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RIBA Building Regulations and Planning

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the RIBA has moved all CPD to online delivery for the rest of 2020.

RIBA Members get 50% off the RIBA CPD Programme, compared to non-members

Are you looking to advance your Building Regulations and Planning knowledge? Are you in need of a recap of Building Regulations and the Planning process? Are you new to the UK and would like an overview of these topics?

The Building Regulations and Planning day consists of two parts: the morning session and the afternoon session.

We also offer two Building Regulations webinars, focusing on how Building Regulations are changing in 2020, and the potential longer-term changes to ensure the regulatory system is fit for purpose.

Building Regulations and Planning Day

The morning sessions provide a general overview for those who would like a recap after a career break; EU architects new to practising in the UK, and newly qualified architects in need of further clarification on these topics.

The afternoon sessions will provide more in-depth and advanced information for those wishing to increase their knowledge on Building Regulations and Planning issues. The sessions will be as follows:

  • 9:45am to 11:15am - General overview of Building Regulations, Colin Blatchford Brown
  • 11:30am to 1pm - General overview of the Planning Processes, Neil Osborn
  • 1:45pm to 3:15pm - Advanced Building Regulations, Colin Blatchford-Brown
  • 3:30pm to 5:00pm - Advanced Planning Processes, Alex Roberts

By attending this CPD, you will increase your understanding of Building Regulations and Planning issues, from systems and legal framework, to building regulations and the planning appeals, decision and inquiry process. The day will be delivered by Neil Osborn, senior director at DLP Planning Ltd, Stephen Barnshaw, Head of Technical Services at Jhai and Colin Blatchford Brown, Blatchford Brown Limited.

2020 Programme

  • Thursday 29 October 2020
    Access the course online via the RIBA Academy.

Course fees

Series price (all four sessions):

  • RIBA members £145 +VAT
  • Non members £290 +VAT
  • Students £50 + VAT

Individual session prices:

  • RIBA members £40 +VAT
  • Non members £80 +VAT
  • Students £15 + VAT

Core Curriculum

1. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
2. Places, planning and communities

Morning and afternoon sessions count for two 1.5 hour CPD sessions on both topics. The full day counts for four 1.5 hour CPD sessions on both topics.

Building Regulations - Key Updates

These webinars will look at providing architects, contractors and consultants with an understanding of how the building regulations are changing in 2020, and the potential longer term changes to ensure the regulatory system is fit for purpose.

It will provide a detailed analysis of the effects of the revised energy efficiency requirements in the regulations, including Part L. This is all in the context of the move towards a nearly zero energy standard, as prescribed in the energy performance of buildings directive. The webinars will be delivered by Colin Blatchford Brown.

The webinars will aim to offer:

  • a review of the proposed 2020 revisions to the building regulations
  • an insight into the proposed changes to the statutory sustainability requirements, covering EPC’s, domestic and non-domestic CO2 emission calculations
  • a review of the changes made to the fire safety requirements after the Grenfell Tower tragedy
  • insight into the new, approved documents for Parts B, F and L
  • information on how Brexit may effect the European performance of buildings directive requirements on energy efficiency
  • information on changes to the building control system
  • a detailed analysis of the changes to the energy efficiency requirements of the regulations, including Part L

2020 Programme

  • Thursday 5 November 2020
    Access the course online via the RIBA Academy.

  • Monday 7 December 2020
    Access the course online via the RIBA Academy.

Seminar fees

  • £47 + VAT for RIBA/CIAT Members
  • £94 + VAT for non-members
  • £15 + VAT for students

Core Curriculum

1. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

For more information please email us, or call +44 (0)20 7307 3848 to talk to a member of the team.

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