The sustainable construction movement has gained significant strength and momentum over recent years. It is now international in scope with almost 60 national Green Building Councils (including in the UAE) establishing ambitious performance goals for the built environment in their respective countries.
In this course, participants will gain a clear understanding of sustainable construction and its implications within the GCC and will take into consideration the region’s legal framework and Green Building Guidelines.
The course covers key things to consider at the design and planning stages of a project in order to incorporate sustainable construction principles, including choice of materials. Additionally, the course will introduce delegates to Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and review their effectiveness in the construction context, as well as Green Building Certification schemes and their role in achieving elevated environmental standards and performance.
Participants will examine a range of methodologies to help them develop their skills as a 'Sustainability Champion' at a project level. A Sustainability Action Plan will be developed by each participant and form the basis of an effective sustainable agenda to be implemented in their organization.
This highly interactive course will include several International/GCC/UAE sustainability guidelines and case studies allowing participants to truly observe and reflect on the difference they can make to their own construction projects.
All participants will develop and present their own Sustainable Action Plan which can then be implemented in their organization after the course.
This course is designed for anyone seeking to discover ways of creating a more sustainably built environment. This could include construction project managers, civil engineers, architects, landscape architects, contract managers, site managers/agents and environmental professionals. Anyone involved with designing, creating, operating, renovating and/or demolishing structures in the built environment will also highly benefit from this course.