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

Events

A step-by-step guide to payment notices

Thame Barns Centre, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3AJ

Although changes to payment notices were introduced over three years ago as part of LDEDC (Construction Act) 2009, there continues to be uncertainty and confusion over the payment notice regime.  Keith Blizzard of Shakespeares Legal LLP will provide a step-by-step guide to payment notices, working carefully though the process,  illustrating with plenty of examples, and giving an update on changes in 2015.

Head Start to Retirement workshop (a LionHeart event)

Thame Barns Centre, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3AJ

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.

If you are thinking about retiring...

  • You may be feeling excited about the prospect of being able to finally focus on the things you love to do but never previously had time for
  • You might be wondering how you will fill all that extra leisure time
  • You may have concerns as to whether your finances will stretch
  • You might be feeling overwhelmed by all the possibilities.

The best way to address these concerns and make sure you get the most out of your retirement is to spend some time planning for it. 

Telecommunications: issues for landowners and surveyors

Maidenhead Golf Club, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

With mobile telephony having been around for over two decades, one might have thought that the siting and management of telecoms masts and associated equipment would be well-established with decreasing change and little to say.  But that's not the case, hence this presentation on telecoms given by James Robinson of Telemaster Ltd.

His talk was given from the perspective of landowners and their agents, including surveyors, with topics including:

Visit to RNLI Tower Lifeboat station, London (a PPN event)

Waterloo Bridge, London WC

The RNLI Tower Lifeboat provides search and rescue cover along the River Thames between Barking Creek and Battersea.  The lifeboat station is located at the north end of Waterloo Bridge,

PPN has arranged a talk and tour at the lifeboat station on Friday, 26 June, 12.00 noon to 1.30pm.

Further details are available at:  www.ppnonline.co.uk/ppn-visit-rnli-tower-lifeboat-station.

The surveyor in the witness box

Clarkslegal LLP, One Forbury Place, Reading RG1 3EB

In a joint meeting arranged by the Society of Construction Law and RICS, Mark Thomas prepares expert witnesses for appearing at a hearing.

Mark Thomas is a chartered surveyor specialising in construction contracts advice, adjudication and dispute resolution.  He has acted as an expert witness in litigation and arbitration for over 25 years.  He is the immediate past Chairman of the Thames Valley branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Mark has recently lectured widely on report writing for expert witnesses.

The surveyor in the witness box

EWM Solicitors, 1 Seebeck Place, Milton Keynes MK5 8FR

In a joint meeting arranged by the Society of Construction Law and RICS, Mark Thomas prepares expert witnesses for appearing at a hearing.

Mark Thomas is a chartered surveyor specialising in construction contracts advice, adjudication and dispute resolution.  He has acted as an expert witness in litigation and arbitration for over 25 years.  He is the immediate past Chairman of the Thames Valley branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Mark has recently lectured widely on report writing for expert witnesses.

Road and highway works - risk management (an APS event)

Chinnor Rugby Club, Thame OX9 3JL

In this presentation, Kate Carpenter of Jacobs will explain how operational road safety has built on construction safety process tools, but challenged many preconceptions about relative risk.  She will show how construction safety professionals involved in any operational road safety contracts can share knowledge and tools towards substantial improvements in the safety of workers and road users.

Thames Tideway Tunnel - creating a cleaner, healthier River Thames

Freemasons' Hall, London WC2B 5AZ

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from increasing pollution.  This project will tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years, and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards.

Fire, flood and pestilence

Shaw House, Newbury

"Fire, flood and pestilence - the work of a damage restoration technician". 

Having a better understanding of the work of other professionals associated with the maintenance of property can improve your decision-making and your value to your clients.  Understanding the work of a professional restoring damaged property after fire, flood or pestilence may prompt you to think more about how the damage could have been avoided in the first place.

Tour of Drax power station

Selby, North Yorkshire

Selby, North Yorkshire may be far away for most 3CPD subscribers, but it is the home of Drax power station, the largest coal-fired power station in Europe, capable of generating 8% of the UK's electricity, and in the process of being transformed into a largely biomass-fuelled generator.

PPN and CEM have jointly arranged a tour of the power station for the afternoon of 15 April.  If you have ever gazed at its12 cooling towers as you drive along the M62 motorway and wondered what it's like inside, here's your opportunity to find out.