Date(s) - July 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The building industry is responsible for a significant amount of pollution and contributions to the global waste stream both prior to and during construction, and post-occupancy.
For the second installment in our #Inspire Series, we will look at wastage through the eyes of Arthur Huang, a structural engineer, architect, and pioneer in the creation of a circular economy via his company MINIWIZ, of Taiwan.
Arthur will explain how the by-products of what we generate as architects and, by extension, the construction industry as a whole, can also inspire the way we design, engineer, and manufacture beautiful and functional new items as part of a circular economy. Attendees will learn how MINIWIZ tackles waste head-on, by up-cycling trash into various new materials, many of which have found a new lease of life in more than 3,000,000 square feet of commercial, retail, hospitality, and healthcare applications, to date.
Arthur Huang is a structural engineer, an architect and an innovator in the circular economy. MINIWIZ, the material technology company he started in 2005, is a pioneer in the up-cycling of ordinary trash into sustainable, smart “building solutions of the future”. Arthur’s MINIWIZ technology platform is able to convert single-use plastic, metal, glass and other materials into sustainable building materials, building modules, specialty fabrics, and designer furniture and fixtures.
The company’s products have already been incorporated in more than 3,000,000 square feet of commercial, retail, hotel and office projects throughout the world. Now, after two decades of innovation focusing on impactful up-cycling technologies powered by a multinational/multidisciplinary team, MINIWIZ is offering its modular infrastructure as an ESG specialty contractor to the global market to make the circular economy concept a physical reality.
MINIWIZ has received numerous patents for cutting-edge manufacturing processes and mechanical assemblies to enable circular consumption and Arthur has been recognized with a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award; an Obama Emerging Leader Award; the Financial Times Earth Award; and The Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award. He has been a National Geographic Emerging Explorer since 2016 and the World Economic Forum recognized him as the Runner Up for The Circular Leadership Award 2019, at Davos.
In February 2019, the World Economic Forum / Forum of Young Global Leaders named MINIWIZ as one of the world’s top 11 companies leading the way to a circular economy.