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 2018, an innovative schedule of seminars and workshops covering the 10 mandatory topics, is designed to help you achieve your annual CPD requirements.
How to keep construction projects safe
Considering health and safety compliance for construction projects, the speaker will cover:
- Pre-construction phase: what do health and safety considerations of designers look like in this phase? Is it your statutory legal duty (criminal law), common law or contractual obligation?
- Construction phase: what can go wrong on site and how well do you know what might be a legal failing of a duty holder? Examples to include design and temporary works failings.
- Completion: how do you ensure your “duty of care” continues after completion and in use?
The session will include:
- Spot the problems workshop with photos showing matters of concern on site
- Case studies of designers’ health and safety considerations
- A legislative perspective of the 'duty of care' and what it means to be a 'responsible person' and/or 'duty holder'.
Speaker Danny Coomber, Butler & Young Group Ltd
Core Curriculum topics
1. Health, safety and wellbeing
2. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
Designing flexible housing for everyone: the role of architects and designers
With a shortfall of homes in the UK, an ageing population and a social care crisis, designing flexible housing is essential. Architects and designers play a key role in achieving this, regardless of whether they are designing a large housing complex or a small individual extension.
Society is changing and homes may also increasingly become intergenerational living spaces. While we live in a world where independent living is prized, co-living may become more common, with younger couples needing affordable housing and older generations nearby able to offer and receive support as required. The speaker will explain how good inclusive design and technology can help create modern, flexible spaces that can be adapted to meet a variety of needs.
This session will explore how homes can be designed to flex and adapt to meet the changing needs of their residents, now and in the future. You will be encouraged to consider and discuss your role in helping the new trends in inclusive design, looking into how you, as architects and designers, can:
- Fulfil your social and moral imperative to design homes that are fit for future generations, in an affordable way that still adds value to the client
- Design healthy homes that make healthy occupants
- Achieve healthy homes through detailing and specification
- Create inclusive environments beyond Part M and deliver much more than regulatory compliance
- Demonstrate how inclusive housing design can be beautiful and doesn’t have to look institutional.
The speaker will complement the seminar with real life case studies demonstrating the points raised during the talk.
Speaker Emma Luddington, Living Well at Home Ltd
Core Curriculum Topics
2.Architecture for social purpose
Key construction project management skills
In order to administer construction contracts effectively, it is important to develop good project management skills. This seminar will look at ways to develop strong leadership and management skills and how to successfully combine them with effective teamwork.
The speaker will start by examining how the client brief should be interrogated to allow development of the project and the contract. He will then explore the procurement options and methods being used today and, moving through the project lifecycle, provide guidance on compliant tenders.
The speaker will then review the differences between a range of contracts before looking closely at key contract clauses in terms of time, quality and finance.
The presentation will include a short session on how to deal with disputes in contracts in a proactive manner, and how to apply “lessons learned” techniques to improve project and contract management.
At the end of the seminar, you will have a good understanding of how to use project management best practice in managing construction contracts and how to administer contracts successfully.
Throughout his talk, the presenter will use examples from his career to highlight the principles discussed.
Speaker Tim Jones, Atherstone St James
Core Curriculum Topics
1. Procurement and contracts
2.Business, clients and services
- RIBA/CIAT members £140 + VAT
- Non-RIBA members £200 + VAT
- RIBA student members £50 + VAT
Other booking options
For more information on these or other topics included in the RIBA City CPD Club 2018 programme, please see programme page or booklet.