2014 City CPD Club - Salisbury


November 12 2014 • 9.30am
to 4.30pm


Michelle Taylor 0844 800 2767 michelle.taylor@riba.org


Milford Hall Hotel, 206 Castle Street, SP1 3TE, Salisbury


Adults: £200 + VAT (£240)
Concessions: £50 + VAT (£60)
Members: £135 + VAT (£162)


Adults: £200 + VAT (£240)
Concessions: £50 + VAT (£60)
Members: £135 + VAT (£162)

CDM for ArchitectsThe CDM Regulations were introduced to encourage the construction team to eliminate and reduce risks from the very outset of a project. The architectural fraternity is challenged with considering the health and safety implications likely to be associated with their design and take action to minimise foreseeable risks to those who must build, use and maintain a structure.

This seminar will provide 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. It 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 that may be introduced as early as 2014.

Communication power of the mediaWe are all consumers of media messages constantly bombarding us in obvious and subtle ways. These messages often come through news articles, online and on TV and radio. If you have wondered how you can make use of traditional and new media platforms to engage with your current and potential clients, then this session aims to enlighten you.

Many of us fear an approach from journalists without even considering the great opportunities, so we will take a look at answering difficult questions and explore strategies to deal with crisis communications. We will also hear how optimising your voice can boost that communication in the media and everyday business environment.

Access and Housing StandardsThe Housing Standards review consultation by DCLG at the end of 2013 aimed to rationalise the framework of building regulations and local housing standards, with a consideration to integrate standards into building regulations, immediately or in the longer term.

This seminar will explore the outcomes of the consultation and the implemented standards with regard to accessibility and examine the following:

  • should the default level be Lifetime Homes?
  • how will wheelchair housing needs be met if local authorities can ‘opt out’?
  • how are the new standards being regulated and enforced?
  • what are the longer term cost benefits of flexible and accessible housing, as opposed to the short term costs savings outlined in the review and consultation?
  • how do the space standards relate to accessibility?
  • what about the needs of people with cognitive impairments such as dementia?