Following our latest ICE Strategy Session on re-envisioning infrastructure as a platform for human flourishing the Learning Hub is now offering a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules to help you introduce sustainable materials and methods while enabling you to deliver better infrastructure.
Please note that all CPD programmes can be accessed on the Learning HUB through the MyICE dashboard.
ICE sustainability competency assurance programme
This programme takes you through aspects of sustainability you must know as a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. This programme then takes you through an introduction to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG’s). You are then taken through how ICE has been working towards achieving the SDG's through their Sustainability Route Map. The programme then introduces you to 12 signposts for sustainability and how you can embed them within all aspects of your work.
Architectural and engineering methods for sustainable development
The world faces many challenges In order to meet the challenges of climate change. These include urbanisation, increasing population, increasing demand for resources, and technological change. Architects and engineers need to produce built environments that enable people to achieve the UN SDGs as well as being able to adapt to future, sometimes uncertain, changes.
This programme showcases the methods and professional skills architects and engineers are already using to meet the challenges of sustainable development and runs parallel to the programme ‘Drivers towards sustainable development and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.'
This programme provides a comprehensive introduction to many issues in the domain of sustainable materials. It will:
- Provide an overview of the programme and the different sustainability factors by which materials in this programme are classified;
- Showcase recent re-evaluations of ‘traditional natural’ materials including wood, glass and wool;
- Showcase new materials that have been designed to have reduced environmental impact;
- Showcase the use of recycled materials in construction, the Circular Economy and a case study about particularly dangerous waste disposal (asbestos);
- Describe biomimetic materials in general and with specific reference to South Africa;
- Provide a framework for evaluating the criticality of materials for new technologies.
Other available programmes on sustainable engineering include:
Engineering and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Engineering has a huge role to play in ensuring the success of the SDGs. This learning programme examines what the SDGs entail, and how engineers can make a meaningful contribution to their achievement.
The drivers of sustainable development and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
For methods and professional skills for sustainable development for built environment professionals see the parallel programme, ‘Architectural and engineering methods and skills for sustainable development’.
CPD modules on infrastructure also include:
Understanding and improving resilience of infrastructure
This programme is for engineers with an interest in understanding how civil engineers can help improve resilience of infrastructure, in the face of climate change and increasing adverse weather events.
An introduction to concrete
This programme consists of a series of videos, funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Construct, in which Professor Nick Buenfeld draws on his many years of practice as a leading researcher in concrete and in teaching to provide viewers with what he regards to be the key knowledge that construction professionals need to understand about concrete.
An introduction to pre-stressed concrete
This programme consists of a series of videos, funded by CITB and Construct, in which Professor Chris Burgoyne draws on his many years of practice as a leading researcher in concrete and in teaching to provide viewers with what he regards to be the key knowledge that construction professionals need to understand about pre-stressed concrete.
An introduction to reinforced concrete
This programme contains videos from the Bare Essentials of Concrete Series, funded by CITB and Construct, in which Tim Ibell draws on his many years of practice as a leading researcher in concrete and in teaching to provide viewers with what he regards to be the key knowledge that construction professionals need to understand about reinforced concrete.