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Concrete-free Foundations – AECB Expert Advisor, Beth Williams

June 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We’re pretty good at reducing embodied carbon in above ground structure: timber structure + natural fibre insulation = done. But often our embodied carbon goals come unstuck when it comes to the foundation design.

In this talk, we will look at concrete-free foundation options from a structural engineer’s perspective. We will discuss sites and designs where they might be appropriate…. and situations where they will not!



Beth Williams
Chartered Engineer, Build Collective | MEng (Hons), CEng MICE | Certified PassivHaus Designer

Beth is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Certified PassivHaus Designer, and associate at Build Collective, a bespoke engineering consultancy based in Bristol.
Beth has over 10 years’ experience in low-energy and low-carbon design and construction, focussing on timber frame PassivHaus buildings. Her project experience ranges from domestic extensions to new build sports halls and high security NHS facilities.
Alongside practice work, Beth is a visiting tutor at Bath, Cardiff and UWE architecture schools, and group leader for the AECB Bristol & Bath local group. Beth is passionate about making low-energy buildings simple to build, affordable and available to all.
Contact: beth@buildcollective.co.ukTwitter: @BethWilliamsSE



AECB Regional Group - Bristol & Bath


June 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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