Structural Engineering Documents 14

Sustainable Structural Engineering

J. Anderson, C. Bucher, B. Briseghella, X. Ruan, T. Zordan

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This Structural Engineering Document (SED) presents the latest research and practical applications of sustainable structural engineering from around the world. Sustainability is the defining challenge for engineers in the twenty-first century. In addition to safe, economic, and efficient structures, a new criterion, sustainable, must be met. Furthermore, this new design paradigm–addressing social, economic, and environmental aspects–requires prompt action. In particular, mitigation of climate change requires sustainable solutions for new as well as existing structures. Taking from both practice and research, this book provides engineers with applicable, timely, and innovative information on the state-of the-art in sustainable structural design.

SED 14 addresses safety and regulations, integration concepts, and a sustainable approach to structural design. Life-cycle assessment is presented as a critical tool to quantify design options, and the importance of existing structures–in particular cultural heritage structures–is critically reviewed. Consideration is also given to bridge design and maintenance, structural reassessment, and disaster risk reduction. Finally, the importance of environmentally friendly concrete is examined. Consequently, structural engineers are shown to have the technical proficiency, as well as ethical imperative, to lead in designing a sustainable future.

The intended audience for this SED is structural engineering practitioners, construction professionals, academic researchers, code drafting bodies, and students. However it is hoped that there will be ancillary audiences amongst architects, property developers, town planners, and governmental policy makers.

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196 pages, in English

Structural Engineering Documents 14
Sustainable Structural Engineering
John Anderson, Christian Bucher, Bruno Briseghella, Xin Ruan and Tobia Zordan 

ISBN 978-3-85748-141-3
Format: 170 x 240 mm
Published August 2015

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