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Spring Newsletter

What is Passivhaus?

This month’s blog is kindly written by The Passivhaus Trust. Passivhaus is often deemed the gold standard of construction that can apply to any building type. Originating in the late 20th century, it has gained significant traction globally, including in …

UWTSD hosts Sustainable Construction Careers Fair during Women in Construction Week

To celebrate Women in Construction Week (March 3 to 9), the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) hosted the first Sustainable Construction Careers Fair at our IQ building in Swansea on March 6. Its aim was to provide UWTSD students …

UWTSD’s Innovative Training Programme Elevates Carmarthenshire to the Forefront of Energy-Efficient Building Design

In a significant move towards sustainable construction, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) Construction Innovation Centre (CWIC) proudly unveils its latest training initiative, ‘Efficiency without Compromise’,  as part of the Construct Net Zero Cymru programme. This pioneering, year-long initiative …

Sustainable Construction Careers Fair

To celebrate Women in Construction Week 3-9 March the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre, the School of Architecture, Construction and the Environment (SoACE) and Career Service invite you to join us at our Sustainable Construction …

Arrival of new building performance test pods enhances practical learning

The time has finally come, and we are thrilled to announce the arrival of our new building performance test pods! These state-of-the-art learning tools have been carefully designed and constructed to enhance practical learning for our students. With these test …

Energy-saving at the forefront of University Building courses

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has secured funding from Swansea Bay City Deal’s Skills and Talent Programme to deliver courses in energy-saving building techniques to combat the climate crisis. UWTSD’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre’s (CWIC) new project, Construct …

‘Know Your Power’ to improve skills to decarbonise homes

Construction students, tradespeople, and professionals are invited to ‘Know Your Power’ by visiting a new demonstration module at CWIC’s SA1 facility. Its purpose – is to provide people involved in construction with the skills and knowledge to decarbonise our country’s housing stock. The …

The future of timber in Wales

It’s great that decarbonisation and green recovery are at the core of the Welsh Government’s Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015). But what does this mean in practice? The construction industry is one of the biggest employers in Wales providing …

Total Immersion for Construction Pupils

Virtual reality is providing a useful tool to train young construction learners. Pembrokeshire College hosted a visit from pupils at Ysgol Dyffryn Taf who had the unusual opportunity to experience construction from a virtual perspective.  Thanks to an innovative, and …

CWIC Collaborates with Sero to Create Green Skills Workshop

Energy tech company Sero has collaborated with Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) to create a new mobile classroom in a drive to upskill students, apprentices, and tradespeople in low carbon technology. Know Your Power will tour Wales hosting specialist workshops, …

Training in Retrofit will support Construction Industry to attract and retain talent to meet net-zero targets

UWTSD’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) and Coleg Sir Gar are collaborating with industry partners to deliver emerging skills and training initiatives to support the UK and Welsh governments’ commitment to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. A portfolio of …

CIOB AND CWIC LAUNCH VIRTUAL REALITY CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) have launched a virtual reality experience aimed at aiding construction education for students. The project stems from ‘Skills on Site’ (SonS), a CWIC initiative designed to provide interesting and engaging …

Delivering Skills & Training in Wales For Net Zero

UWTSD’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) is playing its part by delivering emerging skills and training initiatives to ensure the UK and Welsh government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is on track. The construction industry …

Building Information Modelling Competition

Are you up for the Skills Competition Wales Building Information Modelling (BIM) competition? The Task – You work for a Construction and Engineering Company based in Wales. Your team has been tasked with the construction of temporary sleeping pods to …

New £1.5m Wales Scaffolding Academy achieves industry accreditation

UWTSD’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre’s (CWIC) newly opened £1.5m Scaffolding Academy in Swansea has been approved by the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC)’s Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) as an Accredited Training Centre. The purpose-built 9-bay facility based in Swansea …

UWTSD’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre launches partnership to deliver training at new £1.5m Scaffolding Academy

UWTSD’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) is collaborating with South Wales-based Alpha Safety to deliver training at its new £1.5m Scaffolding Academy in Swansea and Cardiff. Led by CWIC in partnership with Alpha Safety and the Construction Industry Training Board …

UWTSD’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre joins digital launch of The Offsite Ready Project

UWTSD’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) will tomorrow (April 23) form part of a digital launch of The Offsite Ready Project, a major training programme to help grow best practice and skills in off-site construction.  The launch is part of …

Visualising the future of construction training through VR & AR

A New £2 million pan GB project to improve efficiency and employee safety in the construction industry is being led by the Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC). The project called CONVERT, which is part-funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), …

NEW £1.5M FACILITY MEANS LEARNERS CAN STAY IN WALES TO GAIN FULL SCAFFOLDING TRAINING

Work has commenced on South Wales’ only comprehensive scaffolding training facility.  Led by the Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) in partnership with Construction Industry Training Board Wales (CITB), the new centre will be located at a purpose developed facility on …

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