Climate emergency conference 2021: Carbon

Author: Christine Collin, Susan MacKenzie, Rosie Goldrick, Richard Feigin, Lachlan Ramsey and Anna Beckett

Date published

18 November 2021

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Climate emergency conference 2021: Carbon


Christine Collin, Susan MacKenzie, Rosie Goldrick, Richard Feigin, Lachlan Ramsey and Anna Beckett

Date published

18 November 2021


Christine Collin, Susan MacKenzie, Rosie Goldrick, Richard Feigin, Lachlan Ramsey and Anna Beckett



Understand how engineers can and are shaping the future of climate change: part 2 of 5.

COP 26 bought everyone’s attention on to the increasing threat of climate change. At our Climate emergency conference, we looked at the progress made by the Institution as engineers work towards the climate goals of 2050. Watch this series of videos to find out more.
This recording focuses on carbon. Watch to find out more on:

  • Setting targets for embodied and whole life carbon
  • Overcoming the challenges of carbon processes in design
  • Material production emissions 101 of steel, concrete and timber
  • Monitoring carbon on site and the role of good offsetting

Reasons to watch:

  • Gain an understanding of the increasingly ambitious environment of legislation on zero carbon initiatives
  • Discover new ideas to implement into your projects to reduce the amount of carbon
  • Evaluate how much impact you can have in shaping the future of sustainable structural engineering

Who should view:

All engineers of any level looking to understand more about their professional role in combatting climate change.


Christine Collin is the Team Manager of Sustainable Buildings at Sweco. During her studies she specialised in life cycle assessments and persued a career in sustainabilty. 

Susan MacKenzie is a design manager, chartered structural engineer (ICE) and member of the Association of Project Management. She has design and project management experience in complex projects requiring multi-disciplinary coordination, including data centres and large infrastructure projects. She is an advocate of carbon measurement and reduction on projects in response to the climate emergency. She is a member of Arup’s Global Sustainable Development team, defining the pathway to net-zero carbon on projects.

Rosie Goldrick leads a diverse team of multidisciplinary engineers in the design and implementation of innovative projects throughout East Africa. She has delivered structural design and construction supervision on a range of projects, including the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture. This involved seismic design and construction of 56 buildings using stone, earth and timber. Subsequently she has contributed to the development of standards for the one of the most prevalent construction materials - adobe block.

Richard Feigin is a chartered structural engineer (MIStructE) with AECOM’s Buildings and Places team in Melbourne. He has twelve years’ experience across a wide variety of sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, sports, mining and aviation, and has worked both in the UK and Australia. Utilising a second degree in computer science, Richard specialises in parametric engineering and computational design. He brings these skills to AECOM’s Embodied Carbon initiative, as well as his focus on sustainable living and minimising our carbon footprint.

Lachlan Ramsey has worked on a range of projects across the Health, Education, Commercial and Residential sectors as a Senior Structural Engineer with AECOM's Buildings and Places team in Melbourne. Over the last two years he has been a part of an internal initiative to develop AECOM Australia's capability in the space of sustainable engineering design. Lachlan is passionate about promoting the role that all engineers and consultants can play in reducing life cycle emissions in the building and construction industry.

Anna Beckett graduated from Cardiff University in 2010 and became a Chartered Engineer in 2016. Since joining Webb Yates Engineers in 2011 Anna has worked on a large number of varied projects including work at both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports as well as residential refurbishments, temporary structures and arts projects.

Climate emergency conference 2021: Carbon

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