- 30 March 2022
- 19:00 - 20:00 BST (GMT+1)
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Join us for the March ICE Sustainability Reading Club event, part of a series of virtual social events to discuss reports and articles relating to sustainability and climate change in the civil engineering sector, this month reading about sustainable material choices!
The goal is to read an article ahead of the event and discuss it in a friendly group setting. We are hoping to cover the topic from a range of perspectives!
While there will be a brief summary of the reading material at the beginning of the meeting, we recommend that attendees read the chosen article ahead of the meeting to ensure they can participate properly.
This March, we will be having a chat about a collection of short articles on reducing emissions through our choices on materials, including a general article covering sustainable materials in general, an article on the sustainability of timber as a construction material, and a description of specific technical advances in the materials we use for construction.
The articles are the following:
- An NCE interview with Andy Powell on cutting carbon through material choices Construction
- Inquirer article on the use of 3D printed graphene reinforced concrete on HS2
- Buro Happold article on timber as a sustainable building material
The purpose of the Reading Club is to encourage open conversation around sustainability in our industry, help to keep civil engineers up to date with relevant news and literature, and provide a friendly, informal networking opportunity for any that wish to attend. While it is organised with early careers professionals in mind, the event is open to anyone that would like to join the conversation!
Committee members will be present to provide some prompts and questions to get the conversation going and moderate the conversation if need be.
For those of us with a long list of things-to-read that never seems to get shorter, this event is a great opportunity to make time for a bit of reading and a chat with a group of peers!
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