Continuing Professional Development

2014 CPD Core Programme

The RIBA has developed a national programme of CPD for 2014, with 10 different seminars covering subjects in the 10 RIBA Core Curriculum areas. Anyone is welcome to attend any of the seminars throughout the year, at any of the 14 venues across the RIBA regions where the seminars are held.

In the South West, seminars will be held in Exeter on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Bath, from 2 - 4.30pm with registration from 1.30pm.

We trust that this flexible approach will give you ample opportunity to build your professional competence and develop useful transferrable skills.

Discounted RIBA and CIAT member rates apply, more details can be found in the 2014 CPD brochure |


Changes and challenges for Building Regulations
10 April - Bath
16 September - Exeter
A detailed analysis of Building Regulations changes with case studies highlighting the effects of the revised energy efficiency requirements.

Speaker: Stephen Barnshaw, jhai

Leading the team with the RIBA Plan of Work 2013
15 May - Bath
10 June - Exeter
How to harness the new trends and tools of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 to enhance collaboration in the project team.

Speaker:  Dale Sinclair, Dyer

Accessible housing: what makes good practice?
21 January - Exeter
13 March - Bath
Housing design for the future: a practical, in-depth look at current accessibility standards, likely developments and innovative ways to house an ageing population.

Speaker:  Julia Park, Levitt Bernstein 

Asbestos and other nasty surprises
11 March - Exeter
2 October - Bath
Learn how to avoid disruption to your project, stay safe and minimise expensive liabilities should it all go wrong.

Speaker:  Emma Davies and Edward Colclough, Manches LLP

Managing client expectations:  the architect's liability and the management of risk
17 July - Bath
11 November - Exeter
How to address the challenges of meeting the client expectations and the mechanisms through which the architect is able to manage their liability.

Speaker:  Dyfed Griffiths, University of Bath

Clear communication:  how to get your message across
25 February - Exeter
6 November - Bath
Acquire key skills effectively manage the challenging communication scenarios you face in your professional role and get the outcomes you need.

Speaker:  Richard Fallon, Communicate Now

CDM Regulations:  tools and expert advice for architects and designers
14 October - Exeter
4 December - Bath
A comprehensive guide on how to simply integrate health and safety in your projects and produce the adequate information for the CDM-C.

Speaker:  Paul Bussey, Scott Brownrigg

Sustainable design + low carbon technologies = what do architects need to know?
13 February - Bath
8 July - Exeter
A clear insight into low carbon and renewable technologies and their role as part of a sustainable design strategy.

Speaker:  Sofie Pelsmakers, UCL Energy Institute

Integrating building services in historic buildings:  developing harmony or creating contradiction
15 April - Exeter
11 September - Bath

An interactive session that will help identify the strategies and constraints to consider when integrating modern facilities in historic buildings.

Speaker:  Alex Baines, CBG Consultants

Design intent to reality:  closing the building performance gap
13 May - Exeter
19 June - Bath
A comprehensive study of the building performance gap - the gap between design intent and reality - and ways to achieve better building performance in use.

Speaker:  Adrian Leaman and Bill Bordass, The Usable Buildings Trust (UBT)


To purchase a Club Ticket (the series of 10 seminars) or Pay-as-you-go Tickets (individual seminars), please download the editable online booking form |and email or post to:


Michelle Taylor
RIBA South West
Unit 4.8
Bath Road
Bristol BS4 3EH|


You can also call 0844 800 2767 or email| giving your full contact details.


BACs payment or credit card facilities are available. Please contact us for booking and further information.

If you would like to book online but have not registered with our website, you can login on the registration page|.


Club Ticket

One single booking for the whole series of 10 seminars, saving £220 per year

RIBA/CIAT members £370 + VAT

Non-RIBA members £550 + VAT

Pay-as-you-go tickets

Individual seminars on selected dates

RIBA/CIAT members £59 + VAT

RIBA student members £15 + VAT

Non-members £85 + VAT




The Innovation Centre|
Carpenter House
Broad Quay
Bath BA1 1UD



The Harry Hems Centre|
Hems Court
Longbrook Street
Exeter EX4 6AP


Terms and conditions

CPD Club Tickets can be held by an individual or a practice. It is the ticket holder’s RIBA membership status which determines the rate. If a CPD Club Ticket is purchased by an individual RIBA member, the ticket may only be used by that person. If a CPD Club Ticket is purchased by an RIBA chartered practice, they will be charged the lower rate and the practice can send any member of staff on that ticket. If a CPD Club Ticket is purchased by a practice which is not an RIBA chartered practice, they will be charged the higher rate, regardless of the membership status of the delegate(s) attending. Invoices are payable within 30 days. CPD Club Tickets are non-refundable. Pay-as-you-go seminars may only be booked at the member rate by individual RIBA/CIAT members. Refunds will only be provided for pay-as-you-go tickets if cancellation is made at least 10 working days before the event. If you are unable to attend any seminar, or substitute a delegate or a location, please inform your regional office at least 48 hours in advance.

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