The annual series of Dundee Conservation Lectures has again been launched. The programme is long established, with 8 double lectures on Tuesday evenings, fortnightly at 6.00pm through the autumn and spring semesters. There is no charge for entry to lectures, and they take place in Dundee University’s Dalhousie Building, on Old Hawkhill. A glass of wine or juice at the break is provided, however a donation is sought to cover the cost of that bit!
This year’s talks range from the issues concerning the restoration of the fire damaged Mackintosh building at Glasgow School of Art and new uses for the former Edinburgh Royal High School, to historic concrete and brickwork, canal & sporting buildings, innovative new uses for abandoned Italian hill villages, funding issues, and historic architects/designers such as the 6th Earl of Mar, Philip Webb, Patrick Geddes and George Jack.
Please click here to see the programme of upcoming lectures.
The 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize has been won by Burntwood School in Wandsworth, London. Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris this building has taken the most prestigious award for Architecture in the UK in the Stirling Prize’s 20th year.
Read about the winning building here.
CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY / CDM 2015 TRAINING WORKSHOP
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.