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RIBA City CPD Club 2020 Truro Day 2

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City CPD Club Truro 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.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: policy, strategy and delivery in business

Diversity and Inclusion relies on the principle of equity, is underpinned by legislation and delivers social and business value. This interactive seminar will enhance your understanding of ED&I whilst also providing greater awareness of its legal and business case and will help you identify tools to review and update your strategy and discuss initiatives for impact.

This session will provide an introductory overview which will enable you to make a difference within the context of both small and large organisations. Providing an improved understanding of the tripartite nature - knowledge, behavior and attitude, you will be able to explore and prioritise actions and identify a pathway to measurable and sustained improvement. In detail, this seminar will discuss:

  • UK Equalities legislation; the implication for individuals and businesses

  • Business value and wider benefits

  • Inclusive leadership

  • Assessing your context

  • Unconscious Bias

  • Formulating a strategy

  • Policies

  • Difficult conversations and workplace culture

Speaker: Teri Okoro, TOCA
Dr Teri Okoro is director of TOCA, a design and project management consultancy. Dual qualified as an architect and chartered project professional, she is a fellow of both RIBA and APM, the Chartered Body for the Project Profession. Teri sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Panel of the Construction Industry Council and has over twenty years’ experience of leading on diversity and inclusion in practice and strategically at board level. An inclusion influencer and strategic change advocate, she authored APM’s thought leadership paper on diversity and inclusion as well as writing and presenting extensively in the UK and internationally.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Architecture for social purpose
2. Business, clients and services
3. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

Design risk management: design coordination and the challenge of culture change

This seminar will give an overview of building and life safety for architects on small projects and will look at examples of risk and liability, regulatory oversight and competence in practice. Focusing on different procurement routes and construction contracts, the seminar will address key examples of design co-ordination, fire, contract administration, risk, negligence, contracts, liability, quality control, specification of materials, transfer of design responsibility, inspection duties, practical completion and practical issues facing architects.

The seminar will focus on the following issues:

  • Building a Safer Future Consultation Report

  • The Hackitt Review

  • The report of the independent inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools

  • Inspection duties

  • Practical completion

  • Construction contracts

  • Hazards and risks

  • Risk management

  • Regulatory oversight

  • Design coordination and the challenge of culture change

  • Practical examples on site for small scale projects

Speaker: Matthew Cousins, Sense Studio
Matthew is a RIBA chartered architect and expert witness at Sense Studio in London. He has wide ranging experience as an architect in practice. Matthew is a visiting lecturer at Westminster University and a professional studies advisor at the University of Cambridge. Matthew is a RIBA expert member in the RIBA Regulations and Standards Advisory Group and is the author of the Architect’s Legal Pocketbook.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
2. Business, clients and services
3. Health, safety and well-being

Embedding sustainability into the RIBA Plan of Work

This seminar will provide guidance on how to develop and manage sustainability strategies for construction projects, using the RIBA Plan of Work, from inception to operation. The approach to setting sustainability objectives, with a focus on outcomes, will be applicable to both new build and refurbishment projects. Reference will be made to the recent review of the RIBA Plan of Work to show how architects and other professionals can establish project sustainability goals, implement a sustainability strategy, review the handover process and monitor intended outcomes. Examples will be given for evaluating energy/carbon targets, climatic design, resilience, water/waste management, material sourcing and wellbeing factors.

This session will be delivered by a member of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group that has been working on the integration of sustainability into the Plan of Work and will include case studies and an interactive session. Whole life evaluation of projects will be considered and the training will be relevant to projects and developments of various sizes.

Speaker: Ashley Bateson, Hoare Lea
A chartered environmentalist with over 20 years’ experience in sustainable design and planning, Ashley is the head of sustainability at Hoare Lea and works on a range of projects, from individual building refurbishments to masterplans. He is active in post occupancy evaluation and has research interests in zero carbon development and the impact of building design on the health and wellbeing of occupants. Ashley is active in several industry groups including RIBA Sustainable Futures Group, CIBSE Technology Committee and UK-GBC Advancing Net Zero Steering Group. He sits on design review panels for the Design Commission for Wales and the Cambridge Quality Panel.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Sustainable architecture
2. Business, clients and services
3. Design, construction and technology

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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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* Non-members cannot substitute for member and/or student tickets.

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