Practice CPD Seminars

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. Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting us.

  • Achieving BREEAM Excellent

    Seminar 1. Achieving BREEAM Excellent

    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.

  • Residential Overheating

    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.

  • WELL Certification

    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.

  • BREEAM at planning stage

    Seminar 4. BREEAM at planning stage

    BREEAM 2018 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.

  • Environmental issues for planning

    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.

  • Pedestrian Comfort & External Wind Flow

    Seminar 6. 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.

  • Building sustainably – A review of materials

    Seminar 7. 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.

  • Acoustics in practice

    Seminar 8. Acoustics in practice

    With significant impact on health, wellbeing, communication and productivity, Hilson Moran presents an educational, fun CPD on acoustics in the built environment. The CPD looks at sound from the perspective of different levels, frequency and other parameters with the use of auralisations throughout to help the attendees submerge in the topic and understand the principles presented. Examples used in the session will demonstrate how planning conditions, acoustics privacy, noise mapping, rooms modelling and reverberation can be successfully addressed. The CPD concludes with some case studies presenting how we have addressed some challenging noise and vibration problems, with audio demonstrations to show how are solutions have provided the required mitigation

    This CPD is aimed at Architects, Developers, Contractors, Planners or anyone else who works in the development of the built environment.


Laura Lay
+44 (0)20 7940 8888

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