RIBA CPD Showcase

Places, planning and communities

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Places, planning and communities’ (and may fall within other core curriculum topics as well). This covers the legal, regulatory and policy frameworks for creating successful urban and rural places, and the relevant planning processes and procedures. It also includes having the knowledge and skills to create successful buildings, within the context of neighbourhoods, towns and cities.
Seminar, by AccuCities
Provides an overview of various digital 3D city modelling types, including examples used in architecture, urban planning and construction. A useful presentation for those wanting to know more about extruded buildings footprint polygons 3D maps, airborne lidar, aerial photogrammetry, textured photogrammetry and non-GIS game-ready models.

AccuCities is a specialist 3D city modelling agency. It captures photogrammetric 3D city models of the as-built environment, both in CAD solid and textured formats, providing accurate and detailed 3D models of London and other UK cities for architects and planners. Accurate and affordable, context 3D city models can be purchased in a variety of levels of detail in AutoCad, SketchUp or FBX formats.

Duration: 30 minutes
Seminar, by Tarkett
Alzheimer facilities are becoming a public health policy priority for the UK. Suitable medical treatment is central to quality care, but a comfortable environment is also closely linked to patient wellbeing. This presentation provides guidance on planning interior spaces adapted for the care of people with Alzheimer, focussing on interior design, flooring and colour.

Founded in 1886, Tarkett is a global leader in innovative, sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions. Its product range and project portfolio includes public sector, commercial, residential and sports facility installations, embracing both new construction and renovation projects.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Hoare Lea
Dominic Meyrick discusses how good lighting after dark can transform the night scene with lifestyle-changing results. One of a four-part series, topics covered include the nightscape as a blank canvas, building security with light, creating people-friendly spaces, and indoor and outdoor lighting inspiration.

Hoare Lea is an award-winning firm of consulting engineers specialising in mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering. Presenter Dominic Meyrick (MSc Light and Lighting) is a Hoare Lea partner and passionate advocate of light as an architectural tool.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
This article explains how maps are useful throughout every project stage of the RIBA Plan of Works, from helping to formulate designs to their submission to local authorities, as well as for preparing reports for site safety, sustainability and maintenance.

Mapserve offers a fast way to get professional CAD and raster-based mapping for your project, providing large scale mapping including OS MasterMap in 2D and 3D formats, 1m contours, freehold boundaries, building heights, historical maps and aerial photography.

Duration: 5 pages
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