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Building for a sustainable future: an engineer's guide

Publication Year

2014

Document Status

Red 
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Abstract

Provides a practical approach for structural engineers involved in sustainable projects through design, construction and procurement processes. Introduces the core concepts of sustainability, looking at the impacts from an environmental level, socio-economic and what it means for the structural engineer. Establishing the role and relationship with the client, and sets the scene from the planning, design and environmental assessment perspectives. Also explores adaptation and highlights the benefits of re-use, retrofit and recycling.

Document History

Revises November 1999: Building for a sustainable construction without depletion.

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Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers publishes authoritative books and technical reports that provide essential, accurate information for structural engineers.

47-58 Bastwick Street
London
EC1V 3PS
UK

Website: www.istructe.org
Email: mail@istructe.org
Tel: 020 725 4535

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