Free Online Course on Managing Building Adaptation

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The Delft University of Technology is offering free online course on Managing Building Adaptation: a Sustainable Approach. In this course, applicants will learn about adapting buildings for sustainability.

In six week course, applicants will learn how to adapt buildings sustainably by applying management tools to real-life cases in the built environment. This course will start on September 20, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 4-6 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Delft University of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on September 20, 2017

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges. We encourage our students to be independent thinkers so they will become engineers capable of solving complex problems.

About This Course

Do you have a passion for buildings and want to contribute to a sustainable environment? Then this is your chance to make a difference! The biggest sustainability challenge for cities worldwide is adapting existing obsolescent buildings and making them future-proof. In this course, you will learn about adapting buildings for sustainability.

Why Take This Course?

This course first introduces you to the challenging management task of redeveloping buildings for future use. Then you will learn how different management tools can be used to convert old buildings for sustainable reuse.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand building adaptation management as a cyclical process;
  • Identify various sustainability challenges that occur in building adaptations;
  • Distinguish between multiple actor perspectives and interests related to building adaptation;
  • Apply project management tools that assist in making decisions about building adaptation;
  • Translate design concepts into practical solutions for sustainable building adaptation.

Instructors

Erwin Heurkens

Assistant Professor in Urban Development Management at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Delft University of Technology

Martijn Vos

Teaching assistant at the Department of Management in the Built Environment
Delft University of Technology

Hilde Remøy

Associate professor of Real Estate Management at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Delft University of Technology

Gerard van Bortel

Assistant professor of Housing Management at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Delft University of Technology

Jelle Koolwijk

Research associate of the Design & Construction Management at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Delft University of Technology

Requirements

Undergraduate level of studies in the field of built environment.

How To Join This Course

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