Net-zero structural design
Date & Time

7 September 2023 - 5 October 2023
09:30 - 11:30 BST

Location

Online

Price

Member: £535 + VAT
(Early booking £485 + VAT)
 
Standard: £745 + VAT
(Early booking £675 + VAT)

Net-zero structural design

Course
Date & Time

7 September 2023 - 5 October 2023
09:30 - 11:30 BST

Location

Online

Price

Member: £535 + VAT
(Early booking £485 + VAT)
 
Standard: £745 + VAT
(Early booking £675 + VAT)

Availability

Places available. This course is also available for in-house delivery.

Early booking discount

available until one month prior

This course is designed to enable you to design structures with net zero emissions. Delivered as a series of interactive online sessions across five weeks.

Course dates

Thursday 7 September, 09:30 - 11:30 BST
Thursday 14 September, 09:30 - 11:30 BST
Thursday 21 September, 09:30 - 11:30 BST
Thursday 28 September, 09:30 - 11:30 BST
Thursday 5 October, 09:30 - 11:30 BST


Session 1 - Exploring overarching concepts related to net zero. 
On completion of this session the participants will be able to:

  • describe big picture concepts such as the UN SDGs, doughnut economics, the Glasgow Climate Pact, key aspects called for by the IPCC, and the necessary paradigm shift;
  • dispel common distractions around: population growth, ‘green growth’, efficiency improvements and carbon capture technologies;
  • use the IStructE ‘Net Zero Hierarchy’ to explain how to achieve net zero on a construction project.
 
Session 2 - Exploring how emissions can be reduced through material specification. 
On completion of this session the participants will be able to:
  • describe the limitations of material specifications within net zero design;
  • explain what’s expected to happen in terms of decarbonising structural materials;
  • when working with new materials, identify the key questions that need to be answered to enable their use.
 
Session 3 - Exploring the role of the brief and idea generation in net zero. 
On completion of this session the participants will be able to:
  • Describe the role that the brief has in limiting or enabling net zero design;
  • Ask questions to challenge the brief;
  • Use idea generation techniques to respond to the brief.
 
Session 4 - Exploring how to assess and compare design options against one another as part of a net zero design process. 
On completion of this session the participants will be able to:
  • Identify metrics to assess the quality of an idea, and suggest tests for those metrics;
  • Perform quick calculations to assess the carbon impact of their options;
  • Explain the approach to, and limitations of, carbon offsetting.
 
Session 5 - Exploring the role of advocacy to achieve wider net zero outcomes. 
On completion of this session the participants will be able to:
  • Use influencing techniques to advocate for net zero design;
  • Refine a low-carbon design to respond to other drivers such as: safety, circularity, resilience, and the needs of other disciplines;
  • Agree a set of personal ‘next steps’ applying net zero design in their practice.

Intended for

Near chartered and chartered structural engineers, involved in structural design on a day-to-day basis.

Entry criteria 

Must have completed the Embodied Carbon Basics on-demand course

Speakers

Will Arnold Course tutor

Will Arnold is Head of Climate Action at the IStructE. He leads the Institution’s response to the climate emergency, bringing this action into all aspects of the organisations work including the publication of bestpractice emergency guidance. Prior to his current role, he was a practising structural engineer at Arup for over ten years. He sits on the Structural Awards judging panel and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Group for The Structural Engineer.

Oliver Broadbent Course tutor

Oliver Broadbent is the founder and director of Constructivist. He works with leaders, teams and organisations to help them build their creativity. He trains engineers and architects in conceptual design, and works with universities and colleges to create innovative new approaches to engineering education. Oliver is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Experience-led learning at Imperial College London and was awarded the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education in 2020.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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