Exclusively for members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network, this free event is an opportunity to listen to practical advice and new ideas on reaching out to specifiers with your assessed and approved CPD.

RIBA CPD Providers NetworkGain CPD and learn about future trends, the state of the construction industry, case studies, social media and more.

RIBA CPD Providers Network Forum – Manchester

22 March 2018, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport,
Chicago Ave, Ringway, Manchester M90 3RA
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This free event offers CPD Providers an excellent opportunity to:

  • Listen to industry professionals, who will provide a useful combination of practical advice and new ideas on reaching out to specifiers with RIBA assessed and approved CPD
  • Gain some CPD of their own

The Manchester Forum is exclusively for subscribers to RIBA CPD Providers Network.



09:00 – 09:30

Registration & Refreshments on Arrival

09:30 – 09:35

Joni Tyler, Head of CPD, RIBA

09:35 – 10:00

Construction insights update
Adrian Malleson, Head of Research, Analysis & Forecasting, NBS

10:00 – 10:25

Future Trends
Lucy Carmichael, RIBA Director of Practice, RIBA

10:25 – 10:45

Specifications essentials and RIBA standards
Joni Tyler, Head of CPD, RIBA

10:45 – 11:00

With Adrian Malleson, Lucy Carmichael and Joni Tyler

11:00 – 11:20

Refreshment break

11:20 – 11:40

CPD case study: a Provider’s perspective
Mark MacIntosh-Watson, National Engineering Manager, Brett Landscaping

11:40 – 12:00

CPD case study: a Provider’s perspective
Mike O’Brien, Specification Director, Laidlaw Limited

12:00 – 12:10

With Mark MacIntosh-Watson and Mike O’Brien

12:10 – 12:30

CPD case study: an architect’s perspective
Bethany Roebuck, Architect, for and on behalf of AEW Architects and Designers LTD

12:30 – 12:50

CPD case study: an architect’s perspective
Paula Butterfield Groves, Director & Chris Mulholland, Project Architect, Butterfield Architects

12:50 – 13:00

With Bethany Roebuck, Paula Butterfield Groves and Chris Mulholland

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:25

DATA privacy – The vulnerability / achilles heel of ignoring GDPR…will you be ready?
Bruce Smith, Tenax Analytics & Paul Miller, Spectra

Everything you need to know in relation to GDPR and how to mitigate the risk to your business.

14:25 – 14:50

Using digital marketing to make choosing your business easier
Laura Curtis, Head of Strategy, Fabrick

The importance of content marketing and inbound strategies online. Putting control back in the hands of customers and clients.

14:50 – 15:20

Biophilic Design evolves, meet Wild Urbanism
Phil Pond, Scarlet Opus

The seminar will explain what Biophilia is, how it improves interior environments and what contribution it makes to the creation of Human Wellbeing. We will then look at how biophilic design is evolving into a new architectural movement ‘Wild Urbanism’ and how this links to the new RIBA Core Curriculum topic, ‘Architecture for Social Purpose’.

15:20 – 15:30

With Bruce Smith, Paul Miller, Laura Curtis and Phil Pond

15:30 – 15:35

Closing Comments
Joni Tyler, Head of CPD, RIBA