Sustainable Development - Design, Construction and Maintenance

Sustainable Development - Design, Construction and Maintenance
This one day training course will encourage you to consider your projects differently and equip you with the tools and know-how to revise your design decisions, construction processes and maintenance plans in a sustainable way.

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The training is focussed and immediately deployable, delivering practical, useable and effective advice for you, your projects and your clients. You will be able to assess the impact and returns for your decisions, undertaking a technology, ecology and commercial benefit analysis through case study and group exercise.

During the course you will consider the key aspects of sustainable development, including:

  • The drivers – moral, financial and legislative
  • The options – design, construction, and new technology
  • The impact – during design, construction and end use
  • The returns – social, environmental and commercial

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

  • Session 1 - Sustainable development - technology and ecology
  • Session 2 - Legislation update
  • Session 3 - Sustainable indicators
  • Session 4 - Benchmarking
  • Session 5 - Designers, contractors and clients
  • Session 6 - Emerging technology


Lewis Barlow
Lewis provides expert advice on whole life decarbonisation for local authorities, developers and governments at the highest level. With over 25 years’ experience of managing environmental risk and minimising whole life carbon, Lewis is responsible for many internationally recognised and award-winning advances in addressing the climate crisis.

As a regular guest lecturer on environmental matters and a registered tutor on whole life carbon and sustainability for the Institution of Civil Engineers, Lewis is keen to promote professional development and share carbon reduction best practice wherever possible.

Lewis is recognised internationally for his skills and experience in reducing carbon on construction projects. He and his team won the NCE100 Low Carbon Leader award for two consecutive years for their work in reducing carbon and sharing best practice across the infrastructure sector. He is Co-Chair of the ICE’s Decarbonisation Advisory Board and was a member of both the PAS2080:2023 Steering Group and its Technical Advisory Panel.

Sue Innes
BSc (Hons)
Sue is a former director of sustainability and has a wealth of experience of developing and delivering practical solutions on a wide variety of projects for public and private clients. She is a subject matter expert with insights from the client, consultant and contractor perspectives with a deep understanding of the sustainability agenda.

By the end of this course, delegates should understand:

  • The technological and ecological solutions to design, construction and maintenance
  • How to integrate sustainability into projects
  • The importance of and opportunities for sustainable development
  • The sustainability agenda
  • Key advantages and disadvantages of technological and ecological approaches
  • The ways in which the economy, society and the built and natural environments can grow, develop and succeed together

This  training course is ideal for:

  • All members of the project team – clients, designers, contractors and operators
  • Those in the early stages of their professional development, and progressing towards membership of a professional institution
  • Local and county authority staff that have a responsibility for ensuring best practice compliance for sustainable development

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