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Sustainability - Skills Matrix

The Sustainability Skills Matrix for the Built Environment is a high level framework that charts the key functional players and the sustainability issues relevant to making their practices more sustainable. Against these, the matrix identifies what each function needs to be able to do, and their level of involvement in those particular actions. The matrix was designed for use by all the main functions working in the built environment - from investors and clients to contractors, suppliers, end users and demolition. It can be used to influence the shape and content of training provision, assist companies in identifying their own skills and to assess your own skills, knowledge and attitudes.

CIC has incorporated the functions identified in the Matrix into the Occupational Standards for Professional, Managerial and Technical Occupations in the Built Environment

Download a copy of the Sustainability Skills Matrix. pdf

Health and Safety

Health and Safety - CIC support the development of health and safety competence, knowledge and understanding, in particular how this can be addressed in design qualifications.

CIC -ConstructionSkills launched SiD – a major new health and safety initiative for designers, in 2009 with the SiD Learning Aims and Standards have been developed by CIC, as a partner in ConstructionSkills, in conjunction with Safety in Design Limited, and supported by a steering group from industry bodies and institutions. 

SiD provides minimum standards of knowledge and competence for designers so that they can work with health and safety in mind. The SiD Learning Aims and Standards of Competence include the knowledge and competence needed to design buildings and structures that can be not only safely built, but also safely used and maintained.  These Standards have huge implications for the construction industry.

The ‘Safety in Design’ Standards of Competence (CS) are supported by corresponding ‘Safety in Design’ Learning Aims (LA) – which are a more detailed expansion of knowledge requirements. These have been cross-related in the two documents.  In the Knowledge Evidence items in the Standards of Competence document, the italicised references (LA…) against each item refer to the corresponding items in the 3 streams of ‘Safety in Design’ Learning Aims.  In the ‘Safety in Design’ Learning Aims document, the italicised references (CS…) against each item refer to the corresponding knowledge evidence items in the 2 ‘Safety in Design’ Standards of Competence.

Further information on SiD can be found here and for further information or guidance on adopting the SiD Learning Aims and Standards of Competence please contact David Cracknell email: dcracknell@cic.org.uk

Standards of Competence to Improve Performance (SCIP) project

Standards of Competence to Improve Performance (SCIP) project pushes forward the Government and industry’s plan to improve industry performance and the competence of its people. SCIP focuses on examining how Occupational Standards could be used to improve performance by introducing them into procurement processes along with managing the culture and people issues that affect industry performance.

Download The Standards of Competence to Improve Performance project summary PDF

 

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