Considering current trends in the Netherlands with regards to sustainability, there is a strong desire at Delft University of Technology to incorporate sustainable structural design strategies in the civil and structural engineering curriculum. Based on literature study and own experiences in practice, a coherent approach was developed, that can help students and practitioners to increase sustainability in their projects. The approach consists of a roadmap with 4 key strategies: increase lifespan of existing structures by reusing them, increase lifespan of existing structural elements by reusing them, design future proof and with a long-life span, and optimise the design for environmental impact. The strategies are explained and illustrated with examples.
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|Published - 2023
|IABSE Congress 2023: Engineering for Sustainable Development - New Delhi, India
Duration: 20 Sept 2023 → 22 Sept 2023
|IABSE Congress 2023
|20/09/23 → 22/09/23
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- sustainable structural design
- environmental impact
- carbon footprint