The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in the U.K. has published Jacobs’ paper discussing our behavioral sustainable design management process de5ign (pronounced ‘five in design’) and how this has been applied on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway project in the U.K. as part of the Align joint venture.

The challenge

A designer’s influence on health, safety and the environment during the design process is informed through education, training, on-site experience, design management practices and legislation. However, there is no globally consistent legislation, definition, guidance, codes of practice or process for the design management of built environment projects. This global fragmentation leads to inconsistency, confusion and missed opportunities for designers to improve the asset’s whole lifecycle to benefit people and the environment.

As built environment projects are delivered through an ever-increasing global resource pool, across multiple geographies, with varying levels of knowledge and application experience, a cultural change is required to enhance sustainable design practices. Read more.