Author: Steel for Life
25 February 2021
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Steel for Life
This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines the embodied carbon credentials of steel and its potential to contribute to a zero-carbon future.
Michal Drewniok discusses the principles of reusing steel elements and encourages structural engineers to consider this option over designing with new material.
Appendix A of Eurocode 2 permits a reduction in material partial factors for reinforcing steel and concrete. Designing elements with the reduced material partial factors reduces the amount of reinforcement steel required, hence a reduction in embodied carbon and energy, without any loss of performance.