RIBA City CPD Club 2020 Gateshead Day 3, Gateshead Civic Centre, Thursday, 08. October 2020

City CPD Club Gateshead Day 3

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.

Fire safety design: active and passive fire protection

The government intends to implement those recommendations outlined within the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt, in England. In this seminar, you will learn about appropriate fire safety design primarily for residential buildings, covering: 

The new regulatory environment, including the roles of the Dutyholders and the proposed new role of Accountable Person 

The role of the new Building Safety Regulator and the three Gateway points 

The RIBA Plan of Works overlay for fire, including the need for a holistic approach to fire safety involving active and passive measures, and how this forms part of the Golden Thread of key information available throughout the lifecycle of the building 

The implications of the ban on combustible materials on the outside of buildings 

Key elements of fire science, enabling you to understand the five phases of fire, how building products react to and resist fire, and how these factors might impact on a particular building design 

Where to gain additional knowledge of passive fire protection 

Key information on passive fire protection, including fire-stopping, cavity barriers, fire doors, fire resisting glazing, fire resisting ducts and dampers 

Information required under Building Regulation 38 and handover 

The need to provide for maintenance of fire safety systems in fire design 


Speaker: Phil Brownhill, Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)Phil is the head of training at the ASFP and he has established the ASFP’s foundation course to improve levels of competency throughout the passive fire protection sector, from design to installation and ongoing maintenance. Phil has over 30 years of experience in the passive fire protection industry, having started his career with Promat in 1989 and working for a range of manufacturers including Cafco and Isolatek International. He has also worked with Building Research Establishment in the development of its Installer certification schemes. Phil has been involved in a range of ASFP, British Standards Institute and CEPE committees, as well as the European Council for the paint Industry dealing with reactive fire protection coatings.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Legal, regulatory and satutory compliance2. Health, safety and well-being    3. Places, planning and communities

Inclusive design for external built environments

This seminar will consider how the external built environment, including streets, landscaped areas, the approach to a building and the spaces between and around buildings, can be designed, built and managed to achieve an inclusive environment. 


The most recent publication of BS 8300:2018: Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment includes a separate code of practice, which exclusively considers the external environment. It includes aspects of the wider external environment that were not covered in the original standard, particularly in relation to the external public realm. This seminar will explore the importance of this link in the access chain and how public realm, streets and approaches to buildings are vital in ensuring safe, dignified and independent access to services and facilities for all building users. This interactive seminar will cover: 

Navigation, orientation and way finding: inclusive of signage and lighting 

Public transport infrastructure: bus and tram 

 Parking provision: on-street and off-street, cycle parking, electric vehicle charging, setting down and picking up points 

Approaches to and around building 

Access routes: hazards, surfaces, obstructions 

Public facilities: seating, landscaping, art, public realm, shared space principles 

Speaker: Caroline Lewis, Access Design SolutionsCaroline is co-director of Access Design Solutions. She has provided inclusive design advice within built, pedestrian and transport environments for the past 20 years in both the UK and Australia. Qualified as a town planner, she is a member of the National Register of Access Consultants and a built environment expert at the Design Council. As a BSi and ISO committee representative, she is also recognised for her policy and standards work. Major clients have included Sydney Opera House, advising on a wayfinding strategy, and Barclays Bank regarding accessibility requirements for an assisted self-service device.

Core Curriculum topics
1. Inclusive environments2. Architecture for social purpose3. Places, planning and communities

Other booking options
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 office for 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.  

Thursday, 08. October 2020, Gateshead Civic Centre, RIBA City CPD Club 2020 Gateshead Day 3

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