According to the ‘UK Statistics on Waste’ report, by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, figures show that in 2016 the UK generated 221 million tonnes of waste, of which the construction industry was responsible for 61.6%. This highlights the need for urgent action to reduce waste within the industry. By applying the three R’s in architecture, these impactful actions should contribute to protecting natural resources and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.
This year’s RSAW Annual Conference will take place virtually between Monday 23 and Friday 27 November. Local and international industry experts will share thought-provoking, best practice exemplars and case studies. We will gain an insight into how the architectural profession can work together to reduce waste and design within the limits of our environment.
Heritage Day highlights projects that demonstrate ways in which we can minimise waste by utilising recycled building materials. We will be joined by conservation experts who will be addressing the challenges that the heritage sector faces in delivering adaptive reuse.
We have introduced a student-focused day, where we aim to encourage students to embrace culture and confidence within their studies. We will hear how an individual’s culture and background can affect their design ethos.
We will also explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for forcing new and flexible ways of working, considering the impact this will have on future office design. We will celebrate award-winning retrofit schemes and demonstrate the importance of sustainable design in reducing national peak energy demand.
For the full programme, please download the bilingual flyer below:
Design Commission For Wales