As the climate crisis intensifies, the structural engineering profession stands at a pivotal moment where innovative approaches to sustainable design are not just beneficial but essential. In response, the profession is rapidly evolving, embracing sustainable design strategies that address both embodied and operational carbon.

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is poised to lead the charge and is hosting Towards Zero Carbon: Developing a Roadmap for the Structural Engineering Profession – a workshop on July 23-24 in Boston. As part of the ASCE community, SEI is hosting a workshop that brings together experts from various fields to create strategies aimed at achieving this goal. These strategies span the entire lifecycle of structures, from material extraction and production to design, construction, and deconstruction.

The purpose of this workshop is to gather experts from diverse fields — including material extraction, production, fabrication, distribution, architectural and structural design, construction, policy, advocacy, and education — to collectively chart a roadmap towards zero embodied carbon in buildings and other structures. By bringing together this diverse group of professionals, we aim to (1) map out a progressive pathway for the structural engineering profession to achieve zero embodied carbon and (2) identify key initiatives for SEI to maintain its leadership role in driving these reductions over the next 25 years.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stand with SEI at the forefront of sustainable innovation in the structural engineering field. Participants in this workshop will gain insights into the latest state-of-the-art practices, help define what success looks like for the field in 2050 and contribute to establishing actionable priorities for SEI and its committees.

Register today and become a part of the solution toward zero carbon.