Please find our 2013 CPD programme below - all CPD events are now the same across all regions and correspond to the new simplified core curriculum.
Unless otherwise stated, all seminars are 2 - 4.30pm, registration from 1.30pm.
All our Core CPD events take place at MADE, Newhall Square, Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1RU
For bookings and more information, please email email@example.com
Internal management: Business planning and marketing for architects
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. A written business plan makes decision-making easier. This interactive workshop will cover the following: analysis of your existing practice; how to react to a competitive environment; marketing objectives; financial objectives; the importance of understanding and using your Unique Selling Point (USP); a structured approach to business development. Throughout the session, you will be working on practical exercises which lead to a structure for winning new work.
Speaker: Lucy Mori K L Mori Business Consulting
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Climate: Building physics and retrofit design
This seminar will explore how the principles of building physics should inform design decisions in retrofit projects. Presentations, with examples drawn from real projects, will address: carbon, energy consumption and measurement; energy movement and thermal transfer; airtightness and thermal bridging; ventilation, moisture and human comfort. The consequences – and potential pitfalls – of particular design strategies will be discussed. 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
Thursday, 27 March 2013
Being safe: CDM for architects - practice procedures and competence
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. The session will also ask how far architects need to go in reducing risk and eliminating hazards, given the other considerations an architect needs to manage, such as planning, aesthetics, budgets etc. Finally, we will discuss the latest status on the proposed new CDM Regulations which may be introduced as soon as 2014!
Speaker: Owen Griffiths Total CDM Solutions Ltd
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Where people live: Tools for engaging communities in the design process
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. Local people, if involved effectively, can be a valuable resource and can make a real difference to the process, costs and outcomes of built environment projects. 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
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Compliance: Party Wall etc ACT 1996 - Understanding legislation affecting architects in everyday practice
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. It will cover: overview of the Party Wall etc Act 1996; detailed examination and discussion of sections 1, 2, 6 and 10 (including delegate involvement, questions and explanations); an example project including serving appropriate Notices and making an Award. This session will require delegates’ active participation.
Speaker: Nicol Stuart Morrow Dip Arch ARIBA
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Context: Understanding historic buildings - refurbishment and building performance
Much refurbishment practice is predicted on modeled assumptions of building performance. However, how appropriate are these assumptions with regard to older, solid wall properties that make up much of our historic building stock? Using measured data gathered 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
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Designing and building it: Passivhaus myths and realities - a "get you started" active workshop for architects and designers
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 (can Passivhaus have opening windows?) 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, such as the additional costs incurred when trying to achieve airtightness after construction, dealing with extensive glass surfaces requiring external shading or facing complex designs.
Speaker: Peter Warm Chartered Energy Conservation Engineer
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Procurement and contracts: Design liability and contracts
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
Thursday, 24 October 2013
External management: Professional liability and risk management
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, covering: use of letters of intent and the giving of advice on forms of contract and procurement strategies; design liability under traditional employer design and design and build models; liability to client and to third parties by collateral warranty and under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act; liability for contract administration, including certification responsibility and dispute resolution. 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
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Access for all: Designing inclusive, accessible buildings and spaces
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. Areas covered will include: the Equality Act 2010 and changes to the Building Regulations Parts K, M and N affecting accessibility (coming into effect in 2013). Using flow charts and examples, 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
Thursday, 28 November 2013