The purpose of real events is to meet people you don't know. It’s where real delivers and virtual can't. FOOTPRINT+ is all about people meeting people, swapping ideas and agreeing to collaborate. Table Talks represent exactly that.
Sustainable Carbon Offsetting
FOOTPRINT+ Table Talk Episode 10: Sustainable Carbon Offsetting. Juliette Morgan at British Land and Marie-Louise Schembri of Hilson Moran help us navigate through the sometimes contentious world of Carbon Offsetting.
Insuring Timber Buildings
Tim Pyne meets with Dominic Lion of Gallagher Insurance, Phil Callow of Chase Underwriting and timber architect Nic Crawley from AHMM. They present a revealing perspective that much of the complexity in the sector comes from the poor communication between designers and insurers, meaning that insurers find it challenging to gauge the risk.
Concrete is the second most consumed material on earth after water – and to make concrete, we need cement. However the manufacture of cement requires the chemical decarbonisation of limestone, followed by the heating of the constituent materials to 1400°C by burning coke. These processes result in the release of billions of tonnes of CO2 each year, and hence we have a big problem. Here we introduce Will Arnold, Head of Climate Action for the Institution of Structural Engineers and Jenny Burridge of The Concrete Centre to discuss what's being done about it, and ultimately how to reduce our usage of the material to start with.