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Steel and the circular economy: steel reuse and design for deconstruction

Wed 30 Nov 2016

The Steel Construction Institute, the University of Cambridge and The Building Centre would like to invite you to Steel and the circular economy: steel reuse and design for deconstruction. This event is split into three parts:

1. Dissemination of the findings from their recently completed Innovate UK study into structural steel reuse

2. An update on some related reuse and circular economy projects

3. Workshop: a more detailed workshop focusing on the philosophy and practicalities of design for deconstruction and reuse of multi-storey steel buildings.

Provisional programme

10.00am - Registration, tea and coffee

10.30am - Reuse of structural steel: introduction and context
Dr Jonathan Cullen of University of Cambridge

10.40am - Real and perceived barriers to steel reuse across the UK construction value chain
Dr Cyrille Dunant of University of Cambridge

10.50am - Cost and risk distribution across the value chain
Michal Drewniok of University of Cambridge

11.00am - Conclusions and next steps
Dr Michael Sansom of Steel Construction Institute

11.15am - Q&A

11.30am - Re-use of de-commissioned structural steel from the North Sea: challenges, opportunities and lessons in creating a ‘market pull’ for re-used steel
Alistair Carruth of Amec Foster Wheeler

11.45am -  Buildings as material banks: overview of the EU BAMB project
Katheryn Adams of BRE and Nitesh Magdani of Royal BAM Group

12.00pm - Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for construction Products
Peter Caplethorn of CPA

12.15pm - Relocation of a steel-framed warehouse building: a SEGRO case study SEGRO
speaker tbc and Will Barrett Francis Construction

12.30 pm - Deconstruction and recovery information modelling (DRIM)
Dr John Henry Looney of Sustainable Direction Ltd

12.45pm - Q&A

1.00pm - Lunch

2.00pm - Workshop for the EU project REDUCE

This stakeholder workshop will explore the motivations and key technical issues in design for reuse and deconstruction. The focus is the design of steel and composite structures for deconstruction and reuse. The workshop will be facilitated by SCI.

You are welcome to attend either or both sessions but booking is essential. Places are limited.

To book, please email

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