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Our first webinar series completed earlier this month and was a huge success. Thanks to all those that joined, asked questions and shared their expertise to allow our industry to continue to learn together.  

Work has already begun on the second series which kicks off in June. Please see the list of webinars and details of how to join below.

Delivering Net Zero Carbon: translating targets into actions by Alan Fogarty, Qian Li and Madlen Jannaschk
Wednesday 3 June
6am BST, 9am GST, 1pm HKT, 3pm AEST Register Now
9am BST, 12pm GST, 4pm HKT, 6pm AEST Register Now

Achieving net Zero Carbon by 2050 is a world challenge. This means we have to design buildings differently otherwise nothing changes. But what does different mean? Alan Fogarty, Sustainability Partner, will review the impact this will have on building design and in particular how facades must be designed and the integration of systems. Qian Li, Cundall Specialist in embodied carbon, will explore the choice of materials in buildings to minimise the whole life cycle carbon of the building. Madlen Jannaschk, Cundall ESD Specialist, will summarise the choices available for offsetting residual energy after both the operational and embodied energy has been minimised.

Climate Positive: designing beyond zero by David Clark
Wednesday 10 June
6am BST, 9am GST, 1pm HKT, 3pm AEST Register Now
9am BST, 12pm GST, 4pm HKT, 6pm AEST Register Now

To have any chance of limiting global heating to 1.5°C or 2°C, a significant number of buildings will need to be climate positive – because getting to zero carbon isn’t enough. In this webinar, David Clark will provide clarity on what a climate positive building is and identify some of the key trends that will define building design, construction and operation over the next 10 years.

Climate Change adaptation by James Spears and David Brownstein
Wednesday 17 June
8:30am BST, 11:30pm GST, 3:30pm HKT, 5:30pm AEST Register Now

Global mean temperatures have already reached 1.1°C above the pre-industrial average and are almost certain to reach the Paris Agreement’s aspirational limit of 1.5°C within the next decade. Yet, most buildings and infrastructures are designed to function in the climate of the 20th century, meaning they are not fit for purpose in our current climate, let alone for further changes expected in the coming decades. Whether you are a developer, designer, owner or contractor, join James Spears, Principle Geotechnical Engineer and David Brownstein, Senior Sustainability Engineer, as they discuss the risks that climate change poses to the built environment and ways to assess and mitigate these.

Blue-Green Infrastructure by Michael Hurst
Wednesday 24 June
6am BST, 9am GST, 1pm HKT, 3pm AEST Register Now
9am BST, 12pm GST, 4pm HKT, 6pm AEST Register Now

As the sustainable development agenda develops, it is becoming more apparent that mimicking natural systems will be key to achieving such goals. In this webinar, we will look at how nature-based solutions known as Blue & Green Infrastructure provide benefits for developments. We will also look at how guidance and regulation is driving these solutions and how we should work together to achieve the most desirable outcomes. We will look at upcoming trends, trials, studies and example schemes.

Active Travel and the benefits of reallocation of public space by Neil McAlpine and Cathy Russell from Ryder
Wednesday 1 July
6am BST, 9am GST, 1pm HKT, 3pm AEST Register Now
9am BST, 12pm GST, 4pm HKT, 6pm AEST Register Now

The current Covid-19 crisis has led to many governments around the globe supporting policies with increased funding for active travel and regeneration strategies including reallocating road space away from the private vehicle and creating open areas to ensure social distancing can happen. This presents an opportunity for the urban design and transportation industry to embed the current thinking within the urban environment. Join Neil McAlpine, Director of Transportation and Cathy Russell, Associate Urban Designer at Ryder for a discussion on the environmental benefits of urban realm improvements alongside the economic benefits these changes can bring.

Embodied carbon in design and construction by Jonathan Yau and Helen Amos
Wednesday 8 July
6am BST, 9am GST, 1pm HKT, 3pm AEST Register Now
9am BST, 12pm GST, 4pm HKT, 6pm AEST Register Now

Jonathan Yau and Helen Amos will be talking about calculating embodied carbon in design and construction, as well as the importance of embodied carbon as part of the global sustainability initiative. They will explain the purpose of Cundall developing the Carbon Assessment Tool for Construction Industry Council and the other similar industry embodied carbon tool for the Greater London Authority. The wider applications of the tools in Hong Kong, Greater Bay of China, UK, and around the world will also be discussed.

If you missed any of our webinars or wanted to recap, you can find all the recordings on our YouTube channel here.



29 May 2020

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Webinar: Delivering Net Zero Carbon - translating targets into action, 3 June 2020

Achieving net Zero Carbon by 2050 is a world challenge. This means we have to design buildings differently otherwise nothing changes. But what does different mean?

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Climate positive
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Webinar: Climate positive: designing beyond zero, 10 June 2020

David Clark will take a wide ranging look at the challenges and world leading solutions to climate change and how the built environment can take radical steps to play its part.

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Climate change
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Webinar: Climate change adaptation, 17 June 2020

Global mean temperatures have already reached 1.1°C above the pre-industrial average and are almost certain to reach the Paris Agreement’s aspirational limit of 1.5°C within the next decade.

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