Author: Jenny Pattison
4 May 2021
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.
The article explores ways to justify reuse of existing structures through a thorough understanding of the original building structure, and engineer’s intent.
This article discusses the analysis and modification of existing structures for new uses, allowing return on investment to be maximised and reducing the need for present-day carbon emissions from new construction.