Sustainable Architecture: Whole-life costing procurement and contracts

Sustainable Architecture: Whole-life costing procurement and contracts

Sustainable Architecture: Whole-life costing procurement and contracts

Today, more than ever, there is pressure to drive greater long term value through built environment assets. In this seminar, we explore the principles and benefits of a whole life costing approach and clarify the essential distinctions between initial costs, future costs over the life of the built asset and opportunity costs. The session will help delegates to identify the requirements that need to be put in place at procurement stage and to demonstrate the value of architectural input at design stage through a careful consideration of capital and operational impacts.

Speakers include Dr. Vicki Stevenson, lecturer (WSA) and Sarah Lupton, Chair of the CIC liability panel and Professional Studies course director at the WSA.

Who should take the course?

This course is designed for architects and other built environment professionals

Course delivery details

You can access this course online. There is one unique enrolment process to access all six Sustainable Architecture courses. The Sustainable Architecture course suite includes:

*Study of these 2 subjects, complemented with assessment, contributes to achievement of 1-credit qualification at CQFW Level 5.

The online content includes the recordings of presentations that have been delivered during half-day sessions at venues across Wales. These presentations have been completed with Q&A from the sessions, further reading and an opportunity for online discussion on the subject.

These courses have been designed by the Welsh School of Architecture and delivered in partnership with the Royal Society of Architects in Wales.


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Course dates

This course is available online



In order to attend the course free of charge you must fit the eligibility criteria:

  • Live or work in one of Wales’ Convergence Areas
  • Be employed or self employed
  • Work in the built environment sector or allied services
  • NOT work for a Public Sector organisation

In order to ensure the eligibility of delegates, you will be asked to complete a Participant Form and supplementary information to evidence eligibility.

How to book

Please download and complete the Enrollment form.

If you have any queries, please email: Angela Ruiz Del Portal at


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