Session 48
Wednesday, 10 November 2004
9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre - Room 308
Partnerships in Sustainability Education for the Construction Industry 1
Aim: To blend the expertise of construction industry practitioners with the experience of environmental management educators to develop viable programs for contractor education in environmentally sustainable construction practices. Workshop Issues and Summary: The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore is driving the construction industry towards more sustainable practices. The top two grades of contractors in BCA’s Contractors’ Registry were required to obtain certification in both environmental and OHS management systems by July 2004. There is some concern that awareness of sustainability issues and practices at the on-ground level needs to be assured by change of mind-set at management level and indeed all levels of personnel. This can only be achieved through relevant education and appropriate training. The theme of partnerships for sustainability education will be developed in this workshop through the presentation of six short papers on environmental management in the construction industry, each accompanied by a series of key questions for audience participation. The session will be facilitated and reported to generate curriculum and content for a study program aiming to change mindset and contribute to the education and training of construction contractors and employees in innovative and sustainable building practices.
Chair:Jan Carey, The University of Adelaide
9:00 AM Ecologically Sustainable Construction: Issues in Residential Design
Paul Downton, Ecopolis Architects Pty Ltd, Australia
9:10 AM Greener Building: The challenges in adopting Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) management systems for property development organisation
Eddie LC Wong, City Developments Ltd, Singapore

Technical Program

The 12th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network - Partnerships for Sustainable Development November 7-10, 2004