Zero Waste : Creative rethinking by design

Zero Waste : Creative rethinking by design

Zero Waste : Creative Rethinking by Design

Available on demand
2 Formal CPD Points



With nearly 40 percent of the world’s pollution generated by construction it's undeniable that the industry has a significant impact on the planet. 
This is exacerbated by inefficient production processes, considerable displacement of supplies, and excessive waste during various other stages of construction.



This presentation is equivalent to 2 hours/points of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

    2015 Competencies:


    1.4 Identification of factors that may impact on client project requirements and objectives.
    2.1 Identification, analysis and integration of information relevant to siting of project.
    2.3 Evaluation of factors influencing and impacting on project cost.
    3.3 Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues.
    3.7 Assessment and integration of construction systems and materials consistent with project brief.

    5.5 Integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties.
    5.6 Integration of relevant technical services, environmental and transportation systems.

    Project Delivery:
    8.6 Monitoring project requirements and objectives as described in project documents are met.

    2021 Competencies:

    Practice Management and Professional Conduct: 

    PC 3 Apply principles of project planning, considering implications for Country, environmental sustainability, communities, stakeholders and project costs. 
    PC 10 Demonstrate understanding of the whole life carbon implications of procurement methods, materials, components and construction systems. 
    PC 16 Be able to apply risk management and mitigation strategies – including safety in design, project risk, requirement for resilience from the impacts of climate change and appropriate insurances – across architectural services. 

    Project Initiation and Conceptual Design:

    PC 24 Be able to prepare and analyse project development options in response to a project brief – its objectives, budget, user intent and built purpose, risk and timeframes, including environmental sustainability considerations. 
    PC 31 Be able to identify, analyse and integrate information relevant to environmental sustainability – such as energy and water consumption, resources depletion, waste, embodied carbon and carbon emissions – over the lifecycle of a project. 
    PC 33 Be able to investigate, coordinate and integrate sustainable environmental systems – including water, thermal, lighting and acoustics – in response to consultants’ advice. 

    Detailed Design and Construction Documentation:

    PC 45 Be able to nominate and integrate quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings, components and systems, considering the impact on Country and the environment, and the whole life carbon impact of the project. This includes integrating life cycle assessments and other expertise and advice from consultants. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation you should be able to:

1. Examine microrecycling science and zero waste  
2. Discuss the challenges & benefits that underpins the issues relating to zero waste
3. Understand how through good design strategies, technology and materials can provide sustainable solutions
4. Prepare design lessons by developing a product from concept to reality
5. Explore through case studies methods to bring your client along the journey to better environmental outcomes















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