12 October 202212:30 - 17:30 BST
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Three years have passed since the launch of the Declaration we all signed. In that time the evidence of global warming and its consequences have only intensified, and we must all ask ourselves if we are doing enough.
Some firms have taken bold steps to publicly declare their own targets and commitments. The Institution has continued to provide guidance for change in our practice and reviewed its professional membership and project awards requirements.
It is time that we came back together to discuss these changes, compare notes on what is blocking further progress and discuss what levels of personal and collective ambition we want to target for the coming year.
Discuss the current situation for engineering firms and analyse the wider picture
Understand which factors are blocking further progress and how to overcome them
Debate and agree upon realistic goals that can be achieved for the upcoming year
This year’s Structural Engineers Declare Summit will be a hybrid event, with in-person attendance at IStructE HQ for declared firms and the public. Online attendance will also be possible for those around the world who would like to hear more about the UK structural engineering community.
Laura is an Associate at Heyne Tillett Steel Structural and Civil Engineers. She is a chartered structural engineer and leads the research, testing and development of new structural techniques and technologies, with a focus on sustainability. She is committed to strengthening knowledge to address the critical issues in our industry and bring about positive change within the built environment.
Ed Clark is a practicing structural engineer, Director and Buildings Group Leader for Arup in London. He is currently a Trustee Board Member of the IStructE and has played an active role in UK Structural Engineers Declare since its inception in 2019.
Amanda is an Associate engineer in the London office working on a variety of new build and adaptive reuse projects. She has a strong interest in low carbon design, retrofit and conservation, and is currently working towards her CARE accreditation as well as taking a lead role in driving the internal reuse group. She enjoys breathing new life into old structures – renovating or repurposing buildings to secure their future for modern and practice use.
Michael is a consultant to Buro Happold, having been a partner of the practice since 1994 and Chairman from 2011 to 2017. He is well known in the industry for his significant contribution to designing innovative buildings and enhancing the reputation of the profession. Mike is a former Vice-President of the Institution and is now Chair of their Climate Emergency Task Group. He was awarded the Institution’s Gold Medal for 2020.
Ben has worked a wide range of projects over his nine years at Price & Myers. In 2019 he created the P&M carbon calculator and subsequent database, which now features over 300 projects and is available to download freely. He also led the team that collaborated with Cambridge University to create the Structural PANDA software, an advanced cost and carbon assessment tool for scheme designs, that is currently being launched for trials around the industry.
Conor Hayes is an Associate, Whole-Life Carbon Expert and Chartered Structural Engineer in the Buildings team at Arup. He has deep experience in whole-life carbon, particularly embedding the consideration of whole-life carbon in the design and construction process so that the topic can be addressed in a holistic, multi-disciplinary and pragmatic fashion. He is a Corresponding Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers Sustainability Panel and the Member of Irish Green Building Council Net Zero Technical Committee.
David is the Net Zero lead in the Property & Buildings Group. David is responsible for the development of our strategy, and implementation of the WSP (UK) action plan to halve the total carbon in our projects by 2030. David’s passion stems from a deep-seated desire to transform the industry into the low carbon future required in response to the climate emergency.
Mike is passionate about finding a sustainable future for the construction industry. As an Associate Innovation Engineer with Expedition Engineering he focusses on reducing the environmental impact of large infrastructure projects. This role draws on his wide-ranging structural design experience gained through 20 years of work on projects such as the London Olympic Stadium transformation. He is part of the IStructE climate emergency task group, the Structural Engineers Declare action group and is exploring regenerative thinking as part of the Constructivist Regenerative Design Lab.
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