Full CPD Programme

September 2017

Wednesday 27 September 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1204: Heritage Property Portsea: Continuation of the Dockyard story

This CPD course takes a guided tour through the area of Portsmouth known as Portsea which in times gone by is where the dockyard workers used to live. An area subject to constant change, it is an area rich in heritage property although somewhat hidden from the main historic areas of Portsmouth.

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October 2017

Wednesday 4 October 2017

9:20am-12:40pm

1205: Understanding Current Practice in Building Services

New regulations and the ever-changing expectations of occupiers lead to constant changes in the choice of building services available. This session deals with current trends on a need-to-know basis focusing on the significance to property owners, occupiers and professionals.

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Wednesday 4 October 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1206: Subsidence and Settlement: Getting it right

Property professionals need to be able to diagnose the cause or causes of defects, make judgements as to whether corrective action is necessary or desirable, including with respect to previous action, and to understand best current remediation practice. This course is delivered by a leading specialist in the field and has been developed to challenge and improve poorly informed practice.

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Wednesday 11 October 2017

9:20am-12:40pm

1207: Construction Project Management – Technological complexity

This course outlines the changing nature of construction project management techniques with the rapid development of construction technology.

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Wednesday 11 October 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1208: Accounting for Non-Accountants

This course provides an overview of key financial and accounting issues relating to land, property and construction. It provides both a refresher and an introduction to the world of company accounts.

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Wednesday 18 October 2017

9:20am-12:40pm

1209: The Building Regulations in 2017: An update

Understanding and working with the Building Regulations are essential for the success of all development projects, but even the most experienced practitioners find it frustrating and confusing, and that is exacerbated by the need to keep pace with the frequent changes. This annual course addresses that by explaining how the Regulations operate in practice, and by providing a concise and up-to-date overview of changes that have been and are being made.

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Wednesday 18 October 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1210: Party Walls, Access and Other Neighbourly Issues

There are a wide range of issues which can create tension between owners and occupiers of neighbouring properties, and there are also many situations when a neighbour has to consent to or to provide access for work to be undertaken. This course examines a number of the key issues, and illustrates how they should be dealt with by reference to a range of practice-based case studies.

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November 2017

Wednesday 1 November 2017

9:20am-12:40pm

1211: Coastal Resource Management and Development

On this course you will investigate solutions for conserving our coastal zones, seas and oceans through the development of a coordinated strategy to distribute environmental, socio-cultural and institutional resources.

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Wednesday 1 November 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1212: Building Pathology

This course provides a practical application to the practice of Building Surveying. Because of the practical nature of this, CPD delegate numbers may be limited.

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Wednesday 8 November 2017

9:20am-12:40pm

1213: Understanding Flat Roofing

Continuous membrane waterproofing has long been recognised as providing an ideal solution where roof design calls for flexibility, sustainability and cost effectiveness. Professionals encounter them regularly when conducting surveys and undertaking valuations and when required to give practical advice about the specification of new or replacement roof or the diagnosis of problems with an existing roof.

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Wednesday 8 November 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1214: Waterproofing Below Ground Structures and Basements

Structural Waterproofing is the term that describes methods used to prevent groundwater entering building structures that are below ground. Waterproofing is required when a new underground structure is created or an existing basement is refurbished to provide a usable or habitable space.

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Wednesday 15 November 2017

9:20am-12:40pm

1215: Dilapidations: An update on the law and best practice

Disputes relating to dilapidations remain as high as ever on the agenda, possibly higher given the severity of the financial pressures on both tenants and landlords, and the slow and uncertain emergence from recession. This annual course provides a refresher on the law, and the implications of recent cases gives an overview of key areas and issues in current practice, and provides practical advice on the tactics and management of claims.

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Wednesday 15 November 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1216: The CDM Regulations: Where now and where next?

All property professionals need to know and understand the CDM Regulations, how they affect projects and to be confident about working with them. The CDM Regulations have been in operation since April 2007 and, in that period, a great deal of experience of their operation in practice has been gained. This course is designed to allow delegates to benefit from that experience.

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Wednesday 22 November 2017

9:20am-12:40pm

1217: Principal Design – Workshop

This workshop investigates the obligation, through the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, to appoint a Principal Designer. The workshop will include contributions from various professionals within the built environment discipline.

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Wednesday 22 November 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1218: Nuisance: Update on changes to law and practice

Understanding and working with the Building Regulations are essential for the success of all development projects, but even the most experienced practitioners find it frustrating and confusing, and that is exacerbated by the need to keep pace with the frequent changes. This annual course addresses that by explaining how the Regulations operate in practice, and by providing a concise and up-to-date overview of changes that have been and are being made.

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Wednesday 29 November 2017

9:20am-12:40pm

1219: Sustainable Property Development

This course looks at the social imperative and the market and regulatory background behind sustainable development. The relatively simple goal of developing and delivering affordable, quality housing where people want to live is, in reality, an immensely complex task.

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Wednesday 29 November 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1220: Valuation Changes to the Red Book

This course looks at the changes that have occurred to the Red Book in 2016/17. It also considers potential future changes as international policy on measurement and valuation develops. This CPD is highly appropriate for valuation surveyors and those engaged in wider general practice.

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December 2017

Wednesday 6 December 2017

9:20am-12:40pm

1221: Health and Safety: Your responsibilities

Recent changes have led to the need for those with key health and safety responsibilities to refresh their understanding of the requirements imposed on them through legislation.

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Wednesday 6 December 2017

1:50pm-5:10pm

1222: Sustainable Transport

Sustainable transport planning is about finding ways to move people, goods and information in ways that reduce its impact on the environment, the economy, and society. In a modern society with competing demands for resources this can be an extremely challenging task.

