Launch of IStructE guide: How to calculate embodied carbon
Date & Time

7 October 2020
18:00 - 19:00 BST

Price
Free
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Launch of IStructE guide: How to calculate embodied carbon

Lecture
Date & Time

7 October 2020
18:00 - 19:00 BST

Price
Free

Availability Places available

Learn how to calculate embodied carbon and take your first step towards reducing the carbon emissions associated with your designs.

This event will provide an overview of IStructE’s new guide on how to calculate embodied carbon for structural engineers. The presenters will outline the background and purpose of the guide, explain how you can apply the calculations to your own projects, and give a worked example.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

Explain the importance of embodied carbon;

  • Calculate the embodied carbon of a structural design

  • Evaluate the uncertainty and limitations behind embodied carbon calculations

  • Critically analyse design decisions using embodied carbon calculations

  • Understand how to present and report embodied carbon calculations

Intended for

Members and non-members. Some content is UK-focused, but the principles of the guide are internationally applicable.

 

Download the guide today

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Guide: How to calculate embodied carbon

A set of embodied carbon calculation principles for the structural engineering community to follow. Download the digital version today.

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Contact

Email - [email protected]

About the speakers

Orlando Gibbons

Orlando is a structural engineer at Arup, specialising in embodied carbon and working closely with the buildings sustainability team. He is an active member of the IStructE’s Sustainability Panel and of cross-industry groups looking to minimise embodied carbon.

Dr John Orr

John is University Lecturer and EPSRC Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge. John’s teaching and research are closely linked to sustainable construction and improving construction sector productivity. John several funded research projects and has built a team of 14 around his vision for optimisation of existing and future infrastructure by learning from real performance. He is a member of the Institution's Sustainability Panel and elected to the Council in 2020.

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