Embodied Energy Solutions for Concrete Buildings
Cement is 8% (more than cars!) of the worlds Greenhouse Gas emissions, despite this it rarely gets mentioned on the topic of climate change. The world has agreed that we need to get to zero emissions by 2050 in order to have a good shot at limiting the temperature rise below two degrees. Simultaneously, the operational component of our buildings is improving. If you conducted a life cycle analysis of a concrete building, traditionally the operational component would be 70-90%. But with our electricity grids, construction envelopes and energy efficiencies improving, the operational energy improvements are rapid – leaving proportionally a larger impact of cement.
In this course you will be given the ‘play book’ to work with structural engineers to reduce embodied energy of concrete buildings. Find out more here:
Graduate Engineer Design Tasks
When you start as an engineer you will be given singular tasks for a project. In the beginning, it isn’t straight forward to understand how the building works as a whole. One thing is for sure – everything is easier when you realise how the building works as a whole, all of the individual tasks become much easier to understand.
It can be difficult to know when to ask a question or when to persevere and figure it out yourself. This is an additional resource to use at the very start of your career as an engineer. You will quickly notice the ones who excel are the ones who take the extra time out to develop themselves. This is a 90 minute course and you will become a better engineer and more effective at work. Find out more here: