Author: Graham Coult and Mauro Overend
1 February 2022
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Graham Coult and Mauro Overend
The Structural Engineer, Volume 100, Issue 2, 2022, Page(s) 3
This article was amended on 10 February 2022 to correct the status of laminated heat-strengthend glass in the post-fracture limit state (Figure 5) from 'Fails' to 'Complies'.
This article considers the implications of adopting a carbon-driven design approach – with the express intent of limiting the embodied carbon of the structure.
This article introduces the idea of a ‘carbon payback period’ as a metric for assessing the net carbon emissions of design decisions whose scope spans both the embodied and operational carbon.
All the articles from the February 2022 issue of The Structural Engineer .