Are we Making Things Last in Construction? The Scottish Circular Economy – Design, Materials and Construction.

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13-03-2019 - 13-03-2019 10.00 - 16.00 Gallery 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell lane, Glasgow, G1 3NUView on map

Making Things Last: a circular economy strategy for Scotland was launched in 2016. This strategy aims to  build a strong economy, protect our resources and support the environment.

This event will explore how the Circular Economy can be adopted in Scottish design and construction. It will look at:

  • Circular Economy Planning statements and designing in circularity.
  • Embedding circular principles in construction.
  • A showcase of emerging Scottish circular economy building materials and models. 

We think this event will be of interest to Architects, Specifiers, Clients and Contractors. This event has been delivered as part of a collaboration between Architecture and Design Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland.

Confirmed Speakers and Topics:

Chair: Lynn Wilson, A&DS Board Member

Delivering the Circular Economy – Nick Ribbons, Zero Waste Scotland

Circular Design

Designing in circularity – Chris Morgan, John Gilbert Architects

Circular Construction

Whole Earth Futures – Doug Morwood

Thinking circular @ BAM: a contractor’s perspective – Julia Messenger

Circular materials and models

Materials in Development – World Café presentations.

  1. East Africa Sisal – John Ferguson
    2. MacRebur – Sarah Lakin
    3. Kenoteq – Gabriela Medrero
    4. Egg Lighting – Brian O’Reilly
    more tbc…

14.30 – Chairs summary of world café sessions.

Future opportunities

Opportunities in Glass – Graeme De Brincat ARUP

Opportunities for Scotland – Allan Sandilands, Resource Futures

Materials library and visit – A&DS

Materials Library Online Resource

A new online sustainable materials resource for construction professionals, architects, builders and home owners has been launched.

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