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Soft Landings Level 1

Features

"This was one of the best courses I have attended. Excellent presentation" Mike Evans, Facilities Management Directorate, Reading University 
Shortlisted for CIBSE's Building Performance Training Award

"Really good presentation of the subject from an authoritative voice" Martin Lawless, Director, MTT/Sustain

Free copy of Soft Landings Framework and Soft Landings Core Principles for every delegate. 

Many buildings are sustainable and robust on paper, but not in reality. Soft Landings is a BSRIA-led process, developed through published guidance and the collaborative Soft Landings Network, that aims to help bridge the gap between design intent and actual performance.

This course will inform delegates about this quality-focused process that defines what clients require, establishes performance targets, continually reviews what is taking place, places greater emphasis on building readiness at handover and then stays involved with a building to fine-tune it and learn how it really performs.

Soft Landings is gaining momentum as a process to meet the needs of 21st century construction projects by:

  • being increasingly specified by clients
  • providing a means of earning credits in BREEAM for New Construction
  • being in the process of adoption for government procurement policy
  • assisting project teams deliver lower carbon buildings within constrained budgets

This one day training course will get delegates up to speed with this new best practice process. 

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Aims

The aim of the course is to help Built Environment professionals to produce better buildings by adopting a project delivery process that places greater emphasis on performance-in-use. These better buildings will be operationally ready at handover, function in accordance with user and operator requirements and perform efficiently in use.

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the economic, social and environmental drivers that are forcing the construction industry to place greater emphasis on building performance
  • Describe the reasons why buildings often do not perform as the client required and the project team intended
  • Recognise that Soft Landings is a quality assurance process that starts at project inception and continues for 36 months after building handover
  • State how and why Soft Landings can help project teams deliver better buildings
  • •Describe the benefits that a correctly delivered Soft Landings process can deliver for construction project teams and their clients
  • Outline the Soft Landings activities that should take place at each of the eight stages of the construction project process
  • Evaluate if their company's approach to project delivery could benefit from the use of Soft Landings

Who should attend

This course is intended for professionals involved in the design, construction and operation of the Built Environment. This includes building owners, building services consultants and contractors, architects, cost consultants, project managers, principal contractors and facilities managers.

 

Content and timings

  • The 21st  Century Built Environment

- Construction - It's about performance outcomes, not just building things
- The reality of building performance
- The need for an improved project delivery process

  • An introduction to Soft Landings

- What is Soft Landings?
- The Soft Landings core principles
- The stages of the Soft Landings process

  • A journey through the Soft Landings process describing the activities that should take place:

- Preparation stage
- Design stage
- Pre-construction stage
- Construction stage
- Commissioning stage
- Pre-handover stage
- Initial occupation stage
- Post-occupancy aftercare stage

Registration and coffee from 9.00am. The course will start at 9.30 am and finish at 16.30pm. Lunch will be provided and there will be a morning and afternoon tea break.

 

Documentation

Delegates will be provided with a copy of the Soft Landings Framework BG 54/2014 and Soft Landings Core Principles BG 38/2014, together with a copy of all the slides presented.

Lecturers

Alasdair Donn is a Principal Energy Solutions Engineer in Willmott Dixon’s Energy Services group and has a strong track record in building performance evaluation and testing. Alasdair has carried out performance evaluation studies on a wide range of buildings from new-build schools to refurbished offices. He has been a member of the BSRIA Soft Landings Network for the last 5 years and has presented papers and seminars at Ecobuild, CIBSE and other organisations in the building performance field. Read more

James Warne is a founder of BOOM Collective, a design engineering practice focused on 'better performing places’.  Having worked across a multitude of sectors and various scales of project and followed them closely through all stages of design, construction and operation, he has extensive experience of the design & construction process. James lectures at University of Portsmouth and Centre of Alternative Technology and is also a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert (BEE).  He has been involved with Soft Landings through the BSRIA Soft Landings Network since its inception 5 years ago and has first hand experience of implementing and facilitating the Soft Landings methodology on his projects.

In-company training

This course can be run in-company. We can also customise courses to meet the training needs of your staff. For more information, or for a quote, contact training manager David Bleicher (01344 465 589).

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