Reducing embodied carbon in your structural system requires you to apply your skills as a structural engineer in the areas of system and material efficiency as well as in materials science. You need to understand construction sequence and economics.To reduce embodied carbon you need to understand embodied carbon, how it’s distributed throughout the building and find ways to reduce within the project program, cost and construction schedule limits. In other words you need to apply all of your skills!
The intent of these lists are to provide you guidance with identifying all options available to you with you finding which works for your project. And if you have suggestions on how these lists can be improved we’d like to hear from you!
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