World Engineers Convention Keynote: Matteo Tirapelle, Managing Director, Hera

Key points

  • Value engineering seeks to optimise design to reduce material usage in construction, delivering reductions in embodied carbon, truck movements and timeframes
  • The sustainability credentials of projects can be maximised with the use of steel, the most recycled material in the world according to the World Steel Association

The need for sustainability in the design, construction and operation of buildings is a reality. Hera Engineering’s Managing Director Matteo Tirapelle explains how in his keynote address to WEC 2019.

  • “The 21st century will be the century of cities.” — Wellington Webb, fmr Mayor of Denver
  • 54% of world’s population live in cities in 2019, rising to 75% by 2050
  • We have to find space in cities for three billion people in the next 30 years

To achieve this, we have to address the challenges of urban inequality, rapid urbanisation and climate change. In his presentation to WEC 2019, Hera Engineering’s Managing Director Matteo Tirapelle explains how to deliver sustainability in the design, construction and operation of buildings.

Watch Matteo’s presentation in full above.

Article published on Sunday, 15 December 2019

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