Akio Kasuga

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Structural Sustainability in Conceptual Design

In the Task Group 1.5 of fib Commission 1, “structural sustainability”, which was newly defined for this TG, has been discussing since 2016. Structures can contribute to sustainability in the process of design, execution, intervention and demolition. Therefore, sound conceptual design for structures is very important to realize proper sustainability. After COVID-19, climate change reaction will be crucial. Because sustainability leads to CO2 reduction, structural sustainability is a key. The philosophy and examples of structural sustainability will be shown in the presentation.

About ​Akio Kasuga

Dr. Akio Kasuga is an executive vice president and CTO of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction. He has been designing and building more than 200 bridges. Moreover, he has developed many new bridge technologies including extradosed bridges and butterfly web bridges. He received fib Award for Outstanding Structure in 2006 and 2018, and received Trophy Eugene Freyssinet in 2013. He is the President of fib from 2021 to 2022.