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.
Achieving high-quality green infrastructure
Green infrastructure is recognised globally as an essential component of healthy, sustainable places. It provides many benefits to people, improving their health, wellbeing and ability to respond to the changing climate as well as enhancing the environment in which they live and work. This is acknowledged through the National Planning Policy Framework and many towns and cities now have a green infrastructure strategy.
Green infrastructure consists of a multifunctional network of individual features that connect urban populations with the surrounding countryside. It includes street trees, parks, playing fields, woodlands, allotments, private gardens, wetlands, streams and other water bodies, green roofs and walls that are often linked to other components, including transport and drainage infrastructure.
Despite the evidence base and policy support for green infrastructure, there is still considerable uncertainty about what this term means and how it can be best delivered in practice. This seminar will first examine what green infrastructure is and how it relates to other terms such as ecosystem services, nature-based solutions and natural capital that are increasingly being used by policy makers.
The seminar will then consider the benefits of green infrastructure and how these relate to sustainability and health and wellbeing objectives in the built environment. Finally, the delivery of green infrastructure will be explored through a series of case studies.
Speaker Danielle Sinnett, University of the West of England
Core Curriculum Topics
1. Architecture for social purpose
2. Sustainable architecture
Virtual Reality in architecture: an invaluable asset to help clients understand spaces
Virtual Reality is already used in architecture and experts predict the role of this popular technology will increase in the future. After a short introduction covering the history and mainstream uses of VR, the speaker will describe how VR can be applied in architecture and used throughout the design process, helping clients and stakeholders better understand buildings from the very first client meeting, whilst speeding up the design process.
The seminar will look into different types of VirtualReality and headsets (static views vs motion capture walkthroughs and different types of VR experiences) and the diversity of software available, such as Plug and Play or advanced use.It will also include a description of photogrammetry and its power when combined with VR.
Based on personal experience, the speaker willdemonstrate how Virtual Reality is a real asset in architecture and how it can fundamentally change the client/architect relationship.
The session will be a useful source of recommendations on:
• How to make a start with a VR set up
• What software and hardware are required to achieve successful results
• The cost involved
• The options of outsourcing or in-house production
• How VR can help sell architectural services and increase fees.
This seminar will include an interactive workshop when you will be able to experience the use of equipment provided by the speaker on the day.
Speaker Tomas Millar, Millar + Howard Workshop
Core Curriculum Topics
1. Design, construction and technology
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.