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BEC: Austin Committee Meeting

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


June 5
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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BEC: Austin
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AIA Austin
801 W 12th St
Austin, TX 78701
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Join BEC: Austin for their monthly meeting featuring a presentation and lunch.

The Structural Engineer’s Role in Getting to Net Zero
Presented by Megan Stringer, SE, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal

Embodied carbon has become a major topic of conversation within the AEC industry as low-carbon construction is entering our building codes and projects. With the push for lower embodied carbon structures, the collaboration between owners and architects with the structural engineer is vital to getting to net zero. This presentation will explore advances the design profession is making toward net zero embodied carbon structures, discuss the Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program (SE 2050), and highlight the latest embodied carbon legislation. The presentation will also review the top actions structural engineers can take to reduce the embodied carbon in their projects, discuss how design teams can make wiser design choices to reduce emissions, highlight construction best practices, and explore the resources and tools available. Case study projects will be presented and the carbon cutting strategies employed will be highlighted.

1 LU/HSW (pending)

Megan Stringer, SE, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal

Megan Stringer is an Associate Principal with Holmes and works out of their San Francisco office. Motivated by our impact on the built environment, Megan is at the forefront of reducing structural embodied carbon. She champions Holmes’ commitment to SE 2050 and gets sustainable structures built at impressive scales. Megan has overseen the construction of North America’s largest mass timber building, numerous low-carbon concrete pours, and many life-cycle assessments. Megan also serves as the Past President of Structural Engineers Association of Northern California.


BEC: Austin is an interdisciplinary organization that promotes the exchange of information on building enclosures and related science specific to the climate of Central Texas.

Interdisciplinary: architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, consultants, facility managers, code officials, educators, manufacturers, and those with a stake in building enclosure performance

Exchange of information: discussion, training, education, outreach, and awareness

Building enclosures and related science: energy-efficiency, moisture control, indoor air quality, longevity, and durability

BEC: Austin typically meets the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm. To receive reminders, please sign up for the BEC mailing list here.
2024 BEC: Austin Committee
Chair: Keith Simon, FAIA
AIA Austin staff liaison: Julia Brown