Building Climate Resilience in the Built Environment Report

For our industry to design buildings that are resilient to the impacts of climate change, as designers we must be provided with robust, evidence-based design data to allow us to effectively quantify the climate risks facing our designs in the future.

Greenhouse gases, the majority of which have been emitted by humans since the industrial revolution, are being released into the atmosphere in such quantities as to cause rapid and widespread warming of our environment. As a result, we are already seeing an increase in the size and frequency of extreme weather events around the globe, from intense rainfall and flash flooding, to record temperatures, heat waves, and droughts, all of which can impact on the built environment.

This report by David Brownstein, Senior Sustainability Engineer at Cundall, looks at the impact that humans have had on our climate and identifies the risks that must be considered as we prepare for the future. It is the first phase of Cundall’s research project into the incorporation of climate resilience in our designs.


Cundall a founding signatory for momentous Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Cundall is one of 38 founding signatories for Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (‘the Commitment”).

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One Planet One Chance

Cundall signs the Climate and Biodiversity emergency declaration

Cundall joins 31 structural and 10 building services engineering practices who have signed the declaration and made their commitment to engineering outcomes that have a more positive impact on the world around us.

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One Planet, One Chance

One Planet, One Chance- Cundall launch industry leading sustainability strategy

Cundall has launched its new sustainability roadmap, One Planet, One Chance which includes far reaching targets including being a carbon positive business by 2025.

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Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

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Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

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Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.