The deconstruction of buildings and reuse of materials as opposed to demolition and dumping is central to tackling the high levels of waste from the construction and demolition sector.

This webinar, will share results from research into the sector within the Auckland market, and will examine what is currently happening from a deconstruction perspective. It will also explore key factors at play and pathways to shift industry focus towards deconstruction and reuse.

Twenty-six key stakeholders from across the deconstruction life-cycle were interviewed and forty further stakeholders were surveyed. The resulting information formed the basis of a workshop to prioritise solutions and determine the next steps.

The presenters will share the learnings from both the research and workshops and invite you to engage in the on-going work to reduce construction and demolition waste.

About the presenters:

James Griffin is the Network General Manager of the Sustainable Business Network. He is leading SBN’s project work to accelerate a more circular economy, one where the lifecycle of materials is maximised, usage optimised and at the end of life all materials are fully reutilised. He has extensive commercial experience having worked in large corporates and owned his own business.

Jeff Seadon: Jeff Seadon is an environmental scientist specialising in waste minimisation and productivity at the Auckland University of Technology. He has 20 years of experience in the field having worked for central government, a crown research institute and academia. He has been involved in construction and demolition waste issues for the past decade, approaching it from different perspectives.