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


Green Roofs - More Than Just Sedum

This is a presentation by Oxford Green Roofs Ltd, designers of green roofs, and Wild Flower Turf, suppliers of wild flower turf.  With careful planting a green roof can provide many years of richly attractive habitat for bees, butterflies, ladybirds and people to enjoy.

Oxford Green Roofs Ltd will give a presentation of how green roofs can enhance the environment, provide enrichment for native wildlife and create a beautiful space for everyone's enjoyment.  The talk will guide you through the design process and the technical details and present case studies.

The Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 provides a new cross-cutting legislative framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all; to update, simplify and strengthen the previous legislation; and to deliver a simple, modern and accessible framework of discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.

This landmark legislation strengthens, harmonises and streamlines 40 years of equality legislation, providing protection from discrimination across all the ?protected characteristics?: age, disability, sex (including gender reassignment), race, religion and belief, and sexual orientation. The Equality Act affects you as an employer and service provider and applies whatever the size of your organisation or the sector in which you work.

The health and safety file - an essential update for CDM-Cs

"The Health and Safety File" is an evening talk by Richard Habgood, president-elect of the Association for Project Safety (APS), which aims to present what every CDM-C needs to know to comply with Regulation 20(2)(e) and 22(2)(f), understanding paras. 263 to 268 from the ACoP "Managing health and safety in construction".

The talk covers:  preparing, compiling, delivering, updating and reviewing health and safety files, incorporating building operation and maintenance information.

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: