Minimising Energy in Construction (MEICON)
Date & Time

3 December 2019
18:00 for 18:20 start

Location

Institution of Structural Engineers HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
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Price

Free

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Minimising Energy in Construction (MEICON)


Lecture
Date & Time

3 December 2019
18:00 for 18:20 start

Location

Institution of Structural Engineers HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
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Price

Free

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Dr Orr gives a talk about Minimising Energy in Construction (MEICON).

The MEICON project aims for the built environment to be designed cost-effectively, based on whole life cycle energy consumption using minimum material resource for appropriate performance.

This lecture presents findings of a survey of structural engineering practitioners examining culture and practice in design relating to material efficiency. We will explore how structural engineers can respond to the climate emergency.

Timetable

18:00 - 18:20 Tea and Coffee Reception

18:20 - 19:20 Talk

19:20 - 19:30 Q&A

19:40 - Close

 

Speaker

Dr John Orr MIStructE 

Dr John Orr is University Lecturer in Concrete Structures and EPSRC Early Career Fellow in the Department Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Dr Orr's teaching and research are closely linked to sustainable construction, and improving construction sector productivity. He works in concrete structures, creating new methods for analysis, optimisation, and automation in construction.

Dr Orr has a funded research portfolio of £9.13M (£1.96M as PI) as of April 2019. He has built a team around his vision for the design optimisation and lightweighting of existing and future infrastructure by learning from real performance.

Dr Orr graduated with a first class MEng(hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bath in 2009, winning three University Awards. He subsequently completed a PhD in flexible formwork, graduating in 2012. Before joining the University of Cambridge, Dr Orr was Director of Research and Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Bath. Dr Orr provides expert consultancy to leading engineering and construction firms.

Additional Attendee Information

Places are limited and this event has a waiting list, please cancel the ticket if no longer required.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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