ACAN Circular Series : RIBA Stage 4, Technical Design

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Stage 4, Technical Design: 13:00 - 13:50 11/03/21

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ACAN’s Circular Series: RIBA Stage 4, Technical Design

How to apply Circular Economy principles at each RIBA stage

An expert-led online lunchtime discussion on how to apply Circular Economy principles into UK construction projects, with a focus on RIBA Stage 4: Technical Design.

We’ll be discussing material selection and material passports; testing, warranties and liabilities; material lead times and viability; required design skills, risk management, procurement routes and how to conduct productive detailed discussions with fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers, and potential subcontractors/contractors to ensure circularity.

Speakers to be confirmed.

Register now for a perfectly rounded lunch hour. Zoom details will be sent to all attendees ahead of the event.

More info about the series:

The ACAN Circular Economy group have been focusing on how circular economy principles can be applied within the context of the UK construction industry. This nine-part event series addresses the key challenges and opportunities of realising CE approaches at each of the RIBA stages, from strategic definition in Stage 0 through to the building in use at Stage 7. To close the circle, we’re also going to discuss a proposed ‘Stage 8’ to address building deconstruction and reuse.

We’ve invited experts from across the industry to interrogate how we can dig down into the nitty gritty of how to incorporate circularity in UK construction in a meaningful way.

Stage 0, Strategic Definition:

Series introduction: establishing Circular Economy principles within the Strategic Brief

Speakers: Duncan Baker Brown, BBM Sustainable Design Ltd and Richard Boyd, ARUP.

Watch the session on YouTube.

Stage 1, Preparation & Brief: 13:00 - 13:50 28/01/21

Incorporating CE principles into clients’ aspirations, and identifying (and overcoming) barriers.

Speakers: Dan Epstein, Consultant Director of Sustainability at Useful Projects and Nick Fishlock, Project Manager in the Regeneration Team, Brighton & Hove Council

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Stage 2, Concept Design: 13:00-13:50, 11/02/21

Creating a circular architectural concept: design strategies and early project development

Speakers: David Cheshire, Regional Sustainability Director at AECOM and Salma Zavari, Architect at Vandkunsten

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Stage 3, Spatial Design 13:00-13:50, 25/02/21

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Save the dates for the rest of the series! Speakers to be confirmed.

Stage 5, Manufacturing & Construction: 13:00-13:50, 25/03/21

Stage 6, Handover: 13:00-13:50, 08/04/21

Stage 7, In Use: 13:00-13:50, 22/04/21

Stage 8, Deconstruction & Reuse: 18:30-20:00, 06/05/21

Series review and discussion of proposed new stage to address building demolition and reuse.

This meeting will take place over Zoom. Don't forget to register for an email invite link closer to the date.

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