Nottingham University to host world-first conference to address future waste issue.
The first-ever Design for Deconstruction conference – the brainchild of Dr Terry Quarmby – will take place at Nottingham Trent University on Thursday 23rd April 2015.
According to the conference synopsis:
“A modern era truism is that “Waste is a design flaw”. Consequently true, the demolition industry does not create waste but handles that which others put there.
Construction will never be truly sustainable until consideration is given, during design and planning, to the deconstruction legacy.
Design for Deconstruction (DfD) has been around construction for some time but has never engaged with the sector that deconstructs.
This conference brings together, for the first time, those that design, specify, construct, manage and legally frame construction projects with those that take them down and handle the deconstruction legacy.
The conference will consider nano-technology and how this may impact in deconstruction. You will hear about the extensive work being done on steel re-use and reclamation, and how Building Information Modelling (BIM) could be extended into deconstruction and there will be blue-sky thinking on how to create the legal obligation to consider deconstruction during design and planning.”
If you book your place before March 26th then the delegate rate if £200. The standard rate after that date is £250. If you would like to attend then please visit the Nottingham Trent University online store.
To find out more about Design for Deconstruction, please click here.