Part of the 2006 Concrete Technologies for Sustainable Buildings workshop this presentation discusses the architectâ€™s perspective on concrete design and construction. Nielsen describes reasons architects use concrete -structural expression form durability fire resistance etc.- as well as the environmental context in which building design and materials now exist. Nielsen further discusses LEED point systems and the incorporation of more sustainable types of concrete. He also describes the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability -CIRS- project and its sustainable design goals.
Presentation Author: Martin Nielsen, P. Eng, Busby Perkins + Will Architects Ltd.,