When Change Means Going International- China

Course addresses unique opportunities, challenges, risks, rewards, and other factors to consider when working in the country of China.


Through the experiences of two practitioners who completed projects in China, you will understand the opportunities in the country and learn what cultural practices must be considered to achieve substantive results. The speakers will review the elements of design, construction documents, local laws, and systems of energy efficiency and sustainability which factored into how they approached and managed their projects for their international clients. 

This course is part of the When Change Means Going International series. The Overview course and other regional and country specific courses in this series can be taken individually or in combination to suit your interest.

Learning objectives

  • Learn the expectations in the pre-design and design phase of clients in China.
  • Understand the use of both traditional and emerging building systems, materials, and methods for projects in the country.
  • Recognize the differences in laws, codes, regulations, and accessibility issues from domestic norms.
  • Identify energy efficiency and sustainability priorities for work in China.
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Average: 4.6 (12 votes)
$40 non-member
$25 member
1.00 LU
  • RIBA


  • Robyn Baker

    Esq, LEED AP

    Senior Associate Vice President and Associate General Counsel, RTKL

    Robyn Baker, Esq. LEED AP is Associate General Counsel in the legal department of RTKL, the global...
  • Silas Chiow


    Director, SOM China

    Silas Chiow has served as Director of SOM China since 2003. In this capacity, he works with SOM...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz