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Improving sustainability through innovation

Event organised by ICE

18 January 2021

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This ICE East Midlands Geotechnical Group’s webinar will focus on how innovative methods and designs for the underground constructions can improve their sustainability.

Concrete and steel reinforcements in tunnel linings are two of the largest contributors of carbon dioxide emissions for tunnels and underground spaces. Improvements can be made by either replacing materials or changing the design. However, substituting materials and components for ‘greener’ ones can often offer only limited gains.

Drawing on his recent experience of underground constructions in Scandinavia, Alun Thomas will examine how adopting innovative designs can help reduce environmental impact.  He will also explore how to improve the sustainability of underground constructions by adopting a more open approach to new methods and products with lower environmental impacts.

For more information please contact:

Daniel Stanyard