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With national and international pressure mounting, such as the UK Government pledge to achieve net zero carbon by 2050, structural engineers are taking on the challenge. To assist our members and the wider industry the Institution produces guidance to support built environment professionals.
The Institution is supporting the initiative being taken by a number of leading engineering practices, a “Structural Engineers Declaration” to promote sustainable working practices to tackle the issue of climate change.
Mike Cook FIStructE explains how and why structural engineering firms are addressing the climate emergency.
Signatories to the Structural Engineers Declare climate emergency initiative convened at IStructE headquarters on 17 October to discuss the next steps the profession must take to address the emergency.
Ed Clark and Chris Pembridge discuss how Structrual Engineers Declare will affect IStructE's Structural Futures Committee, Sustainability Panel, and other working groups.
Tim Ibell discusses what universities should be doing in response to the declaration.
Chris Wise discusses individual responsibility and how engineers can attempt to affect climate change.
Mike Cook, Chair of The Institution's Climate Emergency Task Group, introduces the declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency.
This text presents a range of emerging materials, both natural and man-made which, in the right circumstances, can offer significant advantages over traditional materials.