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RICS CPD Day, Birmingham

Conference Birmingham, 24 May 2017

Maintain, develop and broaden your knowledge and skills in just one day

This conference offers essential solutions that you will be able to implement into your daily practice and will provide you with a selection of break-out sessions that have been tailored to meet your specific learning requirements.

The programme offers an annual round up of local and national updates, allowing you to explore the potential challenges and opportunities facing your business. Our highly-technical sessions will ensure you are working to best practice standards to enhance your skills. The sessions are delivered by RICS practitioners, industry experts and practising surveyors.


RICS member full day rate
£150 + VAT
RICS member half day rate* £95 + VAT
Non-member full day rate £202.50 + VAT
Non-member half day rate* £128.25 + VAT

*If you wish to book a half day, please select either three morning sessions or three afternoon sessions and enter voucher code: VHR0000461 to obtain the correct rate. This voucher code is to be used on half day bookings only.

Group discounts

RICS recognises the value of learning in teams. Groups of three or more booking at the same time from the same company receive a 10% discount. Five or more receive a 15% discount. Seven or more receive a 20% discount. Only one discount available per person. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS conferences.

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2017 Programme

08:45 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening remarks

09:40 Opening keynote: West Midlands economic update

  • Recent economic update for the region
  • Business challenges and opportunities
  • Key investment drivers
  • Emerging themes

Break-out sessions
Delegates select which session to attend from the Built environment, Property or Land options. For example, at 10:15 please select 1A, 1B or 1C

10:15 - 11:00
Built Environment 1A – Liquidated damages in construction contracts

  • Damages and penalties
  • Commercial practice
  • Practical examples and case studies

Land 1B – Contaminated land

  • Buying contaminated land
  • ‘Special sites’
  • Costs of remedy

Property 1C – Legislation changes in PRS

  • Update to the recent RICS publication
  • Summary of the legislative changes
  • How will this impact landlords and tenants?

11:00 Networking refreshment break

11:30 – 12:15 Built Environment 2A – Guidance for surveying historic and listed buildings

  • Unauthorised alterations and enforcement action
  • Defect diagnosis and building pathology
  • Care and repair options
  • Latest developments related to Listed Building Consents

Land 2B – Wayleaves and easements

  • Statutory rights of utility companies
  • How do wayleaves and easements differ across utility sectors
  • Drafting the agreement through negotiation
  • Compensation issues

Property 2C  – Housing and Planning Act 2016 – what you need to know

  • Updates to the House and Planning Act
  • An update on the Act
  • Extension of right-to-buy explained
  • Starter homes – supply and valuation

12:15 – 13:00 Built Environment 3A – BIM – local case studies

  • BIM, what's it really all about?
  • Roles and small business involvement
  • Technology advances in measurement and surveying
  • Local case studies, challenges and benefits

Land 3B – Adverse possession

  • Factual possession and necessary intention explained
  • Limitation periods
  • Prescriptive easements

Property 3C – Managing your commercial property assets

  • Effective and innovative approaches to managing your property assets
  • Case studies

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Afternoon keynote: Birmingham Gateway and Grand Central – a case study of regional regeneration

14:35 – 15:20 Built Environment 4A – Risk management in construction

  • How to minimize potential threats
  • Quantifying cost and performance
  • Applying an effective risk management process in any construction project

Land 4B – Planning law

  • 2016 legal updates
  • Update on S.106 obligations
  • Case law update

Property 4C – A guide to leasehold enfranchisement

  • Tenants’ rights
  • Bases of valuation: price and premium
  • Case law and valuation update

15:20 Networking refreshment break

15:40 – 16:25 Built Environment 5A – Modern building defects

  • Common areas for defects
  • Uncontrolled movement and cracking
  • Cladding systems and timber frame
  • Moisture issues

Land 5B – Permitted development rights – latest updates

  • Exemptions explained

Property 5C – Legal compliance for commercial property professionals

  • Money laundering, terrorist finance and sanctions compliance – tackling the changes
  • Anti-bribery
  • Legal and regulatory issues

16:25 – 17:10 Built Environment 6A – Daylight, sunlight and overshadowing and rights of light explained

  • Natural light calculations
  • Considering common law and the planning system
  • Risk assessments

Land 6B – Land disposal

  • HCA land disposal and development plan 2016 – 2017 detailed

Property 6C – Valuation of new build properties

  • Update on latest RICS guidance
  • Client instructions
  • Reviewing the instructions
  • Inspection and restricted inspections
  • Planning, building regulations and other assumptions
  • Assessing the property and the development

17:10 Chair's closing remarks

17:20 Close of conference

Price excl. VAT

£150.00 for RICS members

£202.50 for non-members

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