Webinar: The Quantity Surveyor's Guide to the Circular Economy (Recording Option)

12:00pm Tuesday, 16 April 2024
Recorded Webinar

Join our panel of industry experts as they define the Circular Economy (CE) and then provide examples of how they are each embedding this concept into their work.

The panel will address the following questions:

  • Why is the CE so important?
  • Is this importance likely to grow in future? If so, what form could it take?
  • What are the benefits to viewers, their clients and wider society in applying CE in their work?
  • How can we get more QS’s to apply CE methods in their work?
  • How do each of the panellists apply CE methods to their own work? What are the first steps?
  • When is the best time to apply CE methodology? Pre and post contract / construction?

By viewing this webinar, you will gain the inside edge on this emerging and increasingly important method of working.

About the speakers:



Professor Sara Wilkinson, Professor of Sustainable Property, University of Technology, Sydney (Moderator)

Sara is is a chartered Building Surveyor and Australia’s first female Professor of Property. She is based at UTS Sydney in the School of Built Environment. Prior to joining academia, Sara worked in the public and private sectors managing retrofit and adaptive reuse projects pre and post contract. Her transdisciplinary research intersects sustainability, resilience and transformation; preparing our built environment for climate change. Sara works with academic and industry partners in engineering, science, health, and business. Current projects include Decarbonising The Built Environment With Hempcrete and Green Walls, the STAR (Sustainable Temporary Adaptive Reuse) Toolkit project and circular economy.



David Palin, Director ESG, Mirvac

David is a skilled ESG leader and business co-founder with 20+ years background in developing and delivering all elements of ESG strategy including resource efficiency, carbon reduction, circular economy, social procurement and the fundamental data and reporting systems for transparency and trust.

Dave brings a wealth of experience across multiple sectors and asset classes combined with a Systems Engineering background and a passionately curious mindset. Leading a team of 10 sustainability professionals, Dave is responsible for the delivery of Mirvac’s ‘This Changes Everything’ ESG strategy across ~$35 billion assets under management including Office, Industrial, Retail and Build to Rent asset classes.



Jenni Philippe, Associate, Circular Economy at Aurecon

Jenni is an Associate in the Circular Economy Team at Aurecon, where she is actively enabling circular practices on projects for clients and across the organisation. She has expertise in developing circular economy strategies, policy advisory for government, and circular business models to support her clients’ transformation. Jenni holds an MBA from Essec Business School and has 15 years of experience in team leadership, program management, strategy, cultural change, human-centred design with a focus on circular economy.



Kim Host, Resource Recovery Manager, Office and Industrial, Mirvac

Kim has worked in sustainability for over 20 years and her current position as Resource Recovery Manager at Mirvac Group is dedicated to delivering best practice operational waste management strategies and achieving Mirvac’s target of zero waste to landfill by 2030.

By engaging key industry stakeholders to avoid waste in the first place, maximise resource recovery outcomes and realise the value of ‘waste and materials’ Kim is driving change to embed Circular Economy principles and initiatives across the Mirvac O&I and Retail portfolio.

Kim is also committed to enriching the community and strongly promotes collaboration with Social Enterprises (including Mates on the Move, Reground, Green Collect) to find efficient solutions for some of our problem waste streams and challenges.

About the webinar:

Cost: $38.00 (incl. GST) AIQS Members // $50.00 (incl. GST) Non-Members
CPD: 1 point

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This recording will expire on 15th of April 2025.

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