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Austin Sustainable Building Materials Forum: Design, Construction and the Circular Economy

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Building materials are a big deal. Building booms create competition not only for labor and equipment, but also for construction materials—affecting supply lines, timelines and bottom lines.

Designers, builders, remodelers and recycling service teams can address these concerns and support the Circular Economy by promoting greater resource productivity, reducing waste and avoiding pollution.

The conference will feature an innovative product showcase, resource-efficient case studies, town hall discussions on construction material hot topics and a tour of indoor air quality labs. See the program below.

The registration fee is $35 and includes lunch.

Register Online Now!

See the program below or online at: www.austintexas.gov/buildingforum

A great learning opportunity for:

  • Architects
  • Builders
  • Contractors
  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Remodelers
  • Product vendors
  • Reuse services
  • Recyclers

PROGRAM

OPENING PLENARY

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Opening panel
    • Austin Energy Green Building: Materials Successes and Future Focus
    • Circular Economy & the Built Environment – Natalie Betts, Recycling Economic Development Liaison, Austin Resource Recovery

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Collaboration to Select Building Materials: The Balance Between First Cost and Occupancy Costs
  • Trends in Remade Building Products issues
  • Deconstructing Building Materials – Inside and Out
  • Tour: UT Indoor Air Quality Lab (tentative)

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Repurposing and Adaptive Reuse – Commercial, educational and residential
  • Building Product Selection Criteria – Environmental, health and constructability
  • Expanding Building Material Reuse
  • Tour: UT Indoor Air Quality Lab (tentative)

CLOSING PLENARY

  • Seven Building Materials that Could Change the World and Why – Pliny Fisk, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Building Potential Systems

Hosted by Austin Resource Recovery

In conjunction with:

  • State of Texas Alliance for Recycling
  • Austin Energy Green Building
  • UT School of Architecture
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Central Texas Chapter
  • Associated General Contractors, Austin Chapter
  • Lean Construction Institute, Austin Community of Practice
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Austin
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Texas Chapter

Details

Date:
June 30
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue

UT-Austin J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Commons Learning Center
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 137
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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Phone:
512-471-5898
Website:
https://commons.utexas.edu/