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Gabriel Sas
Gabriel Sas, Professor of Structural engineering. Photo: Tomas Bergman View original picture , opens in new tab/window

How can we build safely without endangering the environment for future generations?

14 Dec. 2021, 12:00 - 12:45
Luleå, Vetenskapens hus or digitally
Published: 4 November 2021

Today the world builds at an unprecedented pace. Construction industry is responsible for about 40 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint. For a sustainable development we need to keep the 1.5 degree target, we must reduce this number drastically by 2030. Gabriel Sas, new Professor of Structural engineering, means that we must keep existing structures in service as long as possible. We also need to design new structures that are recyclable, or have a very long life span without maintenance. Max 100 personer in the venue.

The challenge is how we find the balance between the safety of the structures and the financial and environmental costs of building and maintaining them. We need new methods to predict the life span of existing structures, solutions to extend their life and how can we quantify the impact of different decisions on the life length of a structure. Gabriel will also discuss how the structural engineer’s role becomes crucial in promoting sustainability through a new concept called sustainable-conscious structural design.


Gabriel Sas

Gabriel Sas, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)920 493835
Organisation: Structural Engineering, Structural and Fire Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering