How do we promote the reuse of existing building stock and reclaimed construction materials to enable a circular economy and support a whole-life carbon approach in the built environment?
This series of three talks is based on ‘Full Circle to Reuse’, Elliott Wood’s 12-step guide for making reuse the norm for the construction industry, to address the global climate crisis.
The final of our three sessions looks in more detail at the deconstruction process and ways of evaluating the reuse potential of steel, timber, masonry, and concrete elements in existing buildings.
Elliott Wood are no ordinary engineers. We are activists for a new kind of engineering profession in which our craft is re-evaluated by clients and collaborators and becomes pivotal to the design process. This paradigm shift relies on a combination of both technical and creative thinking.
Engineering is often about the unseen: much of what we do is hidden. Our intent is to explain and demystify this, uncovering the invisible workings of any structure. This way, we can reveal the hidden opportunities in a project, making the engineering work harder for our clients and materialising previously unidentified assets to make a positive impact. By revealing the unseen we can make a difference far beyond the nuts and bolts. We can engineer a better society.