Solihull CPD Group

Dates for 2014 meetings – every 3rd Wednesday of the month.


January 15th

AGM / Programme Planning


February 19th.           

The New Part L - Energist - Mark Griffiths.


March 19th                 

Natural Stone & the requirements of contemporary architecture,

achieved through ventilated rainscreen cladding. - Ian Robottom (Alsecco UK Ltd). -Richard Jackson.


April 16th  

The new Birmingham New Street project – The Consultant’s view

Andy Duggins (Project Director Atkins) - Richard Jackson.

A couple of years ago Carol Stichman from Network Rail spoke to the group about the new Birmingham New Street Station from the Client’s perspective.

I am pleased to have been able to arrange for Andy Duggins Project Director from Atkins who leads the multi-disciplinary team of Architects, Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers and not forgetting them, the Admin. Team on the £500M remodelling of Birmingham New Street Station to discuss the Atkins consultancy approach to designing and remodelling the station and the challenges and issues arising. Having worked with Andy for the past year I can ensure you of an entertaining and informative evening.


May 21st

Social Media – the impact on practices                             

Rita Booth (Pera Consulting) - Mark Guyatt.



June 18th

Innovations in Brickwork                            

David Sadler/Martin Smithurst (Ibstock)  - Richard Jackson.     


July 16th                     

Building visit – Birmingham University (Edgbaston).    

(TBC)   - Martin Mence         



August 20st                

EnerPHit - Passivhaus for existing buildings.                     

Helen Brown/Sarah Price  (Encraft Ltd) - Mark Guyatt.


September 17th

Building Control Update

Steve Elliott – Chris Fellows.


October 15th              

Guerrilla Tactics (TBC)                                                                       - Richard Jackson

Matt Dodson (RIBA Regional Director)  will assist RJ in facilitating a speaker who has experience of the recent RIBA small practice conferences, and proposed strategies.



November 19th

Planning Update.                                                                                 Richard Cobb  – Chris Fellows.                   

December 17th                       

Christmas Meal 

For details on future events contact Richard Jackson by e-mail at
Venue generally  - the offices of Wyckham Blackwell Ltd.,
Old Station Road, Hampton in Arden
Solihull,  West Midlands
B92 0HB

Time – 6.00pm for 6.30pm start.

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