In order to stay at the cutting edge of sustainable development, we have recognised the fundamental importance of constant research.


We constantly interrogate all aspects of the built environment industries. In the evolving understanding of global environmental systems, we believe that adapting is essential to being effective and relevant.

We have various educational portals through which we share our research and thinking. This includes teaching and supervising at tertiary institutions and providing professional development courses.


Since 1992 Vernon Collis has dedicated approximately 15% of his time annually to academia. For 4 years from 1992 he lectured at the Cape Technikon in the Department of Construction and Architecture. From 1994 to 2004 he lectured, consulted and was an external examiner at the UCT Department of Architecture & Planning at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.

As an Honourary Research Associate he currently co-supervises sustainability research in the UCT Department of Civil Engineering MSc program. He also contributes to the 4th year Civil Engineering program and has been an external examiner (post graduates) at the same faculty.