Although the structure of any design is its backbone, it is also one of the top areas in construction that adversely impacts the environment. But with the technology available today, we can reduce this environmental impact. Whether it is eliminating wastage, to minimizing embodied carbon, we have the means to reduce both short and long term environmental impacts and make structural design and engineering sustainable for our planet. This class focuses on the technologies available to structural designers and engineers today to work on connected and collaborative workflows and reduce waste, optimize material use, and make decisions to minimize embodied carbon. This class also looks at one of the top examples of using alternate Structural materials in a commercial building, heavily reducing the environmental footprint of production and manufacturing.
- Review the technology available today to reduce wastage in structural design and engineering
- Review collaborative workflows between design and fabrication to improve efficiency without compromising design requirements
- Utilizing Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator to review environmental impact of structural design
- Study the alternative structural material used in a commercial building in Brisbane to reduce environment footprint