Held to carbon account: the end of 'bog standard' new build?

Author: Muiris Moynihan

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2 January 2020

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Held to carbon account: the end of 'bog standard' new build?

The Structural Engineer
Held to carbon account: the end of 'bog standard' new build?
Date published

2 January 2020

Author

Muiris Moynihan

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

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Author

Muiris Moynihan

As the climate changes there will be ever-increasing social and economic pressure to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, with focus turning to the embodied carbon in products which has thus far been eclipsed by operational values.

Structural engineers will be compelled to account for how they have apportioned carbon intensive resources – particularly steel and concrete – and will be challenged to use them ever more efficiently. In turn, this will alter how designs are formulated and assessed, how structures are built and adapted, and ultimately how engineers approach their roles on projects and in society.

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Format:
PDF
Pages:
4
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Research & Innovation Climate change Refurbishment Retrofit Construction management Issue 1 Carbon

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