Conference will run from Sept. 23-25 in Long Beach, Calif.
The C&D Recycling Forum, slated for Sept. 23-25, 2012, at the Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center in Long Beach, Calif., has announced its preliminary schedule. The programming is geared toward companies that handle construction and demolition materials, including demolition contractors, haulers, mixed C&D processors and government officials.
Sessions are as follows:
Sunday, Sept. 23
The forum will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. with the “State of the Industry Summary.” In this session conference organizers, Construction & Demolition Recycling (C&DR) magazine will offers insights garnered from its 2012 State of the Industry research. Brian Taylor, associate publisher and editorial director of C&DR magazine, will lead this session.
From 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, a session titled, “Mechanical Sorting Innovations” offers a look at the latest innovations in C&D sorting systems, including technology and configurations designed to help maximize materials recovery.
Monday, Sept. 24
On Monday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m., the Keynote Opening Session, titled "Sustainability's Driving Forces," will explore the crucial role the sustainability movement is playing in boosting the recycling of C&D materials. Hear from the USGBC, a general contractor and a C&D recycling facility on how "being green" is affecting operations.
In the next session at 11 a.m., "Closing New Loops," moderated by C&DR Managing Editor Kristin Smith, presenters show ways to diversify the materials stream and tap into emerging end markets. Carpet recycling and ceiling tiles are among the materials to be discussed in this session.
One of two concurrent sessions scheduled at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, is “California State of Mind.” During the session, presenters will show how California communities are setting a precedent for what happens with C&D debris through diversion requirements, facility audits and other practices that could be coming soon to a city near you. Richard Ludt of Interior Removal Specialists, South Gate, Calif., will both moderate and provide an overview of what is taking place throughout the state.
The other concurrent session, “Case Studies: Crushing Successfully,” will present case studies of concrete recycling success stories and update attendees on issues in the crushing sector.
In the "Rules and Regulations" session from 3-5 p.m., an update of regulations affecting end markets for key materials will be the focus of the session. Among the speakers of this session is Rich Lorenz of Orlando, Fla.-based Central Environmental Services, who will discuss scrap theft and prevention.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, providers of conversion technology show how C&D materials and residues can be used in WTE (waste-to-energy) systems in a session titled “Alternative Views,” moderated by Bob Brickner, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), Fairfax, Va.
The final session on Tuesday, Sept. 25, is titled “Case Studies: Large-Scale Projects.” The session takes a look at case studies of prominent projects, from both the construction and demolition sectors, which profited by obtaining lofty recycling targets.
Networking opportunities also will be available throughout the three-day event. Receptions Sunday, Sept. 23, and Monday, Sept. 24, as well as breakfasts, lunches and breaks, will be held in an exhibit hall, allowing attendees to see what technologies and equipment vendors have to offer.
More information, including updates on speakers and registration, is avialable at www.cdrecycler.com/forum.