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Collaboration: The key to a cost-effective circular economy for the construction industry

Construction excavation, dirt transportation, and fill placement are costly and harmful to the environment.

With rising land costs and increased trucking fees, it is becoming harder for construction sites to find economical solutions for their excavation and fill material needs while staying environmentally and legally compliant.

Recycling programs in the construction industry are starting to pick up traction, but many still focus on building materials like wood, plastic, concrete, and metal.

Recycling and reuse of excavated, dredged, and fill material are still lagging, but the Government, First Nations, and environmental organizations are taking note.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • Discover an overlooked segment of the construction industry that generates unnecessary waste and consumption.
  • Identify key stakeholders that can benefit from a circular economy and address obstacles that can stand in the way.
  • Reveal cost-effective solutions that can accelerate the migration to a circular economy.


Mana Arabi, P.Eng, is the CEO and co-founder of Fill Connect Inc., a fill exchange marketplace for the construction industry. As a civil engineer with over 20 years of experience, she has worked on many private and public projects in Canada and the United States for prominent companies such as Dragados, SNC-Lavalin, Norland Ltd., Lafarge and Eurovia, where she currently works as a project manager.

Hwayda Kater: Communication designer and digital entrepreneur. Co-founder of Fill Connect Inc., an online dirt exchange marketplace, helping construction sites take advantage of a circular economy.

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