Circular Economy in Construction, 7th July, 2016, London

Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group arranged a meeting on Circular Economy in Construction, where the BAMB project was presented by Gillian Hobbs – Director of Resource Efficiency – Building Research Establishment.  The meeting took place on 7th July  in London. A write up from a former event can be found here.



Robert Spencer – Director of Sustainability, Environment (EMEA), Aecom

Circular economy principles, such as designing for disassembly and remanufacture and innovative procurement that incorporates supply chain risk frameworks, are prompting infrastructure owners to investigate alternative materials, new specifications and a lot more collaboration.  Robert Spencer of AECOM will speak to innovative approaches to these strategies, drawing on work with key clients and the Major Infrastructure – Resources Optimisation Group (MI – ROG), which he founded in 2013.


Clare Ollerenshaw – Circular Economy Manager – London Waste & Recycling Board

Clare is the Circular Economy Manager at LWARB. The aim of this new role is to co-ordinate and write a routemap that identifies policy recommendations and actions that will accelerate the transition to a circular economy in London. Previously, Clare worked for WRAP as a project manager on a EU Life + funded project supporting companies to transition from the a traditional linear to a more circular business model. Clare is a member of the Association of Project Managers and has over 10 years’ project management experience.


Gillian Hobbs – Director of Resource Efficiency – Building Research Establishment

The EU funded BAMB project brings 16 parties throughout Europe together for one mission – enabling a systemic shift in the building sector by creating circular solutions. BAMB is creating ways to increase the value of building materials. Dynamically and flexibly designed buildings can be incorporated into a circular economy – where materials in buildings sustain their value. That will lead to waste reduction and the use of fewer virgin resources.


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