The Panel promotes effective industry-wide initiatives on sustainable construction in conjunction with other construction sector bodies. The Panel works with the Climate Emergency Task Group to support the Institution's sustainability agenda, through the development of tools and guidance on relevant topics. Topics may include:
The constitution of the Panel aims to reflect the diversity of the Institution's membership and to provide different perspectives.
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Tom Harley-Tuffs and Jonathan Russell from the Sustainability Panel explore how government legislation and investor commitments are causing clients globally to put carbon first.
A technical debate around practical approaches towards implementing the circular economy within structural engineering and the construction industry.
Arup has conducted a review of European manufacturers’ CLT and glulam Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). The review demonstrates that the currently adopted industry average carbon factors for CLT and glulam have reduced when compared with factors from the Inventory of Carbon and Energy database (ICE database).
The executive summary from a 2020 Research Award winning project.
Hear from the engineer behind the Structural Award-winning Newquay Harper Footbridge project - and get into the mindset of only doing what is necessary.
The poster of the 2021 Coolest Concrete Award winner, Robin Oval, Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Cambridge.
This guide explains why overdesign is so prevalent, its impact on material consumption and CO2 emissions, and provides five key actions you can take now, to reduce the carbon your projects produce.
Learn how to avoid unintended consequences to buildings in accordance with the 2022 changes to the Building Regulations.
This one-day, online advanced practical workshop will teach complex timber engineering through worked examples. It encourages problem-solving through teaching tools and group discussion.
This one-day, online course offers an introduction to timber design to Eurocode 5.
This practical course will help structural engineers to confidently approach a refurbishment or reuse project. Looking at the initial steps needed to understand an existing structure, how to apply basic conservation principles and the design implications and considerations.
This course equips attendees with practical knowledge about structural design with bamboo stems (culms). The course considers aspects of concept design, detailed design and durability by design.
This half-day in-person course provides guidance to early-career structural engineers to develop a better understanding of geotechnical engineering and use that knowledge to enhance and promote sustainable design.
This one-day online course introduces timber as an engineering material, with a focus on its use in historic structures. It covers non-destructive techniques for condition assessment, and strategies for the reuse of heritage structures.
This course is designed to enable you to design structures with net zero emissions. Delivered as a series of interactive online sessions across five weeks.
This one-day, online, practical course introduces timber connections in detail and several other advanced topics in timber design to Eurocode 5.