Another important aspect of the event was the emphasis on the Circular Economy, explaining how the Circular Economy can be used to create a more sustainable future.
The Circular Economy is highly relevant to the construction industry because it offers a sustainable approach to resource use and waste reduction. By adopting circular principles such as designing for reuse and recycling, repairing and refurbishing buildings and materials, and utilising renewable energy sources, the construction industry can reduce its environmental impact and resource consumption while also creating new business opportunities. In a circular economy, the goal is to minimise waste and optimise the use of resources, creating a closed-loop system that maximizes value and minimises environmental harm. The construction industry can benefit greatly from adopting circular practices, not only for the sake of sustainability, but also for economic competitiveness and long-term viability.
The event also provided attendees with an opportunity to earn 0.2 Continuing Professional Development points, a requirement for professionals in many fields to maintain their skills and knowledge. Attendees were able to earn CPD points by attending the event and engaging in the various activities and discussions.