Surveyor Manual: Vocational Education Training for Building Observation, Operation and Maintenance VET-BOOM

Henrik Blyt, Regner Bæk Hessellund

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    The project proposes a new training system aiming at the creation of a new profession, the building surveyor, working for the preservation of the existing built stock and extension of its lifetime, by means of regular, expert observation, operation and maintenance. The results of this activity will be: a) the prevention of structural and fabric damages, b) better hygienic and aesthetic conditions and c) avoidance of the building related illnesses, thus improving the inhabitants’ quality of life – one of the pre-conditions of sustainability. Other expected results of the proposed new activity will be a reduction in energy consumption and related environmental pollution of existing buildings, as well as for new buildings. Building survey will also result in accurately completed building technical books (simple technical documentation is required even at present, but rarely exists), elaboration of reliable maintenance strategies, leading to energy saving and rational financial management. The building technical books will also provide a reliable background for transactions, decisions concerning the changes in the buildings’ use and for decision-makers in the devising of social, economic and financial policies in the field, at local and national level.

    The training system will operate at two different levels, a) for higher-education graduates, mainly architects and engineers, at postgraduate level, providing a new qualification as ‘building surveyor’ and b) for graduates of secondary schools, post-secondary training providing the qualification of ‘building maintenance technician’. Being addressed to people seeking jobs, but also to professionals already working in domains connected to the administration and maintenance of building stock, such as local administration, public and private companies owning buildings, SMEs in construction activities etc., the proposed training system will be adapted to users’ needs concerning training methods, teaching materials and settings (formal and non-formal) where the learning will take place. Thus, a new form of learning and teaching in VET will be developed, where the traditional methods will be combined with e-learning and ODL, resulting in a flexible training course that can be followed by any learner, whatever his/her present occupation, programme or location. There is also the flexibility to start and eventually complete courses whenever the candidate considers it appropriate, according to his/her circumstances. Consequently, according to the programme documents, the proposed training system can be defined as a i) continuing vocational training, ii) work-linked training and iii) lifelong learning.
    ForlagLeonardo da Vinci Programme, European Community
    Antal sider77
    StatusUdgivet - 2006