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  1. Not sure I agree with the statement that QS’s are “not amenable to assessing their (ie. materials & resources) environmental impact” attributed to John Connaghton. As a QS, I am always trying to advise clients and their designers to make changes and be flexible in approach to prevent and mitigate waste. If it’s not going to work long-term, don’t build it.

  2. Have read the Stephen George & Partners published paper and it only seems to include a qualitative analysis of materials, no quantitative analysis backed up by calculations or measurement methodology. Rely on it at your peril.

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