American Society of Civil Engineers

Sustainability Guidelines for the Structural Engineer

by Dirk M. Kestner, P.E., Jennifer Goupil, P.E., and Emily Lorenz, P.E.
Sustainability Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-1119-3 (print), 978-0-7844-7612-3 (PDF), 2010, viii, 315 pp., (doi:, 22 cm., Includes references and index.     (Barcode: 579212920)

ASCE sponsor: Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

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Document type: Books - Committee Reports
Abstract: Sponsored by the Sustainability Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.
This report presents guidelines that are intended to advance the understanding of sustainability in the structural community and to incorporate concepts of sustainability into structural engineering standards and practices. The guidelines are organized into five sections: Sustainable Design and Construction, Sustainable Strategies, Building Materials, Infrastructure, and Case Studies.
Although many of the subjects are related, each section—and the related subsections—have been written to stand alone, allowing this report to be used as a practical reference. Infrastructure gets particular attention because many of the concepts and ideas in this guide that relate to infrastructure can also be applied to design and construction.
This report was written for structural engineers, but related disciplines will also benefit from the contents. This book will help structural engineers as they meet the challenge to design and construct a sustainable built environment

ASCE Subject Headings:
Sustainable development
Structural engineering
Construction materials

Library of Congress Call Number:  TA170.S867 2010
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Sustainable engineering.
Environmental engineering.
Sustainable construction.
Structural engineering.