Teulo Pods The Circular Economy - Part One

We delve deep with Ged Finch and Daniel Gudsell on The Circular Economy and what that looks like to them.

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CPD Points

10.00 NZRAB Points 1.50 Australian QLD - NSW - TAS - WA Points 1.50 Australian CPD ACT-SA-NT Points 0.50 CPD Standards Global Points 2.00 AIA - USA Points 0.50 Licensed Building Practitioner - Design 2 + 3 Points 0.50 Licensed Building Practitioner - Design 1 Points 1.00 RIBA - The Royal Institute of British Architects Points

Presented By

Ged Finch from XFrame and Daniel Gudsell from Abodo Wood

Event Description

In these podcasts Daniel Gudsell (Director of Abodo Wood Ltd) and Victoria University of Wellington PhD Candidate Ged Finch discuss the latest innovations in Circular Economy building technology and building products happening right here in New Zealand. Daniel shares his deep knowledge of the timber sector, the challenges of successfully commercializing high-performance sustainable building technologies and his companies contributions to moving the construction sector towards circularity. Ged discusses the strict technical requirements of the circular economy on building design, construction and specification and shares key innovations that have been made in this area.

Key Points Covered:

- Architectural guidelines for Circular Economy design.

- Carbon, Embodied Energy, and the Circular Economy.

- International examples of Circular Economy building design.

- Challenges in achieving complete circularity.

- The role of timber in Circular Economy buildings.


Daniels TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cZDZ0b6glM

Geds TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/5RrEJMMiI9w

The ICE House: https://mcdonoughpartners.com/projects/icehouse/

Ged's Published and Peer Reviewed Research: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gerard_Finch/research

Images of X-Frame prototypes: https://xframe.com.au/x-frame-applications

Seminal International Research on Circularity in the Built Environment: https://repository.asu.edu/items/50567

1.5 Formal Australian CPD points awarded when listened in conjunction with: The Circular Economy part 2 and Construction Waste podcasts and quiz is completed.


  1. Design: Conceptual Design 

3.2 Application of creative imagination, aesthetic judgement ans critical evaluation in formulating design options. 

  1. Design: Schematic Design 

4.1  Evaluation of design options in relation to project requirements 

  1. Documentation: Detailed Design 

5.1 Application of creative imagination and aesthetic judgement in producing a resolved project design 

RIBA approved CPD activity

Core curriculum subjects

Sustainable architecture

Knowledge level

General Awareness

AIBC - Architectural Institute of British Columbia 

0.5 Core Learning Units

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