Futurebuild 2024

ASBP was pleased to support Futurebuild, which returned for an 18th year, taking place at London’s ExCeL from 5th – 7th March 2024.

Seminar recordings

Increasing traceability and transparency in mass timber supply chains

Materials stage, Tuesday 5th March, 10:30-11:15 (45 minutes)

Forests play a vital role in maintaining the health of the planet, including carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation. Construction uses approximately 40% of wood products globally, but complex supply chains make it challenging to understand the positive impact of sourcing sustainable timber. Discussions continue on the sustainability of wood solutions, with concerns over the harm to biodiversity from harvesting. As CLT and LVL becomes a popular choice for architects and builders, this view is likely to grow. The IMPACTT project aims to increase transparency in CLT and LVL supply chains, bridging the gap between forestry and construction and encouraging sustainable timber sourcing.

Chair: Simon Corbey, Director, ASBP


  • Dr. Asselia Katenbayeva, Research Associate, ASBP
  • John Kirkby, Executive Director, PEFC UK
  • Darren Thomas, CEO, DoubleHelix

Reuse Now! Accelerating the transition to a more resource efficient, circular economy

Materials stage, Thursday 7th March, 11:30-12:15 (45 minutes)

Join this session to find out more about:

  • Reuse Now! – ASBP’s new campaign, launched to encourage greater reuse of building materials within the construction industry and accelerate the transition to a more resource efficient, circular economy. What are the barriers, solutions, and how can we increase uptake?
  • DISRUPT – Steel is one of the most widely used and resource intensive materials used in construction. Although commonly recycled at end of life, the reuse of steel is minimal despite the apparent environmental, carbon and circular economy benefits.
  • The Innovate UK funded DISRUPT I and II projects (Delivering Innovative Steel ReUse ProjecT) are exploring the innovative reuse of structural steel in construction and encouraging the adoption of new circular economy business models.
  • A barrier preventing significant uptake of steel reuse is the lack of available material generated during refurbishment and demolition projects. How can we incentivise the demolition industry to favour reuse over recycling?

Chair: Dr. Katherine Adams, Technical Director, ASBP


  • Dr. Asselia Katenbayeva, Research Associate, ASBP
  • Debbie Ward, Circular Economy/Reuse Associate, ASBP
  • Howard Button, Demolition Expert, BHL Button Holdings Ltd

Innovating with Low Impact Materials

Materials stage, Thursday 7th March, 15.00-15.45 (45 minutes)

Join this session to find out more about the latest innovations in bio-based and low impact materials. Hear from Kenoteq on the K-Briq, a building brick that is unfired and made of 90 per cent construction waste; natural building material supplier Back to Earth on the latest innovations in low carbon, bio-based construction products; and Corksol on SprayCork, an award winning and innovative cork spray coating for new build and retrofit projects.

Chair: Richard Broad, Associate Director, ASBP


  • Chris Brookman, Founder, Back to Earth
  • Lucy Black, Head Of Business Development, Kenoteq
  • James Erskine, Sales Manager, Corksol

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