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In a changing world, where the ethical function of architecture is in a state of flux, is it possible for the architecture we create to contribute to sustainable development that is not only good for the planet but is also affordable? The answer lies in a design where cost and sustainability are integral from the outset. Throughout the early stages in the design process, big decisions are made that will affect both the cost and the sustainability of the building and yet, at this time, there is little input from cost or energy consultants. So, you, as the architect, need to take the lead.
This seminar will give you the knowledge to make these decisions with an understanding of the implications on energy and cost; this is the true process of value engineering as opposed to cost cutting.
Whilst there will be examples of real projects of every size, the seminar will focus on strategies for assessing cost and sustainability so that you can find your own solutions. At the core of this is an understanding that design is an iterative process: we do, we reflect and then optimise and do again. This seminar will investigate what practices need to put in place to get the most out of design evolution.
You will come away with tools, techniques and mindset to apply to every project you are involved with, irrespective of size or sustainability, design and budget aspirations. A wholly interactive seminar, it will provide you with multiple design exercises to challenge, bring a deeper understanding and to learn from other participants.