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Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into practice, Second edition

Author(s): Richard Fenner, Judith Sykes and Charles Ainger

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Publication date: 25 November 2022
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Fully updated, this new edition of Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into practice is an essential practical handbook to help engineers deliver sustainable outcomes. Covering each stage of the project lifecycle, from planning and development through to implementation, in-use and end-of-life phases, the book presents a set of fundamental princi

​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

  • four entirely new chapters, including overcoming barriers to sustainability and practical solutions for effecting change, as well as five chapters on ways for engineers to respond
  • extensively revised and updated coverage, including contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the circular economy in construction, the use of nature-based solutions and flexible design for adaptation
  • key tools to help define, test and measure sustainability, including system dynamics and system thinking, carbon management, infrastructure resilience, measuring natural capital, valuing green infrastructure, and social value appraisal
  •  real-life case studies and practical examples for each delivery stage, across a range of sectors and project size.

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.

Book reviews

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

Richard Fenner BSc (Hons) PhD CEng MICE FCIWEM is the founding Director of the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and Emeritus Professor of Engineering Sustainability at the University of Cambridge, UK. His expertise is on water and sustainability issues and he has served on Steering Groups for the Environment Agency, Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), Thames Water and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and is the recipient of several awards from the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Judith Sykes FREng FICE is a Senior Director and Board Chair at Expedition Engineering where she leads on infrastructure and sustainability planning. A highly experienced civil engineer, her expertise is in strategic planning for major masterplans and regeneration schemes in the UK and internationally. She is a Member of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group and Technical Advisor to the Board of Homes England.

Charles Ainger MSc, FICE, FRSA, MCIWEM is a former Sustainable Development Director for MWH’s UK operations. He has extensive experience in water and environmental engineering in 16 countries across Europe and Asia, and is a recipient of the ICE President’s Medal.


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780727766717
Number of pages: 424
Product code: 9780727766717
Page size: 243 x 170mm
Publication status: Published
Publisher: ICE Publishing

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