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Geotechnics: a practical guide to the circular economy

Event organised by ICE

22 November 2023

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The circular economy is increasingly important to geotechnical contractors and designers.

This talk is based on the European Federation of Foundation Contractor's circular economy guide. It focuses on a number of main topics relevant within the geotechnical space:

  • What is the circular economy and, specifically, what does it mean for geotechnics?
  • Why should geotechnical companies care about the circular economy?
  • What are the upcoming legislation and trends we should be aware of?
  • How can we practically contribute to a more circular economy?

Case studies will be used to illustrate how others are using the approach, and questions are welcome at the end of the presentation.


Dr Luke Deamer

Dr Luke Deamer


group sustainability manager

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Dr Luke Deamer

Dr Luke Deamer, is group sustainability manager for Keller. He recently carried out a PhD, focused on supporting the adoption of improved sustainable processes across all function of a geotechnical company. Luke is chair of the EFFC's Sustainability Working Group and deputy chair of the FPS Sustainability Working Group. He has authored several papers on geotechnical company sustainability and is now co-head of the cross continent EFFC/DFI Sustainability Guides Task Group. He has previously worked as a structural geologist on the Panama Canal and the Oman Drilling Project.