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The Circular Economy and AEC Presented by SMPS NY and Liebhaber Company

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Circular Economy and AEC: Designing Buildings with an Afterlife Presented by SMPS NY and Liebhaber Company


Join us for a cocktail reception and case study presentation at the beautiful Steelcase Showroom Penthouse, while earning 1.5 CPSM CES LUs and AIA LUs/HSW! 

30% of all waste in the world can be attributed to construction materials as buildings and their interiors are designed, built, and discarded. But a growing movement in the AEC industry is looking for ways to decouple its economic growth from resource depletion.

Innovative leaders are designing reversible buildings with demountable components that can be transformed into new structures. And, the very concept of a building itself is in flux as developers, architects, and engineers approach buildings a “material banks” whose parts can be shared, re-used and leased indefinitely, creating a radical rethink of our built asset value chain.

This emerging circular construction market is beginning to disrupt the traditional linear model making it possible for existing or future buildings to be treated simply as a material repositories, where all of the components, materials and products used are documented and “stored” for future recovery. Ultimately, this will keep structures in perpetual use and out of our waste stream.

You will learn more from leading circularity experts about unique strategies that can be implemented by architects, engineers, and contractors.

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Registration and Cocktail Reception

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion

8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Post-Program Cocktail Reception


Walk-ins will incur an additional $10 fee per ticket.


Have questions about the event? Please contact our Director of Programs, Christy Rose at Christy@liebhabercompany.com.


Event Speakers

Tom Kennedy, P.E.

Principal, Arup

Speaker's Bio

Kate Daly

Executive Director, Center for Circular Economy, Closed Loop Partners

Speaker's Bio

Prof. Matthias Altwicker, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Architect, 3XN-US

Speaker's Bio


September 27, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Steelcase Showroom Penthouse
4 Columbus Circle
Southwest corner of 58th Street & 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, NY 10019 United States
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Pre-Registered: SMPS-NY/AIA Member: $75

Non-Member: $125

Non-Member M/W/DBE Firm: $100

AIA / CPSM Credits

1.5 AIA LUs/HSW and CES LUs

Domains of Practice

  • Domain 1: Marketing Research
  • Domain 3: Client and Business Development

Who Should Attend

  • Business Developer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Partner/Principal
  • President/CEO
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Design Firms
  • Owners

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