STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMS OF SUSTAINABILITY
For a long time, the debate about sustainability in construction was primarily about saving energy. But the big issue of today and tomorrow is the consumption of resources and the associated CO2 emissions as well. Since 80 to 90 percent of the resources are used in the structure of a building, i.e. in the foundations, slabs, columns, walls, etc., the structural engineer has many opportunities to act in the interests of sustainability. The mass is in the structural system. With the necessary knowledge and appropriate advice we can reduce this to a large amount.
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