The RIBA's national programme of CPD comprises ten 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.
Each seminar is repeated in 13 different locations across England and Wales. All are welcome and you can attend any of the seminars throughout the year at any of the venues and pay as you book. You can make a big saving on all ten seminars by purchasing a CPD Club Ticket.
In the North West events take place in both Liverpool and Manchester. Events will run in Manchester on a Wednesday afternoon, from 1.30 - 4pm. In Liverpool they will run on a Thursday morning, from 10am - 12.30pm.
For details on how to book seminars, please see details at the bottom of this page.
May - Context: Understanding historic buildings - refurbishment and building performance
15 - Manchester
16 - Liverpool
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
June - Designing and building it: Passivhaus myths and realities
19 - Manchester
20 - Liverpool
A 'get you started' active workshop for architects and designers. 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: Mark Siddall, Warm: Low Energy Building Practice
July - Where people live: Tools for engaging communities in the design process
17 - Manchester
18 - Liverpool
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 desing process.
Speaker: Maja Luna Jorgensen, Strategic Projects Manager, The Glass-House Community Led Design
September - Internal management: Business planning and marketing for architects
18 - Manchester
19 - Liverpool
If you are running an architectural practice, you will 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 work.
Speaker: Lucy Mori, K L Mori Business Consulting
October - External management: Professional liability and risk management
16 - Manchester
17 - Liverpool
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.Phil PhD D.Litt FRICS Barrister, Counsel in the Construction and Engineering Group at White & Case
November - Procurement and contracts: Design liability and contracts
13 - Manchester
14 - Liverpool
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, Parter of Lupton Stellakis Architects
You can book for any of the events by downloading the relevant booking form and faxing it to Siân Edgerton on 0151 703 0108 or by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is also possible to book online for both Liverpool and Manchester events.
If you have already registered with www.architecture.com then please select the correct link from the list below:
RIBA Members - Liverpool events
Non-Members - Liverpool events
RIBA Members - Manchester events
Non-Members - Manchester events
If you would like to book online, but have not registered with the site, then you can do so by going to the registration page.
A minimum of ten working days' notice should be given for any cancellations. Substitutions are permitted at any time.
If you have any queries, please call Siân Edgerton on 0151 703 0107 or email email@example.com.
CPD Club Members: one place per ticket
RIBA/CIAT Members: £55 + VAT
RIBA student Members: £15 + VAT
Others: £80 + VAT
The CPD Club brings down the cost of attending the events and offers additional benefits. For more information on the CPD Club go to the CPD Club page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.