We’re thrilled to announce a new RIBA Core CPD launching this week, led by Director Lisa Mcfarlane.

‘Through the Conservation Lens’ will provide an understanding of the complex issues to consider when dealing with projects involving historic buildings and how conservation principles are applied throughout a project’s progress, from brief development through to completion.

Lisa will be leading 19 CPD seminars across the UK, all taking place over the forthcoming months, which will utilise practical project examples of varying scales to highlight the challenges encountered and will be structured based on the RIBA Plan of Work. These include:

  • The strategic brief stage: the importance of understanding significance and how this influences the brief, establishes the framework for development and the importance of identifying opportunities, constraints and potential risks. The level of survey information required will also be covered.
  • The developed design stage: the level of information required for approvals, including Listed Building, Planning, Conservation Area and Scheduled Ancient Monument consents and the complexity of dealing with detailed Planning and Listed Building conditions will be discussed.
  • The technical design stage: appropriate procurement methods and contract management, the level of detail required and the importance of clear recording methods to convey complex information will be covered. The impact of Building Regulations, including fire safety, will also be included.
  • The construction stage: the impact of discovering unforeseen issues on site, the challenges of managing unknowns within the constraints of restricted budgets and the importance of a team approach to issue resolution will be explained.

For additional information about the CPD please take a look here: https://www.architecture.com/whats-on/plan-of-work-through-the-conservation-lens-manchester