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BSRIA launches Soft Landings training course

BSRIA has launched its Soft Landings training course, designed as a cradle-to-occupation process for a graduated handover of a new or refurbished building

In a statement the association said: “Soft Landings is a cradle-to-occupation process for a graduated handover of a new or refurbished building,
where a period of professional aftercare by the project team is planned for at project inception and carried out for up to three years post-completion.

The new BSRIA Soft Landings Level 1 training course, being launched on 28th June 2012, will inform the industry about this process that aims to help project teams deliver design ambitions in actual building performance.

There are often huge differences between the performance of new buildings in design and their performance in reality, particularly in terms of their energy consumption, occupant satisfaction and general building usability.

One way of closing the performance gap is the Soft Landings process of graduated handover and aftercare. Soft Landings has touched a nerve with the construction industry as clients are increasingly keen for their buildings to be truly sustainable.

This means that project teams need to fully understand Soft Landings processes and resources. BSRIA’s new Soft Landings Level 1 training course will provide this knowledge to anyone in a project team. Soft Landings is gaining momentum in the industry by:

  • being increasingly specified by clients
  • providing a means of earning credits in BREEAM for New Construction
  • being in the process of adoption for government procurement policy
  • assisting project teams deliver lower carbon buildings within constrained budgets.

This course will be of value to professionals involved in the design, construction and operation of the built environment. This includes building owners, building services consultants and contractors, architects, cost consultants, project managers, principal contractors and facilities managers.

Delegates will be provided with a free copy of the BSRIA Soft Landings Framework (BG 04/2009) and Soft Landings Core Principles (BG 38/2012) documents, together with a copy of all the slides presented.

For more information visit www.bsria.co.uk/goto/sf1

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