Adapting industry to withstand rising temperatures and future heatwaves

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Date(s) - 18/05/2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Adapting industry to withstand rising temperatures and future heatwaves

IMechE webinar


Published on April 26th, the IMechE’s report on ‘Adapting industry to withstand rising temperatures and future heatwaves’ looks at the complex and broad impacts of an increasingly warmer world on industry, with wide ranging implications across the globe. 

Ensuring that industrial personnel, assets and buildings are well adapted to cope with future climate change induced heat extremes, as well as higher seasonal ambient temperatures, is essential for the future health, economic well-being, and successful functioning of societies of all nations. 

In this webinar, Dr Tim Fox shares the key findings of the report, including heat impacts on human health, physical equipment, plants and spaces, as well as industrial output and economic productivity. He will highlight the challenges engineers face in responding to these impacts and explore potential solutions, from sustainable net zero cooling, improved standards and design codes, and changes to the education of future engineers. 

Chair: Dr Tim Fox CEng FIMechE

  • Ruth Shilston MEng CEng FIMechE, RWDI
  • Prof John Dora CEng FICE FIEMA FRMetS FPWI, Climate Sense (TBC)
  • Carola Koenig CEng MIMechE MASME FHEA, Brunel University London
  • Dr Laura Kent, IMechE

For more information on this webinar, please visit the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ website here.

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