Continuing professional development

CPD Programme 2014

Please find our 2014 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 for 2014 will take place at our new venue: The Bond Company, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5SE

For bookings and more information, please email



Asbestos and other nasty surprises

Learn how to avoid disrupton to your project, stay sage and minimise expensive liablities should it all go wrong.

Speakers: Emma Davies & Edward Colclough, Manches LLP

Thursday 23 January 2014



Accessible Housing: what makes good practice?

Housing design for the future: a practice, in-depth look at current accessibility standards, likely developments and innotative ways to house an ageing propulation.

Speaker: Julia Park, Levitt Bernstein

Thursday 20 February 2014


Managing client expectations: the architect's liability and the management of risk

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

Thursday 27 March 2014


Sustainable Design & low carbon technologies = what do architects need to know?

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

Thursday 22 May 2014


Leading the team with the RIBA Plan of Work 2013

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

Thursday 5 June 2014


Changes and challenges for Building Regulations

A detailed analysis of Building Regulations changes with case studies highlighting the effects of the review energy efficiency requirements.

Speaker: Stephen Barnshaw, jhai

Tuesday 24 June 2014


Integrating building services in historic buildings: developing harmony or creating contradiction 

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

Speaker: Alex Bain, CBG Consultants

Thursday 4 September 2014


CDM Regulations: tools and expert advice for architects and designers

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

Thursday 25 September 2014



Clear communication: how to get your message across 

Acquire key skills to effectively manage the challenging communication scenarios you face in your professional role and get the outcomes you need..

Speaker: Richard Fallon, Communicate Now

Thursday 23 October 2014


Design intent to reality: closing the building performance gap

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)

Thursday 27 November 2014


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