Conference on Foundation Decarbonization and Re-use
The Construction Industry is contributing significantly to the CO2 emissions, and so is the Deep Foundation Industry. With sustainability becoming more relevant each and every day, we, as a profession, have a role to play to reduce our emissions. Decarbonization is the first option: more efficient design reducing volumes of concrete or steel, and the use of different materials with lower carbon footprint. However, this should not be viewed as the only option available: the reuse of existing foundations must be considered as well, and even preferred as the most sustainable option.
In March 2023, DFI Europe and the Geotechnical Section of the KIVI organized a very successful 3-day conference to discuss these burning topics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This was the occasion to share recent experiences and good practices to raise the level of the industry in this challenging matter. The second conference on this topic is now scheduled for May 2024, once again in Amsterdam in the beautiful KIT.
CloudPiling had the honour to give a presentation about the various advantages of combining the soil bearing capacity data, the soil-structure interaction and the structural design in a single cloud-based platform. We also have illustrated that collecting and managing geotechnical information through such a platform will alow to reduce the carbon footprint.
Please find the presentation via the followed link: https://foundationreuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Session-3-Zwaenepoel-final.pdf