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CPD day, Dunblane

Hear the latest guidance, technical updates and best practice across the built environment, land and property sectors.

A regional conference for Scotland

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Thu 12 Mar 2020
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro, Perth Rd, Dunblane, FK15 0HG
6 hours formal CPD

Be the early bird: book before 17 January to benefit from the discounted rate

£185 + VAT


Covering today’s ever-changing market trends, legislation and technical guidance, CPD day Dunblane focuses on the specific knowledge and practical skills you will need over the next 12 months.

Stay relevant
By keeping pace with the levels of competency expected of RICS professionals, it ensures you remain competitive and able to provide the best possible service to your customers, clients and wider community.

At CPD day Dunblane, you will gain six hours of valuable CPD to ensure you stay professionally competent. Tailor your day to best meet your development needs through a choice of 18 breakout sessions relevant to land, property and the built environment.

Stay ahead in business
The conference also carefully incorporates key economic and industry updates relevant to Scotland. This mix of local and national context will help you to identify potential challenges and opportunities facing your business.

The programme

We’ve put together a carefully structured programme, delivered by leading industry professionals, to ensure you leave with a toolkit of practical solutions which can be implemented immediately into your daily practice.

This year's session highlights include:

Firesafety engineering: Scotland strengthens standards

  • Scottish Building Regulations update (October 2019)
  • Implications of the new regulations
  • Fire mitigation and protection

Residential property: A regulatory update

  • What next for regulation in the residential sector?
  • New regulatory proposals detailed

Repair and maintenance of historical and listed buildings

  • The principles of effective repair and maintenance
  • Partnership working: donors and heritage bodies
  • Energy efficiency works
  • Case studies

Land contamination

  • Overview of land contamination as a constraint
  • Transactions and redevelopment in focus
  • Environmental risk and materiality
  • Case studies


Breakout sessions let you tailor your day to best meet your particular requirements in terms of your own professional development. To present the sessions, we have invited industry leading speakers, including:

  • Phillip Bartlett, Economist - Strategy, econmics and corporate development
  • Moses Jenkins, Senior Technical Officer, Historic Scotland
  • Philip Wilbourn BSc C.Env FRICS, CEO, Wilbourn & Co
  • Benny Rooney, Senior Policy Officer - Technical Author (section 2:Fire), Building Standards Division, Scottish Government
  • Davina Goodchild, CEO, LionHeart
  • Euan McSherry, Partner, Aberdein Considine
  • Stewart Little, CEO, IRT Surveys
  • Chris Duff, Senior Associate, Brodies LLP
  • Steven Thompson, Associate Director – Built Environment, RICS
  • Craig Whelton, Partner, Burges Salmon LLP
  • Ewan White, Director, Building Defects Consultancy
  • Alasdair Matheson, Consultant, Ryden

View the full programme

What to expect

We all know networking is a vital part of working in our industry, but as busy professionals we can struggle to find the time to do this effectively. So, as well as bringing industry leading speakers to your doorstep, we’ve planned dedicated networking time throughout the programme to give you a chance to make new contacts and catch up with peers.

A two-course hot lunch is included in ticket price – and again, seize the opportunity to network. 

Don’t miss a single detail - thanks to our App
To enhance your event experience, all the resources you will need are available via our dedicated Conference App. We will send you details of how to install it (on your smart phone, tablet or laptop) just before the event takes place.

Use it to:
Interact with the speakers via polling and live Q&A sessions to ensure your burning questions are answered.
Access all the speaker presentations and save these to your desktop for future reference, meaning you won’t miss anything important on the day.
View up-to-the-minute session details, including full speaker bios.
Add your own notes while the session is being delivered.
Network using the special feature to interact and engage with fellow attendees, which is also a great way to follow up if you miss them during the dedicated networking breaks.

And if you are an RICS professional… You can complete over half of your annual formal CPD requirement in one comprehensive and constructive day away from the office.


 Group Discounts

We’ve also got some great group discounts when you book your seats together with your colleagues:

  • Book 3 or more places and get 10% off
  • Book 5 or more places and get 15% off
  • Book 7 or more places and get 20% off

We can only offer one discount per person. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS Conferences.

  • Standard rate RICS professionals £185 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £249.75 + VAT
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