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What financial incentives does being able to produce a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with MasterSeriesLCA provide?
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Being able to produce LCAs with your building designs, gives you the opportunity to contribute to various Green Certification Schemes. With this advantage, not only would you be doing you part in the Climate Emergency, but you would also getting the opportunity to contribute to the design of Green Certified Buildings, which often be seen as very attractive investment for various reasons that we will outline within this blog post.
Designing Concrete Slabs using finite element analysis [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest webinar and learn how to analyse and design reinforced concrete slabs using finite element analysis.
Introduction: What should UK Structural Engineers know in relation to LCA Carbon Assessments of Buildings?
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Within the upcoming blog posts, we will explore the growing demand within the UK market specifically for LCAs, where that demand if coming from, and what opportunities it may present for your business to contribute to helping mitigate the Climate Emergency. We will touch on - A brief Intro on LCAs for Structural Engineers - The financial incentives of being able to provide LCAs with your designs - UK based Certifications that make LCA's mandatory as part of their assessments - UK Government Regulations and policies surrounding LCAs (and the reduction of embodied carbon in construction) - Local authorities' planning policies and their requirements for different developments
How do the structural model's simplifications affect your analysis results?
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The process of producing a model requires that the structure is idealised into a suitable form for modelling. This often requires at least some degree of simplification. Such a process of simplification applies not just to the model geometry itself, but also to the loading and restraint conditions. In some circumstances, such simplification can be done in a variety of ways with no significant impact on the overall analysis, but there are cases where how the loads or restraints are modelled can have a significant effect on the results.
How to design Pile Caps & Pad Foundations in MasterSeries [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest webinar and learn how to design and detail RC pile caps with up to 9 piles and pad foundations by integrating directly with the 3D structural model.
MasterSeries LCA Preview Webinar [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest Preview Webinar to get an exclusive view into the new MasterSeries LCA.
MasterSeries Technical Support
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In this blog post, we've chosen to go into more detail about the key reasons why we believe our support service is superior to other Structural Engineering Software support throughout the UK, Ireland, and possibly beyond.
What is Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in construction?
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies the potential environmental impact of products or services during their entire life cycle.
How to design a reinforced concrete Retaining Wall [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest webinar and learn how to analyse and design a reinforced concrete cantilever retaining wall with a complex loading and layered soil environment to Eurocode 7.
Calculating the environmental impact of your building structures with MasterSeries
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The UK Built Environment presently generates around 25% of UK greenhouse gas emissions. As environmental sustainability becomes a mainstream topic, the construction industry is also under pressure to cut its carbon emissions to reach Net Zero by 2050.