The RIBA's national programme of CPD comprises ten practical seminars, covering subjects in all ten RIBA Core Curriculum areas. RIBA CPD Programme seminars are current, relevant and cost effective, providing you with an opportunity to build your professional competence.
London seminars will take place at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, on Tuesday evenings from 5.30 - 8pm.
The 2013 CPD brochure is available for download:
For details of how to book both single or multiple seminars, please see details at the bottom of this page.
Being safe: CDM for architects - practice procedures and competence
5.30pm 12 March, RIBA
This seminar is aimed at providing architects with a clear, unambiguous method of both addressing their statutory duties under CDM 2007 within the practice, and embracing the opportunities to contribute to health and safety through design.
Speaker: Owen Griffiths, Total CDM Solutions Ltd
Access for all: Designing inclusive, accessible buildings and spaces
5.30pm 23 April, RIBA
This seminar will show how recent changes in regulations, standards and legislation can inform the design process to assist the architect in creating buildings that are accessible and inclusive for all. This seminar will demonstrate how legislation, regulation and guidance can be used to support the design process in creating places and spaces that are accessible and enjoyable for everyone - without stifling design freedom or creativity.
Speaker: Prof. Keith Bright, Director of Keith Bright Consultants Ltd
Where people live: Tools for engaging communities in the design process
5.30pm 14 May, RIBA
Community involvement and leadership in the design and planning process are playing an increasingly fundamental role, and now, more than ever before, architects must consider how they can work more collaboratively with communities. This seminar will look at the value of community engagement in the design of the built environment and offer a how-to guide that professionals can use to work collaboratively in the design process.
Speakers: Sophia de Sousa FRSA, AoU, Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design; Maja Luna Jorgensen, Strategic Projects Manager, The Glass-House Community Led Design
Designing and building it: Passivhaus myths and realities - a 'get you started' active workshop for architects and designers
5.30pm 4 June, RIBA
This seminar will describe the Passivhaus fundamentals including the importance of good building design allied to comfort levels. It will explain the pre-requisites, while busting myths such as suitability to climate change, issues with ventilation and whether Passivhaus buildings should always face south. The speaker will also detail the steps to succeed with Passivhaus in the UK and illustrate the things that don’t work so well.
Speaker: Peter Warm, Chartered Energy Conservation Engineer
External management: Professional liability and risk management
5.30pm 18 June, RIBA
Following a short refresher on the principles of modern professional liability, the programme is devoted to applications of the principles to specific areas of architectural practice. The emphasis is on proactive risk management and dispute avoidance through identification and analysis of potential problem areas.
Speaker: Professor Anthony Lavers, LL.B M.Phil PhD D.Litt FRICS Barrister, Counsel in the Construction and Engineering Group at White & Case
Context: Understanding historic buildings - refurbishment and building performance
5.30pm 9 July, RIBA
Much refurbishment practice is predicted on modeled assumptions of building performance, but how appropriate are these assumptions with regard to older, solid wall properties that make up much of our historic building stock? Using measured data from a variety of historic building refurbishment projects, this seminar will look at performance both before and after refurbishment as a means to judge both the risks and opportunities associated with retrofitting older buildings to improve their energy efficiency.
Speaker: Dr Caroline Rye, ArchiMetrics Ltd
Procurement and contracts: Design liability and contracts
5.30pm 17 September, RIBA
This seminar will cover the following: forms of procurement and role of the architect; forms of contract (JCT and NEC) – comparisons and when to use; design liability under the different contractual arrangements; contractor and sub-contractor design; administration of contracts, inspections, quality monitoring, certification, practical completion; collaboration, team working and implications of BIM.
Speaker: Sarah Lupton, Partner of Lupton Stellakis Architects
Internal management: Business planning and marketing for architects
5.30pm 15 October, RIBA
If you are running an architectural practice, you need to think like an entrepreneur and take control of your business. To be successful, it helps to have a clear development strategy, while a written business plan makes decision-making easier. This interactive workshop will include practical exercises which lead to a structure for winning new work.
Speaker: Lucy Mori, K L Mori Business Consulting
Climate: Building physics and retrofit design
5.30pm 12 November, RIBA
This seminar will explore how the principles of building physics should inform design decisions in retrofit projects. The consequences – and potential pitfalls – of particular design strategies will be discussed and a number of short exercises will help attendees develop an understanding of the often complex issues involved.
Speakers: Frances Bradshaw. Partner, Anne Thorne Architects; Robert Prewett, Partner, Prewett Bizley Architects
66 Portland Place
CPD Club members: one place for each seminar per Club Ticket
RIBA/CIAT members: £55 + VAT
RIBA student members: £15 + VAT
Others: £80 + VAT
A minimum of ten working days' notice should be given for any cancellations. Substitutions are permitted at any time.
All RIBA Members (including CPD Club Ticket holders) and Non-Members, can now book online.
For single seminar bookings, please download the appropriate booking form or use the relevant online booking link listed above.
If you wish to book for all or multiple events, the CPD Club can bring down the cost and offer additional benefits. For more information on the CPD Club go to the CPD Club page or email email@example.com