• MacLaren, A. J. W. (Invited speaker)
  • Jenkins, D. P. (Member of programme committee)
  • Gillian Frances Menzies (Member of programme committee)
  • Gul, M. (Member of programme committee)
  • Evangelia Vasiliki Topriska (Member of programme committee)
  • Kennedy, C. J. (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Delegates from across the UK in academia and industry are invited to join a group from the RAEng Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, in discussing best practice, sharing case studies, and developing the benefits of experience in ‘teaching collaborative, multi-skilled professionals’.

When first proposed in 2012, the Centres were “to enhance the education of building designers, within a multidisciplinary environment”. The report “evaluated the economic benefits to the UK from just one aspect of the activities of the proposed centres: the provision of specialist undergraduate engineering education”. The conclusions- of huge savings in monetary and carbon emissions- were forecast as the reward. A central tenet of the Centres is therefore the provision of undergraduate education for future construction professionals in a multidisciplinary environment.

This event highlights a specific area of that education: interdisciplinary teaching. That is, educational activities that support students from different subject disciplines learning together.

The event comprises a morning expo, demonstrating examples of collaborative innovation, accompanied by a critical reflection; and an afternoon workshop, actively engaging delegates through processes introduced in the morning session, with a focus on developing ‘toolkit’ materials for wider dissemination. The event will aim both to share experience and tested, effective methods of education; and also to inform the directorate of the Centres and the RAEng themselves in ways that they can support staff in the delivery of this education at the Centres.
Period27 Mar 2017
Event typeConference
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • construction
  • interdisciplinary
  • collaboration
  • education