Seminar Online

Mass Sustainable Community Housing

Event details

  • Online
  • 01 June 2022
  • 07:30 PM - 08:45 PM

Event fees

General Admission

Free

Summary

How Substituting wood for conventional building materials will help reduces emissions? Join this webinar to find out.

Our planet is in an environmental and building crisis. The World Bank estimates that 1.2 Billion people live in substandard housing that fails to meet the most basic needs. By 2030 it is estimated 300 million new homes, and millions more support structures like Schools, Clinics and Work places will be required.Substituting wood for conventional building materials reduces emissions by 69%. If we were to use wood in half of new urban construction this may achieve 9% of 2030 emissions goals.

The past two decades witnessed innovation in digital construction solutions, design for manufacture and assembly, timber engineering, processing and manufacturing technology, sustainability and supply chain tracking technologies, however very little of this progress has filtered down to those who need it most.

Emerging economies need help to create regionally applicable standards and supply chain solutions across the timber value chain, from the standing renewable resource to the point of assembly and build.

Speaker

Mr. Kevin Hill

Mr. Hill is the Managing Director of Timber design and construction company Venturer Pte Ltd who is one of the leading regional adopters of Mass Engineered Timber (MET) Construction.

Kevin Hill is a UK Chartered Builder and an Industry professional who has resided in Singapore for 30 years. Mr. Hill has broad experience within Singapore’s Construction Industry and is a regular Guest Lecturer at the BCA academy on Construction Productivity and Design for Manufacture and Assembly.

Mr. Hill is passionate about the environment, he is a founder of Singapore - based Double Helix Tracking Technologies. The company was awarded British Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the year for its approach of using scientific methods to secure timber supply chains, and promote the legal trade in Timber.

Contact

Mai Nguyen

Member Services and Event Coordinator

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