Sustainable Construction Topic Support Network

Date: 1 February 2011

Venue: University of Edinburgh - Charteris Land in Moray House School of Education

Capital Projects – either entirely new buildings or refurbishment of existing buildings – pose special risks for Universities and Colleges

9:30 to 13:30 Tuesday 1st February 2011

This Topic Support Network meeting will be of special interest to senior managers / Directors of Estates and of Finance responsible for bring their estate into the 21st century.

Hosted by the University of Edinburgh at their recently refurbishment Charteris Land in Moray House School of Education which has also seen a recent extension, it will include an update on the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Scotland campaign to promote the Construction Commitment: Halving Waste to Landfill.

The morning will conclude with a special feedback session lead by the consultant who has undertaken fifteen Post Occupancy Evaluation reviews of recent capital projects supported by Scottish Funding Council.
Donald Canavan - project director on the award winning Great Glen House offices for Scottish Natural Heritage in Inverness - will share some of his recent experience in court as an expert witness where things went wrong between client, designer and contractor.