RIBA City CPD Club 2020 Salisbury Day 2

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City CPD Club Salisbury Day 2

We have updated the 10 mandatory RIBA CPD Core Curriculum topics in response to the skills our members need to practice architecture, now and in the future. The ten Core topics will help you maintain competence, update your knowledge, acquire new skills, future-proof yourselves and your businesses and deliver socially purposeful architecture.

The RIBA City CPD Club 2020, an innovative schedule of seminars and workshops covering the 10 mandatory topics, is designed to help you achieve your annual CPD requirements.

Place making, what’s the future of place?

What are the diverse futures of place? The role of design is important in creating places and delivering homes for the future. The interactive and informative seminar will be offering an understanding of the cultural, social and environmental challenges of shaping places. During this seminar, there will be discussion of how you, as architects, can broaden your knowledge to integrate public realm, movement planning and urban design in your practice and/or work collaboratively with other disciplines and communities. In detail, the seminar will offer the following:

  • Test how the NPPF and the forthcoming PPG on design can offer a better platform for architects to lead and contribute to positive place shaping

  • Explore how drivers such as climate change, health and demography will inform place in the future

  • Offer case studies and expand upon recent RIBA national initiatives such as Design Matters and Future Place

  • Discuss opportunities to work together to strengthen expertise about the policies, tools and processes that can shape places such as design frameworks, codes, design guides, charrettes and national standards

  • Explore case studies from the RIBA’s Design Matters and Future Place initiatives, Public Practice, the national Design Network and more

Speaker: Annabel Keegan, Phil Jones Associates
Annabel is a qualified urban designer and transport planner with a background in architecture. She has over eighteen years of experience in multidisciplinary consultant teams, specialising in the delivery of design-led projects. Annabel is currently a member of numerous national design review panels and is a BFL12 assessor. She leads the Birmingham Urban Design team at PJA and is involved in a range of project types from residential master planning to developing innovative street and public realm designs. Annabel is practically minded and passionate about achieving synergy between movement planning and urban design and can bring this experience to the training sessions.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Places, planning and communities
2. Inclusive environments
3. Health, safety and wellbeing

Business resilience: managing a business in uncertain times

A successful firm of architects needs to balance the delivery of high-quality architecture with the careful management of the business. In times of uncertainty, the fast pace of modern practice can sometimes make it difficult to see the big picture and consider future opportunities and threats.

This seminar will provide you with helpful and practical tips on running a successful practice and is targeted at both experienced and less experienced practitioners.

Whether the practice wishes to grow, move into new sectors, or simply maintain its current operation, this interactive session will explain why a plan is important, covering the following:

Internally focused concerns: operational factors

  • Your business and future aspirations

  • Understanding your strengths and the possible threats

  • Impact on working capital and cash flow at times of growth and recession

  • Using practice data to maximise profit

  • Your business plan, implementation and monitoring

  • Your office team, using unique skills

  • Planning for uncertainty, considering resilience

Externally targeted issues

  • Understanding your markets and trends, maintaining a competitive edge

  • New sectors, diversification of service, opportunities and risks

  • Increasing your profile, targeting changes in perception

  • Getting the message out there and using social media

Implementing and monitoring the plan

  • This CPD will focus on “How you can achieve your targets and build in resilience”, using case studies with an interactive exercise and helpful tips

Speaker: Peter Farrall, University of Liverpool
Peter is an architect with 25 years’ experience as a partner at a small multidisciplinary firm of architects and quantity surveyors, Design Group Chester (DGC). In 2015, he became a full-time member of the academic staff at Liverpool University School of Architecture, where he is responsible for delivering practice management lectures and running the fourth year of the MArch programme. Prior to joining DGC, Peter worked for a number of larger practices in the North West. He is closely involved with the RIBA, President Emeritus of the Liverpool Architectural Society, and has served on the National Council.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Procurement and contracts
2. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
3. Business, clients and services

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For more information on these or other topics included in the RIBA City CPD Club 2019 programme, please see programme page or booklet.

Core/City (PAYG) 

  • Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contact regional officefor cancellation requests

  • Substitutes are permitted at any time*, please contact regional office for substitution requests

  • If the RIBA has to postpone or cancel the event the booker is entitled to a full refund of the ticket price only, no compensation will be given for travel costs

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