2nd RECBE Meeting

August 24, 2020

2nd RECBE Meeting

2nd RECBE meeting, 24th Sep 2018 (Monday)

GRIMSHAW, 57 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5NG, UK.

An implementation of Circular Economy principals


12.45pm Coffee / registration


1.00pm      Welcome –  Peter Swallow (GRIMSHAW Associate)

Welcome and introduction to RECBE – Jonathan Cullen (University of Cambridge)

1.15 – 1.30pm – The Circular Economy metrics – Jonathan Cullen (University of Cambridge)

Mining and reusing materials

Stock and flow of materials / Use of BIM to catalogue materials / Business models to support emerging CE market

1.30 – 1.45pm – How much cement can we do without? Lessons from cement material flows in the UK – Cyrille Dunant (University of Cambridge)

1.45 – 2.00pm –  Circular building assessment and the use of BIM – Katherine Adams (BRE)

2.00 – 2.15pm –  A triage for reuse, repurposing and up cycling of existing building components – Colin Rose (University College London) 

Design for deconstruction

Estimating barrier to DfD / Estimating residual value during design phase

2.15 – 2.30pm – Implementing DfD principals – New civil engineering building, West Cambridge – Peter Swallow (Grimshaw) & Panayiotis Papastavrou (SaW)

3.30 – 3.45pm Coffee break / networking 

Extending the useful life of existing buildings

Decision support tools for accessing ROI of adaptive reuse v material reclaim + rebuild

3.45 – 4.00pm – Appraising the economic case for adaptive reuse – A new home for Bath School of Art & Design – Allan Green (Grimshaw)

4.00 – 4.15pm – Can Material Passports lower financial barriers for structural steel re-use? – Anse Smets  (VITO – The Flemish Institute for Technological Research)

Materials and energy use in construction

4.15 – 4.30pm – Minimising Energy in Construction – Survey of Structural Engineering Practice – John Orr (University of Cambridge)

4.30 – 4.45pm – Uncertainty of Embodied Energy and Cost Estimates for Structural Systems – Aurelia Hibbert  (University of Cambridge)


4.45 – 5.15pm – Current projects, future collaborative projects, financing options.

5.15 – 5.30pm – Future meetings, meeting close.