RIBA CPD Showcase

Business, clients and services

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Business, clients and services’ (and may fall within other core curriculum topics as well). This covers the principles of good business practice and service provision, and relevant legal frameworks. The topic also covers having the knowledge and skills to make sure that the business you own or work for is managed competently, ethically, effectively and efficiently, with sound financial and quality management, and appropriate systems, processes and procedures in place.
Seminar, by Russell-Cooke LLP
Practical guidance on how appointments should be structured and run, and steps to take if fees are not paid. Also covers legal and contractual changes and recent legislative updates.

Russell-Cooke is a top 100 legal firm with around 250 lawyers. It works for a mix of commercial, not-for-profit and private clients in all areas of construction and property development. Russell-Cooke acts for HNW individuals, family businesses, investors, developers, charities, and for both landlords and tenants. The company also has experience supporting high-profile matters for large multinational companies.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by BTS Fabrications Limited
A presentation aimed at anyone interested in environmentally-focused specification of rainscreen cladding systems. Explores the principles of sustainability in construction by examining B-Corp (Certified B Corporations) and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and their importance in relation to the use of aluminium.

BTS Façades and Fabrications produces high quality façade and rainscreen products to suit every budget. BTS’ in-house technical and design teams work with architects to turn ideas into reality using a broad range of materials, finishes and manufacturing options. Based in the UK, all BTS products are manufactured in the company’s own purpose-built facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Duration: 35-40 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Zip Water
A brief overview of important building accreditations and regulations to consider when specifying water solutions. Includes practical guidance on their purpose and meaning, and how to achieve them.

Zip Water is the creator of the world's most advanced drinking water solutions. As a market leader, it offers both cutting-edge and touch-free drinking water solutions, including mains-fed dispensers (ideal for reception and office areas), countertop and on-wall solutions. Zip Water’s latest product delivers a 99.9% reduction in legionella – ideal for health- and aged care facilities.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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