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1 Annie Hall Head of Sustainability CITB-ConstructionSkills Build to Last Sustainable Construction – Skills for the Future

2 Build to last is about … Good (smarter) business management Building so that … –we (people) –the earths resources (the environment upon which we all depend) –construction businesses (and their profitability) All have a future … that lasts!

3 Why sustainable construction? UK Economy8% GDP - £77bn Employment2m+ jobs SocietyInfrastructure for life Materials Use6T per person in UK annually Pollution Incidents20% (serious industry related) Energy/Greenhouse Gas50% UK = 10% build + 40% in use Waste80Mt annually (10% unused) Hazardous Waste+25% (1.24Mt) 1998-2002 Rural Land Use54km 2 to urban annually General by-productsHabitat, dust, noise, fly-tipping

4 Site management Source: Environment Agency

5 Designers/Architects Form and function Clients/Investors Impact and added value Contractors/Supply Chain Method and materials Construction Industry Legal compliance Sustainable Construction Why & Where How What Legal Build to Last: Linking the supply chain

6 Build to Last – progress so far Build To Last Drivers & Barriers Consult Industry SkillsMatrix Skills Gaps Business Cases 10-YearStrategicPlan

7 Main drivers for change Sustainable Constructio n Legislation & Taxes Government/ Reports Financial

8 Main barriers to change Unaware of SD business case Corporate priorities - time and cost high, SD low Disjointed client/contractor relationship Whole supply chain needs to be involved in SD Short term cost/benefit calculation Access to sustainable products/ technologies Lack of adequate/appropriate skills

9 10-Year Strategic Plan for Sustainability Clarify – understand sustainability: what it means in practice to different parts of the industry Lobby – create a climate for change: to balance legislative pressure and commercial advantage Skills – develop skills for sustainability across the industry: to translate words into practical action Communicate – develop and share experience and best practice: to speed up the change process

10 10-Year Strategic Plan for Sustainability Understanding sustainability Top 10 Things series Business case(s) research Methods for evaluating/rating products/methods Compendium of relevant legislation Clear vision of Sustainable Develop- ment and Sustainable Construction Lobbying to create a climate for change Client awareness of business case Uptake of sustainable design, products and reporting Govt – financial incentives/taxes Financial investors to rate company sustainability Developing skills in the industry High level skills framework Skills/provision needs and gap analysis Briefings/short courses – clients, designers, management, contractors Review/update NOS and S/NVQs Content of HE/FE and professional courses Creating and communicating good practice Case studies for Top 10 series Briefings on sustainability legislation Signpost good training provision Statement of what sustainability looks like and required action - by industry segment

11 Sustainability Skills Matrix for the Built Environment High level overarching framework – inform training/ skills development across the built environment Primary functions involved from investment through design and construction to end use and demolition. Main sustainability issues re the built environment What the main functions need to be able to do to achieve a sustainable built environment (excludes generic skills) Relevant to all disciplines – varying levels of involvement are rated

12 Sustainability Skills Matrix for the Built Environment COMPONENTS OF SUSTAINABILITY To achieve sustainability by: ABILITIES The Functions need to be able to: 12FUNCTIONS SOCIAL [4 subsections] 14 abilities ENVIRONMENTAL [3 subsections] 15 abilities ECONOMIC [2 subsections] 10 abilities Ratings on level of functional involvement: *** = Primary role ** = Involved in * = Aware and take action as necessary No * = Aware

13 COMPONENTS OF SUSTAINABILITY To achieve sustainability by: ABILITIES The Functions need to be able to: Plan- ning Procure- ment Ops & Mgnt SOCIAL [eg second component] Promoting sustainable communities through planning and design Ensure appropriateness of development to needs of the community including multiple use and adaptability ****** ENVIRONMENTAL [eg first component] Taking account of natural capacity Respond to projected impacts of climate change ****** ECONOMIC [eg second component] Enhancing business opportunities Capitalise on funding/grant available for more sustainable development ***** Some examples …

14 Potential uses … Frame research (needs gaps, provision) Frame database of skills/training for industry - build capacity Measure SSCs progress/ inform integrated future planning Measure industry progress year on year – generate baseline Determine provision fit for purpose Influence/inform initial training, NOS, CPD SD SKILLS MATRIX Uses? Provide structure for shared SSC activity

15 Why should we support SD skills? Industry wants/needs it Govt/legislation is pushing it Clients (esp public sector) are demanding it SSC licence requires it Partners see the opportunities in it Large development projects need it LSC and HEFCE strategies point to it Time is right – politically

16 So what next? Can you help… - to deliver the Strategic Plan …? and/or -use the Skills Matrix in skills/education development for the built environment …?

17 Sustainable? Definitely not!


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