Ted Kesik is an engineer who teaches in the architecture faculty at U of Toronto, where he specializes in building materials and constructions that contribute to social resilience. With 300,000 immigrants coming to Canada each year, new dwellings must be built and the deteriorating infrastructure repaired and expanded. Urban drainage systems are inadequate, so we must either rebuild or use less water per person. As high-rise condos age, there will be more incentive to clad them with insulation and replace windows. Concrete and steel are going to be produced with zero net emissions, partly because of the competition with mass timber construction. For the video, audio podcast, transcript and comments; https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-425-building-sustainably/ .
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