Webb Yates Engineers will be at FOOTPRINT+


FOOTPRINT+ is the new UK property event for a zero-carbon future, and we’re very glad that our team will be heading to Brighton.

Taking place in three weeks’ time, you can hear from Webb Yates Engineers in three of the talks:

Low carbon steel: Reusing existing steel, with Tom Webster (chair)  

8 June 14:00 - 14:50 Stage 1

Steel has often been demonised as one of the most carbon intensive building materials, but it is inherently recyclable and without steel many structures would be unthinkable. In this session we discover what comes next for steel in construction, from programs to use production overruns, opportunities and limitations on reclamation and remanufacture, to companies moving entire buildings from A to B.

Futuristic Stone: Loadbearing structure with 10% of the embodied carbon, with Steve Webb

9 June 15:00 – 15:50 Stage 1

In recent decades stone has been relegated to a decorative cladding material but for millennia it was the predominant load-bearing structural element. Revisiting our view of stone as a structural material could have a huge impact on project teams trying to meet ambitious carbon targets. Stone can have as little as 10% of the embodied carbon of a concrete or steel structure of equivalent size, dependant on the location of the quarry.

In combination with post-tensioning, spans of around 12m are possible. In post- war France this type of structure was known as ‘austerity construction’ for the modest means required to create timber / stone composite structures.

Can we learn how to put stone back into our projects and reap the carbon rewards?

Circularity in construction supply chains, with Anna Beckett

9 June 16:00 – 16:50 Stage 1

Circularity in construction supply chains Reduce, reuse, recycle, recover… remanufacture?

The mission to reduce non-renewable raw material input and increase re-use of materials in construction is not new, and we are making progress. We consider the technological – and attitudinal – developments we need to hit ambitious targets.


FOOTPRINT+ takes place 7-9 June 2022 and is expected to attract representatives from every sector of the UK property market to discuss, discover and how to action state of the art methods to achieve Net Zero in real estate.

Click here for more information and to register to attend the event.