Webinar: The Role of Wood Products in Zero Carbon Buildings (Recording Option)

12:00pm Tuesday, 9 April 2024
Recorded Webinar

The impact of carbon emissions is a rapidly evolving facet of the construction industry. Join Dr Alastair Woodard as he moderates a conversation between Simon Squire FAIQS, CQS (AIQS Vice President and Chair of the AIQS Embodied Carbon Committee) and Stephen Mitchell (Principal Consultant with thinkstep-anz and current Director of EPD Australasia) as they discuss:

  • The major components that contribute to carbon emissions across the construction process
  • The environmental benefits of using carbon-storing wood products, as detailed in the new WoodSolutions Technical Design Guide #55 The Role of Wood Products in Zero Carbon Buildings
  • The role of the quantity surveying professional in this important space

AIQS is currently developing the Australian Standard Method of Quantification of Upfront Carbon in collaboration with industry leaders NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System), NATSPEC, GBCA (Green Building Council of Australia) and other prominent stakeholders. This AIQS Standard will show quantity surveying professionals how to prepare quantities in order to measure upfront carbon.

About the speakers:



Dr Alastair Woodard (Moderator)

Alastair is the Victorian Technical Consultant for WoodSolutions - an industry initiative, resourced by Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA), designed to provide information on timber and wood products to professionals and companies involved in building design and construction.  Alastair, a structural engineer, has a detailed understanding of the Australian building design and education sectors, and an extensive experience in new product/market development and technical promotion, with a particular interest in the design and development of new and innovative building construction systems and environmentally sustainable building materials.



Simon Squire FAIQS, CQS, AIQS Vice President and Chair of the AIQS Embodied Carbon Committee, Head of Cost Planning - Group Assurance, LendLease

Simon has three decades of global experience as a Cost Advisor. Simon is currently in his fifteenth year at Lendlease as Group Head of Cost Planning. Before joining Lendlease, he worked for over 20 years as a Quantity Surveyor/Owner’s Representative in Australia and North America.



Stephen Mitchell, Principal Consultant with thinkstep-anz and current Director of EPD Australasia

Stephen is a specialist in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based environmental certification for building and construction products and has worked in the field of sustainability for over 25 years in state government, private and community business. A past Chair and current Director of EPD Australasia he also advises timber importers in Australia and New Zealand on due diligence for illegally logged wood. Stephen has a great deal of experience in options for recovery and recycling of construction and demolition and commercial and industrial waste.

About the webinar:

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

Register below for the recording.

This recording will expire on 8th of April 2025.

Proudly sponsored by our corporate partner WoodSolutions

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