CWMA Presentation & Panel Event: Preserving, Salvaging, Reusing in the Built Environment

CWMA Presentations & Panel Discussion 

Simple in Theory: Preservation, Recycling, and Reuse in the Built Environment 


As always, CWMA Virtual events include time for discussion with a goal to inform each other about initiatives and provide an opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities. 

Built Environment defined:  The built environment touches all aspects of our lives, encompassing the buildings we live in, the distribution systems that provide us with water and electricity, and the roads, bridges, and transportation systems we use to get from place to place. In this case, we will include discussion on development, construction, salvage, building material recycling and deconstruction.


Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 10:00 AM – Noon PST | Virtual Event

It seems simple to just use what already exists from demolishing or when building: to salvage, reuse, and recycle materials, and to preserve existing structures… but is it simple?
Let’s hear from organizations working to overcome barriers, build the processes and motivation in BC for preservation, recycling, and reuse in the built environment — then let’s discuss together what we can all be doing better or differently to move from theory to everyday practice…

– COST –

CWMA Members $20 | Non-Members $25

+GST | CWMA’s base operating budget relies on event revenue and member fees in equal measure: we are grateful for your support! Event pricing has been kept low to ensure everyone can attend, but if the price is still a barrier for you to participate, please be in touch with us. Differential pricing options for students and non-profits is available.


  9:50 AM — Virtual Doors open early for networking
10:00 AM — Welcome!
10:05 AM — Panel presentations followed by q&a
11:20 AM — Panel and Attendee Facilitated Discussion
11:55 AM — Next Steps / Conclusion


CWMA uses the Zoom Platform for events. Dial-in option is available but participants must confirm the dial-in phone number to be admitted to the event. Details on how it will all work will be sent in advance. 

Our Panel

Dale Furber

Heidelberg Materials (formerly Lehigh Hanson)

Vancouver Island Area Manager for Heidelberg Materials (Previously known as Lehigh Hanson Materials). Passionately, working to advance the construction material industry into the digital and globally sustainable space. After retiring from professional football in 2012. Progressed into remote solutions for concrete and aggregate plants on civil infrastructure projects before joining Heidelberg Materials. Studied Communications at Simon Fraser University 2011 and Business Administration at Riverside Community College 2008.


Gil Yaron

Light House

Gil is Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives with Light House, an organization focused on accelerating circular and regenerative policy and practice in the built environment. Gil brings more than two decades of experience working on CRD waste diversion, including overseeing extended producer responsibility programs for paint, lighting equipment and smoke alarms. While with Light House, he pioneered the introduction of C&D waste tracking technology and is currently developing a Deconstruction Resource Bank, which will be an online repository of all primary and secondary research documentation regarding deconstruction for use by governments, private sector and researchers to further deconstruction best practices. Gil holds a Master of Laws (UBC) and Bachelor of Laws (Univ of Ottawa).


Glyn Lewis

Renewal Home Development

Glyn Lewis is the founder and CEO of Renewal Home Development. Renewal Home Development seeks to save, relocate and repurpose high-value homes slated for demolition for new owners in coastal communities here in the Pacific Northwest. Glyn is a graduate of the Sustainable Community Development program at Simon Fraser University and an alum of Barack Obama’s 2007-08 US Presidential campaign.  His personal mission is to leverage enterprise to create social change.


Ted Reiff

The ReUse People

Prior to founding TRP in 1995, Ted was managing partner with an investment banking firm that provided financial services to young technology companies. Now, in addition to guiding TRP’s national expansion program, he consults with private companies and government bodies on a variety of demolition and waste diversion projects. A graduate of Ohio State University and a licensed demolition contractor, Ted served three terms as board president of I Love a Clean San Diego and is an advisor to Urban Habitat Chicago.

Rory Kulmala 

Vancouver Island Construction Association

Rory Kulmala, CD, MBA, AScT, PMP | Rory is the CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) and advocates on a variety of issues that affect the Vancouver Island construction industry particularly as it pertains to the commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-residential sectors. With a focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry, he supports initiatives and strategies that contribute to the overall health, wellness, and success of not only VICA’s member companies and workers, but ultimately all those that work in the construction industry. A long-time resident of Victoria, for nearly 30 years, Rory has also held several senior positions within both the private and public sectors focusing on engineering, construction, and large-scale development projects both regionally and nationally. He is also a retired naval officer having served over 28 years with Canada’s Naval Reserve.  

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Host: Sheila Molloy

Coast Waste Management Association

Sheila is the Executive Director of Coast Waste Management Association where she builds and facilitates forums for the solid waste management industry across BC to share knowledge and work to solutions. This great role is one of many contracts over her 26 years as an interim executive in operations, strategy, and marketing projects across North America.  Sheila holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree with Distinction, a Diploma in Creative Communications, and was inducted as a lifetime member to Beta Gamma Sigma the international business honour society. 


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