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Online Roundtable Reviews

Online Roundtable: Could Modern Methods of Construction be the Key to Creating Zero Carbon Schools?

Post-war there was a need to quickly construct and deliver new housing. Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) significantly contributed to achieving this through its speed and efficiency. MMC is an off-site construction method where components are mass produced and prefabricated primarily in factory environments. Once developed, supplies can then be transported and assembled on-site. MMC… Read more »

Webinar Reviews

Webinar Review: Is There Another Way to Engage Learners in STEAM?

Context Building on the acronym ‘STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), ‘STEAM’ merges the arts. The significance of incorporating the arts into STEAM has been recognised more recently and its role should not be undermined. Without the arts, which includes roles like a web or graphic designer, you begin to wonder how successful organisations would… Read more »

Webinar Review: Morrison Construction – Capital investment improved by digital construction

Context The Government aspire to deliver ‘better, faster and greener’ public projects. This has sparked a change in capital investment, driven by multiple factors including operational costs and ambitious targets to achieve Net Zero. Employing digital software and principles subsequently contribute to how projects are assessed, procured and managed. This webinar assessed numerous components within… Read more »

Webinar Review: Low Carbon

Context The climate crisis has fuelled the momentum towards reaching Net Zero before 2045. The Passivhaus EnerPHit Standard has been internationally recognised for its low energy building standards in renovation projects. This webinar included speakers from Hamson Barron Smith and Zero Waste Scotland, who discussed the significance of utilising EnerPHit requirements and their associated benefits…. Read more »

Webinar Review: Inclusive Growth

Context This webinar discussed primary schools located in South Ayrshire. Although distinct projects in their own right, they both exhibited similar objectives: to open up the school to its local community, and enhance and develop overall life experiences and opportunities. Newton Primary School as a Community Hub Wallacetown is a deprived area on the outskirts… Read more »

Webinar Review: Sustainable Estate

Context Through evaluation of current learning environments, existing fabric can be repurposed to offer multiple facets of spaces and services. A multi-service approach can develop more inclusive, accessible environments for all within the local community, not just for students. A 20-Minute Neighbourhood Young people gain valuable experience through interacting with their community. SPACE Strategies have… Read more »

Webinar Review: Suitable

Designing to Meet User Needs Everyone deserves a safe haven, to feel respected and to experience a sense of belonging. Utilising Maslow’s well-known hierarchy of needs in architecture and design generates acknowledgement of the needs and targets that should be met to improve future projects. Architecture plays an active role in how user groups integrate… Read more »

Webinar Review: Digital

Context Technological advances have soared throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This webinar discussed ways that technology can be utilised both online and offline, with both presentations expressing a clear objective of enhancing learning experiences for all. Beatlie Additional Support Needs (ASN) Campus West Lothian Council (WLC), NORR Architects and Wardell Armstrong Landscape Architects are a few… Read more »