Research has shown that our built environment uses structural material inefficiently. This evening lecture will present a new report that details the results of a survey of structural engineering practitioners. The report examined both culture and practice in design relating to material efficiency, undertaken as part of the EPSRC funded project “Minimising Energy in Construction” (MEICON
) led by Dr John Orr.
As the construction industry is poised to change significantly between now and 2025, we invite you to join us in this conversation to discover how structural engineering can grasp a significant opportunity to lead these changes.
Dr John Orr, lead investigator on MEICON, University of Cambridge will outline the context and vision of the project. Chris Wise, industrial chair for MEICON, Expedition Engineering, will provide an industry perspective on the results.
This lecture will be livestreamed from 18:00 GMT. To view use the registration button, selecting registration type 'watch online'.
Please note that currently the livestream is not optimised for mobile/tablet viewing so we strongly recommend you to view via a PC/laptop.
Unable to watch live? The lecture will be added to the Institution’s YouTube channel
after the event.
The Technical Lecture Series
is supported by Trimble