Low-carbon outcomes in the built environment

Author: Tim Chapman and Ian Firth

Date published

4 May 2021

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Low-carbon outcomes in the built environment

The Structural Engineer
Author

Tim Chapman and Ian Firth

Date published

4 May 2021

Author

Tim Chapman and Ian Firth

Price

Free

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Tim Chapman and Ian Firth highlight the carbon differences between civil structures and buildings projects, and propose that engineers work with their clients to target low-carbon outcomes, rather than just low-carbon structures.

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

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TSE Article Type Climate change Leadership Issue 5

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