Welsh School of Architecture courses complete BEST’s training programme

  on Thursday, 7th May, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Welsh School of Architecture courses complete BEST’s training programme

The BEST programme is now offering its full list of sustainability focused training in Wales, aiming to put Wales at the forefront of sustainability expertise. Courses are being offered at various times and locations, including by distance learning and online.

The training is being delivered by experts within the Welsh School of Architecture and by specialist external partners including: The Royal Society of Architects in Wales, The Centre for Alternative Technology, Arup, and the Energy Saving Trust.

“We are offering a huge range of courses to people working in the built environment,” said BEST’s Programme Manager, Christine Castle. “These are challenging, but exciting times for the sector, and our courses aim to help meet those challenges by bringing professionals in Wales up to speed with the latest technologies, techniques and regulations in their field.”

The courses delivered by the Welsh School of Architecture are:

Best practice in site waste management;

Designing out waste;

Green (living) roofs and facades;

Low carbon leadership;

Sustainable architecture (covering six courses – Retrofitting for climate change adaptation; The sustainability jigsaw and how it affects you; Passivhaus and other systems; Refurbishment and performance of pre-1919 buildings; The place of home, community and people; Whole-life costing, procurement and contracts);

Understanding building energy performance

Post-occupancy assessment.

Professor Chris Tweed, Head of School at the Welsh School of Architecture, said: “This is a really exciting development for the School – an opportunity for us to share expertise with professionals throughout Wales, as part of this important programme.”

Details of all courses, including when and where they are being delivered, and how to apply, is available HERE