Hilson Moran challenges the commonly held belief that BREEAM is a tick box exercise. Regardless of whether the driver is a planning condition or a client requirement, in the right hands, BREEAM is a useful design tool for the client and design team alike. This CPD takes a graphical journey through the requirements of BREEAM and demonstrates the key design features needed to achieve BREEAM Excellent and beyond. This CPD will be of interest to everyone involved in the delivery of sustainable buildings.
RIBA Accredited CPD Seminars
Hilson Moran offers the following CPDs to our clients and fellow professionals, delivered in your offices at a time to suit your internal training programme. Some CPDs are accredited by the RIBA. Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting us.
Seminar 1. Achieving BREEAM Excellent (RIBA Accredited)
Seminar 2. Residential Overheating
Hilson Moran examines the problem of residential overheating in blocks of flats. The CPD reviews the key policy drivers, assessment methodologies / tools as well as potential mitigation measures to control the causes of overheating. This CPD is aimed at residential Architects and Developers and will provide a clear indication of risk factors and mitigation measures.
Seminar 3. WELL Certification
The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being. WELL covers a wide range of design elements including those related to air quality, water quality, lighting, comfort and mind. The presentation will cover WELL’s certification process, it’s seven health concepts and an important overview of the mandatory requirements to achieve certification. Crossovers with other certification systems such as BREEAM and LEED will also be discussed.
Hilson Moran is one of the first companies in the UK to have WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL AP), and this CPD will explain the path to successful certification. This CPD will also give practical experienced gained from the certification of Hilson Moran’s own office space in Manchester as well as a range of office projects across the UK.
Seminar 4. BREEAM at planning stage
BREEAM 2014 has numerous credits which need to be undertaken by a particular stage of the project design: This CPD provides a view of the critical BREEAM issues at planning stage. This CPD aims to provide clear guidance on who needs to be appointed, and when, to ensure these valuable early stage credits are not lost. This CPD is aimed at Planners, Project Managers, Architects and Developers involved in projects at planning stage.
Seminar 5. Environmental issues for planning
This informative CPD provides an overview of the key environmental issues that need to be considered at planning stage. Issues considered include Air quality, Contaminated Land, Flood risk, Pedestrian Comfort, Daylight and Sunlight, Ecology, Waste and noise. This CPD is aimed at Planners, Project Managers, Architects and Developers involved at projects at planning stage.
Seminar 6. A Description of the Environmental and Services Design for 30 St Mary Axe (RIBA Accredited)
This seminar outlines Hilson Moran’s role on the iconic 30 St Mary Axe from project inception to completion. It provides a potted history of the project’s design, starting with the site considerations and how the form of the building was developed, drawing on lessons learned from other high-rise, environmentally progressive designs through to the design of the skin, systems and workplaces.
Seminar 7. Pedestrian Comfort & External Wind Flow
Hilson Moran examines the problem of pedestrian level wind flow around buildings and how the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques can be employed to inform the design process. The CPD reviews the key policy drivers, assessment methodology and explores how CFD can give clearer information to planners over the more traditional wind tunnel techniques. This CPD is aimed at Architects, Planner and Developers.
Seminar 8. Building sustainably – A review of materials
This CPD looks at sustainable materials, explaining the green guide and Impact assessment methodologies and how these can be used to improve building design. This CPD will be of interest to anyone involved in the specification of the built environment.