Steel's Embodied Carbon Advantage in a Changing Material Landscape

Presented by: Don Davies, PE, SE

Life Cycle Analysis and embodied carbon data are moving into the owner, designer, and contractor procurement decision-making processes. In this changing landscape, how is the use of LCA evolving and what does this mean for concrete, timber, and steel? This presentation will also explore two structural LCA case studies with a 50 and then a 100-year building life, and how cost, resiliency, and adaptability considerations move in steel’s favor when we extend our thinking.  

Date:  3/23/2023

Time:  12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central

Registration Deadline: 03/23/2023 12:15 p.m. Central

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Don Davies, PE, SE

Don Davies, PE, SE is an industry champion for the promotion of urban density and low-carbon construction, and he is part of the AISC Sustainability Committee. Don helped found the MKA Foundation, the Carbon Leadership Forum, and Building Transparency. The Hines Embodied Carbon Reduction Guide and the MKA Low Carbon Concrete Procurement Guide are two of his recent efforts. 

The past president of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, his structurally designed projects are in 18 countries and more than 50 major metropolitan centers. More than 25 are Performance Based Seismic Designed towers. Don is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, and he has been inducted into the UC Berkeley Academy of Distinguished Alumni.