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MMC modular construction and its contribution to reducing embodied carbon

Event organised by ICE

23 February 2023

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Whether legislation changes happen now or sometime in the future, within our industry, Climate Conscious Engineering must happen now and the contribution of Embodied Carbon to the overall building Carbon Footprint is becoming increasingly well-recognised.

Stephen discusses the benefits of MMC from a structural/civil engineers viewpoint, and whether MMC Modular Construction could be one of the solutions to reducing embodied carbon within the construction industry either by a reduction in embodied carbon or by maximising the ability to re-use existing MMC buildings for new developments in the future.

Stephen brings with the discussion how modular construction coupled with a parametric design approach could deliver projects to meet the proposed Part Z embodied carbon building regulations amendment.

Climate based targets are ambitious but essential… from now and the coming years are critical in negating the tipping point of our planet. As a practice Design ID recognises this: it has signed up to Structural Engineers Declare and is committed to making an impact to reduce climate change.


Stephen Smalley BEng CEng MICE

Stephen Smalley BEng CEng MICE

Design ID

Regional Director

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Stephen Smalley BEng CEng MICE

Stephen has a degree in Structural & Civil Engineering, over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, has led the engineering on notable UK/overseas projects and has given talks to the ICE, IStructE, RSUA/RIBA, Lean Construction Ireland, Concrete Society, and St Petersburg (Russia) Government.

Stephen is guest tutor at Queen’s University Belfast encouraging a holistic approach to building design and environmentally aware engineering at the earliest education level. Stephen leads the MMC design approach in Design ID.

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