Sources: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, Mass.; CP staff
A “Cutting Carbon” webinar series from leading engineer Simpson Gumpertz & Heger includes a Structural Steel and Concrete installment, October 17, 12 p.m. EST. Presenters Eric Fleet, Julia Hogroian, and Matthew Sander will discuss how structural engineering interests have responded to the call for sustainability; review the current state of practice for using steel and concrete; and, share innovative techniques plus best practices that can significantly mitigate embodied carbon on projects. The webinar will be presented free of charge on a Zoom platform, registration available here.
SGH and peers across architectural, engineering and construction recognize the importance of reducing embodied carbon metrics attributable to extracting, fabricating, transporting, installing, maintaining, and disposing of building materials and raw material components. Their efforts toward net-zero emissions projects are reflected in programs such as the American Institute of Architects’ 2030 Commitment and the Structural Engineering Institute’s SE 2050 Commitment—SGH a signatory to the latter.
“Our people feel we have the obligation to reduce the environmental impact building projects,” says SGH Chief Technical Officer Niklas Vigener. “We know that our work contributes to carbon emissions, and we recognize that we have the expertise to do something about it.”