Fully updated, this new edition of Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into Practice is an essential practical handbook to help engineers deliver sustainable responses to the challenges the infrastructure sector faces. Covering each stage of the project lifecycle, from planning and development through to in-use and end-of-life phases, the book presents a set of fundamental principles and tools to guide sustainable decision making. This edition includes
Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into practice is designed to help infrastructure professionals embed sustainability concepts into all aspects of their projects and systems. It will also aid graduate students preparing to enter the industry.
Sustainability is not an abstract or distant issue. It’s embedded in a multitude of choices that infrastructure professionals make throughout their careers. The second edition of Richard Fenner, Judith Sykes and Charles Ainger’s book Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into Practice begins by arguing the sustainable infrastructure has come of age. We have policies, laws (including the UK’s Climate Change Act), standards, processes and tools. We haven’t got there yet, but sustainability is practically achievable. I hope that infrastructure professionals will know a lot of this already, but they are bound to find out more and get closer to achieving sustainability goals by studying this new edition of Sustainable Infrastructure.
Professor Jim W Hall FREng, University of Oxford, UK