Learning Together: Collaboration in the Education and Training of Built Environment and Facilities Management Professionals

Alex MacLaren, Sarah Birchall

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Abstract

Inspired by the 2015 Report ‘Collaboration for Change’ (Paul Morrell, (1)) this paper presents a thesis from an early-career-stage interdisciplinary professional group. We propose why cross-disciplinary teaching and learning in built environment Higher Education is essential; with particular emphasis on whole-career engagement, and integrating planning for the operational phase into design-stage teamwork.
The paper references extant teaching initiatives and innovations across built environment disciplines, and professional criteria from CIBSE, RICS, CIOB, ICE, IStructE, BIFM, and the RIBA . A mapping exercise identifies the emergence of the transient professional, sitting between institutional silos. The paper identifies the collaborative role of the built environment professional in the future construction industry.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
EventCIBSE Technical Symposium 2016: Integration for Whole Life Building Performance - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
http://www.cibse.org/technical-symposium-2016

Conference

ConferenceCIBSE Technical Symposium 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period14/04/1615/04/16
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Keywords

  • Engineering Education
  • Construction
  • Collaboration
  • Professional Education
  • Built Environment
  • Facilities Management
  • Professionalism
  • careers

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    MacLaren, A., & Birchall, S. (2016). Learning Together: Collaboration in the Education and Training of Built Environment and Facilities Management Professionals. Paper presented at CIBSE Technical Symposium 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.