Wikis are powerful communication tools that can also be used for other purposes such as technical authoring. We use a wiki to provide Development Procedures that are particularly flexible, and user-friendly. We think that their use will grow rapidly over the next few years. Nearly everybody is familiar with Wikipedia, but we thought it would …Read More »
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HATC are harnessing the power of wiki’s to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of project control at Orbit Homes. We have been commissioned by Orbit to deliver a wikipedia-style knowledge base, which can be shared across the Development Division and wider organisation. The online information and search tool will capture, organise and store everything from …Read More »
Sentinel HA have also decided to commission a training needs analysis for the Development team, drawing on HATCs Competency Development Framework. This is a growing area of our work, and is, we believe, a reflection of the desire of affordable housing providers to run their programmes ever more efficiently and effectively.
London-based Genesis HG is responding to challenging times by skilling up their Development & Regeneration teams. We were commissioned in late 2009 to undertake a training needs analysis of all staff using HATCs Competency Development Framework as the basis for assessment. The result has been a targeted and focused development programme aimed at enhancing the …Read More »
This is a presentation to the NHF’s July 2009 Development & Regeneration Conference. The brief was to consider how changes in the shape of HA affordable housing programmes will affect demand for Development / Regeneration staff over the next 5 years. Our prediction was that Government subsidy would fall sharply but we would still be …Read More »
Developing Affordable Housing is the standard text for Development or Regeneration team members, or for others who wish to understand the process, such as Directors and Board members. It is a comprehensive starter-guide to commissioning & building new homes. Commissioned by the National Housing Federation, the first edition was written by Richard Broomfield. This second …Read More »
First published in 1998 by the NHF, the second edition of this seminal good-practice design guide was published in 2008. Heavily used throughout the affordable housing sector by architects, housing association Development teams and builders, it has been very influential. It is available from the RIBA Bookshop, or from the National Housing Federation.