Reuse Now Webinar: Unlocking the value of building stock – Pre-Demolition Audits

Date: Wednesday 5th June 2024   Time: 12:30-14:00   Location: Online (Zoom)

‘Reuse Now’ is supported by gold sponsor and long-standing ASBP patron member Cleveland Steel and Tubes

This event explores current standards for pre-demolition audits and scope for harmonisation across Europe and is part of ASBP’s Reuse Now Campaign

There are a growing number of tools and processes aiming to make construction more ‘circular’. With our Reuse Now campaign, we recently hosted webinars on Materials Reuse Digital Platforms and Materials Passports. Its becoming clear that whilst some progress is being made, there are issues and challenges that need to be addressed, including storage and logistics.

Pre-demolition audits are another growing area of opportunity and that can have a pivotal role in enabling materials reuse. These audits provide crucial insights into the materials and components emerging from building deconstruction, paving the way for sustainable end-of-life scenarios such as reuse, repurposing, and upcycling.

Join us for a session with industry experts exploring the significance of pre-demolition (and pre-refurbishment) audits. From the regulatory landscape to innovative design guidance, we’ll navigate the policies and methodologies driving this transformative practice. Drawing from best practices and compelling case studies, we’ll discover the tangible benefits reaped from successful audits. It’s time to unlock the full potential of our existing building stock and propel the circular economy forward!

Key details

  • Date: Wednesday 5th June 2024
  • Time: 12:30-14:00
  • Online (Zoom)
  • Cost: Free for ASBP members, £10+VAT for members of partner organisations*, £20+VAT for non members

*ACAN, AECB, Building Performance Network, BWF, CIBSE, Fit for the Future, Good Homes Alliance, natureplus, Retrofit Works, Passivhaus Trust, SuperHomes, STBA, The Green Register and Woodknowledge Wales.


  • 12:30 Welcome – Debbie Ward, ASBP
  • 12:35 Improving and advancing pre-demolition audits – Gilli Hobbs, Director Reusefully, and chair of BSI mirror committee to CEN/TC 350/SC 1 – Circular Economy in the Construction Sector
  • 12:50 National requirements for pre -demolition audits in France – PEMD – Elodie Mace, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment
  • 13:05 The experience of pre-demolition audits in Germany and wider – Dominik Campanella, Concular
  • 13:20 A UK perspective of pre-demolition audits– Rob Smith, Material Index
  • 13:35 Q&A,
  • 14:00 Close

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