30 September 202009:05 - 12:45 BST
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Find out how companies and the Institution are working towards the goals of the climate emergency declaration.
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Understanding the structural engineering implications for Passivhaus developments.
Authors from Integral Engineering Design describe how they met their client's brief for a new science department that would demonstrate sustainable building structures to students. The result - The Nucleus - is a carbon-negative structure which will offset its operational emissions for seven years.
Andrew Minson FIStructE, Director Concrete and Sustainable Construction at the Global Cement and Concrete Association, responds to a recent article published as part of the Guardian’s #concreteweek.
Ben Gholam of Price & Myers shares his practice's experience of setting up a carbon-calculation tool and encourages other firms to take the plunge.
John Orr, Orlando Gibbons and Will Arnold preview a forthcoming new guide from the Institution on calculating embodied carbon.
As the climate changes there will be ever-increasing social and economic pressure to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, with focus turning to the embodied carbon in products which has thus far been eclipsed by operational values.
Muiris Moynihan MIStructE explains why use is so widespread, the materials' climate change impact, and why their responsible use is the realm of structural engineers.
Kate Simonen has been promoting the cause of embodied carbon reduction in structures for the past decade through the Carbon Leadership Forum.
Philip Isaac and Jonny Hawkshaw review the potential for materials with lower embodied carbon to be used more widely in both small-scale domestic projects and larger-scale residential and commercial projects.