Sustainability is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case those associated with achieving sustainable design and construction - and explains the essential activities required at each stage.
Concise and easy to use with a consistent format these guides provide the ultimate quick reference support at your desk or on-site. An authoritative ‘how to’ full of pragmatic advice, examples and in-text features such as ‘hints and tips’ that illuminate best practice and clever solutions.
Designed to be used on all projects – large and small – and across all types of procurement, they are task rather than role-oriented acknowledging that a variety of people take on these responsibilities. They are also invaluable for architectural students at Part 3 who are getting to grips with the realities of practice.
About the Authors:
Sandy Halliday is principal of Gaia Research, a research consultancy developing sustainable solutions for the built environment. The practise portfolio at any one time embraces research, design, evaluation, dissemination, training and capacity building. A prolific author and chartered engineer with extensive experience of interdisciplinary working, Sandy is able to bridge gaps between architecture and engineering in briefing, process issues, passive design and building physics. Much of her current work involves supporting delivery of healthy, resource efficient and affordable built development - at all scales, from one-off buildings through to master-planning - by providing real time advice at all stages from briefing and specification through tendering and handover to post-occupancy evaluation.
Richard Atkins FRIAS, RIBA is a practicing architect and holds the Advanced Accredited in Sustainability from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS.) Richard has been responsible for a number of innovative environmentally responsible award winning projects that demonstrate that not only is a high design quality and a sustainable built environment achievable but it makes sound economic and social sense. A past Chair of the Scottish Ecological Design Association Richard has also advised amongst others the RIAS, The Scottish Government and Historic Scotland and is currently completing a PhD in the Sustainable Assessment of the Built Environment.