For the second time RIBA has developed a national programme of CPD. There are 10 different seminars covering subjects in all 10 RIBA Core Curriculum areas. They are repeated in 13 different venues 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.
In the South West events will take place in both Exeter and Bath. Events will run on Tuesday afternoons in Exter, and Thursday afternoons in Bath, from 2.00 - 4.30pm with registration taking place from 1.30pm.
We hope that this flexible approach will give you more opportunity to build your professional competence and develop your personal skills.
The 2013 CPD brochure is available for download:
To book your regional 2013 CPD Programme Club Ticket in Bath or Exeter, please download the booking form here.
If you wish to book your 2013 CPD Programme Club Ticket across a number of regions and venues, download a comprehensive booking form here.
Being Safe: CDM for architects - practice procedures and competence
14 February - Bath
17 September - Exeter
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.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: Being safe
Speaker: Owen Griffiths, Total CDM Solutions Ltd
Climate: Building physics and retrofit design
18 July - Bath
22 Jan - Exeter
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.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: Climate
Speakers: Frances Bradshaw, Partner, Anne Thorne Architects; Robert Prewett, Partner, Prewett Bizley Architects
External Management: Professional liability and risk management
14 March - Bath
11 June - Exeter
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.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: External management
Speakers: Professor Anthony Lavers, LL.B M.Phil PhD D.Litt FRICS Barrister, Counsel in the Construction and Engineering Group at White & Case
Internal Management: Business planning and marketing for architects
3 October - Bath
12 March - Exeter
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.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: Internal Management
Speakers: Lucy Mori, K L Mori Business Consulting
Compliance: Party Wall etc ACT 1996 - Understanding legislation affecting architects in everyday practice
16 May - Bath
12 November - Exeter
This seminar for architects and associated professionals will outline the provisions of the legislation under the Party Wall etc Act 1996, give information on the interpretation of the Act and discuss the architects' responsibilities and duties when acting as a party wall surveyor. This session will require delegates' active participation.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: Compliance
Speakers: Nicol Stuart Morrow, Dip Arch ARIBA
Procurements and Contracts: Design liability and contracts
7 November - Bath
14 May - Exeter
This seminar will cover the following:
forms of procurement and role of the architect
forms of contract (JCT and NEC) – comparison 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.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: Procurement and Contracts
Speakers: Sarah Lupton, Partner of Lupton Stellakis Architects
Designing and Building it: Passivhaus myths and realities - a 'get you started' active workshop for architects and designers
5 December - Bath
15 October - Exeter
This seminar will describe the Passivhaus fundamentals including the importance of good building design to achieve that high level of comfort. 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.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: Designing and Building it
Speakers: Peter Warm, Chartered Energy Conservation Engineer
Where people live: Tools for engaging communities in the design process
20 June - Bath
9 July - Exeter
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.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: Where people live
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
Context: Understanding historic buildings - refurbishment and building performance
12 September - Bath
16 April - Exeter
Much refurbishment practice is predicted on modelled 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.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: Context
Speakers: Dr Caroline Rye, ArchiMetrics Ltd
Access for All: Designing Inclusive, accessible buildings and spaces
18 April - Bath
13 February - Exeter
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.
CPD Core Curriculum Topic: Access for all
Speakers: Prof. Keith Bright, Director of Keith Bright Consultants Ltd
The Innovation Centre
The Harry Hems Centre
You can book for any of the events by downloading the relevant booking form and posting it to:
RIBA South West
You can also book by calling 0844 800 2767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is also possible to book online for both Bath and Exeter events. If you have already registered with www.architecture.com then please select the correct link from the list below:
RIBA Members - Bath events
Non-Members - Bath events
RIBA Members - Exeter events
Non-Members - Exeter 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 Michelle Taylor on 0844 800 2767 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.