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Your eyes in the sky - high level inspections using drones

Maidenhead Golf Club

"A picture paints a thousand words; drones can do so much more."

Using a camera mounted on a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or drone for high-level inspections has become a recognised method for surveyors in recent years.  On Tuesday, 19 April, Paulo and Frank Coll brought an audience of surveyors up-to-date on the opportunities for using drones and followed this up with a practical demonstration.

Their talk covered:

  • the truth about drones - the law in relation to commercial UAVs, the operating environment for licensed pilots (such as Paulo and Frank) compared with unlicensed operators of drones;
  • the product - uses and limitations - explaining with reference to two sub-7kg drones, both suitable for indoor and outdoor operation;
  • the possibilities - ways of obtaining survey data, and comparisons with using other methods such as a cherry-picker, ladders or scaffolding in terms of cost, flexibility and response.

Five Counties Conference 2016

Wycombe Swan theatre, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

Five Counties Conference 2016 flyer350 people attended Five Counties Conference 2016 on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 at the Wycombe Swan theatre in High Wycombe.  Mostly general practice surveyors, working in the commercial and residential sectors, they were presented with a wide-ranging CPD programme from planning law to defects in Victorian and interwar years housing.

The conference presentations are available to download (see below).

A date for your diary:  Five Counties Conference 2017 will be held on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

 

Construction & Property Lunch Club

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 £55.00 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.

Head Start to Retirement workshop (a LionHeart event)

Cambridge

Thought about retirement? As an RICS member or partner of a member, you should make sure you have the best support possible when it comes to retirement planning. LionHeart, in collaboration with Laterlife, the UK’s leading provider of retirement preparation courses, offers a series of RICS approved for CPD Head Start to Retirement workshops for people like you.

There is no charge, but members are invited to make a minimum £20.00 donation per person to LionHeart to help cover costs.


Date/time:  Tuesday, 9 February 2016.

Safe installation and use of wood-burning stoves

Thame Barns Centre, Thame OX9 3AJ

Wood-burning stoves have become increasingly popular in recent years, driven by the higher costs of electricity, gas and oil, and by the desire to make use of wood, viewed as a sustainable fuel.

Fitted correctly by a qualified and experienced installer, wood-burning stoves are an attractive feature in a property.  But fitted DIY or by a general builder without an understanding of ventilation and flue requirements, let alone compliance with regulations, and the story is rather different.

Construction & Property Lunch Club

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 the most recent lunch on Wednesday, 7 October.

The cost is £55.00 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.

Planning law update

Maidenhead Golf Club, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

On 1 December 2015, Tony Bowhill, planning consultant, gave a planning law update to a full house at Maidenhead Golf Club.  Tony's talk covered a review of the government's recently published planning reform proposals, reviewed items in Roger Humber's latest Insight weekly bulletin, and highlighted some significant recent planning decisions.

If you missed Tony's talk, his briefing papers are listed below: