Why Sustainable Construction?
is THE future for the construction industry. Construction is the world's largest industry, employing over 111 million people, it consumes between 40% and 50% of all materials extracted from the earth's crust and accounts for nearly half of both energy use and carbon emissions in developed countries.
Given these statistics, it is unsurprising that industry surveys now clearly demonstrate how sustainability has emerged as THE central driver in professional practice for all the property disciplines. Consequently, there is global demand for construction project managers who possess an advanced understanding of sustainability issues.
Completing this MSc will put you in an outstanding position to make a difference by delivering construction projects that can demonstrate industry-leading sustainability performance alongside high levels of quality and competitiveness.
What’s in it for you?
As a future sustainable construction professional:
Choosing sustainability offers individuals considerable intrinsic and career-enhancing rewards such as increased job satisfaction arising from a sense of making a real difference to the world, and increased access to exciting and innovative projects.
As an employer:
Sponsoring your employees on this MSc can help you enhance the sustainability performance of your organisation, offering proven organisational that could include:
1. Improving efficiency and reducing costs
2. Growing workplace innovation
3. Improved access to a fast emerging market in sustainable construction
4. Increased employee productivity (Koch & Glaves, 2010)
5. Attraction and retention of a talented work force
6. Enhanced reputation
7. Increasing stakeholder value and involvement
8. Improved organisational performance and the bottom line
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