Circular economy and reuse: guidance for designers

Author: P Gowler et al

Date published

1 December 2022

Price
Standard: £65.00
Member: £42.25
Student: £32.50
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Circular economy and reuse: guidance for designers

Circular economy and reuse: guidance for designers
Guidance
Author

P Gowler et al

Date published

1 December 2022

Author

P Gowler et al

Price

Standard: £65.00
Member: £42.25
Student: £32.50

Forthcoming guidance from the Institution of Structural Engineers focusing on the circular economy being part of the answer to tackling climate change in the built environment.

The circular economy requires materials and elements to be retained at their highest value for as long as possible. Structural engineers are uniquely placed to facilitate the re-use of not just entire buildings and infrastructure, but also individual elements. Designers can have the greatest impact at the start of a project when strategic decisions are being made. This publication comprises four parts, and provides actionable guidance for incorporating circular principles on engineering projects; enabling structural engineers to take the initiative on this critical transition by leading clients and project teams through the process.
  • Part 1 explains the concepts, outlines how to overcome the barriers to adoption, and quantifies the impact.
  • Part 2 focuses on the feasibility, analysis, design and construction aspects of reusing exiting buildings.
  • Part 3 contains detailed material-specific subsections and develops the thinking around reusing components and assemblies, audits, and the legal considerations to be aware of.
  • Part 4 utilises case studies to provide design strategies for longevity and reuse, deconstruction, and resource efficiency.

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