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February 2018

Wednesday 21 February 2018

9:20am-12:40pm

1223: Boundary Disputes

Boundary disputes can be costly, acrimonious and at times almost war like. This CPD seminar will explain the key issues involved in disputes. The resolution of disputes will be discussed within the need for accurate evidence.

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Wednesday 21 February 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1224: Survey and Building Inspections using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Surveying the exterior of buildings is being transformed through the use of small autonomous flying vehicles sometimes known as drones. However the use of these vehicles, in a professional sense, is strictly regulated and users need to be licenced.

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Wednesday 28 February 2018

9:20am-12:40pm

1225: Waste Water

The problem of disposing of waste water is common to all properties. Disposal of rain water is relatively straightforward when compared to the problems of disposing of water containing sewage and other contaminants.

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Wednesday 28 February 2018

1:30pm-4:45pm

1226: Waste Water

The problem of disposing of waste water is common to all properties. Disposal of rain water is relatively straightforward when compared to the problems of disposing of water containing sewage and other contaminants.

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March 2018

Wednesday 7 March 2018

9:20am-12:40pm

1227: Construction and Engineering Disputes – the Importance of Contracts

This course covers the importance of establishing effective contracts looking at both contentious and non-contentious matters. This course is suitable for land, property and construction professionals.

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Wednesday 7 March 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1228: Party Walls, Health and Safety and Practical Issues

Legislation in the form of the Party Wall Act 1996 forms a basis for the management/development of a party wall but there are many other issues to consider.

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Wednesday 14 March 2018

9:20am-12:40pm

1229: Infrastructure for Large Scale Residential Developments

This course through the use of a very large and dynamic case study explores the many complex issues that have to be considered when managing schemes for residential development.

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Wednesday 14 March 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1230: Commercial Property Law: An Update

This course considers key risks and changes in the law affecting acquisition and development of land and commercial landlord and tenant law.

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Wednesday 21 March 2018

9:20am-5:10pm

1231: Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law ALL DAY workshop

This day workshop provides a means by which practitioners, who need to refresh their knowledge, and APC candidates can get themselves up to speed.

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Wednesday 28 March 2018

9:20am-12:40pm

1232: The Planning System in 2018

Planning is characterised by continuous change in legislation, procedures, practice and case law and practitioners struggle to keep abreast of it all. This annual course is designed to meet the need for a concise and accessible update.

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Wednesday 28 March 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1233: Housing Issues: Supply and Affordability

Shortage of supply inevitably creates upward pressure on prices and gives rise to complex and multi-faceted affordability issues. This course identifies the key issues, examines the underlying causes, draws on international comparisons and considers possible solutions.

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April 2018

Wednesday 18 April 2018

9:20am-12:40pm

1234: Looking for Asbestos

Understanding and managing asbestos risks in buildings remain major concerns for property professionals. There are still large numbers of non-domestic buildings containing asbestos in some form and its presence poses continuing problems for their maintenance, repair, modernisation, alteration and redevelopment.

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Wednesday 18 April 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1235: Understanding the Effects of Dampness and Decay in Buildings

Moisture in buildings continues to present problems, even though awareness of the need for energy conservation and changes to the building regulations have influenced both the design of buildings and the behaviour of their occupiers.

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Wednesday 25 April 2018

9:20am-12:40pm

1236: Residential Surveys, Valuations and Reports: Current Practice

Residential surveyors and valuers are finding their skills increasingly in demand, both from the public and from corporate clients. This course will provides a detailed examination of selected topics of current interest and relevance, utilising real life examples and illustrations to identify practical principles for everyday application.

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Wednesday 25 April 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1237: Mind the Gap: Remote Sensing

This course provides an overview of the increasing sophisticated techniques available to the surveyor through the use of infrared surveys and thermal imaging.

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May 2018

Wednesday 2 May 2018

9:20am-12:40pm

1238: Building Defects and Surveys

The University of Portsmouth has its own detached property, a former Caretakers ‘Lodge’ that has been turned into a lab for the study of building surveys. The lodge will be the location for this CPD enabling delegates to have a hands on approach in this seminar.

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Wednesday 2 May 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1239: Building Defects and Surveys

The University of Portsmouth has its own detached property, a former Caretakers ‘Lodge’ that has been turned into a lab for the study of building surveys. The lodge will be the location for this CPD enabling delegates to have a hands on approach in this seminar.

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Wednesday 16 May 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1240: Understanding Trees, Property and Liability

Trees apart from their visual and environmental contribution can also contribute to concerns for property owners and surveyors. This course looks at the conditions that give rise to tree problems, examines the specific circumstances in which tree damage occurs and reviews the case law with regard to both damage and the owner’s duty of care.

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Wednesday 23 May 2018

9:20am-5:10pm

1241: Introduction to Building Information Management: A Taster Day

This course responds to the need for skilled BIM professionals, not only in the use of the technology, but in its implementation, from design, to procurement, to financial management and throughout the life of a building.

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June 2018

Wednesday 6 June 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1242: The Development of Boathouse 4 and the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC)

Constructed in a hurry and partly completed in 1939 the vast structure of Boathouse 4 has been restored and opened to the public as a Boatbuilding and Heritage Skills Training Centre.

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Wednesday 13 June 2018

1:50pm-5:10pm

1243: CEMAST and the Daedalus Enterprise Zone

The Solent Enterprise Zone stems from a decommissioned military airfield formerly known as HMS Daedalus. It was designated as one of 24 national enterprise zones in 2012 by government to support businesses and create economic growth. Within this is the Zone the Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST).

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July 2018

Wednesday 11 July 2018

1:00pm-4:00pm

1244: APC Workshop

This course has been designed to support candidates for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence.

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