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Essential structural considerations in roof design

Design professionals often work in isolation, with each discipline (architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical) doing their own thing and only getting together after they have completed most of their individual design contribution to co-ordinate dimensions. Crucial data is unintentionally missed, and this can significantly affect the structural design of roof systems.

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ISO helping to ‘green’ civil engineering

A new International Organization for Standardization/Technical Specification (ISO/TS) aims to streamline how environmental impacts of civil engineering projects are reported. ISO/TS 21929-2, Sustainability in Building Construction–Sustainability Indicators Part 2: Framework for the Development of Indicators for Civil Engineering Works establishes a core list of aspects and impacts for assessing sustainability performance of civil engineering works.

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