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[webinar] Sustainable Places: Partnerships for Green Design
| 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

In this Sustainable Places: Partnerships for Green Design event we will explore how architecture and construction companies have used innovative Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to develop new models for sustainable building design and net zero carbon targets.

Join this panel of experts from The Bartlett, along with a Knowledge Transfer Partner from AHMM, for an interactive discussion on key sustainability issues facing practitioners in the built environment, and how partnerships like this can make an impact for positive change. This webinar will discuss successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in green construction, including a net zero carbon guide and tool created for architects, and design solutions, management strategies and adaptation plans to explore and test net-zero carbon targets. We will also explore the lessons learned from these partnerships, and how they can be applied in the future to cut carbon emissions and make our buildings and cities more sustainable.


  • Dr Joe Welch is a KTP Programme Manager for the UCL innovation and enterprise department. Joe manages UCL’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme. The KTP scheme offers a co-funded mechanism through which academics can put their research into practice and businesses can innovate and grow. Joe works with businesses and academics to scope potential KTP projects and apply for funding from Innovate UK. He then works with academic departments to set them up and oversees them.
  • Dr Qiuchen Luis currently an Associate Member of ASCE (TheAmerican Society of Civil Engineers) and the Editor (Chinese Language) ofBuilding Information Model (BIM) Dictionary, BIMe INITIATIVE. She is thereviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, such as Automation inConstruction, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE Journal ofManagement in Engineering etc.
  • Qiuchen mainly contributes in three modules: BCPM0060 – Introduction to the Built Environment, BARC0092 – Making Cities and BCPM0071, Professional Skills for Project Management. She is also the deputy programme lead for the MSc Digital Innovation in Built Asset Management (DIBAM).
  • Dr Esfandiar Burman is Associate Professor and the institute's lead for innovation and enterprise at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering. He has been involved in several research projects and was the academic supervisor for a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) between UCL IEDE and AHMM Architects on Achieving Net Zero Carbon in High Density Mixed Use Commercial Developments, which is relevant to this webinar.
  • Dr Simon Hatherly is Senior Building Performance Architect at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and former KTP Associate. Simon Hatherley is an architect and researcher based in Allford Hall Monaghan and Morris’ (AHMM) Building Performance Team. His recent collaborative research with AHMM and UCL’s Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering identified approaches for delivering of large-scale, urban, net zero carbon development. The main output of this research was the guidebook ‘Delivering Net Zero In Use: A guide for Architects.

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