Measuring carbon – a small practice perspective

Author: Peter Laidler

Date published

2 September 2021

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Measuring carbon – a small practice perspective

The Structural Engineer
Author

Peter Laidler

Date published

2 September 2021

Author

Peter Laidler

Price

Standard: £9
Members/Subscribers: Free

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Peter Laidler describes a small practice's solution to calculating the embodied carbon of its standard structural designs.

Synopsis

In this article, Peter Laidler describes his small practice’s experience of responding to the climate emergency by seeking to minimise upfront carbon and maximise material utilisation in its structural designs, as well as encouraging retrofit and reuse. The practice has developed a simple carbon calculator in order to integrate embodied carbon calculations into standard design procedures.

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
5
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

Tags

Climate change Leadership Calculation Feature Carbon Issue 9

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