Integrated Sustainable Design (James Crawford)

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Integrated Sustainable Design (James Crawford)

  1. 1. Integrated Sustainable DesignA Paradigm ShiftJames CrawfordBusiness Development ExecutiveLagan Construction Group
  2. 2. Lagan Construction Group
  3. 3. A Personal Journey• First attended University of Ulster in September 1994 to studyEconomics, graduated top of class with 2:1 Honours in 1997• Returned again in September 2002 to study MSc Computing,graduated top of class with Distinction in 2005• Accepted onto MSc Infrastructure Engineering in September 2012,so far so good…
  4. 4. Integrated Sustainable Design - ContextCIV805IntegratedDesignEducationNeedsEnergyCivilsSustainabilityDesignSocial IssuesChallengeThe Delivery of Design &Sustainability, Integrated Togetherwithin the Context of EducationContextInvolvement in a ‘Live’ ProjectEnvironment to RICS Stage 3 (InitialPlanning Appraisal) within a SharedEducation ComplexVisionContribute to Policy Debate onShared Education using EngineeringPrinciples.
  5. 5. Integrated Sustainable Design - ProcessDevelopment of a Shared Education ComplexThrough Sound Processes from the University of UlsterTeamworkMutualRespectEngagementDesignReviewReflectiveLogConceptPosters
  6. 6. Integrated Sustainable Design - ProgressSharedEducationComplexArmaghBelfastBallymenaCraigavonLocation of Shared Education Complexwithin existing Crumlin Road Gaol/Girdwood Barracks site
  7. 7. North Belfast Shared Education ComplexMaking Vision a Reality 4 schools re-located into new ‘core’buildings – Each Identity retained Modern Shared Facilities Comprising Sports Centre Technology Centre Learning Resource Centre Science Building Gaol refurbished into Shared Arts &Drama Zone, complete withAuditorium and Workshop space All Shared spaces open to localcommunity outside school hours
  8. 8. North Belfast Shared Education ComplexMaking Vision a Reality Parking ? Retain façade of Courthouse andconstruct multi-storey carpark Access ? Users of the carpark access theEducation Complex throughexisting tunnel Traffic ? Drop off points around perimeterof education Complex Entire centre of EducationComplex landscaped withwalkways
  9. 9. North Belfast Shared Education ComplexA Paradigm Shift An education complex for use by everyone in the local community Instil a sense of pride, youth keen to learn 16+ Alleviate education skills deprivation Improve employment prospects Enhance income opportunities Relieve housing stress Improve social environmentNot so much ‘Why’ but rather ‘Why Not’
  10. 10. Conclusion A concept developed by 4 Masters students at University of Ulster, Jordanstown Additional support from our new colleague Chigbo Uchegbu from Nigeria Final report amassed 55,000 words ! Peer Design Review by industry education specialists in Architecture andEngineering Full support from Academic staff at UUJ A vision I believe could turn into reality
  11. 11. Thank You

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