Build for a Better Future
This course teaches students a range of construction skills including carpentry and masonry. The inclusion of studies in healthy buildings also helps students to develop awareness of how construction choices can influence the health of building inhabitants.
At a time when climate change and environmental degradation are key issues, the onus is on people in all walks of life to make more informed decisions about what they do to care for the future of the planet.
This course provides ideas for people in the construction industry to think more carefully and choose wisely.
Learn to understand how to create buildings that are in tune with the environment
Buildings come in all shapes and forms; old, new, solid constructions and weak construction, large and small, residential, commercial and public. This course relates to them all.
In the past, little thought was given to the sustainability of construction in a holistic way. We may have built durable churches, castles and forts that lasted hundreds or occasionally thousands of years; but often lack of knowledge or forethought has resulted in construction with materials that are toxic to human health or with other undesirable issues.
This course will raise your awareness of not only how to build things, but also the human impact of the design and materials used in a construction; and the landscape surrounding the building.
Note that each module in the Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Construction is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.