Sustainability Considerations in Structural Design
Association of Consulting Structural Engineers (ACSE) wanted to provide its members with comprehensive information on consideration of the environmental impacts of different structural systems in Australia. Edge Environment collaborated with experienced structural engineers to examine structural systems of seven building archetypes using Life Cycle Assessment. Edge helped ACSE identify the drivers for change toward sustainability in Australia and assessed how this is likely to manifest both in terms of market instruments (labelling and rating tools) and more stringent code and regulation for materials, products, assemblies and whole buildings.
“ …. [the report] is a great effort in “myth busting”, and will be very useful in the structural design industry….” Rod Johnston, President, ACSE