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Foster + Partners British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) How are you grouping your FM services? A new one day course running in Central London on 1 May 2014 is here to help you make sure that you are managing the most effective contract arrangement for your outsourced services. ‘FM Contract Models’ – making sense of the variations and determining best fit Bundled, TFM, managing contractor, best of breed – what are choices when organising FM services? As with so many other areas of FM, there is no ‘best’ or ‘universal’ answer. Complete with a framework to support the decision making process, the day includes plenty of workshop sessions and interactive exercises to help you put ideas into practice. Further information and registration Fees are £385+VAT for BIFM members or £480+VAT non-members.

Psychology - Careers, education and training Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study because it has a big impact on all areas of life, from education and health, to the economy and crime. Psychologists apply scientific methodology to explain human behaviour. They formulate theories, test hypotheses through observation and experiment, and analyse their reports with statistical techniques that help them identify important findings. If you are interested in finding out why people behave the way they do or how the brain works then psychology could be for you. Whether you are at school, studying at university or have already started your career, our resources will help you make the most of your potential. Careers in Psychology Our Careers Portal contains information on how to become a psychologist, studying, work experience tips and changing your career. Accredited courses and training programmes Search for accredited courses and how to get a course accredited. Learning Centre and CPD Psychological testing Society qualifications

Site Safe - Site Specific Safety Planning - pre-start document A Site Specific Safety Plan is a communication tool between subcontractors and main contractors. When used correctly, it ensures that relevant site information is regularly updated and safety is monitored. A Site Specific Safety Plan should be completed prior to commencement of work onsite. A comprehensive plan has been developed and can be downloaded for easy use. We've also provided an example of a Task Analysis worksheet - an easy to complete tool that you can incorporate into your daily hazard management routine. To create a management plan to suit your individual needs Site Safe members can receive consultancy advice from one of our regional Safety, Health & Environmental Advisors. Another option is by booking a seat on the Advanced Passport Course. Contact Site Safe's Communications Manager Lauren Prestney at if you have any queries, ideas or comments in regards to improvements to be made to the the SSSP master document.

ArchitectureWeek Brooklyn is a hub of innovative architecture and design, with dozens of young professionals commissioning or undertaking their own eco-sensitive renovations to existing brownstones and low-rise attached buildings throughout the borough. Tighthouse, a Passive House brownstone retrofit, sits at the end of a string of two-story buildings constructed in 1899 that share a tree-lined block with larger brownstones built around the same time, centrally located off Fifth Avenue in the neighborhood of Park Slope. It is the first certified Passive House in New York City and meets the standards for new construction, surpassing the EnerPHit certification. Remodeling Approach The unique retrofit of a 110-year-old house by the Brooklyn-based firm Fabrica 718 could serve as an important model for the many urban and suburban residences that need energy-saving renovations.

BRE : Home Careers using foreign languages A knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers. For some jobs, such as translating, interpreting and language teaching, language skills are one of the main requirements. For other jobs a combination of languages and other qualifications, knowledge or skills may be needed. For example, people with languages plus IT, law, finance or sales skills are much sought-after. Specialist language occupations These include working as a translator, interpreter, language teacher or linguist. Though the terms interpreting/interpretation and translating/translation are often used interchangeably, these professions are different. Translation Translators translate written material from one language to another. To be a translator you need the ability to write and express yourself very well in the target language, usually your native tongue, and a good knowledge of the source language(s), usually foreign languages. Interpreting Language teaching and training Linguistics

TL Forum 1999: Davis - integrating problem based learning into undergraduate teaching Teaching and Learning Forum 99 [ Contents ] Peter R. Davis, Senior Lecturer Department of Construction Management School of Architecture Construction and PlanningCurtin University of Technology The theory of Problem Based Learning (PBL) is discussed and applied to a final year unit of teaching in the BAppSc (Construction Management and Economics) Course. The core idea of PBL in education is to use problems as the focus of student involvement. Outline The Department of Construction Management offers a course that includes a Problem Based Learning (PBL) unit. The unit, which is in the final year, contains small group case studies and presentations (Curtin University of Technology, 1997). Develop lateral thinking in problem solving Develop and require group interaction and communication skills Provide real life experiences in the built environment Question The core idea of PBL in education is to use problems as the focus of student involvement. Secondary issues are concerned with: Context

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