Course for technicians
Course target group and objective
This course addresses technical staff from public bodies, professionals and urban practitioners, mainly architects and engineers, building designers, urban planners, SMEs technicians. If you have a technical profile and need to learn how to use SMC assessment tools, both in terms of technical and functional/operational aspects, this is your course.
At the end of the course, you will be able to autonomously use the SMC assessment tools and the online platform to support decision making processes.
The course for technicians consists of six training modules:
This module presents the basic concept of sustainability in urban areas and assessment systems for the built environment. The 3 sets of SMC indicators (at building, neighborhood and city scale) are illustrated together with the contextualization process.
This module presents in detail how to implement the 7 steps composing the decision-making process: Initiation – Preparation – Diagnosis – Strategic Definition – Retrofit Scenarios – Decision Making – Retrofit concept
This module presents in detail the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the SMC SBTool – Building Scale. For each indicator the intent and the assessment methods are presented. An example of calculation and an exercise are also included for each KPI.
This module presents in detail the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the SMC SNTool – Neighborhood Scale. For each indicator the intent and the assessment methods are presented. An example of calculation and an exercise are also included for each KPI.
This module presents in detail the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the SMC SCTool – City Scale. For each indicator the intent and the assessment methods are presented. An example of calculation and an exercise are also included for each KPI.
This module presents the pilot case studies developed by the 3 partner cities located in Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia to test the SMC outcomes on local neighborhoods and buildings. The module focuses both decision-making process and use of SMC tools.
How to build up the course that best suits your technical characteristics and needs
According to your technical role in the urban design/planning process, you can build up your customized online course selecting the content that better suites your needs and interests.
The duration of the course will also change accordingly: if you are an “area expert”, for example a specialist on Energy, and you are just interested in learning how to calculate the SMC indicators related to the Energy issues, you can go through Module 3 (building scale), Module 4 (neighborhood scale) and Module 5 (city scale) and focus on the calculation of KPIs related to Energy issues. The duration of your course is no more than 2-3 hours.
If, on the contrary, you have a technical role as “process coordinator” in a municipality, you have to learn the entire set of modules (suggested duration: 30-32 hours). In the SMC methodology, the “process coordinator” plays a key role as “interface” between the decision-making level and the “area experts”. The “process coordinator” has to support the decision-maker/s in the different phases of the decision-making process by collecting, integrating and making accessible the results coming from the assessments carried out by the “area experts”. In Modules 3, 4 and 5 the “process coordinator” can skip the calculation details and just focus on the general characteristics of the KPIs.
It is a “self-learning” course: no timetables and calendars are fixed, you can learn at your own pace, with the maximum time flexibility. The course is completely for free.
An “online help desk” service is provided: you can get answers to your questions or ask for further information contacting firstname.lastname@example.org