Author: J. Whitelaw
1 August 2017
Topics discussed this month range from the risk in misusing software, a final word on buttress stability, seismic proofing and the danger of fracking, and having expert advice available 24-7 for when disasters strike.
Neil Thompson of Digital Built Britain considers the possibility of treating building materials as financial instruments – with their value ensuring they are recirculated through the economy after demolition or refurbishment.
Developing new tools to help structural engineers make more efficient use of materials – and persuading them why they must do so – are key themes for Cambridge academic Dr John Orr. He talks to Helena Russell about his research and plans for the future.