The workshop was developed from content from the Your Building web portal launched in September 2007.
‚ÄúThere is a great demand from industry for relevant training in the sustainability area,‚ÄĚ said Construction Innovation's CEO, Dr Keith Hampson.
‚ÄúThese new workshops focus specifically on sustainable commercial buildings, as that is the area we have developed on the Your Building website, and there has been a high level of interest expressed for the development of future courses in the areas of developing a brief, life-cycle costing, valuing a sustainable building and facility management.‚ÄĚ
The pilot business case workshop focused on identifying business case drivers and value factors, justifying sustainable buildings in commercial terms, building a business case, influencing key decision-makers and employing practical sustainability tools, models and concepts.
More than 70 participants have undertaken the pilot workshop and provided valuable feedback to shape future workshops.
Feedback indicated a high level of interest for training in the sustainability area.
The workshop content was delivered in collaboration with RMIT's Centre for Design and featured industry involvement by means of guest speakers from Stockland, Leighton Contractors and Szencorp.
Dr Hampson †said it was hoped the courses could be run in additional cities in 2008.
The Your Building training workshops have been developed as part of Construction Innovation's industry training activities for 2008, which also feature training in safety and relationship management.
For further information on the Your Building sustainability workshops or other training courses, please contact Lyn Pearson, Education and Training Officer, tel (07) 3138 9295, email firstname.lastname@example.org †