How can we reduce the embodied carbon of structural concrete?

Author: Paul Astle

Date published

1 February 2021

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How can we reduce the embodied carbon of structural concrete?

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Paul Astle
Date published
1 February 2021
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The Structural Engineer
Date published

1 February 2021

Author

Paul Astle

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Free
 

Paul Astle explores potential ways in which engineers can seek reductions in the embodied carbon of structural concrete.

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Format:
PDF
Pages:
2
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Concrete Climate change Carbon Issue 2

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