Dr Kirk Shanks, Assistant Professor of Building Services Engineering at BUiD, participated in the Second International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment: Research in Practice (SDBE 2018). The conference was held in London, UK on 12th-13th September 2018. In his paper, Dr. Shanks explored the relatively new concept of using ‘video creation as a coursework assessment tool in higher education subjects of sustainability’. To investigate this topic, a series of trials utilising video creation were conducted across campuses in Dubai and Edinburgh. The trials provided an insight on the value of video creation in stimulating creativity, effects on student satisfaction, issues for design & implementation and an assessment framework.
The SDBE 2018 conference provided an opportunity for researchers, academics, architects, urban designers, engineers, building consultants and professionals to meet and share the latest knowledge, research and innovations in sustainable building design, building performance, simulation tools and low carbon building related technologies.