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Designing a zero carbon world: Digital technology & construction

Event organised by ICE

19 April 2021

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As the construction industry comes to realise the need to reduce carbon across all building sectors, Harbinder Birdi, Partner, Infrastructure Sector Lead, Hawkins\Brown, will explain how the practice is meeting the challenge to deliver innovative - yet low carbon - architecture and infrastructure.

Focusing on the development of Hawkins\Brown’s leading carbon measuring tool - H\B:ERT - which calculates the embodied energy of materials to help inform the design of low-carbon buildings, Harbinder will explore how such software, together with innovations in modern methods of construction, have improved the delivery of projects and reduced waste.

Harbinder will also elaborate on what creative tools the practice uses to improve collaboration between engineers, fabricators and contracting consortiums to overcome the challenge of working from home.

This event is supported by ICE North West, ICE Scotland, ICE London and the Royal Institute of Architects in Wales (RSAW) and The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

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Harbinder Singh Birdi

Harbinder Singh Birdi

Birdi & Partners

founder and creative director

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Harbinder Singh Birdi

Harbinder is the founder of Birdi & Partners, a London-based consultancy that provides guidance on design and procurement to government bodies, academic institutions and businesses. As a chartered architect with more than 25 years’ experience, he has delivered several of the largest projects in the UK, notably on the Elizabeth Line, where he was the principal architect for the design of Tottenham Court Road station, and the central section of the Thames Tideway tunnel. 

Harbinder is a Fellow of the ICE, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Society of Arts, where he collaborates with industry partners on innovation within the infrastructure sector. He is a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge, lecturing on interdisciplinary design and mentoring architectural apprentices.

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Felicity White