At this session we will take closer look at procuring, managing and delivering good design. Industry experts will share their best practice advice on writing a good brief and how to manage the procurement process for masterplans, architectural and other design work, as well as checking and controlling design quality through a project’s lifecycle.
- Understand what makes a good brief
- Learn how to avoid pitfalls when managing procurement
- Hear how to efficiently evaluate and monitor designs
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Building affordable homes is about creating and supporting thriving communities while ensuring people have access to a decent place to live. We will look at the long-term and discuss ways to ensure quality throughout the lifecycle of the buildings and spaces you are creating. We will also consider maintenance and management requirements and how cohesion and sustainability can be thought through.
Join us for a hands-on session on how to prepare and work with masterplans, design codes and other tools to deliver large scale, phased neighbourhoods. We will visit Trumpington and Great Kneighton to look at a wide range of award winning homes guided by David Birkbeck, Design for Homes, and learn from those involved in the process to better understand the use of codes and plans.
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At this session David McDonald, Institute of Historic Building Conservation, will cover the basics of understanding the terms ‘context’ and ‘significance’ when managing heritage assets to create even better places. After lunch we will visit Walworth Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), to see how the HAZ have championed Walworth’s sense of place and historic character.
Where does responsibility lie for the materials we use and how can we reduce our energy use? How can built environment professions contribute meaningfully; improving policies and making a healthier city for the future? Join us to discuss our role in addressing the climate crisis with Eco Building specialist and former Professor of Architecture, Dr Tom Woolley and award winning co-founder of Sustainable by Design and Green Construction Board, Lynne Sullivan.