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Consultancy Days 2011 registration now open – First opportunity to register!

RIBA Insight is offering construction industry marketers the chance to learn and network at two FREE* Consultancy Day events, to be held in Manchester on 18 October and repeated in London on 25 October.

Consultancy Days 2011 registration now open – First opportunity to register!

The topics being covered are:

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) – everything manufacturers need to know, supported by a live case study
  • CPD – new opportunities and tips from an architect on what really works
  • Measuring your website’s performance and an insight in to Social Media use within construction

These sessions will be followed by practical workshops focussed on some hands-on learning on:

  • Creating and delivering successful CPD material
  • Making NBS product specifications work for your business

Be sure to book now as places will go fast.


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RIBA Insight's Consultancy Days held last year were an unqualified success, gaining a 100% positive feedback rating from attendees. Customers subscribing to Monthly Briefing newsletters enjoy the privilege of learning about these events before anyone else and ensuring they secure a seat.

BIM: all that you need to know

All construction professionals ought to be up to speed on BIM particularly as all Public sector projects will be designed in a 3D collaborative environment by 2016. Stephen Hamil, Head of BIM at NBS will start off proceedings by exploring the future of specification and what manufacturers should know about BIM. The architect’s point of view will be provided by Peter Barker from Ryder, for an all-rounded update.

CPD – What architects want and need

You may have heard of the recent changes to the RIBA Core Curriculum – guidelines outlining the CPD requirements for RIBA Chartered Architects. Joni Tyler, Head of CPD at the RIBA will explain these changes and also highlight the opportunities they present to RIBA CPD Providers. Mick Goode, of Croft Goode Architects will offer tips from the architect’s perspective. What are the characteristics of fantastic CPD seminars? What works and what doesn’t work?

Is your website working for you and Social Media in construction?

Research indicates that manufacturers consider their websites as their most important marketing tool. But how do they know whether it is really performing? What is being measured and how is it interpreted. Pritesh Patel of Pauley Creative will deliver an insightful look into how website performance should be measured and to boost those all important visitor numbers.

How popular is social media within the construction industry. Is it mainstream and worth spending resources on? Or is it only used by a few early adopters? Paul Wilkinson will be going through best practice on the use of social media for construction.

Choice of two workshops

Workshop 1 – Creating and delivering successful CPD material
Delivered by: Andy Sivell from Working Titles Publishing and Julia Hall from the RIBA CPD team

RIBA’s own CPD Assessment Coordinator Julia Hall will be sharing a platform with the editor of the RIBA CPD Showcase, Andy Sivell, to give their own perspective and guidance on how to get the most from your CPD offering.

Julia will cover best practice in the development of CPD material, highlighting examples of the potential opportunities and pitfalls. Using practical activities her session will cover creating relevant CPD material, RIBA CPD assessment and accreditation and delivering CPD to architects.

Andy will use live examples to provide some good – and some less than good – illustrations of how to promote CPD to others. Topics covered will include promoting CPD online, case study imagery, and using existing (and often free) communications channels to best effect.

Workshop 2 – Making NBS product specifications work for your business
Delivered by: Lynda Thompson and Keith Brownsword from NBS

Keith Brownsword and Lynda Thompson from NBS will be divulging sound tips and guidance for manufacturers to get the best out of the NBS specification software. The various specification types and how the specifier will select your products will be discussed.

Delegates opting for the product specification workshop will also gain an understanding of substitution.

The specification experts will also provide ways to improve your content on the NBS system to ensure the specifier selects your products.

Dates and locations
  • 18 October 2011 – Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
  • 25 October 2011 – Institute of Physics, London

Note: the same event is being held at both locations on different dates.


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Places allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We recommend that you book NOW as Consultancy Days are always over-subscribed.

Note: Bookings are limited to a maximum of two delegates per company.

* The free event is open to all customers of RIBA Insight products with annual subscriptions (excluding the Standard listing on ribaproductselector.com).


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