For CPD events for property professionals across the Chilterns and Thames Valley

Events

RICS New Rules of Measurement

The objective of the RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM) is to provide a more consistent approach to the measurement of buildings from the very beginning of a project.  The NRM are being published in stages - with this talk looking at Volume 1, Order of Cost Estimating and Elemental Cost Planning, published in March 2009.

The speaker is Stuart Earl, partner at Gleeds and chair of the RICS Measurement Initiative Steering Group.

Dealing with settlement the easier way (geopolymer resin injection)

Geopolymer Resin Injection is the method employed by Uretek for dealing with slab stabilisation and subsidence without the expense of piling or underpinning.  In this CPD seminar by Uretek, they will explain the processes and benefits with examples from across the 3,500 sites that have been treated, ranging from small domestic applications to large industrial projects.

The seminar will cover:

Brewery Tour

3CPD are delighted to announce a networking event for younger surveyors and others working in the property sector - with a tour of the Rebellion Brewery in Marlow.

Building Optimisation

Management systems are often installed in buildings, capable of generating large volumes of data which is poorly used in terms of improving buildings' performance for their owners and occupiers.  In addition, the impact of human behaviour in buildings is often been overlooked.

As a result of increasing government regulation, managers are being driven to find effective ways of measuring and reducing energy consumption.  Achieving meaningful results requires today's performance to be understood and coupled with techniques that not only improve the technical performance of building systems but also encourage positive behavioural change.

This talk, given by Bill Box of Carnego Systems, looked at the theory and practices available for analysing this data and turning it into useful information for improving the management of buildings.  The talk included a description of an award-winning project at Reading University where energy use has been significantly reduced through behaviour change alone.

October Lunch with the Lunchtime Comment Club (a PPN event)

Through PPN, the Propety People's Network, 3CPD members are invited to attend this year's October Lunch of the Lunchtime Comment Club where the guest speaker will be George Davies, fashion designer and retailer.

Details and a booking form are available on PPN's website: www.ppnonline.co.uk, or by contacting Madeleine Savage, PPN's membership secretary, savage_madeleine@hotmail.com, (t) 01474 815779.