CTI Blog - CTI Scholarship, nurturing a new generation of Architects
This blog is by Adrian Jabonero, architect and MSc Timber Industry Management student at Edinburgh Napier University
When I received the news that I had been awarded the CTI Scholarship to study MSc Timber Industry Management at Edinburgh Napier University, I thought I was very fortunate. Since the first moment, I was conscious that developing my profile studying at one of the most prominent universities on the Built Environment in the UK was a great opportunity. In addition, Edinburgh is a great place to live in.
From my perspective as an Architect, I am conscious of the increasing engagement in terms of environmental and social responsibility in the built environment. This must be encompassed with an efficient management and proper technical knowledge. The MSc Timber Industry Management course is focused on Construction Project Management, Sustainable Design and, of course, Timber Construction. The MSc in Timber Industry Management is unique as its curriculum joins up these key connected subjects allowing to develop the Sustainable Construction Industry for the future.
So far the Strategic Management module has given me the chance to get in touch with the Timber Industry’s reality. Studying the case studies of some featured companies and drafting a strategy for the forthcoming years is stimulating.
The Project Management module provides theoretical and technical base for future Project Managers in Construction, highlighting the development of critical thinking skills and the acquisition of managerial competencies.
The Sustainable Building Design module offers another approach to the industry. This module drafts a vision on environmental issues, involving social and economic aspects as well. It challenges the students with projects on sustainable housing and public buildings in disparate locations.
Thus the course and the city of Edinburgh are exceeding my expectations. ENU enjoys a vibrant student activity, promoting a hands-on approach in a new technologies focused atmosphere.
Moreover, the CTI scholarship supported by the TTF is unique, giving me the chance to know from within the industry how featured companies work. It is our aim to provide regular updates on site visits through the CTI Blog.
Again, my sincere gratitude to CTI, TTF and ENU for such opportunity.