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. The topic 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 Geofabrics Ltd
Closely linked with climate change and flooding, the effects of erosion and land loss regularly feature on the news. This presentation provides an insight into the geosynthetics used to reduce the impact from erosion. Identifying different types of erosion and their – often severe – impacts can only help in our understanding of this dynamic subject.

GEOfabrics manufactures a diverse portfolio of world class geosynthetic solutions for a broad range of civil engineering applications, including drainage, protection, separation, filtration, SUDs and invasive plant root barriers. GEOfabrics’ HPS geotextiles are manufactured from high tenacity virgin polypropylene to a performance specification, rather than weight, thereby ensuring their suitability.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Hoare Lea
Dominic Meyrick discusses how good lighting 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
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