Early involvement in new build projects to prepare staff for the challenges and opportunities of a new build

Time: 11:30 - 12:45

Date: 20 June 2019

20-june-2019 11:30 20-june-2019 12:45 Europe/London Early involvement in new build projects to prepare staff for the challenges and opportunities of a new build

Preparing for a New Build: Armando Di-Finizio, Eastern High Drawing upon his experience of leading four schools in their move to a new building, Armando will discuss some of the main lessons learned in relation to concepts & initial planning; involving staff, students and the community in the process and; working with contractors. What is the impact… Read more »

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Synopsis

Preparing for a New Build: Armando Di-Finizio, Eastern High
Drawing upon his experience of leading four schools in their move to a new building, Armando will discuss some of the main lessons learned in relation to concepts & initial planning; involving staff, students and the community in the process and; working with contractors.

What is the impact of early engagement and change management on a new build? Philip Gardner, Space Zero

In Denmark, the state sponsors the teacher to undertake a course on teaching methodology, so they are more educated when it comes to discussing key design criteria.  Significant stakeholder engagement takes place with the teachers in the early stages of design, to support understanding for designers and to enable the educators to feel that they have had an input, which assists with global buy-in.  An educated Stakeholder can contribute to a more developed and robust design.  Stakeholder engagement is a two-way requirement as the pupils also need to adapt to new learning techniques. Unfortunately, poor examples of design not utilising this comprehensive briefing strategy are abundant.  Other challenges include the fact that Educators and Learners consider furniture to be a very emotive issue and often they aren’t drawn to the solutions you may have recommended.

There are a number of early engagement and change management strategies that you can employ to prepare staff for the challenges and opportunities of a new build.  These include:

  • Key stakeholder engagement to understand the learning space design and how to deliver in new environment
  • CGI and Panoramic Visualisation
  • Creation of 3D environments
  • Gamification, Walk-throughs and Fly-throughs
  • Creation of interim spaces within the building to use as a space to orientate around
  • Teacher engagement in sample spaces
  • Understanding of the furniture within the sample rooms
  • Understanding of IT and how to use it in the context of learning

Chairman

  • Gareth Long Director / Education Consultant - the-learning-crowd

Speakers

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