Surviving the climate crisis: How prepared is the construction industry?
Conference 2022 organised by ICE.
- 29 April 2022
- 09:00 - 17:00 Hong Kong
Dong Chen, Director and Desmond Lee, Senior Engineer, presented at Surviving the climate crisis: How prepared is the construction industry? on 29 April, 2022. They discussed how advanced structure design can enable low embodied carbon constructions by using Structural Optimisation Parametric Modelling and CIC Carbon Assessment Tool (CAT).
The recently published IPCC AR6 report on the physical science states unequivocally that human activities have been a primary cause of the warming of our atmosphere, ocean and land, and that the scale of recent changes across the climate system is unprecedented. Faced with the imperative to achieve the worldwide objective of net zero carbon emissions by the middle of this century, concerted mitigation efforts including transition to clean energy, reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing CO2 in the atmosphere through restoration of the natural environment and engineering carbon capture – all involving the work of civil engineers – are required.