Building for a sustainable future: An engineer’s guide

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Sustainability has evolved in recent years to become the focus of national and international attention. This Guide is an evolution of the Institution’s thought-leading Building for a sustainable future: Construction without depletion, published in 1999, and delivers guidance to support and encourage structural engineers to engage with and deliver increasingly sustainable projects. Also available to purchase in PDF format.

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This Guide refers in the main to the building sector, though it is appreciated that structural engineers also work on many other types of project. However, many of the structural components in such projects have similar sustainability issues to the components of buildings, so much of the content of this Guide is still pertinent and will be useful for projects other than buildings.

Although it is environmental sustainability that first comes to mind for most people, this Guide also includes references to socio-economic sustainability issues, which are essential in order to achieve a balanced ‘triple bottom line’ approach.

This Guide highlights possible actions for structural engineers in dedicated sections entitled ‘What can structural engineers do?’ at the end of each chapter. It is intended that these will help engineers to implement the changes needed to achieve sustainable design, and also provide a summary of those issues over which the structural engineer has influence. Bibliographies are provided at the end of each chapter for those wishing to seek additional information, as well as references for detailed guidance on the topics covered in this Guide.

Additional Information

Format A4
ISBN 978-1-906335-21-2
Number of pages 72
Publication date February 2014
Publisher IStructE Ltd
Author The Institution of Structural Engineers