PROJECT SCOPE

SUSTAINABUILD

The environment and fight against climate change are an urgent focus on national, EU and global scenes recognizing key role of higher education institutions (HEIs) contributing to the changes needed to become climate neutral by 2050. Developing competencies and future-oriented curricula that meet the needs of individuals and the respective industries are highly required as the construction industry holds great responsibility and potential for supporting this agenda.

Therefore, the overall aim of this project is to equip students at construction engineering programmes through increased sustainable knowledge, awareness, and interdisciplinary green sectorial skills in an international perspective using innovative digital didactic learning methods and digital mobility. Additionally, SUSTAINABUILD aims to provide valuable insights into the contribution of the built environment to practitioners and lecturers within the field and to ultimately push the sustainability agenda in Europe and accelerate the implementation by internationally exchanging ideas and good practices.

INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS

Strategic Design Framework

A STRATEGIC DESIGN FRAMEWORK (WP2) of how the SDGs can be integrated into construction projects, along with a list of SDG construction dimensions and targets that the hybrid course (WP3) needs to cover. The strategic design framework will provide insights into the current state of implementation of the SDGs in construction in the partner countries and current local needs in the industry.

Hybrid Course

THE HYBRID COURSE AND COURSE MATERIAL (WP3) focusing on how construction projects can contribute to the 2030 Agenda will provide students of construction engineering educational programmes with interdisciplinary and international knowledge and skills. The hybrid course utilizes the results from WP2 and will consist of a theoretical and a practical module based on a reflective learning approach.

Digital Handbook

THE DIGITAL HANDBOOK (WP4) will provide practical guidelines on how the SDGs can be implemented in construction projects, focusing on the entire construction process, from early design and programming to renovation or demolition. The digital handbook will serve as an advisory tool and will be targeted at practitioners within the construction industry, such as advisors, professional buildings owners, contractors, etc. as well as students and lecturers at higher education institutions as the handbook will be included in the hybrid course curriculum as educational material.

SUSTAINABUILD IS A INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN

BELGIUM, DENMARK, FINLAND and SPAIN