Geosaskatoon Technical paper

How Can You Calculate Embodied Carbon on Your Next Project?

In recent years, the importance of being able to calculate embodied carbon has been at the forefront of the construction industry as a whole. The ability to accurately measure embodied carbon has been more of a faraway aspiration than a reality for those in the industry until more recently. Our very own Simon Bunieski, Gavin Boyd, and Neil Isenegger from our Hamilton, Ontario office recently submitted an in-depth technical paper at GeoSaskatoon 2023 on how the methodology can now be used to effectively measure embodied carbon, as it relates to ground improvement and associated activities.

By nature, ground improvement techniques are environmentally more sound than either dig and replace or deep foundations, but by being able to measure embodied carbon and measuring that against more traditional methods, contractors, developers, architects, and engineers can get more insight into how to better control and be accountable for lowering embodied carbon on their projects.

Highlighting this methodology is the DFI Carbon Calculator, a tool that is changing the way we understand and manage embodied carbon as it relates to ground improvement projects at the planning stage, well ahead of when shovels hit the ground. This tool will surely be a game-changer in how we all approach our projects and will support how we work towards continually lowering our carbon footprint.

We invite you to learn more by reviewing the technical paper: download the pdf