RIBA CPD Showcase

Places, planning and communities

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA Core Curriculum topic ‘Places, planning and communities’. This covers the legal, regulatory and policy frameworks for creating successful urban and rural places, and the relevant planning processes and procedures.
This article explains how maps are useful throughout every project stage of the RIBA Plan of Works, from helping to formulate designs to their submition 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.

Reading time: 20 minutes
Online Learning, 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.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
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