Learn to understand how to Create Buildings that are in tune with the Environment
Buildings come in all shapes and forms;
old, new, solid constructions and weak construction, large and small,
residential, commercial and public. This course relates to them all.
In the past, little thought was given to the sustainability of
construction in a holistic way. We may have built durable churches,
castles and forts that lasted hundreds or occasionally thousands of
years; but often lack of knowledge or forethought has resulted in
construction with materials that are toxic to human health or with other
This course will raise your awareness of not only how to build
things, but also the human impact of the design and materials used in a
construction; and the landscape surrounding the building.
Note that each module in the Qualification - Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Construction is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Improve your knowledge of sustainable construction
Construction can include building both inside and outside environments. It can encompass everything from constructing landscapes (eg. gardens, roads, railways and paths); to building homes, factories, and commercial buildings.
With the quantity of construction ever increasing, and it's environmental impact increasingly critical; planners and builders today are more than ever before trying to be sustainable in the way they build. The criteria for sustainability does vary from one situation to the next, but commonly may include concerns such as the following:
- To support communities that live with the construction
- To use resources efficiently minimising waste
- To use renewable resources
- To minimise environmental damage (eg. pollution, negative affects on biodiversity)
- To be more biophilic (enhancing human health
- To carefully manage the construction process and set systems in place to manage the built environment post construction
This course will enhance your knowledge and abilities to create more sustainable built environments; with appropriate regard to the criteria you are faced with on any projects you become involved with.
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