The regenerative structural engineer

Author: O Broadbent and J Norman

Date published

12 January 2024

Price
Standard: £34.95
Member: £24.95
Student Member: £19.95
Back to Previous

The regenerative structural engineer

Tag
Author
O Broadbent and J Norman
Date published
12 January 2024
Price
Standard: £34.95
Member: £24.95
Student Member: £19.95
Thought leadership
Author

O Broadbent and J Norman

Date published

12 January 2024

Author

O Broadbent and J Norman

Price

Standard: £34.95
Member: £24.95
Student Member: £19.95

How to design for the climate & biodiversity emergency: thought leadership from the Institution of Structural Engineers.

“The authors have done the general reader a great service by digesting a huge amount of material — particularly on systems thinking — and synthesising it into a coherent case. The book is illustrated with excellent case studies where structural engineers have played a pivotal role in aiming higher in the system to create new business enterprises. I commend the authors for engaging with this challenge so effectively.”
Michael Pawlyn - Exploration Architecture, and co-author of Flourish

Sustainable design’ asks; How we can design while aiming to do no harm? Unfortunately, when we don’t reach that aim, we end up doing harm. ‘Regenerative design’ asks a different question; How can we design in a way that increases biodiversity, reduces carbon and leads to flourishing communities? In short how can we design so that people (and the ecosystems that support them) thrive. In this book we explore how, as structural engineers, we can bring about change. Using creative metaphors and case studies we:

• Explain how engineers can change their practice now — to create a regenerative future

• Explore the different levels of change — from individual projects to the culture of our industry

• Illustrate how we can learn from living systems

• Show how, by considering not just our site but the whole supply and waste chain, we can reimagine our impact — both positive and negative

The book is a creative call for radical change; encouraging engineers, and anyone else involved in the built environment, to think and design differently — to do more good. 

Related Resources & Events

Course
IStructE image 3C

Mental Health First Aid training 2024

Certify as a Mental Health First Aider through a mix of individual learning activities and four tutors led live online training sessions.

Date – 21 October 2024
Location – Online
Price – Free
Lecture
AdobeStock_126216157

James Sutherland history lecture 2024

New York's Skyscrapers: Tracing Origins and Technological Evolution

Date – 7 March 2024
Location – 47-58 Bastwick St, London, EC1V 3PS and online
Price – Free
Lecture
Used for EEFIT lecture on 14 March 2024

Earthquake loss modelling for disaster risk management

This EEFIT lecture explores the pivotal role of Earthquake Loss Models in disaster risk management, focusing the validation and calibration processes using data from past events and field missions.

Date – 14 March 2024
Location – Online
Price – Free