Sustainability: The Key to Climate Change Reduction in Infrastructure

  • May 18, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online - Zoom

Organization: AIA Cincinnati

About this event:

Hosted by AIA Cincinnati and AIA Dayton

Architects and engineers have traditionally focused on the safety and reliability of significant infrastructure components without deliberate design and incorporation of sustainable considerations on any level. However, the architectural community, and society as a whole, are now realizing the enormous investment of materials, energy, capital, and the resulting significant environmental burdens and social costs affiliated with infrastructure system design, development, and construction.

Approaches to help achieve higher sustainability levels for infrastructure are developing and using new materials, construction techniques, and designs that enable the maintenance, repair, and replacement of the surface infrastructure network faster, more economical, and with longer-lasting life spans made possible by improved life-cycle management. Increased infrastructure sustainability is accomplishable through many methods, including improved materials and design, reductions in energy usage, and embodied CO2. Other methods include reducing construction waste, replacing diminishing virgin materials with recycled materials, and increasing structural durability to extend service life.

AIA Member Cost: $5

Non-member Cost: $10

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