Flash+ Workshop: Introduction to Soft Landings & Building Performance Evaluation

INTRODUCTION TO SOFT LANDINGS & BUILDING PERFORMANCE EVALUATION


What’s a ‘Soft Landing’ got to do with construction?
.... its the key to improving the performance of buildings

Workshop Programme
What exactly is Soft Landings, and why do we need it?
Soft Landings – tried & tested: case study examples to help you to understand the process     
Integrating Soft Landings into your business
Workshop & discussion with experts
Our experts:
Lisa Pasquale, MME Expert - Institute for Sustainability
Sarah Lewis, Director - bere architects 

Who should attend Clients, Designers, Project Managers, Contractors, Facilities Managers
Why you should attend Keep ahead of the best - early understanding and adoption will definitely give your business competitive advantage.

Where Said Business School, Oxford

When Thursday 26th January 2012 from 16:00 to 19:00

Cost: No charge to members of Constructing Excellence or the FLASH+ programme* Space is limited.

To book your place contact:  Tina McGeachan by email tina@secbe.org.uk


About Soft Landings

We have been talking about the need to reduce the gaps between predicted and achieved performance of buildings for years – but in reality the rigid separation between construction and operation means that many buildings are still handed over in a state of poor operational readiness, landing like a ‘hard bump’ into the hands of the client. Where unfamiliar, and sometimes complicated techniques and technologies have been ‘designed in’ to achieve optimum comfort and efficiency, many of the benefits are lost because they have not been communicated or understood by occupants, and users are often not trained to operate them properly.

Government has its hands firmly on the throttle with a robust Construction Strategy driving construction performance improvements throughout the supply chain. Now is the time to unlock the value of the buildings we create. Soft Landings sits alongside BIM, providing ‘cutting edge’ methods to achieve the culture shift we need to change and improve the way we deliver and use buildings.

“Soft Landings aids in managing expectations throughout the design, construction and commissioning stages of a building project, and extends the project team engagement into initial operation with particular attention to providing support for users in the weeks immediately before and after handover, and an agreed approach for verifying and achieving performance targets. It can be used for new construction, refurbishment and alteration, and can run alongside any procurement process, potentially in any country and providing a natural route for Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) in project delivery "- go to the Soft Landings Framework for further information.

Visit our website for details about other workshops and conferences. To find out more about the joining the FLASH+ programme contact Tina McGeachan on 0118 9207 204 or email Tina@secbe.org.uk

About FLASH+

The Institute for Sustainability’s FLASH+ programme is part-funded by the South East European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It has been designed to provide a range of free business support to help over 250 Small to Medium -sized Enterprises (SMEs)* in the South East of England exploit high growth, low carbon business opportunities. The project will focus on the results from measurement, monitoring and evaluation of building performance and give businesses access to learning and best practice from cutting edge new build and retrofit projects via established trade and professional networks. These will be managed and coordinated by the SECBE. All FLASH+ delivery partners are committed towards equal opportunities and diversity, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

*Eligible businesses for membership are Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with less than 250 employees and turnover less than Euro 50 million or a balance sheet less than Euro 43 million.  Business should be within the Construction/Built Environment sector and be located in the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, IOW or Kent).

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Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 15:45