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28 November 2023

Not Business As Usual – A Construct Net Zero Cymru Training Project

The construction industry stands as a crucial sector, shaping the landscapes of our living and working spaces through the creation of homes, buildings, and infrastructure.

Faced with escalating expectations for improved, more intelligent, and greener construction practices, the sector is challenged to redefine the way buildings are conceived, fabricated, and assembled. In response to these demands, there is a pressing need to foster the skills essential for the industry's prosperity.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre has been funded to offer a new training programme which they’ve called Construct Net Zero Cymru (CNZC).  CNZC is made of two distinctive projects that will focus on broadening our understanding of the green agenda as well as develop practical training skills   

Not Business As Usual – A Construct Net Zero Cymru training project

Not Business As Usual will focus on educating and promoting a greater awareness of the principles and techniques used in the design, construction, and maintenance of a variety of low-carbon construction methods, with a particular focus on the building fabric. Training will be offered to participants from Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. 

Construct Net-Zero Cymru activities will work alongside partners in industry, higher and further education, schools and the third sector to create and deliver micro courses in ‘Fabric First‘ design. Sessions will be held in the university’s construction workshop using a range of tailor made equipment and training aids to enhance these skills.

What’s on offer?
Through funding provided by the Skills and Talent programme we are offering fully funded and practical training in the following areas: 

Fabric First for New Build 

  • Building envelope design  
  • Modern Methods of Construction  
  • Passive solar design  
  • Building physics & performance  
  • Mechanical/Renewable heat & ventilation 

Fabric First for Retrofitting 

  • Building Assessment (energy modelling & identification of energy saving opportunities. 
  • Building Assessment (insulation, air tightness, doors, windows and thermal mass to improve energy efficiency) 
  • Smart building technology

You can choose to do as many of the above as you wish.

Who’s this for?

  • Industry
  • Construction students in Further and Higher Education
  • Not in Employment Education or Training
  • Community Groups 

Find more information about Construct Net-Zero Cymru HERE:

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