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Satyam Maharaj

Satyam Maharaj

Associate
  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Satyam is an associate on the Embodied Carbon Initiative within the Carbon Free Buildings team. His primary focus is on reducing the carbon impact of building materials by advocating for the broad adoption of low-embodied-carbon and carbon-sequestering building materials.

Background

Satyam previously worked as a structural engineer and construction manager in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago. He planned, designed, and managed the construction of facilities in the education, healthcare, and housing sectors, to name a few. He focused on ensuring projects were on a sustainable pathway by reducing embodied carbon content, introducing green concrete solutions, and advocating for renewable energy and efficient wastewater management systems. He led cross-functional teams and fostered engaging communication efforts between stakeholders and contractors to ensure projects were finalized within expected timeframes and budgets, and to end-user satisfaction.

Satyam is also a multitalented athlete, having represented Trinidad and Tobago in chess, taekwondo, and, most recently, kayaking, where he narrowly missed out on a Tokyo 2020 Olympic spot.

Education

B.Eng. (Hons), Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham