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RIBA centre stage at Ecobuild 2012


25 November 2011

Press release contact:

Tessa Kordeczka
T: +44 (0)207 307 3761
E: Tessa.Kordeczka@riba.org

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is once again a leading supporter of Ecobuild, which takes place at ExCel in London from 20 - 22 March 2012.

The RIBA aims to stand out with a special exhibition stand, as well as expert seminars on all aspects of sustainable architecture and design, and a series of high-quality CPD sessions.

RIBA President Angela Brady will lead a discussion on procurement that will bring together industry experts. RIBA Chief Executive Harry Rich will be discussing the implications of localism with a panel including The Guardian's architecture correspondent, Jonathan Glancey.

On its exhibition stand – the 'RIBA Village' – visitors and exhibitors will find RIBA Bookshops, NBS and RIBA Insight, as well as information about the RIBA's activities. NBS will be showcasing its revolutionary new specification tool, 'NBS Create'.

A three-day programme of seminars on sustainable architecture and design has been masterminded by the RIBA's Sustainable Futures Group. This will cover everything from the sustainable approach of some iconic prize-winning projects, to how to give non-domestic buildings a new and sustainable lease of life, to how to 'grow' your own house. The seminars will highlight specific examples, including homes, schools, offices and a 2012 Olympics project.

Over all three days, the RIBA CPD Providers Network will be offering a comprehensive series of seminars, all mapped to the ten key topics of the RIBA's simplified new approach to the CPD Core Curriculum.

RIBA President Angela Brady said:

'The RIBA and its members are taking a lead in both thinking and practice when it comes to sustainable design and construction. Ecobuild provides a unique opportunity to share knowledge with colleagues from across the industry.'

Notes to editors

1. For further press information, please contact Tessa Kordeczka in the RIBA Press Office on 020 7307 3761 or email tessa.kordeczka@riba.org|.  

2. Ecobuild is the world's biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. It will take place at ExCel, London, from Tuesday 20 March to Thursday 22 March 2012. The full programme is available at: http://www.ecobuild.co.uk|. Registration is now open.

3. NBS, part of RIBA Enterprises, provides:

  • master specification systems for technically robust, up-to-date project specifications
  • tools for project administration
  • online access to technical and regulatory information

NBS Create, built for Building Information Modelling, will help architects to work more efficiently and collaborate across the whole project team. It will be released in phases over the coming months.

4. RIBA Insight, also part of RIBA Enterprises, offers a range of marketing and advertising solutions for organisations looking to promote their products and services to construction professionals.

5. The 500 members of the RIBA CPD Providers network offer architects and other construction professionals RIBA-assessed, high-quality CPD material.


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