Constructionarium, a not-for-profit organisation which traditionally provides experiential learning to students studying built environment courses, took the opportunity at the start of the pandemic to launch its NetZero activities. This was through the launch of its Lexicon, published on its website www.constructionarium.uk – listing a collection of activities that are being undertaken by organisations throughout the UK, alongside developing and delivering bespoke corporate webinars. The webinars are delivered as corporate programmes for executives and senior leaders across contracting and consulting organisations and are focused on upskilling delegates on the complex subject of climate change. They can be delivered as a one-off session or linked to corporate strategy and policy as a programme of activities. Keith Clarke, Constructionarium’s Chairman, welcomes the inclusion of Constructionarium’s activities in a corporate setting. He said “Constructionarium is building on its 18 year heritage and helping move the sector into thinking about net zero and the clear, urgent action that it needs to deliver as part of the current climate emergency”.
The webinars come ahead of changes Constructionarium are making to their unique offering of experiential learning, which going forward will include digitalisation and project upgrades to reflect modern methods of construction, alongside a new academic curriculum. With decarbonised and net zero projects starting to emerge in their portfolio, the long-term future is looking bright for Constructionarium as they continue to develop their site at Bircham Newton (within the grounds of CITB’s National Construction College) into a multi-disciplinary training facility. Julia Stevens, Chief Exec said “With the latest news that CITB will be continuing at Bircham Newton, we are delighted to continue our collaboration of providing the industry with exceptional work-ready employees across a range of emerging technologies and skills”.