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RIBA Half-Day Principal Designer Course - Newcastle
Thu 27 April 2017, 13:45 – 17:00 BST
Since the Health and Safety Executive’s CDM 2015 Regulations came into effect in 2015, the RIBA has been offering a range of half, one and two day courses on the Principal Designer role. These are the only Principal Designer Courses offered by the RIBA.
RIBA's accredited Principal Designer course define and provide adequate “skills, knowledge, experience” to a professionally agreed standard. To show awareness and capability to deliver this role there is an industry expectation for professionals to demonstrate attendance and knowledge attained. Following completion, an attendance certificate will be issued showing that you attended the RIBA-accredited courses. This certificate could be useful should a client, stakeholder or external body require evidence that you have the industry standard skills, knowledge and understanding of the principal designer role.
Course content and structure
The 3-hour course is delivered over an afternoon, including a workshop session exploring case studies provided by course leaders, as well as some delegate’s own ongoing projects. The two sessions cover the following topics:
- Q&A: write your questions for later discussions
- Introductory open discussion about CDM 2015 and its integration
- What new roles and responsibilities, if any, have you undertaken since April 2015?
- CDM Differently: why architectural PD’s need a different approach
- How has CDM 2015 been applied on projects to date?
- Misunderstandings, misconceptions and myth-busting
- Strategic CDM issues: capturing key information about your project and fee bids
- RIBA Plan of Work and the stage by stage delivery of CDM 2015
- CDM Design Reviews: what can go wrong and how to avoid it
- H&S/CDM case studies for architects; some of what you need to know, and where to get more
- Exemplar projects explained by speaker
- Workshop session: some of your own projects reviewed by course leader and the group
- Summary of lessons learnt
- Q&A: your questions discussed, and open discussions
Delegates are encouraged to bring project drawing bundles, and some projects are then randomly selected by course leader for group discussions. Significant risks captured on flipchart for delegates to develop further after the course.
Speaker: Tony Putsman, Xenophon Project Services Limited
Tony Putsman MICE, C.Eng., AIEMA is a qualified civil engineer and experienced Project Manager. For the past 40 years, he has worked across all the major sectors of the Construction Industry, moving from a hands-on, project delivery role into a training and development specialist, and is a leading advocate of team-based risk management. He set up his own risk management consultancy in 2002 and is currently working with clients in the energy, rail, off-shore, house building & refurbishment sectors, promoting a strategic approach to project risk management through enhanced collaborative working. He is co-author of Practical guide to using the CDM Regulations 2015 - Teamwork not Paperwork (ICE Publishing). Tony is a professional trainer and a member of the ICE Health & Safety Expert Panel. He has represented the ICE on the CIC Health & Safety Panel since January 2013, and has been vice chair since July 2014 and sits on the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC).
This course is designed and developed by Paul Bussey and Tony Putsman, and will be delivered by one of the speakers.
Core Curriculum: 1. Being safe 2. Compliance
Terms & Conditions
- Cancellations are permitted up to 28 days before the event, delegate substitutions are accepted at any time, please contact Kate.Aldred@riba.org for cancellation/substitution requests.
- An email will be sent to confirm your place on receipt of your booking. A second email confirming venue along with map/directions will be sent to you approx. 7-10 days before the event.
- Bookings at the member rates will only be accepted if accompanied by a valid membership number.
- If you require a purchase order to be quoted on your invoice this must be supplied at the time of booking.