3 December 201918:00 for 18:20 start
Institution of Structural Engineers HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
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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.
18:00 - 18:20 Tea and Coffee Reception
18:20 - 19:20 Talk
19:20 - 19:30 Q&A
19:40 - Close
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.
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