Green Sky Thinking Event – Tuesday 16th May 2017

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.

Stathis Eleftheriadis and Ben Gholam from Price & Myers will be joined by colleagues from the University of Cambridge, SCI and William Hares to 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.

The evening seminar will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to network.

Our event is free to attend, but spaces are limited. To book please click on this link.

Date: Tuesday 16th May 2017, 6pm – 8pm
Location: 37 Alfred Place, London WC1E 7DP
Contact: Gemma Ahkin

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