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City CPD Club Hereford Day 4

The RIBA City CPD Club 2019 is designed to help you achieve your annual CPD requirements. Innovative schedule of seminars and workshops covering the mandatory RIBA Core Curriculum topics, the programme is delivered over four days, providing you with the flexibility to plan your annual CPD well in advance.

City CPD Club Hereford Day 4

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.

Fire Safety for designers Post-Grenfell

Since the introduction of CDM 2015, architects have welcomed the role of the Principal Designer and integrated health and safety into architectural design; in a similar way, so too can fire safety design be embedded. By working with other specialists in the industry such as the fire brigade, suitable methods of fire safety can be developed, which meet the recommendations of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and create a protocol for the industry to deliver fire safety in all types of buildings.

The Building Regulations Approved Documents Part B include sound guidance but have become an over-complicated, semi-prescriptive, quasi-interpretive set of documents with too many options and alternatives. They are set out in an order that does not reflect the design process and are infamously difficult to follow without a clear and easily recorded statement of completion or compliance.

This seminar will introduce the RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety and demonstrate methods of producing suitable fire strategy drawings, fire specifications, schedules of fire resisting and stopping components and materials, management tools to ensure these are delivered on site and records of these issues for the Fire and Emergency File at hand-over. The industry must now show leadership to ensure fire safety in all our buildings and these are the first industry-changing steps.

Speaker Paul Bussey, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Core Curriculum Topics

  1. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
  2. Health, safety and well being
  3. Places, planning and communities

CDM 2015: your essential guide to Designer duties

You, as architects, are best placed to manage the health and safety risks of your designs on the construction workforce and must apply practical knowledge in design risk management. The speaker will aim to demystify the regulations and help you understand how to deliver your duties. CDM should be utilised as a collaborative tool, developing the design and construction process to enhance health and safety in the built environment, ensuring that we consider design implications through reductive steps. This forms an integral part of the review process; it is not a ‘bolt-on’ considered after design decisions have been made.

This seminar will illustrate how CDM can add coherency in the consideration of design implications, while also adopting a ‘practicable’ approach to risk. This will give you, as Designers, an appreciation of your obligations within CDM 2015 and provide guidance on how to critically examine your work, giving proportionate consideration to avoiding, reducing and controlling hazards.

This seminar will cover:

  • Background to the passing of the CDM legislation and it’s development to today
  • Other relevant construction legislation of which you should be aware
  • The CDM process timeline on projects
  • CDM 2015 Duty Holders and their obligations
  • CDM as a creative and collaborative process
  • CDM as the management of risk, rather than of health and safety
  • Considering the hierarchy of risk
  • The differences between ‘safety’ and ‘health’
  • The definition of ‘Designer’ as described under CDM2015
  • Understanding the Designer’s duties with regard to hazard and risk
  • Practical guidance in the understanding of hazards to consider in the design process

Speaker Peter Waxman, Multiplex CDM

Core Curriculum Topics

  1. Health, safety and well being
  2. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
  3. Business, clients and services

Community engagement: collaborative design techniques

It is an ever-evolving landscape for design professionals, with increasing expectations placed on them to deliver community engagement for their commissioning clients, and a growing movement of community clients commissioning architects. There is also a shift in policy and financial constraints that place even more pressure on the design professions to be skilled and confident design enablers able to conceive and deliver effective community engagement strategies.

This interactive seminar will explore how to work with community stakeholders and clients through collaborative design processes. It will explore design engagement from the perspective of the designer, the commissioning client and a member of a local community invited into a design engagement process.

The session will include presentation material and case studies, discussion and interactive workshop activities focusing on:

  • Place quality and equality: how to engage non-professionals in conversations about how we shape our places and about the potential of great design to improve our opportunities, experiences and interactions
  • Defining and exploring community-led, participatory and co-design processes
  • Developing and implementing a strategy for community engagement in a design process
  • Defining parameters and expectations for community engagement with both commissioning clients and local stakeholders
  • Practical tools and approaches for engaging community stakeholders and local people in design processes
  • Building social value and empowerment opportunities into design processes
  • Working with community clients: what to expect and what to ask for

The seminar will provide you with practical tools and approaches to use in your own work.

Speaker Sophia de Sousa, The Glass-House

Core Curriculum Topics

  1. Places, planning and communities
  2. Inclusive environments
  3. Health, safety and well being

Seminar fees

  • RIBA/CIAT members £105 + VAT
  • Non-RIBA members £210 + VAT
  • RIBA student members £50 + VAT

How to book

For more information on these or other topics included in the RIBA City CPD Club 2019 programme, please see programme page or booklet.

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