2014 City CPD Club - Truro


November 27 2014 • 9.30am
to 4.30pm


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


Business Space, Chiltern House, City Road, TR1 2JL, Truro


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 Architects
The 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.

Access and Housing Standards
The 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?

This session will give a comprehensive overview of adjudication including:

  • history of construction litigation/ arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • emerging legal constraints
  • how can you make adjudication work for you?
  • adjudication basics such as statutory and contractual adjudication, rules and process
  • sequence pitfalls (compliance with instructions)
  • what to do to defend an adjudication
  • how to mount an adjudication
  • silly mistakes to avoid
  • the 70% rule
  • typical formats of notice of adjudication and referral
  • tactics, dirty tricks and what not to say!
  • enforceability and challenging adjudicators' decisions.

This seminar will also integrate a workshop demonstrating a simple adjudication, as well as a Q&A session