Second Nature LIVE – Learn on a live project
Update: The programme is under way – applications for are now closed.
The NHS Trust plans for the Birmingham Women’s Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital to become a joint hospital, and are working on options to create a new facility on an existing site. UKGBC’s applied learning programme, Second Nature LIVE will enable learners to assess the sustainability considerations for the Hospital Board.
Second Nature LIVE will incorporate cutting edge, highly engaging learning techniques and has been specifically designed for those without sustainability in their job title. Participants will benefit from being able to bring insights back to their business on delivering sustainable building projects.
Online, Birmingham and London
This is a blended learning programme involving both online (guided learning) and face to face learning (2 workshops), the first in Birmingham and the second in Central London.
- Start (Online): 5 March 2018
- Workshop (Birmingham) 21-22 March 2018
- Report out (London): 16 May 2018
What is the Second Nature LIVE Programme?
For the Second Nature LIVE programme, UKGBC is collaborating with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to give participants the opportunity to apply sustainability issues to a live hospital project.
Through a range of active learning approaches with talks, site visits, virtual working, networking, group work, plenary discussions, research, webinars and workshops, participants will learn about:
- The key principles of green building and construction
- How sustainability considerations impact design briefs, working practices and decision-making across various disciplines and at all stages of a project
- The role that site, climate, program, location, structure and building technology play in the process of design, construction, operation and maintenance
- Opportunities and constraints, including, where relevant, key policy and regulatory frameworks, building performance standards, and industry trends
- Interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to the application of the key principles to a live project or proposition
- The different roles and new responsibilities in working together towards green building and construction
- Successful cases and innovative practices
- How to design proposals both qualitatively and quantitatively, developing a compelling business case
In addition to all this, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, discuss and learn with an industry peer group, working together to propose the most sustainable outcomes for the project.
Part 1: Online kick-off and preliminary work (5 March)
- 4 hours of guided learning, completed online.
Part 2 – Workshop – Birmingham (21-22 March, 1.5 day workshop)
- Face-to-face workshop including a site tour, covering key stakeholders meetings, overview of ‘the challenge’ and basics of green building and construction
Part 3: Group work (26 March to 11 May)
- ~12 hours of guided learning completed online, involves tutoring, group research and development of proposals
Part 4: Report Launch – London (16 May half day workshop)
- Face-to-face workshop where groups present to the panel and celebrate successful completion of the programme
Total time involved:
Face-to-face: 2 days (workshop time)
Virtual: 2 days minimum (2-4 hours a week online, across a total of 8 weeks)
Who should attend?
- Professionals with more than 5 years’ experience in the built environment
- Architects, technicians, designers, engineers, project managers, surveyors, construction managers, cost consultants, facilities/operations managers, product manufacturers, developers, clients, academics and instructors
- Professionals involved at any stage of a project – conception to design, construction, and beyond.
Specialist knowledge sustainability is not required
Gain 32 hours CPD and become a UKGBC Green Building Champion.
For more information or to speak to one of the UKGBC team about this programme please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.