This programme is designed to introduce and explore the concepts and practices of retrofit, conservation, sustainability, and planning and building control. The programme aims to enable the learner to engage in innovative and creative technical design case studies within these disciplines.
In today’s climate, there is a continued focus on developing sustainable approaches to working, and the construction industry is not exempt from this. As such, conservation projects are becoming more common meaning there is an increased need for trained retrofit professionals, whose unique skillset and expert knowledge can be used to encourage more effective use of the existing built landscape. Not only that, but regular changes in legislation relating to the built environment are placing higher demands on professionals within the industry to remain informed of best practices, particularly in relation to health and safety.
The programme is delivered through a mixture of online lectures and on-campus workshops, which take place in the evenings/at weekends to allow for minimal disruption to the working day. Other reasons to consider this course include:
This programme is an embedded special purpose award in the Diploma in Conservation, Sustainability & Adaptive Reuse programme. Graduates of this programme can progress directly to the diploma on completion, or within five years of their graduation.
The next intake for this course will commence in February 2022.