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Adapting the Built Environment for Climate Change

Design Principles for Climate Emergencies

A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering

Book2023

Edited by:

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal and Claes-Göran Granqvist

Adapting the Built Environment for Climate Change

Design Principles for Climate Emergencies

A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering

Book2023

 

Cover for Adapting the Built Environment for Climate Change

Edited by:

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal and Claes-Göran Granqvist

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    1 - Introduction to adapting the built environment for climate change

    Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

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    Pages 403-414

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Adapting the Built Environment for Climate Change: Design Principles for Climate Emergencies analyzes several scenarios and proposes various adaptation strategies for climate emergencies (heat waves, wildfires, floods, and storms). Divided into three themes, the book offers an organized vision of a complex and multi-factor challenge. It covers climatic resilience and building refurbishment, implications for service life prediction and maintainability, and climate adaptation in the maintenance and management of buildings. Sections cover infrastructure materials, climate emergency adaptation and building adaptation to heat waves, wildfires, floods and storms.

The book will be an essential reference resource for civil and structural engineers, architects, planners, designers and other professionals who have an interest in the adaptation of the built environment against climate change.

Adapting the Built Environment for Climate Change: Design Principles for Climate Emergencies analyzes several scenarios and proposes various adaptation strategies for climate emergencies (heat waves, wildfires, floods, and storms). Divided into three themes, the book offers an organized vision of a complex and multi-factor challenge. It covers climatic resilience and building refurbishment, implications for service life prediction and maintainability, and climate adaptation in the maintenance and management of buildings. Sections cover infrastructure materials, climate emergency adaptation and building adaptation to heat waves, wildfires, floods and storms.

The book will be an essential reference resource for civil and structural engineers, architects, planners, designers and other professionals who have an interest in the adaptation of the built environment against climate change.

Key Features

  • Presents technical solutions for adaptation of the built environment against climate change
  • Features multiple authors spanning both engineering and architectural disciplines
  • Proposes a systematic approach to implement low carbon solutions and build capacity to make successful transitions to a resilient city
  • Presents technical solutions for adaptation of the built environment against climate change
  • Features multiple authors spanning both engineering and architectural disciplines
  • Proposes a systematic approach to implement low carbon solutions and build capacity to make successful transitions to a resilient city

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ISBN

978-0-323-95336-8

Language

English

Published

2023

Copyright

Copyright © 2023 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Woodhead Publishing

Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal

Claes-Göran Granqvist

Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden