Improving technical competency in the design and delivery of buildings
In the aftermath of Grenfell, the relationship between architects, project managers and contractors’ roles in the delivery of buildings is under question. In a world increasingly dominated by BIM the full building team need to understand how different elements of their buildings go together and where responsibilities lie.
NLA’s Building Better programme looks in depth at best practice case studies and guidance to support the built environment profession’s focus on improving competency in the technical design and delivery of new buildings for London. Monthly seminars include ‘Projects in Practice’, presenting best practice case studies and the products that define them, and ‘Technical Competency Briefings’ which demystify the latest legislation, regulations, products and technology.
The programme is informed through the NLA Technical Competency Expert Panel which meets regularly to share thought-leadership on improving technical competency in the detailed design and delivery of buildings in London, respond to relevant consultations and advise the NLA on topics and issues for the programme.
PROJECTS IN PRACTICE
‘Projects in Practice’ presents London’s leading projects and the products that define them. The series gets under the skin of the best new projects across all sectors in the capital, revealing the technical aspects of their design, specification and delivery. Each seminar focuses in on a specific sector, from schools and homes to offices and tall buildings, linking in with NLA’s existing programme streams, and features projects presented by the architects, engineers and other team members instrumental in making London’s most successful buildings work.
TECHNICAL COMPETENCY BRIEFINGS
Technical Competency Briefings provide essential intelligence on latest legislation, regulations and technology from key experts and practitioners working across policy, procurement, delivery, construction, technical innovation and design. The series supports the improvement of professional competence across the NLA network. Regular briefings provide in-depth and up-to-date information on latest guidance, technology, products and essential expertise
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