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Green Sky Thinking - Price & Myers
Tue 16 May 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Innovative design approach for material, carbon and cost efficiency in steel buildings
Research has shown that there are significant greenhouse gas emissions to be saved through the efficient design of structural steel frames, however, this will have implications on project costs - the minimisation of which is often the primary driver of construction projects. Therefore understanding the reasons for current over-design and establishing integrated engineering approaches that recognise and balance monetary and environmental costs is crucial. This presentation will present the current findings of an ongoing research project funded by InnovateUK – UK’s Innovation Agency, that seeks to recognise the trade-offs between cost and carbon efficiencies in the design and fabrication of steel buildings. The reasons for current over-design are explored and novel design optimisation techniques are evaluated. This project challenges current practice, seeks better integration across disciplines, and delivers solutions, optimised in terms of current and likely future drivers, particularly resource use and embodied carbon.
There will be an opportunity to network after the presentation.
For more information, or to check availability, please contact Gemma Ahkin using the email address: email@example.com