Published: 20 April 2018

Does building tall with timber make sense?

Skyscrapers, Structural Awards, Sustainability, Tall or Slender Structures, Timber

As interest in structural timber and its sustainability characteristics increases, the question arises: Does building tall with timber make sense? Paul Fast looks at factors that inform the answer.



 

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Published: 19 February 2018

Five actions structural engineers can take to design more sustainably

Glass, Steel, Sustainability

Laura Kirk, an engineer for Cundall, discusses One Planet Living, an initiative that encourages sustainability, and explores what structural engineers can do to build in a more sustainable way.

 

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Published: 09 January 2018

Three ways structural engineers can help create a zero-waste future

Sustainability

Guglielmo Carra, Arup's Materials Consulting Lead, Europe, is a civil engineer and materials scientist. Here he outlines how the construction industry needs to change the way it thinks about waste, and how structural engineers can contribute.

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Published: 15 November 2017

A look to the future

Structural Awards, Sustainability, Timber

Malachy McNamara explains his work on The Enterprise Centre, a timber framed project showcasing low-carbon, sustainable building. The Centre has been shortlisted for The Structural Awards 2017.

 

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Published: 09 August 2017

Test Houses

History, Housing, Structural Heritage, Sustainability, Timber

Ed Clark, of the Institution’s Structural Futures Committee, discusses prototype homes and their importance to the future of structural engineering and construction.

 

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