Your views invited | BSI Flex for a competence framework for sustainability in the built environment

CIAT has been approached to provide knowledge and opinions on the development of a new BSI Flex for a competence framework for sustainability in the built environment.

It is important that you have a voice when these opportunities arise, in helping to create and contribute to these important documents that will influence you as well as the discipline, profession and future practice.

The Edge is working through the Construction Industry Council's (CIC) Climate Change Committee to develop a framework for competence in delivering sustainability in the built and natural environment. The first draft of the proposed Framework has been published and is currently in consultation with a cross industry advisory group. It can be downloaded here.

The Framework is proposed to be published as a BSI Flex document for adoption to a BSI Standard. Central to the document is the proposed competence (skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours [SKEB]) standards outlined in the following preliminary categories:

  • Potential (Natural systems/Resources/Energy and carbon/Social impact/Harms and solutions)
  • People (Education, training and literacy/Behaviours/Teamworking)
  • Process (Finance and risk/Practice/Tools and technologies)
  • Projects (Land use and planning/External spaces/Infrastructure and accessibility/Buildings)
  • Performance (Project monitoring, information & feedback/Resilience and adaptation/Emergency response).

A scoping paper giving further details and examples of the contents of each of the categories is available to read.

The latest note (#5) on the development of the Flex is also available to read.

The cross industry Advisory Group has a few places left if you would like to be put forward on behalf of CIAT; the Edge is keen to receive views of CIAT members and affiliates.

Any contribution you send through to Central Office via [email protected] will be collated and fed through to the Edge with the full support of CIAT in providing feedback as early as possible.

The final draft will be circulated for consultation in Autumn 2024 for which CIAT will run a seminar-style workshop with interested members and affiliates to discuss and feed in any final thoughts. Keep a lookout for the invitation to get involved in the coming months.

Should you wish to input into the development of the BSI Flex for a competence framework for sustainability in the built environment and would like to be considered for the Advisory Panel, please do get in touch by sending your expression of interest to [email protected].

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Climate change Sustainability