Last chance to register for CIRIA's annual debate on 23 May

Returning for the fourth consecutive year, CIRIA's flagship evening debate is one the highlights of our event calendar and is completely free to CIRIA members. The 2019 debate 'Circularity in the built environment: an impossible dream?' is sponsored by Grosvenor and hosted by AECOM.

Connecting leading professionals and decision makers from across the built environment, this highly anticipated event is an opportunity to share ideas and experiences to help drive industry forward in addressing the pertinent challenges of an urban future, to balance economic growth, environmental protection and social inclusion.

The construction industry is the largest consumer of resources in the UK; with approximately 400 million tonnes consumed every year. Construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E; including dredging) also generated around three fifths (61%) of total UK waste in 2016.

Whilst there is growing awareness of the concepts of circular economy amongst clients, designers and contractors, a key challenge remains in adoption. The fourth annual CIRIA debate, sponsored by Grosvenor, will focus on how the construction industry can change its deeply embedded practices and embrace new approaches to sustainability. Chaired by Robert Spencer, Director, Sustainable Development, AECOM, the debate will take place on Thursday 23 May 2019 in Algate, London, from 17.30pm – 8.00pm. Other speakers include;

  • Dr Jacquetta Lee Reader in Sustainable Systems Analysis, Director – Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability Programme, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey
  • Nitesh Magdani, Group Director Sustainability, Royal BAM Group nv
  • Emily Hamilton, Senior Sustainability Manager, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland 
  • Dan Epstein, Consultant Director of Sustainability, Useful Projects

Find out more or book your seat by visiting, www.ciria.org/debate19