Climate emergency e-conference 2022: people and planet

Author: Various

Date published

28 October 2022

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Free

Climate emergency e-conference 2022: people and planet

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Author
Date published
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Various

Date published

28 October 2022

Author

Various

Price

Free

Hear how leading engineers are working to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergency.

Our members continue to lead the way globally in tackling embodied carbon in structures. However, the topic of sustainability extends far beyond carbon.

The climate emergency encapsulates a number of issues, such as biodiversity loss, social equity, and resource depletion. The most sustainable structural engineering should tackle all of these areas and more, with different focuses for different projects.

At the 2022 Climate emergency e-conference, expert presenters explained how you can widen your sustainability skills as the Institution, and our members, tackle the broader issues of sustainability, alongside our core competences related to carbon. 
 

Presentations

  1. Use less stuff - Eva MacNamara, Associate Director, Expedition Engineering

  2. Understanding materials - Ian Poole, Senior Engineer & Sustainability Consultant, Elliott Wood

  3. Digital software - Tom Webster, Director, Webb Yates

  4. Circular economy - Penny Gowler, Director & Head of Sustainability, Elliott Wood

  5. Biodiversity - Julia Barker, Biodiversity Net Gain Lead, Wood PLC

  6. Social sustainability - Tanya De Hoog, Founding Director, Thornton Tomassetti

  7. Panel discussion

1. Use less stuff Eva MacNamara, Associate Director, Expedition Engineering

2. Understanding materials Ian Poole, Senior Engineer & Sustainability Consultant, Elliott Wood

3. Digital software Tom Webster, Director, Webb Yates

4. Circular economy Penny Gowler, Director & Head of Sustainability, Elliott Wood

5. Biodiversity Julia Barker, Biodiversity Net Gain Lead, Wood PLC

6. Social sustainability Tanya De Hoog, Founding Director, Thornton Tomassetti

7. Panel discussion

Speakers

Julia Barker, Biodiversity Net Gain Lead, Wood PLC

Dr Julia Baker has designed and delivered Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) on a variety of infrastructure projects, including highways, railways, housing and power distribution. Julia is the lead author of the UK’s Good Practice Principles on BNG and runs professional training courses on BNG and biodiversity metrics. Julia is also a Visiting Researcher at Oxford University and, in 2022, was named on the ENDS Power List of most influential environmental professionals.

Lauren Barnes, Structural Engineer & Sustainability Consultant, Arup

Based in Arup's Sheffield office, Lauren has been involved in a broad range of projects in the first 5 years of her career, covering a range of sectors and scales. She is increasingly focusing on projects that re-use existing structures in retrofit and refurbishment developments, using her dual role to embed low-carbon and inclusive and sustainable principles within holistic designs.

Tanya De Hoog, Founding Director, Thornton Tomassetti

Tanya is a Structural Engineer with nearly 25 years of design experience working on a diverse range of award winning and landmark projects globally. In 2006, Tanya founded Thornton Tomasetti’s London office and now leads the firms Social Impact Initiative from New York.

Nick Francis, Lecturer, University of Sheffield

Nick is a UK trustee of international bridge-building NGO, Bridges to Prosperity. He is also part of the Constructivist Regenerative Design Lab, exploring how the construction industry can transition towards regenerative principles which actively enrich the eco-system and human communities.

Orlando Gibbons, Senior Engineer, Arup

Orlando is a structural engineer turned embodied carbon specialist at Arup. He addresses embodied carbon through projects, research, and capability development as leader of Arup’s UK Structural Engineering Sustainability Hub and project manager of Arup’s global Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Working Group.

Penny Gowler, Director & Head of Sustainability, Elliott Wood

Penny is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. As Head of Sustainability at Elliott Wood, she currently leads a growing sustainability focused team at Elliott Wood, which offers a range of sustainability consultancy services beyond the remit of typical structural and civil engineering.

Eva MacNamara, Associate Director, Expedition Engineering

Eva has over 15 years’ experience as a structural and civil engineer, and innovation consultant. Her career has led her to work on a diverse range of projects from bridges to buildings and art works.

Ian Poole, Senior Engineer, Elliott Wood

In his current role at Elliott Wood, Ian splits his time between structural design and sustainability. A chartered structural engineer, Ian has a range of experience across multiple sectors and specialises in long-span steel design. More recently, Ian has worked on a range of net-zero carbon initiatives, including leading the embodied carbon workstream for the NHS Net-Zero Carbon Building Standard and the DfE GenZero Schools Project.

John Vigar, Consultant, Vigar Consulting Ltd

John is a Chartered Surveyor, developer, investor, and consultant with over 35 years of residential and commercial property experience. Following a corporate career, he co-founded a development company with his brother 20 years ago.

Tom Webster, Director, Webb Yates

Tom joined Webb Yates Engineers in 2015, and has been pivotal in leading numerous commercial, education and retail schemes, including Pilgrim Street, New Inn Broadway and the award winning 373 Euston Road.

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