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Preparing a design brief

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Preparing a design brief

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Course duration: 1 day
Venue: Bob Allan Conference Centre, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Glasgow, G22 5AZ  
Costs: Members £195.00 / Non-Members £295.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This course has been designed for those specifically working in development, technical services or who have a role in development where you are, or will be, expected to commission new build or rehabilitation projects.

This session will enable you to produce a comprehensive design brief detailing the standard of homes that your organisation wants to provide. Detailing what products you may want to specify, what are the important design standards for your organisation that you want to include internally and externally.

Course content

This course will cover

  • Innovation
  • Building life, maintenance, sustainability
  • Compliance with housing for varying needs
  • Building form and orientation
  • Space standards
  • External environment
  • Internal environment
  • Services
  • Secure By Design


Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this course you will be able to:

  • Produce a design brief for your organisation
  • Understand the impact of your decisions for maintenance, life cycle costing and sustainability
  • Understand the impact of Housing for Varying Needs
  • Understand the impact of Secured by Design
  • Use of new technologies to improve your housing provision


Trainer: Kirsteen McGinn