A growing scarcity of key physical resources will require AEC professionals to think more critically about the use of building materials.
Conversations about sustainability typically prioritize issues of energy consumption and global warming. But at a sustainable-engineering conference hosted earlier this month at The Ohio State University (OSU) by its Institute for Materials Research, the spotlight was on materials. Engineers, scientists, economists, historians, and architects convened at Materials Week from May 12 to May 15 to learn about the latest discoveries in sustainable materials research and to discuss novel strategies for more responsible resource utilization—with the results suggesting that architects should consider material sustainability a greater part of their mission.
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