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City CPD Club Wiltshire Day 2
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Talks and lectures

City CPD Club Wiltshire Day 2

The RIBA City CPD Club 2018 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.

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.

From consultation to co-creation: ways to engage communities in the design and planning process

Recently the cross-party report 'Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing' recorded that 85% of people in England agree the quality of the built environment influences the way they feel. In addition, often when people engage in the process of change in the environment, they are passionate about their views. How can this be a force for good, shaping design for better outcomes? Equally are there new ways to interact with communities to co-create places?

This seminar will explore what policies, tools and processes can be used to create a good foundation for a planning application and how to integrate community engagement as part of this process. It will identify the range of ways to connect with and involve communities, including enabling community-led projects. Case studies will give examples of ways that design teams engage positively with communities at a range of scales from neighbourhood plans and innovative area strategies, developer and cooperative housing to public buildings and public spaces.

Speaker Juliet Bidgood, Juliet Bidgood A+U

Core Curriculum Topics
1.Places, planning and communities
2.Procurement and contracts

Feasibility studies: selling the benefits, managing the service and reaping the rewards

Many commissions start with a feasibility study and establishing the viability of a proposal at RIBA Stages 0 and 1, which is an important step in order to avoid abortive work later. Architects can add real value to a project at the early design stages, but there are many pitfalls for the unwary. Establishing the terms of reference for the commission is critical to ensure the scope is defined as well as the charging structure for fees.

This seminar will build on general knowledge of the design process and identify the critical issues to address, including fee management. It will explain how to establish a productive dialogue with the client and involve critical stakeholders. The context of the RIBA Plan of Work and how to establish key criteria and agree outputs will be explained.

What happens next will also be discussed in terms of the outcomes. How can the feasibility study be converted into a viable architectural commission for the implementation of the project?

This comprehensive session will cover:

  • Setting parameters: agreeing the brief, scope of work and fee
  • How to minimise risks, create a framework and utilise checklists
  • Evaluating key competencies building upon what you already know to ensure best practice
  • Communications and identifying stakeholders
  • Assessing the information and determining the key drivers of the project
  • Testing the options and possible solutions with the client
  • Agreeing outputs and the next stage of the commission
  • Ongoing monitoring of office resources to ensure profitability.

Using case studies and worked examples, the speaker will explain how these techniques can be applied. The session will be interactive and there will be opportunities for you to ask questions and share experiences.

Speaker Peter Farrall, University of Liverpool

Core Curriculum Topics
1. Business, clients and services
2.Procurement and contracts

Rights of light: how can light influence design and other aspects

This topical seminar will focus on how daylight and sunlight amenity and rights of light can influence design and, in some cases, have the potential to jeopardise planning consent or lead to claims if they are not taken into account during the design and planning process.

The speaker will discuss daylight, sunlight and overshadowing including details on planning policy objectives and the BRE guide (2011). Tests used on both existing and proposed buildings will be outlined with an indication of how they are applied.

When considering rights to light, the legal framework will be examined and the methodology for assessment will be explained.

The speaker will also cover the following:

  • Definition of sufficient light
  • Site review and title issues
  • Abandonment
  • Preservation and transfer
  • Light from other sources
  • Law reform.

The seminar will also outline the approach to and practicalities of modelling and assessment, comprising data capture, model assembly and analysis, to include an example rights of light contour analysis and calculation of compensation. Case studies on small projects will be used to illustrate the technical elements highlighted in the talk.

Speaker John Gerrish, Malcolm Hollis

Core Curriculum Topics
1.Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
2.Design, construction and technology

Seminar fees

  • 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.

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