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Architecture Club, Frome

Back to the stone age for a low carbon future

Stone isn’t an unusual material to find on a construction site by any measure, in fact people respond well to it as a natural and innocuous material that embodies geological time and human history. Of late, it has been the unfortunate victim of a major flaw in the modern construction industry which has relegated it to a solely decorative material rather than one with its own inherent structural properties.

Steve Webb talks to the Architecture Club about the versatility of stone as a low carbon material. A material that can be used as both the skin and bone of a structure. Back to the stone age for a low carbon future!

Steve founded Webb Yates Engineers with Andy Yates in 2005. He has a passion for creating artful and adventurous structural designs, and has worked extensively with The Stonemasonry Company on award-winning projects that push the limits of stone. Steve is a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, and a Structures Tutor for the Architectural Association’s Interprofessional Studio.

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Date and Time

Tue 5 June 2018
19:30 – 21:00 BST

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Location

Rook Lane Chapel
Bath Street
Frome
BA11 1DN

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