CDM2015 Course in Carnoustie

ajfitchet —  29 September 2015 — 1 Comment

A 1 Day CDM 2015 Course provided by MacPherson Construction Services is directed towards all members of Construction and Design Teams with the course material set to involve all parties.   This will take place on October the 29th at the Carnoustie Golf hotel, and booking is essential – click here for the booking form.
The course identifies employee and employer responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, to help them understand why they are carrying out their identified duties and explains what is expected of them to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace.
This course will look at the Principal Designers role in ensuring the Health and Safety information flow through the project team is pure, correct and compliant together with a risk management exercise that involves a core exercise in preparing a CDM risk register.
The focal point of the day is specialised discussions in the realities of Construction and the connection of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 moving into CDM 2015 in today’s industry.
The programme will include audio visual presentation and practical class workshops.
The method of assessment will be by a 30 minute, 25 question examination at the end of the course as well as all attendees being expected to be interactive during the course.
Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of achievement.
Tea, coffee and a lunch will be provided


More information on the itinerary for the day can be found here.

DIA Dinner and Awards 2015

ajfitchet —  29 September 2015 — Leave a comment

This years annual DIA Dinner and Design Awards will be held on the 19th of November at the Invercarse Hotel in Dundee.  Put the date in your diary, and tickets will be available shortly.


Submissions are now being invited for entries to the various categories listed on our Awards page which is where you will also find the category criteria and the electronic entry form.   All entries are to be emailed to by the 16th of October.


The forthcoming Guildry Geddes Award Exhibition 2015 showcases the work of eleven Part II students of Duncan of Jordanstone who were awarded the 2015 Guildry Geddes Award for Most Innovative Design Research for their unit: Designing for Autism. A presentation and discussion of the project will take place on the opening night Monday 21st September 6-8pm.

The exhibition takes place in Dundee Central Library, The Wellgate, Dundee, DD1 1DB from the 21st September – 3rd October and features both group research and individual design proposals. Times vary across the days and are shown on the flyer above.   Admission is free.

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To celebrate Scotland’s forthcoming ‘Year of Architecture 2016’, the Dundee Institute of Architects is working closely with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland on a nation wide programme of events.

The D.I.A. will deliver a series of exciting public events in October 2016. Events will be held in Dundee and the surrounding D.I.A. Chapter area stretching as far afield as Pitlochry, St. Andrews, Arbroath, Perth & Crieff. Events will include city light projections, a touring crazy golf course and numerous general public and schools competitions including photography, building design and a race to assemble drainage pipes to transport a bucket of water.

Further details to be released later this year and a full programme of events will be publicised at the beginning of 2016.   Keep checking our website and Facebook pages!

CDM 2015

ajfitchet —  11 May 2015 — Leave a comment

On Tuesday the 5th of May the DIA welcomed Andrew Leslie of the Association for Project Safety to deliver a very insightful presentation on the new CDM 2015 Regulations.    These new Regulations will almost certainly affect every project our members are involved in so it was very useful to have Andrew through to describe the implications for us all.   The CPD event was very well attended and drew interesting questions from the audience.

We have uploaded the presentation CDM2015 Dundee for future reference.

The CDM 2015 Regulations and reference material is available on the APS website here.

RIAS Convention 2015

ajfitchet —  21 April 2015 — Leave a comment

RIAS 2015 Convention banner

This year the RIAS are bringing the Convention back to Dundee!   Titled ‘Big Moves, Local Agendas‘ it is timed well to coincide with the V&A breaking ground, and the City being designated as the latest UNESCO City of Design.   The 2015 Convention rolls into town on the 15th and 16th of May, and the base is the Malmaison Hotel, ideally positioned overlooking the changing landscape of the Waterfront redevelopment.

Of course our new DIA President Christine Palmer will be in attendance at the Convention, and it will be an opportunity to also welcome the incoming RIAS President, Willie Watt, himself from the DIA area.

More details are available on the RIAS website (click here) with links to the full programme and booking form.