Sustainability Architecture: Passivhaus and other systems
This seminar sets the scene by outlining the technical features of sustainable construction methods and systems, then explores the Passivhaus approach, setting it in the wider context of sustainable design and construction in the UK. We explore the core focus of the ‘Passivhaus standard’ - ... (read more)
Sustainable Architecture: The place of home, community and people
The seminar is set against the backdrop of the Future Generations (Wales) Bill in which the Welsh Government enshrines its vision of a low-carbon society that promotes equality, culture and heritage, through attractive, viable and cohesive communities. We begin by setting out the principles o... (read more)
What sustainability can do for your business
Are you interested in finding out more about sustainability in the built environment?
BEST is piloting a free online short course to help you understand the factors important to sustainability, what they can mean to your business, and how considering the issues can lead to increased professi... (read more)
Sustainable Architecture: Refurbishment and performance of pre-1919 buildings
The seminar sets the scene with a review of current and proposed legislative frameworks and their use in practice in Wales and further explores Cadw’s conservation principles, policies and guidance affecting the refurbishment of pre-1919 buildings. With an emphasis on practice in Wales, the c... (read more)
Sustainable architecture: The sustainability Jigsaw and how it affects you
This is an informative and interactive session which will help you to understand, manage and prioritise the legislative and regulatory requirements for various types of projects. You will gain an understanding of the Sustainable Development remit of the Welsh government and its impact on the de... (read more)
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 bu... (read more)
Training in SuDS and WSUD for professionals working in the built environment
Flooding and water management have become key subjects in recent years for those working in the built environment. Legislation and government strategies are steadily encouraging a more sustainable approach to water management, which will affect not only all new development, but will increasingl... (read more)
Unlocking the potential of BIM in Wales
By 2016, the UK Government aims to procure all direct and funded construction projects to BIM Level 2: Is it time you got on board with BIM?
Unlocking the potential of BIM in Wales will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to become BIM Level 2 ready by 2016.
D... (read more)