Interview: John French

Author: Jackie Whitelaw

Date published

1 February 2021

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Interview: John French

The Structural Engineer
Interview: John French
Date published

1 February 2021

Author

Jackie Whitelaw

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Free

Access Resource
Author

Jackie Whitelaw

Can very low-carbon buildings be constructed cheaply enough to suit the pockets of private-sector commercial developers? Yes, says Professor John French, who has set himself that target in his new role as director of sustainability for Cambridge Innovation Parks. But to do so involves overhauling approaches to procurement, contracting, materials and risk.

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Format:
PDF
Pages:
3
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Climate change Leadership Opinion Issue 2

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