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The construction industry’s appetite for raw materials is vast; it is the worlds largest consumer of raw materials and accounts for 25-40% of global carbon emissions. According to the WEF construction consume 50% of our globes virgin materials predominantly aggregates, wood and ferous materials. According to our NZWC approximately 30% of our landfill is construction and related demolition materials. Yet - very little material gets re-used.

When we look at the rapid pace of global urbanization and the enormity of our large infrastructure and energy related projects it is clear construction is going to continue to have significant impact on the way our worlds resources are used. The population of the words urban areas is increasing by 200,000 people per day all of whom need affordable housing as well as social, transportation and utility infrastructure.

To address these challenges we’ve invited a panel who bring international experiences and perspectives to our discussion where a desired outcome after today is to have a call to action for all of us to move forward with action.

Who's Presenting

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Clint Undseth

Board Member, CanBIM

Board Member, CanBIM

Biographie

Clint Undseth has always had an interest in how to improve and do things differently. Over the last 8 years the focus has been oriented to Building Performance from collaborative design, construction and operating lifecycle with an emphasis on sustainability, reducing waste, and regenerative building. My curiosity has me studying how to effect positive change. Change is difficult and I’ve been fortunate to work in diverse environments where I’ve gathered important experiences and lessons learned regarding change management.

The construction industry’s appetite for raw materials is vast; it is the worlds largest consumer of raw materials and accounts for 25-40% of global carbon emissions. According to the WEF construction consume 50% of our globes virgin materials predominantly aggregates, wood and ferous materials. According to our NZWC approximately 30% of our landfill is construction and related demolition materials. Yet - very little material gets re-used.

When we look at the rapid pace of global urbanization and the enormity of our large infrastructure and energy related projects it is clear construction is going to continue to have significant impact on the way our worlds resources are used. The population of the words urban areas is increasing by 200,000 people per day all of whom need affordable housing as well as social, transportation and utility infrastructure.

To address these challenges we’ve invited a panel who bring international experiences and perspectives to our discussion where a desired outcome after today is to have a call to action for all of us to move forward with action.

Jabeen Quadir

Founder, Sustainability Edge Solutions

Advocate for women entrepreneurs in regenerative food businesses, Strategic Advisor to industry groups, business leaders, cities and their stakeholders on capacity-building, development and implementation of strategic sustainability programs and accelerating technology-based solutions that can have exponential impacts on environmental, social and financial performance.

Adam Robertson

Co-founder and Principal, Sustainatree

Adam completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and also holds a Master of Applied Science degree from the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia. He is the co-founder and principal of Sustainatree, a consultancy specializing in sustainability, engineering and policy development services. Adam has specific expertise in wood building systems and is actively engaged in the fields of life cycle assessment, carbon footprint, and environmental product declarations. He is also involved in the development of North American and international standards related to sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works. Prior to operating as an independent consultant, he was employed by the Canadian Wood Council and involved building code and standards initiatives, the transfer of technical knowledge to design professionals, and the revision of timber engineering tools and publications. Adam is a licensed professional engineer and has also previously worked within the building development and construction management fields.

Carlos Tamayo

Water Resources & Resilience Lead at AECOM

Carlos Tamayo is a civil engineer with around 15 years of combined experience between academia and the public and private sectors. He has worked in different roles as a researcher, project manager and strategic planning in different areas of engineering, such as Structural, Geotechnical, Environmental, Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources. He has worked on research and innovation projects with NASA, USAID, IDB, FEMA, and Bloomberg Philanthropies in the United States and is currently the Water Resources & Resilience Lead for the U.S. Southeast Region at AECOM. In addition, Carlos is was part of the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University in 2015; he was part of the Fastrack Mobility in Miami-Dade County, and has participated in several ExO Works Sprints with companies such as Boston Scientific, Coteminas and BHP Billiton in roles as ExO Coach, Reporter, Disruptor and Advisor.

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