11 November 202118:30 - 20:00
University of Strathclyde, The Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD
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If you would like to be in the room on the night there will be networking opportunities before where we will be serving tea and coffee from 17:30. Please register via the 'Book a Place' button above.
If you would like to join our online audience, the event will start at 18:30. Please register via this link. Online audience members will be able to continue discussions in chat rooms until 21:00.
Structural engineers are the professionals charged with the efficient use of materials such as concrete, steel and timber, and since 2019 the Institution of Structural Engineers has been working to put sustainability on a par with its enduring commitment to safety.
The IStructE Scottish Regional Group invite you to an open panel discussion on sustainability in the built environment, ongoing activities across the industry, and the impact of this year’s COP26 conference.
We have assembled a renowned panel of speakers – each a leading figure in their field. This wide-ranging discussion will address topical sustainability questions such as:
How will the construction industry change in the next few years?
What is happening across the materials production industries?
How do we encourage more re-use of existing buildings and infrastructure?
What can a built environment professional do differently at work tomorrow?
Questions will also be taken from the audience throughout the evening.
Dr John Orr, MIStructE
John is an EPSRC Early Career Fellow and University Lecturer in Concrete Structures at the University of Cambridge, where his teaching and research are related to sustainable construction, with emphasis placed on concrete, and structural optimisation. He co-authored the IStructE guide ‘How to calculate embodied carbon’ in 2020.
Dr Natasha Watson
Natasha is a practising Senior Structural Engineer at Buro Happold. Alongside her design work, she also consults on embodied carbon and other impacts of building materials and structural designs. She is part of Buro Happold’s Urban C:Lab project, with research interests including emergent disruption in the built environment.
Steve Fernandez, FIStructE
Steve is a Director at Arup, where he is also the firm’s UK leader for Buildings Retrofit. Steve leads multidisciplinary teams and has worked on a variety of projects across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Russia. Steve is a Conservation Accredited Engineer and a Fellow of the institution.
Will Arnold, MIStructE
Will is Head of Climate Action at the Institution of Structural Engineers. He leads the institution’s response to the climate emergency, bringing this action into all aspects of its activities, including the publication of best-practice emergency guidance. Prior to this role, he worked as a practising structural engineer at Arup for 10 years.
This event is one of a pair of events being run by the IStructE during COP26. The other is a technical CPD seminar on Friday 12 November. For more information, head to www.istructe.org.This event will take place in Glasgow during the COP26 conference.
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