City CPD Club Hereford Day 3
We have updated the 10 mandatory RIBA CPD Core Curriculum topics in response to the skills our members need to practice architecture, now and in the future. The ten Core topics will help you maintain competence, update your knowledge, acquire new skills, future-proof yourselves and your businesses and deliver socially purposeful architecture.
The RIBA City CPD Club 2019, an innovative schedule of seminars and workshops covering the 10 mandatory topics, is designed to help you achieve your annual CPD requirements.
Plan of Work through the conservation lens
The delivery of projects involving historical buildings requires a considered approach that uses the understanding of historical significance and conservation principles as the basis for decision making throughout the life of the project. This seminar will utilise practical project examples of varying scales to highlight the challenges encountered and will be structured based on the RIBA Plan of Work, covering:
- The strategic brief stage: the importance of understanding significance and how this influences the brief, establishes the framework for development and the importance of identifying opportunities, constraints and potential risks. The level of survey information required will also be covered.
- The developed design stage: the level of information required for approvals, including Listed Building, Planning, Conservation Area and Scheduled Ancient Monument consents and the complexity of dealing with detailed Planning and Listed Building conditions will be discussed.
- The technical design stage: appropriate procurement methods and contract management, the level of detail required and the importance of clear recording methods to convey complex information will be covered. The impact of Building Regulations, including fire safety, will also be included.
- The construction stage: the impact of discovering unforeseen issues on site, the challenges of managing unknowns within the constraints of restricted budgets and the importance of a team approach to issue resolution will be explained.
Following completion of the session, you will have developed an understanding of the complex issues to consider when dealing with projects involving historic buildings and how conservation principles are applied throughout a project’s development.
Speaker Lisa Mcfarlane, Seven Architecture
Core Curriculum Topics
- Building conservation and heritage
- Places, planning and communities
- Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
Business of architecture: exploring ethics in practice
Architects face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis, from employment decisions to selecting projects and specifying materials. Whilst there is an increasing awareness of these challenging and sometimes complex issues, there are few opportunities to reflect and discuss them with fellow professionals and decide how best to take an ethical stance in today’s world.
The seminar will cover:
- Your people: HR and employment best practice
- Your projects: better projects: better outcomes
- Your clients: how to influence the decision makers
- Your supply chains: people and products
- Social value: defining and improving your impact
- Community work: how to work directly with community groups and consider varied perspectives
- The UN Sustainable Development Goals: a framework for ethical practice
The speakers will explore the topics above through practical scenario workshops, which will present examples from practice to encourage dialogue and debate. Some of the tools and materials available to support ethics, ethical decision-making and ethical practice will be explored and you will be guided through the significant evidence base around why it’s important for you and your practice to engage with these issues today. The speakers will challenge and discuss the evidence and data which currently mounts to a strong business case in favour of ethical and sustainable practice.
This session is for architects working in small, medium and large practices; those working both nationally and internationally. It will explore a broad evidence-base and scalable steps towards ethical practice.
Speakers Alasdair Dixon, Collective Works & Carys Rowlands, Royal Institute of British Architects
Core Curriculum Topics
- Architecture for social purpose
- Health, safety and well being
- Business, clients and services
- RIBA/CIAT members £105 + VAT
- Non-RIBA members £210 + VAT
- RIBA student members £50 + VAT
How to book
- Book online
- Email your contact details and selected seminars to firstname.lastname@example.org or your RIBA regional office
- Telephone the appropriate RIBA regional office