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The Circular Economy in the Built Environment: Launch of the BAMB Stakeholder Network

The BAMB - Buildings As Material Banks - project consortium has the pleasure to invite you to the launch of its Stakeholder Network on 3 May 2016!

3 May 2016 - 4 May 2016

The EU funded BAMB project brings 16 parties throughout Europe together for one mission – enabling a systemic shift in the building sector by creating circular solutions. Today, building materials end up as waste when no longer needed. To avoid destroying ecosystems, increasing environmental costs and creating risks of resource scarcity the building industry needs to move towards a circular economy – and BAMB will provide the tools.

Usually, worthless materials become waste, while valuable materials are reused. BAMB is creating ways to increase the values of building materials. Dynamically and flexibly designed buildings can be incorporated into a circular economy – where materials in buildings sustain their value. Instead of being to-be waste, buildings function as banks of valuable materials – slowing down the usage of resources to a rate that meets the capacity of the planet.

The first BAMB Stakeholder Network meeting will introduce you to the project agenda and provides you with the opportunity to get involved by joining the Stakeholder Network.

Draft agenda

08:30 - 09:30 Registration and coffee

09:30 - 9:45 Welcome - Joël Sole, Director of the Division responsible for Energy, Air, Climate and Sustainable Builiding in Brussels (IBGE-BIM)

9:45 - 10:00 Opening Remarks –Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy, or a representative of her Cabinet

10:00 - 10:50 Keynote Speakers:
- Design Keynote Speaker - to be confirmed
- Construction Keynote Speaker -Nitesh Magdani (BAM UK)

10:50 - 11:15 Presentation of the BAMB project and an introduction to the Stakeholder Network – presented by Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:50 Presentation of the six Special Interest Groups
• Materials Passports (Special Interest Group 1) – presented by the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA)
•Reversible Building Design (Special Interest Group 2) – presented by the University of Twente
•Data management including BIM, Business Models, Policies and Standards (Special Interest Groups 3, 4 and 5) – presented by the Building Research Establishment (BRE)
•Case Studies and Pilots (Special Interest Group 6) – presented by Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

12:50 - 13:35 What's Next : How to Get Involved in BAMB and the Stakeholder Network (with Q&A) – presented by Brussels Environment

13:35 – 13:45 Closing Remarks

13:45 - 14:30 Walking Lunch in the Atrium

Who should attend?
The event is open to all stakeholders in the building and construction industry, interested in exchanging ideas and knowledge and discussing the information and data needs necessary to enhance the European knowledge base. This event will be of interest to:
- producers / suppliers of building materials and installations
- construction and installation firms
- developers / property owners / facility managers
- architects / engineers / advisers
- logistics managers
- real estate consultants and building owners
- recycling and deconstruction companies
- policy makers
- researchers

The presentations will be given in English, but simultaneous interpretation will also be provided in French and Dutch.

Attendance is free of charge.
Tickets are limited and allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Be sure to reserve yours today at !

We hope to welcome you in Brussels!

Best regards,

The BAMB Project Consortium


Circular Economy, Materials Passports, Reversible Building Design, Waste, Business Models, Policies

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