Webinar: Sustainability and resilience following natural disasters - an introduction to the QSAND tool

Building Research Establishment

Are you interested in sustainable solutions to disaster recovery and reconstruction? Do you think levels of resilience and sustainability in the built environment affect the success of your humanitarian projects? Or are you looking for a simple method to benchmark sustainability of a reconstruction project and identify best how to benefit a disaster affected community?

Quantifying Sustainability in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters (QSAND) was developed by BRE Global (the developers of BREEAM) on behalf of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). As a part of their commitment to sustainable development, IFRC commissioned the development of QSAND to promote sustainable shelter and settlement activities in the aftermath of natural disasters. QSAND draws on the standards developed by BREEAM, the world leading sustainability certification scheme for buildings, infrastructure and master planning.

An Overview of QSAND and its use in Projects

This free one-hour webinar will provide you with an overview of QSAND, its concept and why it was developed, its structure including its key sections (PAT and CAT) as well as the benchmarking and scoring method. The will also include section on practical application and explore its use in projects in Asia.

This webinar covers the fundamentals, structure and use of QSAND including:

  • An overview of its development and content
  • Scope, structure and relationship to the built environment
  • Sustainability and Resilience Issues 
  • The PAT (Pre-Assessment Tool) section
  • The CAT(Core Assessment Tool) section
  • Practical application, technical or operation support
  • Examples of its use in Asia  

This webinar is intended for those who would like a general overview of QSAND, who are interested or involved in the humanitarian shelter and reconstruction sector, or who are potentially looking to use the QSAND tool in future projects. 

The webinar will run from 12.30 - 13.30 GMT on Wednesday 18th April 2018. You can register here via the link below. For more information visit http://www.qsand.org/ or follow us on Twitter @QSANDcalling.

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