A Career in Sustainable Building Design

CASE will be running a workshop on the 28th October at 2pm-4pm in Grimond GS1.

The UK (and wider) sustainable building industry has by all accounts grown significantly over the last decade or so. Government, industry and public opinion have had a huge impact in driving the agenda for change. Alex’s career has very much been part of that mix. This talk is an account of Alex’s experience in the built environment sector and given the varied experience it will hopefully give the audience an insight into potential areas of employment for the sustainability professional.  Focusing on a number of projects he has been involved with he will highlight the skills needed as well as the interesting elements of each. It is clear there is much more to be done in this industry. The built environment as a whole, now and in the near future, is far from delivering us truly sustainable solutions. As a result there continues to be plenty of opportunity for the budding new consultant or engineer seeking a challenging and rewarding career pushing sustainability in the built environment.


Alex Duckworth is an Executive Engineer at Hoare Lea with a masters in environmental design and six years’ experience working in the sustainable building industry. His career to date has been varied and includes working for a range of different organisations from a sustainability consultancy in rural Kent to an engineering consultancy in central London. Never losing sight of what he values he has tried to adapt and encourage the industry to deliver an ever more sustainable built environment and continues to do so.

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