When Change Means Going International- India

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


Through the experiences of two practitioners who completed projects in India, you will understand the opportunities of 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 India.
  • 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 India.
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Average: 4.6 (6 votes)
$40 non-member
$25 member
1.00 LU
  • RIBA


  • Jay L. Berman


    Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

    As Pei Cobb Freed & Partners' youngest design partner, Jay L. Berman has played a leading role...
  • Aaron B. Schwartz


    Principal and Executive Director, Perkins Eastman

    Mr. Schwarz is a Principal and Executive Director of Perkins Eastman. Over the past twenty plus...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz