#CEweekLDN Webinar: Metals in construction and the circular economy


13:00 Welcome from ASBP – Simon Corbey, Director, ASBP

Simon is a Chartered Surveyor, with a Masters in Architecture; Advanced Energy and Environmental Systems from UEL/CAT with a thesis on the BedZED lessons. He worked at Construction Resources (London’s first green building store); BioRegional, based at BedZed, where his duties included a LCA of B&Qs product range and setting up One Planet Products. Simon has worked under the umbrella organisation of the Sustainable Development Foundation, initially working for the Good Homes Alliance and now working for the ASBP to enable real change in the industry and help deliver low carbon healthy buildings. His work with the ASBP concentrates on seminars and learning events but also includes liaising with members and involvement with policy.

13:10 Centre for Circular Metals – Dr. Sumit Hazra, Senior Research Fellow, CircularMetal CE centre

Sumit Hazra completed his undergrad and postgrad degrees at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College, London. On completion, he joined the R&D division of an automotive supplier, where he was involved in the design of frontal airbag systems. Specifically, he was responsible for the stress analysis of airbag housings to ensure that they remained intact as the airbag deployed in the event of a crash event. He joined Warwick and WMG in 2004 and has been involved in 1) Determining the sensitivity of aluminium formability to real-world process variations. 2) The development of a novel wavelet-based method to predict the location and severity of subtle cosmetic defects in automotive skin panels. The technique was deployed within industry. 3) Determining the strain state in the thickness of a sheet when it is formed over small tooling radii with neutron diffraction methods 4) The statistical characterisation of the formability of automotive steels and aluminiums 5) The characterisation of yielding in aluminiums and steels using X-ray diffraction techniques 6) The roll formability of ultra high strength steels. Sumit’s research is funded by EPSRC, High-value Manufacturing Catapult, the UK’s regional development funds and automotive OEMs and suppliers.

13:25 CuSP: Copper Sustainability Partnership – Helen Powell, Head of Digital, Liquid PR

With ten years of agency and in-house experience, Helen has worked on digital and offline projects for clients including Yale, Cameron Homes, Walton Homes and HomeServe. Recently she has been working with Lawton Tubes and Mueller Europe in developing the Copper Sustainability Partnership (CuSP) website and campaign.

13:40 Reused steel – Roy Fishwick, Managing Director, Cleveland Steel & Tubes

Roy has been working at Cleveland Steel, a specialist supplier of repurposed and reused steel pipe for construction and civil engineering, since 1991 and spent the last 10 years lobbying and promoting circular economy through steel reuse.

13:55 Innovating with aluminium – Drew Robins, Head of Specification, ARP

Drew is Head of Specification & Marketing at ARP, one of the UK’s leading producers of aluminium building products. A passionate advocate for the role that sustainable materials can play in the circular economy, Drew has twenty years’ experience in buying, selling, designing, and specifying sustainability with some of the construction sector’s biggest brands.

14:10 Metal recycling and the circular economy – Bill Firth, General Manager Business Development, EMR Metal Recycling Ltd

Bill is a General Manager for EMR and is actively developing a number of new business initiatives across the UK involving the production of low carbon recycled and reusable materials. These projects are underpinned by EMR’s Decade of Action which details our plans to achieve Carbon Net Zero by 2040. 

Presentation downloads 

Centre for Circular Metals – Sumit Hazra

Copper Sustainability Partnership – Helen Powell

Reused steel – Roy Fishwick

Innovating with aluminium – Drew Robins

Further information

A webinar as part of #CEweekLDN, exploring the latest innovations and developments for metals in construction, and how these approaches can accelerate the transition to a more circular economy. 

For more information about this event see https://asbp.org.uk/events/ceweekldn-webinar-metals-in-construction or contact larry@asbp.org.uk

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