In March 2019 MEICON held a half-day workshop in London for clients. The workshop aimed to broaden MEICON’s reach beyond structural engineering and begin a conversation with client bodies. A series of facilitated sessions were used to highlight the challenge and opportunity we face in minimising embodied energy. Cultural and business change in all sectors is required if we are to meet our climate change targets.
On Thursday 8th November 2018 at IStructE HQ, London the Technical Lecture Series: Minimising Energy in Construction took place.
John Orr, PI on MEICON project, University Lecturer in Concrete Structures, University of Cambridge
Chris Wise, Industrial Partner in MEICON, Chair of Steering Committee, Senior Director at Expedition Engineering
Lecture is available on IStructE YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/R2Bhusyz-PQ
We are happy to announce that the Journal paper: Minimising energy in construction: Practitioners’ views on material efficiency was recently published in the Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
Paper might be find on: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1Xnlj3HVLKaZAK
We are happy to announce that a new report that details the results of a survey of structural engineering practitioners that examined both culture and practice in design relating to material efficiency was recently released.
Full report can be found on: https://www.meicon.net/survey2018/
Three respondents to the "Survey of Structural Engineering Practice" were randomly chosen as prize winners. The three lucky winners who will each receive a £100 cheque are:
A survey of structural engineering practice was undertaken in the Summer of 2017 as part of the research project “Minimising Energy in Construction (MEICON)” funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under grant EP/P033679/2.
This took place as a short online survey, which examines culture and practice in structural engineering design relating to embodied energy. The survey will ask you questions about your current design practice.