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dc.contributor.authorSankalpa, Jayasinghe
dc.contributor.authorOrr, John
dc.contributor.authorHawkins, Will
dc.contributor.authorIbell, tim
dc.contributor.authorBoshoff, William
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-19T00:30:19Z
dc.date.available2021-11-19T00:30:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/330743
dc.description.abstractMinimising the carbon footprint of concrete buildings is vital in the presence of the climate emergency. In this paper, a framework to reduce the embodied carbon of concrete floors with the resources available at the market and adopting cutting-edge construction methods are investigated in a progressive approach. Starting from conventional reinforced concrete flat slabs, the embodied carbon was minimised by progressively introducing changes to design and construction practice depending on the effort required. The design changes applicable with present construction practice, alternative slab systems available in the marked, and novel shape optimised construction methods were considered to reduce embodied carbon in concrete floors. The evolution of the optimum floor design through parametric design for slab thickness, varying grade of concrete, deviating from the construction system, and substituting with novel thin shell floors is illustrated along with the potential savings of embodied carbon at each step.
dc.description.sponsorshipChurchill Jafar Studentship from The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust
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dc.titleA progressive approach to optimise embodied carbon in concrete floors based on parametric design
dc.typeConference Object
prism.publicationNameSecond fib Italy YMG Symposium on Concrete and Concrete Structures - Proceedings
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78184
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-11-10
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.17863/CAM.78184
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-11-10
dc.contributor.orcidSankalpa, Jayasinghe [0000-0002-8317-166X]
dc.contributor.orcidOrr, John [0000-0003-2687-6353]
dc.publisher.urlhttps://www.fib-international.org/publications/fib-proceedings/second-i-fib-i-italy-ymg-symposium-on-concrete-and-concrete-structures,-parma-2021-proceedings-em-pdf-em-detail.html
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstract
pubs.conference-name2nd fib Symposium on Concrete and Concrete Structures, Rome, 18th - 19th November 2021
pubs.conference-start-date2021-11-18
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pubs.conference-finish-date2021-11-19


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