Set the agenda on technical issues

Set the agenda on technical issues

Under its new chair Antonia Glyde, the LI Technical Committee is devising a work plan for the coming year, and you can help guide it.

The Committee is keen to find out from members what technical information and guidance they would like the Institute to produce. Forthcoming workshops in London and Newcastle will give members the chance to have their say and share their ideas.

You don’t need to be a technical expert or have a wealth of experience in order to attend – the workshops are for any members who regularly deal with technical aspects of the job.

The Committee hopes to draw on the knowledge and expertise that exists within the profession in order to develop informal technical resources like the Knowledge Base and the Knowledge Forum. Members’ help is key in developing these, as well as formal ‘official’ guidance for dissemination to a wider audience of practitioners.

A review of current advice and the publication of a new technical guidance to complement the LI’s policy work on housing, climate change and green infrastructure are in the pipeline, as well as the development of technical guidance in other priority areas. For more information, contact Lesley Malone or to book a place, please use the links below.

The workshops will take place in London on 26 October 2010 at Halcrow’s offices and Newcastle on 1 November at Wardell-Armstrong’s office.

To book a place for the London workshop, register here.

To book a place for the Newcastle workshop, register here.

The day plan is as follows:

9:30        Arrival/coffee
 
10.00     Welcome (Antonia Glyde – Chair of LI Technical Committee) – Workshop ground rules and timings (Facilitator)
 
10.30     Where are we now? (Antonia Glyde)
 
10.45     Current position of Technical Committee and future tasks
 
11:00     ‘Our Future Profession’ review of LI strategy survey
 
11:30     Break-out Session 1 ‘What drivers, user requirements and benefits should we plan for?’ (Facilitator)
 
12.30     Reporting back
 
13:00     Lunch
 
13:30     Break-out Session  2 ‘What opportunities and enhancements do we foresee? (Facilitator)
 
14:00     Reporting back
 
14:30     Break-out Session 3 ‘What technical guidance is required, and what are priorities?’ (Facilitator)
 
15:30     Reporting back and discussion
 
16:00     Next steps and feedback (Antonia)

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