The Lark: reducing carbon emissions through collaboration and good relationships

Author: Peyrouz Modarres

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3 July 2023

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The Lark: reducing carbon emissions through collaboration and good relationships – a model for everyday concrete frames

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3 July 2023
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Peyrouz Modarres

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 101, Issue 7, 2023, Page(s) 34-39

Date published

3 July 2023

Author

Peyrouz Modarres

Citation

The Structural Engineer, Volume 101, Issue 7, 2023, Page(s) 34-39

Price

Standard: £10 + VAT
Members/subscribers: Free

Peyrouz Modarres describes the engineering design of The Lark, a multistorey residential project at Nine Elms, London.

Synopsis
Multistorey concrete-framed residential buildings are a common choice for developers because of their strength, durability, inherent fire resistance, design flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. However, with concrete accounting for a significant portion of global carbon emissions, engineers have a responsibility to both minimise concrete volumes and reduce the carbon intensity of concrete mixes to deliver a sustainable solution.

In this article, Peyrouz Modarres of Walsh describes the consultant's approach to the engineering design of The Lark, a multistorey residential project at Nine Elms, London. The article examines the optioneering process through which the grid and slab thicknesses were optimised to reduce the embodied carbon of the sub- and
superstructure, collaboration with the contractor over the concrete specification, and the benefits that a trusted relationship with the client brought to the project.

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Format:
PDF
Pages:
34-39
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Concrete Residential Project Focus Carbon Issue 7

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