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On 18th May 2015 the Edge published the report Collaboration for Change, resulting from its year long Commission of Inquiry on the Future of Professionalism in the UK's design and construction industries. For more details see here

Edge Annual Report 2016 (pdf)

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Edge Debate 80: Level 2 BIM; how’s it been for you? - 28th February 2017

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

bim-image3Nearly a year after UK Government mandated Level 2 BIM for its projects, is it getting what it sought and are the efficiencies promised in building delivery and operations being achieved?

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Edge Debate 79: Overheating in UK buildings – a disaster waiting to happen?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

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• Why do UK buildings overheat in summer?

• Who is affected by it?

• What should we do about it?

• Who should do it?

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Debate 78 - Heritage Capital

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

ed78-hc-imageHow should we value heritage’s contribution to our sense of place, well-being and identity?

Our historic built environment is under increasing and varied threat – from development pressures arising from economic and demographic change; from neglect and decay; from the impact of current environmental factors as well as from the need to mitigate and adapt to climate change. › Continue reading

Debate 76: Co-producing Neighbourhood Resilience, Sheffield

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

bri-neighbourhood-resilienceHow can cities become more resilient?

A key challenge is creating resilience at the neighbourhood level - an often overlooked scale. Resilience strategies can enable local communities to thrive in response to rapid climate change and deal with uncertainty and disruption. However, the current emphasis of resilience planning remains relatively top down, with local authorities still producing strategies for local neighbourhoods rather than with them. › Continue reading

Debate 75: ‘Generalist’ versus ‘Specialist’ - Learning for a Sustainable Built Environment, LSBU

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

libraryWhat sort of education can best tackle the challenges of sustainability in the built environment?

Learning in all forms, from the education of students to the continuing development of professionals, is key to a sustainable built environment. The issues explored in this debate were around general cross-disciplinary learning versus focusing on the specialisation of disciplines. › Continue reading

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