RIBA CPD Showcase

Procurement and contracts

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Procurement and contracts’. In addition to addressing the legal, regulatory and policy frameworks underpinning business, architecture and construction, this topic also covers having the knowledge and skills to apply these across relevant aspects of other CPD core curriculum topics.
A tour of the factory in Germany to witness and discuss ceiling tile production methods. This tour is generally by invitation only, but applications from interested architects will always be considered. A broad range of topics are explored, including design, acoustics, fire protection, technological innovations and sustainability.

Two of the world’s most recognised ceiling manufacturers combined to offer the best of both in one market-leading brand. With a new harmonised product portfolio, Knauf Ceiling Solutions offers customers greater diversity and endless possibilities. An innovator in sustainable design and functionality, its solutions allow specifiers to experience more choice, inspiration and support.
Seminar, by CLYDE & CO LLP
Examines the key legal and commercial issues that architects need to be aware of when agreeing appointment terms. These include: standards of care, payment mechanisms, scope creep and additional services issues, novation versus assignment, intellectual property and limiting liability.

Clyde & Co is a global law firm providing a complete service to clients in a range of industry sectors. With over 5,000 people operating from over 60 locations across six continents, Clyde & Co’s 90-year success story was founded on its vision of a single global partnership, providing a platform that offers rapid access to expertise, wherever you operate in the world.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by E K McQuade
An introduction to the Party Wall Act, including what it is, where it applies, what the different party wall notices are (and when must they be served), the role of surveyors in the party wall process, key documents and timescales. Also includes tips on ‘suitable’ and ‘non-suitable’ construction detailing, and what architects can do to minimise party wall fees and process delays.

EK McQuade is a small and expert team of building surveyors specialising in party wall matters and has extensive experience working with architects, developers and property managers. A member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and the Pyramus and Thisbe Society, EK McQuade also takes an active interest in how the field is developing.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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