Journey Towards Circularity: Architecture and Interior Timber

According to many, genuine sustainability necessitates a transition from the linear lifecycle model (in which resources are essentially extracted, processed into products, then discarded at life’s end) to a circular model (in which goods are maintained and repaired to extend their lives as much as possible, then repurposed or recycled to create new goods and continue to add economic value).

Assuming this notion is to be accepted, achieving it will be no easy task. Apart from universal commitment, it will require a detailed understanding of not just current product lifecycles, but potential (and more importantly, practical) circular alternatives.

Timber is a good example. While, as a natural, recyclable and infinitely renewable material, it stands as a prime candidate for inclusion in a circular economic future, there are obstacles to this becoming reality.

In this context, this CPD Live Session focuses on Interior Timber products and their journey towards circularity. Our speakers examine these obstacles and propose the solutions to ensure the material’s place in a truly sustainable future.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Define the term ‘Circularity’ as it applies to the construction sector
  • Identify challenges associated with ensuring the circularity of timber products, as well as ways to overcome these challenges
  • Point to innovations in flooring that make it more sustainable
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge regarding circularity to the specification of timber flooring

Live Session Details

6 June, 2024

10:30 am - 11:30 am AEST

Live Session

This session will be locked 15 minutes after the starting time.

If you miss the live session, On Demand access will be available at a later date.

Presented By:

Havwoods

Presention Type:

Formal CPD

CPD Points:

1 Formal CPD Point