Architects are one of the key construction professions, and in this report, author and architect John Mummé explores the training of students at Canadian architecture schools – the professionals of the future.
These papers are part of a series being produced for the ACW’s Built Environment Working Group—chaired by John Calvert —which is investigating the BC Insulators union’s efforts to promote a major climate initiative in the construction industry.
There is considerable evidence of a significant gap between the needed skill sets for low carbon construction and the capacity of the training and apprenticeship systems to deliver appropriate skills – including climate literacy – to the construction workforce, both in Canada and internationally.
The official Liberal Party platform for the 2015 federal election made climate change a central theme. Whether the new federal government is actually delivering on the rhetoric requires closer scrutiny.
These working papers are a series of three preliminary reports being produced for the ACW’s Domestic Policy Working Group—chaired by Bruce Campbell—which is investigating Canada’s evolving domestic climate policy landscape.