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Sustainable Design and Construction: Codes, Standards and Best Practice

Course Introduction

Driven by social, environmental and fiscal priorities, the sustainable construction movement has gained significant strength and momentum over recent years. With additional pressures from climate change impacts, it is not surprising that government-led sustainable design and construction initiatives are now international in scope with almost 60 national Green Building Councils (including in the UAE and GCC) establishing ambitious performance goals for the built environment in their respective countries.

In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of adopting forward-looking sustainable development strategies and of approaching each construction project with a clear set of sustainability targets/KPIs. This course is suitable for all GCC participants and will take into consideration the region's legal framework and Green Building Guidelines as well as draw on internationally established codes, standards and best practice.

The course covers critical elements to consider at the design and planning stages of a project in order to incorporate sustainable construction principles. Additionally, the course introduces participants to LEED Principles, Environmental Management System (EMS) methodologies and Sustainable Procurement Policy and reviews their effectiveness in the construction context. It also examines 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 upon returning from the course.

Course Objective

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define sustainable construction and address sustainability challenges at key stages of a project life-cycle
  • Implement an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) and assess environmental risks, thereby improving environmental performance at the project level
  • Comply with the region's legal framework and Green Building Guidelines to protect, and where possible, enhance the physical environment
  • Elevate environmental standards and performance across various structures in the built environment by following Green Building Certification schemes such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification
  • Develop and implement a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) for existing and future construction projects, and identify the tangible benefits for their organization
  • Training Details

    • Location :Middle East
    • Date : Feb 4th - 6th 2019