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industry and the sustainability agenda
Chairman of ConstructionSkills,
Sir Michael Latham, discusses the
importance of education in relation
to the construction industry and
the sustainability agenda
methods have already become commonplace. Among the sustainability (both the concept and practice of it) into the
reasons for this move are increasing regulation and targets minds of the construction industry’s newest recruits.
around lower and zero carbon. This is going to require the Education in the construction industry is changing, radically,
industry to work with new materials, such as carbon- and the introduction of the Diploma in Construction &
absorbing concrete, and to design innovative water and Built Environment (C&BE) in 2008 was a real and crucial
energy saving devices to be installed in new buildings, to step in the right direction. At level 3 of the Diploma, for
cite but a couple of the myriad advances being made. example, areas such as sustainability and its role in the
Naturally, we must up-skill our current workforce but
design process, economic, social and political factors
we’re also in the exciting position of now being able to instil
influencing changes in the design of the built environment,
MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Centre of Construction Law
• Two-year part-time post-experience cross-professional programme,
now in its twenty-third year
• covers the law, its relevance and application to construction projects,
practices, people and problems
• four taught modules and a dissertation
• includes introductory modules on the law for construction
professionals and construction technology for lawyers
• nine full days’ tuition each term in central London:
- three sets of Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, plus
Environmental Practice @ Work
- two or more extra days in the first year
engages, enables and educates • academic staff led by Professor Phillip Capper supported by leading
practitioners
people to improve environmental
• specialist library resources and online facilities available to students
performance of their organisation
• qualifies for professional CPD and, with additional award-writing
examination, exemption from the CIArb Fellowship examination
Environmental practices are “those actions
• next intake September 2010 – early applications are encouraged and
people at work can take to improve the
should be received by 30 June 2010
organisation’s environmental performance”.
Applicants must have a degree and/or acceptable professional qualifications,
Visit www.epaw to help you to identify how
plus for construction professionals, at least two years’ relevant experience.
you can improve your environmental practices.
For a copy of the prospectus and details of the application procedure,
visit the College website: www.kcl.ac.uk (search for Construction Law).
www.epaw.co.uk
For further information, phone Sue Hart on 020 7848 2643
info@epaw.co.uk
or email ccldr@kcl.ac.uk.
ENVIRONMENT INDUSTRY MAGAZINE
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