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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Paving20/03/19

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 20/03/19
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Speaker: Tony McCormack
Venue: Royal Station Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £10.00
Type: Talk
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Design

We welcome Mr Tony McCormack to the Landscape Institute North East for one day only, talking about all things paving related. Tony is the person behind the website pavingexpert.com. This site grew from a single page, established back in 1997, that attempted to explain the correct construction of a block paved patio for a friend who was having trouble with their contractor. Since then it has been through at least 4 major revisions and now totals over 400 pages information covering all the major paving types used in Britain and Ireland, and receives over 125,000 unique visitors each month during the season.

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Third Thursday21/03/19

Organisation: CENE
Date: 21/03/19
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Speaker: N/A
Venue: The Georgian Theatre, Stockton
Cost: Free
Type: Networking
Contact: grace@cene.org.uk or 01915007880
Region: Tees Valley: Tees Valley
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Networking

Third Thursday – Construction Networking
Date: 21st March 2019
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Georgian Theatre, Stockton on Tees

Constructing Excellence in the North East is delighted to welcome you to Third Thursday, a bi-monthly networking event in Tees Valley, this month kindly sponsored by Faithful+Gould.

This relaxed and informal networking event will provide an opportunity for you to meet and catch up with built environment professionals from the local area.

A light buffet and refreshments will be served.

About our sponsor:
Faithful+Gould is a leading integrated project and programme management consultancy, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and the largest in Tees Valley.
Their long-established presence in the north east means they hire and retain the best people in the local construction industry, enabling them to consistently support clients with the construction and management of their key assets, important projects and programmes.
They operate at the forefront of the industry, property and transport sectors, using a flexible and multi-disciplinary approach providing core services in: cost management, programme management, project management, asset management, commercial management and project controls.

If you are interested in attending please contact Grace Collinson on 0191 5007880 or grace@cene.org.uk

Structural Waterproofing Design Strategies to BS 8102:2009 CPD21/03/19

Organisation: CABE
Date: 21/03/19
Time: 19:00 registration for 19:30 start
Speaker: Richard Crossley of Newton Waterproffing
Venue: The Lancastrian Suite, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9JR
Cost: FREE
Type: CPD
Contact: adam.bullock@cbuilde.com
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Other

This seminar brought you by Richard Crossley of Newton Waterproofing focuses on the different forms of structural waterproofing systems on the market and how to waterproof to achieve the environmental grades required within BS 8102:2009, including;

  • A focus on how combination waterproofing systems are specified for below ground environments on both new-build and existing structures
  • Section details discussion on how different waterproofing designs interface with below ground structures.

This seminar will also touch on Type C internal waterproofing systems.

CPD: 1.5hrs

This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about Structural Waterproofing. Book your place today by emailing Adam Bullock.

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NICAD Site Visit26/03/19

Organisation: CENE
Date: 26/03/19
Time:
Speaker: N/A
Venue: Newcastle University
Cost: Free
Type: Site Visit
Contact: grace@cene.org.uk or 01915007880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

NICAD – Site Visit

Date: 26th March 2019
Time: 8.30am – 10.00am
Venue: Newcastle University, NICAD Development

The £50m national innovation centre, on Science Central will bring together businesses, academics and the public to support the research and development of new ageing and data-oriented products and services.

The third Newcastle University building to be located on the Science Central site, the centre will be home to the University’s teams from the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA), the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) and the National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory (NIHRIO)

The exciting new building will act as a beacon for innovation, attracting companies from around the world, and placing the North East as a global leader in this vital area.

The centre will also house the new £10 million National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory based at Newcastle University. The NIHR Innovation Observatory will apply Big Data analytics tools, from text mining, machine learning and cognitive analytics to reveal global trends – and global needs – in health innovation.

This site visit is limited to a max of 15 people so please book your place now to avoid disappointment. Book with grace@cene.org.uk or 0191 5007880.

From Attics to Antarctica04/04/19

Organisation: G4C
Date: 04/04/19
Time: 8.30 - 10.30
Speaker: CENE
Venue: Teesside University
Cost: £10.00 +VAT
Type: Seminar
Contact: Grace @ grace@cene.org.uk or Call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

From Attics to Antarctica

Date: 4th April 2019
Time: 8.30am – 10.30am
Venue: 2nd Floor, Business School, Teesside University
Cost: £10+VAT

 

Generation4Change Tees Valley are delighted to be hosting an event with guest speaker Jill Thompson, Deputy Director of Campus Services at Teesside University after working for the British Antarctic Survey for the last 12 years.

Jill will give an insight, including the occasional penguin picture, into the challenges of construction in this extreme location and how your perception of life can change as a result.

Building on a floating ice shelf or in the middle of a fur seal breeding colony; negotiating with the RAF to carry out an air drop of pipe cutting equipment and other challenges you didn’t cover in the classroom!

To register for this event please contact Grace Collinson on 0191 5007880 or grace@cene.org.uk

Consultation for the Nation: How can planners be sure that engagement is representative and effective?04/04/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 04/04/19
Time: 10.00 to 16.00
Speaker: Mix of speakers and topics
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: from £99.00 plus vat
Type: CPD Seminar
Contact: Kim Walker
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

The NPPF places an increased emphasis on community engagement, recognising the benefits that it can bring to both projects and plan making. However, achieving positive results within limited timeframes and budgets can be challenging. It is therefore important to ensure that engagement is both representative and effective. This seminar will explore how community engagement is evolving, the pitfalls and opportunities of ‘engaging online’ and how we can overcome the various barriers to engagement. Together with best practice examples, we will learn how to identify the needs and interests of key community stakeholders and how to plan and organise consultation events effectively, including the importance of a bespoke approach and the use of feedback in cultivating trust and inclusivity.

