Events & Courses 2018-10-30T11:15:52+00:00


This seminar will provide you with an awareness of the tangible threats faced by you and your clients, and mechanisms that have been developed in order to address those threats. Irrespective of the size of your organisation, you will be equipped to understand strategies and tools you may develop yourself, take pragmatic measures, and provide informed support to your clients.

  • 15 November 2pm to 4:30pm
  • Crawley Town Football Club, Broadfield Stadium, Winfield Way, RH11 9RX
  • 0118 987 4900 ​ | ​ 
  • Member – £65+VAT

    Ethics in architecture: best practice for sourcing materials, products and people.

    The 21st Century presents a number of unprecedented and interrelated global challenges. Population growth, climate change, resource depletion, including energy and water, and food security are no longer the sole concern of governments or fragile communities. Instead, corporates now recognize that what were once viewed as inconsequential ‘externalities’ increasingly represent a clear threat to their current and future viability, particularly where those businesses operate extended and complex supply chains.

    These threats are no longer restricted solely to concerns of ‘reputational damage’, but are beginning to impact already narrow margins and challenge operational effectiveness. In addition, national and international bodies are introducing legislative burdens that require increasingly sophisticated responses from both national and international corporations.

    Seminar sessions will be structured as follows

    • The size of the challenge: case studies from such client sectors as retail, construction, and public procurement that highlight the reality of human rights issues in supply chains
    • The business rationale for ethical sourcing: legislative developments, the role and effectiveness of activist organisations, the commercial cost of poor governance, and its application to architects and their clients.
    • Structure for success: implementing management systems, effective stakeholder engagement, collating and analysing appropriate data, root cause analysis, and pragmatic interventions


    Chris McCann, Resilient World
    Chris has over twenty years’ experience in developing, implementing and managing responsible sourcing programmes for Fortune 500 companies across Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is currently a member of the UK Construction Industry Coalition for Ethical Sourcing, and special adviser to the Welsh government.

    One of a team who developed the GSCP, he has worked with the United Nations and UK government. Chris was appointed to the UK Ministry of Justice Human Rights steering committee, the Board of the UK Gangmasters Licencing Authority by the UK’s Minister for DEFRA, and the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Business and Human Rights group. A Fellow of the RSA and Nuffield Scholar, his PhD thesis focuses on supply chain resilience.

    Jacqueline Glass, Loughborough University
    Professor Jacqueline Glass is Chair in Architecture and Sustainable Construction, in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University. Her work spans responsible sourcing, life-cycle assessment, sustainability standards, organisational values and resource efficiency, within the construction sector. Jacqui has been a member of several BSI committees relating to organisational sustainability, circular economy and materials. Jacqui is the founder of APRES, the responsible and ethical sourcing community and is now Chair of the BSI Committee SDS/3 Sustainable Consumption and Production, and a member of the Editorial Board of the CIOB’s Construction Manager magazine.

    Seminar fees

    • RIBA/CIAT members £65 + VAT
    • Non-RIBA members £92 + VAT
    • RIBA student members £15 + VAT

    Other booking options

    For more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2018, and Club Ticket booking, saving £250 per year, go to Core CPD 2018.

    Core Curriculum topics

    1. Architecture for social purpose
    2. Health, safety and well being
    3. Design, constructions and technology

RIBA Webinar Series

The RIBA has been exploring ways in which RIBA CPD seminars and courses can be made available digitally to the membership, in the UK and internationally. The RIBA is looking to test the feasibility of Skype for Business as a webinar platform and is happy to offer 1.5 hours and 2 hours webinars on the Principal Designer role and 1 hour and 1.25 hours webinars on business skills.

The RIBA is now offering the following Webinar Series:

Principal Designer Webinar Series 2018
For more information on individual modules, see the RIBA Principal Designer Webinar Series Factsheet (PDF).

Business Skills Webinar Series 2018
For more information on individual modules, see the RIBA Business Skills Webinar Series Factsheet (PDF).RIBA PD Webinar Series 2018 Programme

Module 1, Friday 9 November
Introduction: hearts and minds (1.5hrs)
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Module 2, Tuesday 13 November
CDM Differently & Visually (1.5hrs)
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Module 3, Friday 30 November
Visual Risk Pathways and case studies (1.5hrs)
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Module 4, Wednesday 5 December
Practical review session (1.5hrs)
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Module 5, Tuesday 11 December
Significant Risk and effective communication (1.5hrs)
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Module 6, Friday 14 December
Where to find help and guidance (2hrs)
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RIBA BS Webinar Series 2018 Programme
Module 1, Monday 19 November
Increasing your profits: the holy grail for architects (1hrs)
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Module 2, Friday 23 November
Architect’s guide to tax (1hrs)
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Module 3, Monday 26 November
Sales skills: say goodnight to your sales nightmares (1hrs)
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Module 4, Monday 3 December
Sole trader: your essential guide to starting and growing your business (1hrs)
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Module 5, Monday 10 December
Fees: how to best calculate, negotiate and monitor (1.25hrs)
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Two ways to book your webinars

CPD Club ticket: One single booking for all six modules in the PD Webinar Series or all five modules in the BS Webinar Series
One place at each of the webinars in the series
Purchase all webinars in the series and get one for free
Up to 10 hours of RIBA-Accredited Advanced CPD
Helps you obtain certificate of attendance and exam result*
Study pack and a copy of CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers, RRP £25**
Pay-as-you-go (PAYG): purchase webinars individually
A place at one of the webinars
Digital copy of all course materials
Up to 2 hours of RIBA-Accredited General/Detailed Knowledge CPD

*Exam result certificate is only issued to delegates achieving 75% or higher on the Principal Designer quiz
** Copy is only issued to delegates taking part in the Principal Designer Webinar Series

What you need to attend this webinar
Headphone: if you are joining this webinar from your office / crowded location, please ensure you have a working headphone with you.
Confirmation email: after the booking has been made, you will be sent a link to join this webinar, including instructions on how to join. Please follow this link at least 10min prior to event’s start time. Confirmation email will be sent 7 days prior to the event start date.
Laptop / Desktop: please note use of mobile/tablet is not advisable as some interactions are not compatible with these devices. You do not need access to a webcam to join this webinar

For more information on individual modules or the Principal Designer Course, please contact CPD Programme team, or call +44(0)207 307 3848.