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The panel promotes effective industry-wide initiatives on sustainable construction in conjunction with other construction sector bodies.
With extensive experience of sustainability issues gained in practice, you will assist in developing useful guidance and updates to members.
You will attend four meetings a year and have full access to all related documents. You will undertake some work between meetings.
Participating in the panel is a great way to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
We invite expressions of interest in panel membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.
Contact the panel if you have questions about their work.
Explore our range of online training, recorded lectures and up and coming events.
A resource designed to help you understand typical operating energy consumption of buildings and place embodied carbon in context.
Outlining the complex carbon costs of infrastructure schemes.
How the choice of materials should be balanced with other factors to achieve sustainable outcomes.
An introduction to embodied and operational carbon, with links to guides and tools.
The Institution's report on rating schemes for the sustainability assessment of structures.
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.
Appendix A of Eurocode 2 permits a reduction in material partial factors for reinforcing steel and concrete. Designing elements with the reduced material partial factors reduces the amount of reinforcement steel required, hence a reduction in embodied carbon and energy, without any loss of performance.
This article discusses timbers and carbon, availability and end-of-life issues.
This article details the main policy measures affecting the sustainability of structural engineering designs, both in the UK and abroad.