RIBA City CPD Club 2020 Norwich Day 3, Norwich Assembly House, Thursday, 01. October 2020

City CPD Club Norwich 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.

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

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: Niall Rowan, Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)Niall has worked in the fire safety sector since 1979, managing Warringtonfire’s testing laboratories in the early 2000s. During this time, he drafted the first 12 European fire resistance standards for CEN and was president of EGOLF, the European organisation of fire laboratories. In 2009, Niall became the ASFP’s technical officer, responsible for the ASFP Colour Books, the ASFP Guide to Passive Fire Protection for Fire Risk Assessors and others. Providing leadership to the ASFP, Niall became the CEO in 2018, currently spending much of his time working on the initiatives arising from the Grenfell Fire and the Hackitt review of the Building Regulations.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Places, planning and communities2. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance3. Health, safety and well-being

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)  

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

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Thursday, 01. October 2020, Norwich Assembly House, RIBA City CPD Club 2020 Norwich Day 3

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