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June 11 2009

Centre mentors
The Scottish Construction Centre have hosted the latest in a series of seminars aimed at illuminating the field of Whole Life Costing (WLC) to construction professionals.

Designed as a conduit for best practice in WLC to flow from academia to industry, the occasion offered opportunity for a panel of experts to press home the fact that a building should be for life, not just for Christmas.

Key facts delivered over the four hour session were that WLC is of growing importance to clients, sustainability and governments, necessitating a need to understand WLC in more detail than is currently the norm.  This will necessitate provision of a lot of data, not all of which is readily available at present.

Professor Malcolm Horner of Dundee University said: “PFI/PPP opened up peoples eyes to the need to look at WLC.  Another driver is the notion of sustainability, people will pay a premium for buildings with low operating costs.”

Having spread the good word in Glasgow the team led by example by speeding off in preparation for their next audience in a hybrid electric car.

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