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


IPMS - an update on office and residential property measurement

Maidenhead Golf Club

The RICS Property Measurement Professional Statement requires that all measurements of office buildings be done in line with the International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS).  The standard is in the process of being extended to other asset classes such as residential, industrial and retail, with IPMS:  Residential Buildings to be published before the end of 2016.

You may download the presentation slides (for personal use only) (12MB pdf).

Construction & Property Lunch Club - August 2016

Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is welcome to attend the Construction & Property Lunch Club's regular networking events. Lunches are held at the Savile Club in Mayfair.  Over 40 people attended a recent lunch.

The cost is ?60.00 pp (half price for first time attendees) - with a choice of hot buffet (and starters, pudding, cheese and coffee) and half a bottle of wine included.  Cash bar beforehand.

A practical guide to diagnosing structural movement

Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes MK9 2EE

Many surveyors are nervous about diagnosing cracks observed in a building.  This is understandable as the interpretation of cracks can be difficult to teach and requires a breadth of knowledge and experience. 

In this talk, Malcolm Holland, a regional senior associate at Countrywide Surveyors, describes from first principles a simple methodology to record and diagnose movement and cracking in buildings.  With a reasonable knowledge of building construction and of factors that distort cracks, at least nine out of ten cracks can be diagnosed in just a few minutes.

"You can do it - success with your own business"

KIngs Hotel, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch HP14 3TA

"You can do it - success with your own business" is Andy Jansons' story of setting up his own commercial property agency in the 1990s, the trials and tribulations that followed, and the continuing success of the business today.

This will be a motivating talk for those who are contemplating launching out on their own, with plenty of tips and advice to help you take the first steps or grow your own business. 

Tour of the British Library - History and Treasures (a PPN event)

British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

This tour, organised by PPN (the Property People's Network) will encompass the history of the British Library and how it works, with additional time spent in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery, where the guide will introduce some of the treasures on display. 

?Further details will be available shortly.

Casting shadows - the risks related to rights of light (a Boyes Turner event)

Boyes Turner, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading RG1 3BD

Boyes Turner, solicitors in the Thames Valley, are hosting a breakfast seminar entitled Casting shadows - the risks related to rights of light and how to minimise them on Thursday, 28 April.

There is increasing pressure for high density development, particularly in residential built-up areas. This is coupled with the government failing to find time to put into effect the Law Commission’s recommendations for reform.  The result is that developers, property owners and occupiers are thrown back on the common law in relation to the impact of rights of light.

Sustainable roofing design

Maidenhead Golf Club

Garland UK roofingDaniel Sandell of The Garland Company (UK) gave a wide-ranging talk on sustainable roofing design, metal (standing seam) roofing systems and RAMP (Garland's Roof Asset Management Programme) in a CPD event at Maidenhead Golf Club.

Garland UK is part of The Garland Company, Inc, founded in 1895.