Author: Stephen Fernandez
16 November 2020
The article explores ways to justify reuse of existing structures through a thorough understanding of the original building structure, and engineer’s intent.
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.
This new guidance is an essential read for any built environment professional developing new (or reusing existing) structures today. Across four principal sections it explains why the adoption of circular economy principles is critical.