Last year, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. The target will require the UK to bring its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. As more than a quarter of total UK greenhouse gas emissions is generated by buildings, sustainable buildings must therefore deliver on the challenge. It is not an easy task and only by improving the quality, performance and functionality of buildings will the construction industry be able to play a vital part in the strategy to deliver net zero by 2050.
Soft Landings is a building delivery process. It has at its core a “golden thread” of data that runs through the project, from inception to completion and beyond, ensuring that all decisions made during the project are based on improving operational performance of the building and fulfilling the end users’ needs. The chair of last year’s Soft Landings conference, Stuart Thompson, emphasised that Soft Landings enables the industry to close the quality and performance gap that is much too common today.
The 2020 conference will feature a range of practical examples to show how projects benefited from Soft Landings and how to integrate the framework within the wider team. You will hear the building owners’ perspective as well as case studies from project delivery teams.
If you are a client, an architect, designer, engineer, facilities manager or project manager, you will get benefit from the event by learning more about Soft Landings, its practical use and how it can support you in delivering more sustainable, climate change proof and user beneficial buildings.
The Soft Landings Framework celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. Summarising some of its greatest achievements:
“Soft Landings provides an industry standard and creates a platform for the use of common language across the whole delivery chain of buildings, from architects through construction right down to FM” said Iain Trent from Landsec, the company that started to use the framework a few years ago.
Iain Trent also emphasised that Soft Landings could help deliver green buildings and would be crucial in delivering buildings to the expectations of the new generation.