Webinar Reviews:

Social Value

Two presentations, “Delivering Social Value” and “Connecting a Community”, provided an overview of how school buildings can generate social value, and some of the methods and tools which can be implemented to gather data and fuel decisions to maximise positive social impact.   Delivering Social Value Schools are often the heart of a community; primary… Read more »

Digital Platform Construction: Rethinking How We Design and Build Education Spaces

Representatives from Willmott Dixon – a construction and property services firm – presented at this webinar. Topics included Willmott Dixon’s ‘Now or Never’ sustainability strategy and Collida – a new business who use an integrated built environment platform owned by, and used within, Willmott Dixon.     The Now or Never Strategy Sustainability and social… Read more »

The Journey to Zero Carbon

These presentations discussed solutions to achieve net zero in education buildings, and also wider settings, taking into consideration elements such as digital technologies and their associated risks and opportunities.     Creating Schools for the 21st Century in Wales The Vale of Glamorgan Council declared a climate change emergency in 2019, prompting the investigation of… Read more »

Sustainability

These presentations, delivered by Atkins and Architype, explored ways to make the design process for sustainable learning environments more efficient and robust.     The Power of Data Atkins – architecture and engineering specialists – recognise the importance of refining the initial design process and setting common goals to deliver sustainable learning environments. Decision making… Read more »

Welsh Government: 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme and WEPCo/MIM Programme Update

These presentations outlined achievements and next steps in two pivotal Welsh school programmes, both of which are on the journey to a net zero future. 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme  The 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme (CSCP) is the largest strategic investment in educational infrastructure in Wales since the 1960s. It is delivered… Read more »

The Race to Net Zero: How Welsh Education Can Power Out of The Starting Blocks

Net-zero by 2030 Wales are well underway devising ways to deliver net zero by 2030. NHS Wales, in particular, are excelling in this, and lessons learned should be applied across other sectors such as education. This presentation included a panel of speakers from IBI Group, AECOM and Curtins – all architecture and engineering firms. Topics… Read more »