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Structural Engineer Magazine: Establishing Third-Party Certification for Sustainable Building Materials

“Establishing Third-Party Certification for Sustainable Building Materials,” from Forell/Elsesser’s Allen Nudel and Lindsey Maclise was recently published in Structural Engineer magazine.

In the article, Allen and Lindsey discuss the potential benefits of the third party certification of wood, concrete, and steel: ”The industry is moving toward a more sustainable approach to building design and reviewing the overall lifecycle impact of buildings. Therefore, it is important that we review all aspects of our building’s environmental impacts. As more sustainable building materials are introduced into the market, it is important that we provide a proper vetting system for these materials. A third-party certification system similar to what is currently in place for the wood industry, would provide this tool.”