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RICS Building Surveying Conference 2016

Conference London, 19 Apr 2017

Ensuring the profession is fit for the future.

The 2016 Conference has now passed. Register your interest in the 2017 conference. The date for 2017 conference has not been confirmed yet.

The annual flagship RICS Building Surveying Conference provides you with the best opportunity to keep up with the latest developments across the market and your profession. 2016 theme focused on being ‘fit for future’ due to the increasing need to embrace ongoing change in the profession, market, government and with your clients

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The programme had more technical breakout sessions addressing various interests, including vital aspects of dilapidations and the growing interest in mediation benefits, the housing standards review and inclusive design considerations, APC expectations for mentors and candidates, plus updates on planning, party wall technical aspects, CDM regulations and the legal issues around letters of intent and contract administration.

The keynote sessions, as always, challenged the profession to think ahead. In line with the theme, offering the ideal opportunity to keep up with the latest market developments. A special interactive panel session with building surveying and RICS leaders addressed the mounting pressures in skills demand, PII, client pressures and fees in order to find new, practical business solutions.

This yearly conference includes a large refreshment space with a growing sponsorship section and concludes with free networking drinks. Join RICS with over 500 like-minded professionals and gain those valuable formal CPD points.

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Programme

A content map will be produced for each conference session and emailed to delegates after the conference.  These visual records will capture the key information from the speakers’ presentation and any subsequent discussion.

08:30 Registration & refreshments                                                                         

09:30 Chair's welcome & opening introduction 
William Sharpey,
Surveyor, Trident Building Consultancy              

09:40 RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board Update
Alex Charlesworth,
Partner, Cushman Wakefield
RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board                                           

09:50 Economic and market trends: Where is the growth and risk?          

  • An overview of the UK and European economy
  • The embedded risk in the UK market
  • The growth areas in the UK economy
  • Ones to watch: growth and challenges in the world market

10:35 BIM for building surveyors

  • Maximise time and cost savings in business through BIM
  • Improve your understanding of where BIM is effective
  • Case study examples and best practice insight

Nick Blenkarn, Managing Director SEEABLE & Director Severn Partnership

11:15 Networking Refreshments                                              

11:35 Breakout session 1                                             

1-A  CDM regulation changes and updates   

  • Update on CDM and the new obligations             
  • Roles changes and the new requirements           
  • Legal aspects to know

Chair: Alan Cripps, Associate Director, Professional Groups, RICS
Tony Baker
, Director, A & T Consultants

1-B  Interactive discussion: key aspects of party walls            

  • Case studies
  • Disputes             
  • Technical            

Chair: Nicola Williams, Head of National Portfolios, CBRE Ltd
RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board
Graham North
, Director, Anstey Horne
Alistair Redler
, Senior Partner, Delva Patman Redler

1-C The essential updates in building control and planning

  • Housing Standards Review         
  • Key changes to building regulations
  • Inclusive environment & Part M      

Chair: Brad Hook, Director, Strategic Development, National Energy Foundation
RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board
David McCullough,
Group Director, Building Control and Sustainability, Schal
RICS Building Control Professional Group Board
Simone Atkins, Access Consultant, Atkins Global

1-D Dilapidations: essential updates

  • M&E issues                                                            
  • Mediation and ADR options                                          
  • Case law and disputes

Chair: Michael Lambert, Associate, Cushman Wakefield

12:25 Transition to next session                                                                

12:35 Breakout session 2 (repeat)                            

2-A CDM regulation changes and updates   

  • Update on CDM and the new obligations             
  • Roles changes and the new requirements           
  • Legal aspects to know

Chair: Alan Cripps, Associate Director, Professional Groups, RICS
Tony Baker
, Director, A & T Consultants

2-B Interactive discussion: key aspects of party walls            

  • Case studies
  • Disputes             
  • Technical            

Chair: Nicola Williams, Head of National Portfolios, CBRE Ltd
RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board
Graham North
, Director, Anstey Horne
Alistair Redler
, Senior Partner, Delva Patman Redler

2-C The essential updates in building control and planning

  • Housing Standards Review         
  • Key changes to building regulations
  • Inclusive environment & part M        

Chair: Brad Hook, Director, Strategic Development, National Energy Foundation
RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board
David McCullough,
Group Director, Building Control and Sustainability, Schal
RICS Building Control Professional Group Board
Simone Atkins, Consultant, Atkins Global

2-D Dilapidations: essential updates

  • M&E Issues                                                            
  • Mediation and ADR options                                                                                 
  • Case law and disputes

Chair: Michael Lambert, Associate, Cushman Wakefield

13:25 Lunch                                                                         

14:15 Breakout session 3

3-A Contracts and administration    

  • Dangers of letters of intent                                        
  • Clear draft and the importance                                 
  • Complying with contractual time limits                                  
  • Variations and legal bindings      

Senior representative, Mayer Brown

3-B Practical PR and social media toolbox for SMEs

  • Leveraging the RICS brand
  • Social media
  • Maximising your business success
  • Overcoming difficult circumstances
  • Managing your PR as an SME – key tips and tools

Chair: Anthony Walker, Director, Trident Building Consultancy & & RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board
Liz Male MBE, Director, Liz Male Consulting
Steven Hilton, Manging Director, Steven Hilton Consulting and PR Consultant for Tuffin Ferraby Taylor

3-C  Defects increasing in regularity  

  • Sink holes
  • Floor slabs
  • Technical aspects and remedy options

Chair: Dan Cooper, Technical Director, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor

3-D  APC mentors and candidates: understanding the expectations

  • Timeline walkthrough - what happens when?   
  • Mentor and candidates - the standards expected            
  • Examples of excellent results and candidature  

Chair: Dan Roe, Director, Trident Building Consultancy
Nicola Williams, Head of National Portfolios, CBRE Ltd
RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board
Danny Metcalfe
Head, Building Surveying, Nottingham Trent University

15:05 Networking Refreshments

15:25 Surveying the futures: How do we adapt?

  • Recruitment and skills shortage
  • PII and reliance levels   
  • Fees and salaries
  • Client relationships and negotiation       

Panel Chair: Nicola Williams, Head of National Portfolios, CBRE Ltd
RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board
Amanda Clack,
RICS President Elect
Head, Infrastructure, UK and Ireland, EY
Alex Charlesworth, Partner, Cushman Wakefield
RICS Building Surveying Professional Group Board
Matt Fedigan,
Director, Domec
Chair, North West Regional Board          
Ben Lilley,
Associate Director, Real Estate, Aviva Investors                            

16:20 Closing keynote session 

Leo pinpoints the trends that connect sustainability to the bottom line, from climate change and energy crunch to customer preferences. He believes that we must find new ways to generate growth rather than future-proofing old industries. Leo argues there are three possible cities of the future: Petropolis (based on mass production and fossil fuels); Cyburbia (a desensitised state, where mass meets IT); or the Distributed City (where mass technologies help us to thrive).

Leo Johnson, author, broadcaster and sustainability expert, co-founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd                                                                 

17:05 Chair's remarks                                                                     

17:10 Close of conference and networking drinks             

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