We also recognise the whole lifecycle impact of buildings is where we need to focus in the future. In 2016 we continued to get to grips with the circular economy, taking part in a range of projects. We worked on BAMB (Building as Material Banks), a Horizon 2020 project aimed at helping the industry to better understand the design and business model solutions to reducing waste and increasing the value of buildings. During 2016 this project focussed on building a wide network of industry stakeholders to engage on early outputs, including design protocols for reversible design, and digital tools to track the value of materials within a building over its life.
BAM Construct UK also held a series of circular economy workshops for members of our supply chain, was involved in designing and building a circular pavilion in London, and worked with Arup to produce a document exploring the benefits that circular business models offer stakeholders within the built environment.