Designing & delivering a circular economy for road and rail

An examination of the latest best practice approaches across the design and build of road and rail infrastructure.

Background

Circular Economy means we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end their life. It is a more efficient and environmentally sound alternative to the traditional linear economy in which we make, use and dispose of resources.

Circular economy and materials resource efficiency have gained a large amount of attention at policy level with commitments from the European Union, UK devolved administrations and Local Authorities being introduced. This has driven companies to increasingly seek to incorporate circularity and resource efficiency as significant parts of their sustainability strategy. We don’t yet have a construction industry accustomed to circular economy approaches but there is increasing awareness it will produce benefits across the construction industry such as cost savings, reduced environmental impact and an enhanced reputation.  


Why attend?

Delegates attending this event will improve their awareness, understanding and application of circular economy in construction. This event will also inform the scope for future CIRIA research and event proposals.

Programme

14:30    Registration and refreshments
15:00    Chairs Introduction, Rhian Halford, Temple
15:10    Presentation 1, Helen Woolston, TFL
15:30    Presentation 2, Rob McCarthy, Laing O'Rourke
15:50    Presentation 3, Erica Russell, University of Surrey
16:10    Presentation 4, Vicky Ward, Temple
16:30    Panel Q&A
17:00    Seminar close followed by networking reception

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When
12 November 2018
14:30 - 17:00

Who should attend?
Delegates attending this event will improve their awareness, understanding and application of circular economy in construction. This event will also inform the scope for future CIRIA research and event proposals.

Fees
Free for CIRIA members
£95+VAT for non-members 

Where
CIRIA Offices
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

 

 

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When
12/11/2018 - 12/11/2018
Where
CIRIA
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN UNITED KINGDOM
 
 

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