OPEN APPLICATION for the WP 3 Training School in Bolzano/Italy!
New deadline for applications! 13th January 2019!
REGENERATIVE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION – FROM REGENERATIVE CONCEPTS AND DESIGN TO REALITY
Training School – Bolzano (Italy) 11th -14th March 2019
Bolzano Training School is oriented to European professionals, researchers, PhD and master students from the construction and Facilities Management sector with the goal of providing them with the tools to include restorative concepts in their daily work. The aim is to bridge the gap between current common construction practice and the new sustainable construction process.
To attain this ambitious goal, the Training School has been designed to balance between the testimony of international experts in the field and the visit and assessment of best practices around Bolzano. The selected trainees will be attending seminars and round tables that will set the discussion for the workshops which contain is further explained. RESTORE trainers will guide these workshops to assure high quality results. The School has been designed in the form of a competition where the trainees will be developing a pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Facilities Management Checklist based in all the information and guidance received during the School.
In a closer look, the 4 parts that will conform the School will be:
Seminars / Round tables:
The speakers are expert in one of the life stages: procurement, construction, operation, second life. Through their input the participants get information about the process and are inspired for the workshop activities.
Visit of case Studies:
The cases studies are best-practice examples of the implementation of regenerative/sustainable principles. Through the visit of the case study it will be shown how sustainability principles become reality and which are the barriers or challenges to overcome in the practice.
In the workshops the participants will work on the development a PQQ (Pre-Qualification Questionnaire) and Facilities Management Checklist (e.g. based on Sustainable FM Index (SFMI) from UK).
PQQ and the FM checklist are divided into sections following the seminars’ content: i.e. Innovative materials; sustainable procurement; waste management; future life….
The participants are organized in teams of 4 participants each. The teams will be formed by the Training School Committee balancing participants skills so that each team have one person from each life stage: pro- curement, construction, operation and second life.
During the conference on the 14th of March the groups will present their final proposal to jury and audience. The best output will be awarded during the final event.
Any interested applicant is required to demonstrate experience and competence in the above mentioned focus (professional or research experience). The participant will be organized in teams, hence in the application, please refer to your area of focus (construction, facility management, procurement, future life).
The applicants will participate in the school activities from Monday the 11th of March (h 9.00) to Thursday the 14th of March (h 16:00).
The 20 selected European trainees will benefit of a Trainee Grant. This grant will cover the travel, accommodation and expenses up to 880 € for four days.
Besides, application is open also to 5 trainees outside Europe. Please note that trainees from outside Europe can only attend the event with no reimbursement.
Eurac Research, Grant Holder of RESTORE CA16114 Action, will provide the meeting rooms at NOI Tech Park, Via Alessandro Volta, 13, 39100 Bozen (IT).
For the summary of the program please click here
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to the RESTORE Training School 2019, please send the following documents (in a single pdf file) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A cover letter briefly introducing yourself, any previous sustainability experience and why you are wanting to attend (max one page)
- How you will benefit from the TS and disseminate learning through education or awareness sessions within your own institute or countries (max one page).
- Your CV (max 2 pages)
- Eventually a portfolio (max 2 pages)
Proposals will be collected until deadline.
Application opened: 6th of November 2018
New Applications submission Deadline:
13th of January 2019
Confirmation to the selected Trainees: beginning of February 2019
Deadline for e-Cost registration and confirmation: February 2019 Training School Days: 11th of March (h 9.00) to 14th of March (h 16:00).
The city of Bozen/Bolzano is the capital of South Tirol/Alto Adige on the southern face of the Alps and at the northern end of Upper Italy. The best way to get to Bolzano is by train or by bus, with connection to the international airports of Verona (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria). The airports of Bergamo, Milano, and Venice in Italy and Munich in Germany are also reachable by train or bus.