Concrete And Steel

Structural Engineers have significantly higher scales of opportunity to reduce carbon emissions in comparison with the average citizen. This is because material inefficiencies due to over-design in buildings and infrastructure are in the order of 50%. And by addressing this problem, a typical engineer can achieve a 20% structural embodied carbon reduction.

We specialise in two building materials: concrete and steel.

These two are responsible for most of the emissions. During the production of 1 ton of cement an equal amount of CO2 is created as byproduct. For steel, it is 1.8 tons of CO2 for 1 ton of steel.

  • Get accurate and automated Material Take-Offs
  • Measure and report embodied carbon
  • Track your climate impact targets
  • Monitor the quality of your BIM models

Cement and steel in buildings

Major Contributors

The figure shows the embodied emissions of different building elements. A large amount of carbon emission appears with the interior floors (slabs) followed by roofs, due to the use of reinforced concrete with 2% steel.