Gauge has recently completed the Integrating New Knowledge Areas study. This explores how new thinking can be integrated into built environment professionals competencies. It analyses how changes such as technological advances, legislative changes and societal demands can be understood and translated into up-to-date, responsive professional practice. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes, tertiary education curriculum development, short courses and online portals are identified as suitable mechanisms to support this integration.
The study develops a number of proposals that can be adopted by built environment professional councils, universities, and governments to ensure that built environment professional capacity is able to meet emerging demands within the built environment.