Are you looking to advance your Building Regulations and planning knowledge?
Are you in need of a recap of Building Regulations and the Planning process?
Are you new to the UK and would like an overview of these topics?
Course content and structure
The course is divided into two halves. The morning sessions provide a general overview which would be suitable for those who would like a recap after a career break, EU architects new to practicing in the UK, and newly qualified architects in need of further clarification on these topics.
The afternoon sessions will provide more in depth and advanced information for those wishing to increase their knowledge on Building Regs and Planning issues.
The two sessions cover the following:
Morning Session 1: General Overview: Building Regulations (9:45am – 11:15am)
The structure of Building Regulations will be explained, including the links to planning and British Standards and the process of how requirements link together. The session will explain the principles applicable to different types of building projects, and set out differences between new build developments and works to existing buildings.
Morning Session 2: General Overview: Planning Processes (11:30am – 13:00pm)
This session will provide an introduction to the UK Planning system, detailing legal framework, the role of local authorities and planning procedures. The seminar will also cover the processes for making a planning application
Afternoon Session 1: Advanced Building Regulations (13:45pm – 15:15pm)
There are a number of more complex Building Regulations requirements and this session will focus on these, which include key principles of fire safety, access, and thermal insulation provision. Session focusses on issues every architect should be aware of and need specialist involvement early on when feasibility designs are being considered.
Afternoon Session 2: Advanced Planning (15.30pm – 17.00pm)
The types of planning appeal, appeal procedure and timelines will be explained, along with information on appeal decisions and inquiries. This seminar will also discuss planning issues in London specifically, ranging from the current London plan and supplementary planning guidance.