View programme   https://www.rtpi.org.uk/media/3252395/draft_programme_consultation_for_the_nation_3.4.19.pdf

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RTPI NE Bike Ride17/05/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 17/05/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: N/A
Venue: See listing
Cost: £10.00 for non-members
Type: Social
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Northumberland
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Networking

Please come along and join your fellow RTPI Members, cycling enthusiasts, public and private sectors as well as other associated professions from across the region – all are welcome and a great day out!

Two great new routes for 2019.  The 100km (60 miles) will start from the Ridley Arms, Stannington, taking the country roads up to Alnmouth.  A leisurely lunch and a great opportunity to network at Alnmouth Golf Club.  (view route via Strava – GPX files for importing into Garmin/SatNav can be provided). Before starting on the return journey.

  • 09.00 Meet at Ridley Arms
  • 09.30 Ride starts (the route out is very much on road)
  • Coffee stop off at Widdrington Inn
  • 13.00 Arrive at Alnmouth for lunch

The shorter 50km (approx 30 miles) riders will be collected from Cycle Hub – with their bikes and taken up to Alnmouth Golf Club to join other riders for lunch.

  • Bike loading from 11.00 – leave 11.30/11.45 – Meet at Cycle Hub for transport up to Almouth for lunch
  • 14.00 Ride recommences (The route is a mix – part off road – is a compacted gravelly path. It would benefit from sturdier/thicker tyres)
  • 17.15 Arrive back at Ridley Arms, Stannington
  • Transport back to Cycle Hub

The return ride will take in the picturesque route out of Alnmouth (mostly flat and quite leisurely), then into Amble and along the coastal path.  A quick stop off at the Drift Inn Café, Druridge Bay before continuing to Ashington and then all cycle route off road to Morpeth, through the town and then on cycle path to Stannington.  (View return route via Strava – GPX files for importing into Garmin/SatNav can be provided)

To reserve your place please just book online below and a Registration and Disclaimer Forms will be sent to you. Alternatively download your forms here (These must be completed and return to attend the ride).

Deadline 5 May 2019

Please note:   This event is free to RTPI Members only. We are very happy for you to invite non RTPI members however they will be asked to pay a small charge.

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Town Centre Futures: Planning for Change23/05/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 23/05/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: Various
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: from £99.00 plus vat
Type: CPD Seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

The high street has undergone unprecedented recent change, particularly over the last twelve months. With some retailers struggling and other disappearing altogether, local authorities are looking to re-invent their town centres to provide the wider experience the modern consumer demands. This conference will look at the challenges they face, as well as current trends and potential new opportunities – all set in the context of evolving planning policy and recent decisions on major developments.

Programme coming soon, speakers lined up so far;

  • Dan Gregg (Lichfields) – An overview of current trends in retail and town centres
  • Chris Myers (Durham County Council) – The continued regeneration of town centres in County Durham
  • Bob Fletcher (@retail) –  A commercial agents’ perspective on the state of the retail and leisure industry
  • Mac Eddy (Insight 6) – Customer perceptions and improving the experience in town centres
  • Rachel Anderson (North East England Chamber of Commerce) – Planning for the future of a town centre – recent joint project between NECC and Lichfields

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Planning and Viability: Delivering development and more10/06/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 10/06/19
Time: 09.30
Speaker: Various
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: from £99.00 plus vat
Type: CPD Seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

Striking a balance between acceptable developer returns and delivering community benefits is a fundamental challenge for planning. This seminar will explore this conflict and how it can be managed effectively using a range of planning tools. The seminar will provide an overview of the recent revisions to the NPPF and associated planning practice guidance in relation to viability assessments and consider what this means in practice for both developers and local authorities going forward; examining the practical issues that can arise including those surrounding the required disclosure of viability reports.

This full day CPD event will feature insights from industry leaders and an interactive workshop.

Programme – coming soon

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Breakfast Seminar with Kings Chambers – Can Town Planning still deliver homes fit for Heroes?21/06/19

Organisation: RTPI
Date: 21/06/19
Time: 08.00
Speaker: Various
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: from £10.00 plus vat
Type: Breakfast seminar
Contact: kim.walker@rtpi.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the building programme that followed the end of the Great War which sought to create “Homes fit for heroes”. In the last 100 years slums have been cleared and large council estates constructed. Garden settlements have faded in and out of vogue and the great post town planning movement of the twentieth century sought to rebuild the shattered cities of the country whilst preserving the precious natural and cultural heritage of the nation. 2019 also marks the 70th anniversary of T Dan Smith becoming leader of Newcastle City Council and the catalyst for the brutalist architecture that transformed the City in the 1960s before coming to an end in a mire of corruption and disillusion. NPPF2 is this generation’s effort to try to mould the development which is needed with the protection of that which is precious. This talk will look at whether or not the Policy makers and the Courts have properly equipped this generation of planners to resurrect the aim to create Homes Fit for Heroes, or have we squandered the experience of the last century?”

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