Sustainability as a Structural Engineer – Past, Present, Future – Natasha Watson, Buro Happold

When:
October 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2020-10-23T15:00:00+01:00
2020-10-23T16:00:00+01:00
Where:
Zoom (email structures-admin@eng.cam.ac.uk for link)
Contact:
Dr Maria Marques de Carvalho

Natasha
will discuss what sustainability
means to the practicing structural engineer
and our increasing role as leading change in
the built environment In the past,
sustainable design was about energy
efficiency and building out of timber Now we
realise it is much more than that, as can be
seen in the Construction Declares manifesto
In order to tackle the Climate Emergency we
need to build less, refurbish wherever
possible, and be considered and thoughtful
about where we use our carbon Natasha
will talk through some of the initiatives and
pragmatic ways in which she is reducing the
impact her designs have on climate change,
for example challenging the client on what
‘ really means, and understanding
where ‘quick win’ carbon savings can be
made if programme and fee are tight

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