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RE: sustainable design

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There is a program developed in Canada through Forintek called Athena that
computes the life cycle environmental impacts of building construction. This
is the type of work that I think you are after. There is also a CORRIM
report that defines this very well also. I will forward your note to several
people that I know to get you the help you need.

If you have any additional questions please contact me.

Kirk Grundahl
Executive Director of WTCA
direct email qualtim(--nospam--at)

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark and Alla Webster [mailto:markalla(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 1999 3:00 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: sustainable design

I would like to meet others who are interested in incorporating sustainable
design into the practice of structural engineering.

There are several topics I'd like to pursue:

--green structural (and envelope) specifications;

--special sustainable design services which structural engineers (and
envelope engineers) may be well-suited to offering, such as

  --materials evaluation,

  --system comparisons (such as life-cycle analysis), and

  --durability studies; and

--promotion of standards.

Other topics of discussion would be welcome.

Anybody interested?

Mark D. Webster
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
297 Broadway
Arlington, MA 02474
home e-mail: markalla(--nospam--at)
work e-mail: mdwebster(--nospam--at) (more reliable)