturing, and transporting construction products for new developments.

This event, developed in collaboration with CIRIA’s Driving Net Zero Carbon Community of Practice and CIRIA, will feature presentations about current research and project case studies giving an insight into the art of the possible and what has been done.

Sponsorship opportunities
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tam Simmons.

Why attend

  • Improve your knowledge and understanding of the circular economy and its key principles.
  • Learn from good practice case studies on implementing circular economy principles by reusing or substituting with alternative materials.
  • Embed circularity when commissioning and decommissioning assets to reduce waste.
  • Gain insight into RECONMATIC – a project to develop automated solutions for sustainable and circular construction and demolition waste management.
  • Discover how CIRIA is providing support and guidance in this area.
  • Earn valuable CPD.

Who should attend

  • Environment manager, ecologists, project and sustainability managers, engineers, waste management experts
  • Anyone with an interest in net zero carbon including companies’ and supply chains’ footprints, embodied and operational carbon.


10:00 Welcome and introduction
Dirk Vennix, Chief Executive, CIRIA
Dr Kat Ibbotson, Chair, CIRIA’s Driving Net Zero Carbon Community of
Practice and Director Transformation Advisory, WSP

10:10 Update on Embedding Circularity Literature Review
Rebecca Maskrey, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Carbon & ESG Advisory, AECOM

10:30 Project case study (client): Re-use of materials on Thames Estuary 2100
Karl Fuller, National Sustainability Performance Advisor, Environment Agency

10:50 Project case study (contractor): Proof of Concept Project (in collaboration
with Tarmac and Atkins)
Jack Waring, Sustainability Manager, Balfour Beatty

11:10 Large Manufacturer’s or Supplier’s perspective: Company policy and
objectives for re-use and recycling

11:30 Research project: RECONMATIC (automated solutions for sustainable and
circular construction and demolition waste management)
Dr Juan Ferriz-Papi, Lecturer in Building Surveying, University of Salford

11:50 Interactive discussion and Q&A

12:25 Closing remarks

Additional Information

Fees and booking

CIRIA members Free to attend Register online here
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