Christmas 2014

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Essential CPD information for the construction industry

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Latest online CPD

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This seminar will enable architects to understand the key environmental risks that can affect a site for future development and the knock on impacts to project timelines and costs. The seminar covers:
- Contaminated land, legislation and risk exposure to landowners and developers
- Flooding, legislation, guidance and due diligence, data used to asses flood risk and insurability
- Energy, future impact of shale gas fracking on sites and communities, statistics, benefits and implications
- Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica), how the spread of the Knotweed can impact on site preparation and the importance of early identification
- Integrating site risk identification with digital mapping requirements for site plans and planning submissions

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The third of three videos in CPD feature based on the RIBA work stages, to give you the information you need about building with Timber in a way that suits the way you work.

Certification and procurement – how you can meet sustainable procurement criteria.

Learn more technical information about what goes into open and closed panel timber frame systems, how to incorporate steel elements and how to achieve the levels of thermal insulation you need.

How to get the most out of off-site manufacturing and the importance of SiteSafe practices to reducing the risk of fire on construction sites.
Product area: Floor beams - timber
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This presentation looks closely at the fit-out market and how the selection of the correct ceiling and wall solution can help to achieve the performance requirements, user comforts and sustainable needs required to meet current legislation.

The presentation will cover the types of fit-out projects, their decision makers, and the various requirements in all locations of the project. It includes some interesting case studies with design challenges and solutions to overcome them.
Product area: Suspended ceiling systems

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

Although many architects believe that we make financial decisions based on rational financial criteria, this is seldom the case. This seminar introduces 5 key concepts from the field of Behavioral Finance to demonstrate why your clients make the financial decisions they make and the crucial role that emotions play in the design fee proposal and negotiation process.

This seminar runs as part of a series of four CPD seminars included in the one-day fee proposal workshop. The fee proposal workshop includes the following 4 seminars: Fee Psychology, Fee Negotiations, Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals. For more information about the Fee Proposal Workshop Series please visit:
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will discuss the selection criteria when considering what form of contract your client should enter into with a main contractor. Procurement techniques and how to consider tenders and deal with tender amendments will also be discussed, as will European procurement guidelines and the effect of qualitative criteria scoring.

The session will cover how and why to amend Standard Forms of Contracts and how to incorporate documents into the contract. It will look at how to deal with ambiguities between those documents, as well as dealing with Letters of Intent.

Finally, the seminar will briefly discuss the legislative changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and what impact these have had, to which contracts they apply and when they should not be incorporated.

This event is taking place at the following locations in 2012:

19 January, Cambridge
15 February, Cardiff
8 March, Reading
25 April, Crawley
15 May, Exeter
27 June, Nottingham
18 July, Manchester
19 July, Liverpool
26 July, Birmingham
18 September, London
11 October, Gateshead
8 November, Bath
21 November, Leeds
Type:  Seminar
How to address the challenges of meeting the client expectations and the mechanisms through which the architect is able to manage their liability.
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will help you to ensure that your project complies with UK water supply regulations. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme and the WRAS organisation
- Understand the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and the relevant Scottish water byelaws
- Understand how to achieve compliance with the regulations through WRAS approval, including mechanical testing, materials testing and marking of products
- Understand the risk of non-compliance with the regulations
- Understand the importance of WRAS Installation Requirements and Notes (IRNs) to ensure a product has met certain standards
- Understand the WRAS approval certificate
Type:  Seminar

Featured CPD Material

Upgrading a building with External Wall Insulation (EWI) is an important steps in combating condensation within the building. However ignoring the position of the window can further exacerbate the condensation. The learning aims of this seminar are to:
- Explore the functions of a window
- Some brief facts about condensation, and its effect on our quality of life
- EWI explained
- An explanation of the importance of correct window positioning,and alignment with the EWI
- An examination of the structural issues surrounding outboarding of windows
Type:  Seminar
This CPD will provide the designer with an overview of the main drivers within the specification process for when Sustainable Drainage Schemes (SUDS) are required as well as an understanding of the value of permeable paving within these schemes. SUDS will become increasingly frequent in the coming years following changes in planning guidance and future legislation. During the course of the seminar we will consider the following points:
- Sustainability criteria of pavement design
- Sustainable drainage
- Permeable paving design
- Permeable paving maintenance
Type:  Seminar
- An interactive learning tool for Architects, Architectural Students and Technicians.
- Experienced Architects can also benefit from the expert resources contained in the programme.

Are you up to the challenge of designing sustainably?

This unique interactive course, takes you through stages of an Architect in a design process, from initial contact, brief to detail parts of RIBA Stage 4 technical design. The challenge is aimed at students to get an understanding of the processes involved in liaising with your client and takes a fictitious medical centre as an example.

It's a thoroughly engaging way to learn more about designing sustainable buildings – or to test just how up to speed you are. If you're the competitive kind, the scoring system allows you to see how well your work stacks up against your colleagues' designs.
For further information click on the link below:

Type:  Online Learning
This seminar aims to highlight what the architect/specifier should consider when specifying/designing structural glazing systems and promotes the use of glass in buildings. The presentation highlights the main components of the system and their relative performance limitations within the design.
Type:  Seminar

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