City CPD Club Norwich Day 2
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.
The big wins: deliverable and cost-effective sustainable design solutions
In a changing world, where the ethical function of architecture is in a state of flux, is it possible for the architecture we create to contribute to sustainable development that is not only good for the planet but is also affordable? The answer lies in a design where cost and sustainability are integral from the outset. Throughout the early stages in the design process, big decisions are made that will affect both the cost and the sustainability of the building and yet, at this time, there is little input from cost or energy consultants. So, you, as the architect, need to take the lead.
This seminar will give you the knowledge to make these decisions with an understanding of the implications on energy and cost; this is the true process of value engineering as opposed to cost cutting.
Whilst there will be examples of real projects of every size, the seminar will focus on strategies for assessing cost and sustainability so that you can find your own solutions. At the core of this is an understanding that design is an iterative process: we do, we reflect and then optimise and do again. This seminar will investigate what practices need to put in place to get the most out of design evolution.
You will come away with tools, techniques and mindset to apply to every project you are involved with, irrespective of size or sustainability, design and budget aspirations. A wholly interactive seminar, it will provide you with multiple design exercises to challenge, bring a deeper understanding and to learn from other participants.
Speaker Nick Grant, Elemental Solutions
Core Curriculum Topics
- Sustainable architecture
- Design, construction and technology
- Business, clients and services
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
- 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