5 July 2021
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Buro Happold and WSP UK have committed to reducing the carbon emissions of their designs by 50% by 2030. In this article, Sarah Prichard and David Leversha set out the rationale for this target, explain how they plan to achieve this, and encourage other firms to join them in setting an ambitious agenda for governments to follow as we approach the COP26 climate summit.
This month's letters discuss floor loading and embodied carbon; the correct level of stresses on brickwork; and site experience, among other topics.
Steven Brindle explores the history of the civil engineering profession from the 17th century to the founding of professional institutions in the early 19th century.