A weight off your mind: floor loadings and the climate emergency

Author: Will Hawkins, Angus Peters and Tim Mander

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4 May 2021

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A weight off your mind: floor loadings and the climate emergency

The Structural Engineer
A weight off your mind: floor loadings and the climate emergency
Date published

4 May 2021

Author

Will Hawkins, Angus Peters and Tim Mander

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Will Hawkins, Angus Peters and Tim Mander

Will Hawkins, Angus Peters and Tim Mander argue for designers to challenge overspecification and grasp the opportunity that reduced floor loads offer for low-carbon structural design.

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

Tags

Climate change Leadership Floor Loading Issue 5

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