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It’s Not Waste, It’s Just Wasted

September 27 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

By Adam Corneil, Founder of Unbuilders.

Adam Corneil, Founder of Unbuilders, will outline the difference between traditional demolition and deconstruction. Visuals of both services will highlight the impact of the transition to deconstruction – economically, environmentally and socially. The business models (donation & acquisition) will illustrate why it is necessary to drive the deconstruction cost down.

Included in the presentation are examples of typical materials that are salvaged, their value and their destination, including both end products and installations. The talk will also explore the benefits and the challenges of designing with reclaimed materials. The session will conclude with the future of deconstruction and construction, as well as a call to action for the industry to design for disassembly – designing with product and building end use in mind.


Vancouver Convention Center – West
Vancouver, Canada