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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.
Born as an idea about how better-defined activities can help obtain optimum performance from a building through an integrated design/construct/operate approach, the Soft Landings Core Principles and the Soft Landings Framework were developed for all stakeholders of a project to employ.
The 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 also emphasised that Soft Landings could help deliver green buildings and would be crucial in delivering buildings to the expectations of the new generation.
The Soft Landings conference brings together clients and construction professionals to discuss:
- Why organisations should adopt Soft Landings
- How Soft Landings can deliver better and more sustainable buildings
- How Soft Landings works in practice
- What the barriers to a wider adoption of Soft Landings are
- How collaboration increases among the project teams through Soft Landings