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Dr Tim Forman shares insights with practitioners in industry forums

last modified Jul 05, 2019 03:17 PM
Dr Tim Forman has been sharing insights on sustainability in the built environment in practitioner forums

In March 2019, Tim spoke at FutureBuild, which is a built environment exhibition and conference attended this year by nearly 30,000 people. Tim's talk, titled 'Existing buildings, future challenges', examined the implications of planetary limits for design and construction practice and argued for prioritisation of existing buildings within future strategies.

In June 2019, Tim joined a panel discussion on 'risk and resilience' as part of Mott MacDonald's Sustainability Week, which was attended by an in-house and online audience and members of the public. Tim was joined by experts on climate change, biodiversity, and buildings insurance and discussed the implications of climate change and societal stresses for engineering and construction strategy.

Course Overview

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Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions.

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.