Course topics include SuDS, BIM, GLVIA and CDM

LI announces training programme

The Landscape Institute is excited to announce a brand new training programme designed to equip you with the skills needed to take your work – and the profession – forward.

The regional programme will run from September 2015 to March 2016 and sees industry experts lead nationwide events on topics including:
• Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)
• Building Information Modelling (BIM)
• Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (GLVIA)
• Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015),

The SuDS masterclasses will be held on 15 September in Birmingham and 16 September in Manchester. They will be led by Steve Wilson and Sue Illman.

The masterclass will provide a detailed introduction to the issues around planning and designing with SuDS. It will review how and why the legislation has developed, and explain the currently proposed system (as far as is known), its benefits and weaknesses. The principles of SuDS design will be explained, along with their component parts, and delegates will be shown how to approach integrated site design. This will be demonstrated further by group work to plan a simple SuDS scheme for a site.

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The CDM seminars will be held on 16 September in Bristol and 18 November in Manchester. The seminar leader is Colin Moore.

Substantially revised CDM Regulations came into force on 6 April 2015. Lead designers of projects will be particularly affected because the client must appoint the 'designer with control over the pre-construction phase' as Principal Designer with a role similar to that of the CDM-Coordinator in CDM 2007. This seminar will explore the differences between the 2015 and 2007 Regulations, the duties of the parties in the new regulations and the implications for designers. The seminar is appropriate for practicing designers with any level of experience of CDM.

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The BIM masterclasses will be held in Bristol on 23 September and in Scotland (venue to be confirmed) on 29 October. 

They will offer a day of practical BIM know-how from leading BIM practitioners. The masterclasses aim to demonstrate how the BIM process works in landscape projects, showing how information is produced, managed and interrogated, with examples of the process, and highlighting the benefits and opportunities BIM can give landscape architects. The masterclasses are suitable for anyone with some existing BIM knowledge or experience.

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The GLVIA seminars will be held in Birmingham on 11 November and in York on 13 January 2016. The course leaders are Carys Swanwick and Mary O'Connor.

The seminars will offer guidance on the  third edition of the Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, published by Routledge, as a new book in April 2013 (replacing earlier editions).

For details and to book places on all the training courses, click here.

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