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TG1.5 - Structural sustainability
Recently, sustainability has been discussed with regard to materials, recycling and so on,...
Recently, sustainability has been discussed with regard to materials, recycling and so on, relating to the reduction of CO2 emissions. However, sustainability has another aspect, for example, the structure, design and construction, which can lead to reducing energy consumption and non-renewable resources over the course of the full life-time of a structure. Minimising energy consumption and non-renewable resources, will be discussed in the context of environmental, social and economic aspects in order to provide sustainable solutions for our society. These discussions will be key for developing sustainable structures. This philosophy is defined as “Structural Sustainability”.
The aim of this Task Group is to focus on minimising energy consumption and non-renewable resources during the life-time of structures from the structural point of view. Basically, the structures built using current specifications are durable. Therefore, structural sustainability should be defined as the difference from existing technologies to new ones in order to make structural sustainability clear. Examples of structural type, detailing, design, special construction techniques and so on for structural sustainability will be collected to publish a state-of-the-art report.
CreatedTuesday, 30 May 2017
Group adminfib International, Akio Kasuga