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The Role of the School of Built Environment in the Zambian Built Environment Landscape

The Role of the School of Built Environment in the Zambian Built Environment Landscape

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  • Alice S. Lungu Copperbelt University Presented at the Inaugural Workshop organised by National Council for Construction and Council for the Built Environment (RSA) on “Futuristic Built Environment Education, Best Practices & Standards for Southern Africa” , Lusaka – Zambia, on 24-25 February 2011.
  • CONTENTS
    • Brief history - CBU
    • SBE
    • Contribution to the Zambian Built Environment Landscape
    • Way forward
  • BRIEF HISTORY OF CBU
    • Originally known as UNZANDO, was located at former Zambia Institute of Technology (ZIT) premises in Kitwe.
    • Annexed to University of Zambia (UNZA) and became one of three UNZA campuses:
      • University of Zambia at Lusaka
      • University of Zambia at Ndola (UNZANDO)
      • University of Zambia at Solwezi (Proposed)
  • BRIEF HISTORY (CONTD).
    • In 1987 UNZANDO and ZIT amalgamated and became known as the Copperbelt University (CBU).
    • Started with two schools:
      • School of Business
      • School of Built Environment (formerly School of Environmental Studies)
    • Later on other schools were introduced.
  • SCHOOL OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT
    • Initially called School of Environmental Studies (SES).
    • Established in 1975 but operationalised in 1981 when the first students were admitted.
    • Later on name changed to School of Built Environment (SBE).
    • SBE produced its first graduates in 1986
      • locally,
      • regionally and
      • globally.
    • SBE is made up of four interrelated departments
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Architecture
    • Building Science
    • Real Estate
    • Urban and Regional Planning
  • DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
    • Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Architecture
    • The first year of study is common to all students in the school.
    • In second year of study Architectural and Building Science students learn together.
    • Specialisation into Architecture begins in third year through fourth year.
  • ARCHITECTURE (CONTD)
    • In fifth year, students are exposed to professional practice:
      • They have courses common to other fifth years students in other departments
      • They also have individual projects to work on.
    • Plans are underway to introduce a postgraduate degree in the field of housing.
  • DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING SCIENCE
    • Two undergraduate degrees:
      • Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying and
      • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
    • Postgraduate degree – Master of Science in Project Management
    • First and second years undergraduate study is similar to Architecture.
    • In the third year of study, students begin to exposed to fields of quantity surveying and construction management.
  • BUILDING SCIENCE (CONTD)
    • In fourth year of study students branch into either quantity surveying or construction management.
    • In fifth year, students are exposed to professional practice:
      • They have common courses with other fifth years students in other departments
      • They also have individual projects to work on.
  • CONTRIBUTION TO THE ZBE LANDSCAPE
    • Major contributions have been through:
      • Training
        • Degree programmes
        • Short courses
      • Research
        • Building materials
      • Consultancy
        • CBU
        • Communities
  • STRATEGIES ADOPTED
    • Linkage with industry
      • Participation in professional bodies
      • Industrial attachments
      • Education tours – national and international
      • Open days
      • Seminars, conferences, workshops
      • Use of software
  • WAY FORWARD
    • Work with other stakeholders in the Zambian Built Environment (ZBE):
      • Research and development
      • Standards development and improvement
      • Curriculum development for future programmes
    • THE END
    • THANK YOU ALL!