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Site Visit – Lindisfarne Castle Restoration Project22/05/18

Organisation: CABE
Date: 22/05/18
Time: 12.00 - 14.00
Speaker: CABE/National Trust
Venue: Lindisfarne Castle
Cost: FREE
Type: CPD
Region: Northumberland
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

This CPD offers a visit to National Trust, Lindisfarne Castle. The National Trust are undertaking vital conservation work to safeguard the future of this iconic landmark.

Brian Rochester, Senior Building Surveyor from the National Trust welcomes CABE to view the results of their 2 year restoration project.

The tour will showcase remedial solutions selected and utilised to rectify over 150 years constant pressure from the elements including:

Deterioration of Stonework and Pointing
Penetrating Dampness
Failure of Windows and other Building Components
For more information on the project please visit the website here.

The site tour will commence at 12.00 until 14.00 in line with tidal constraints. Please ensure you allow adequate time to travel and park. Estimated time from Lancastrian Suite is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Refreshments are available to purchase on the island, otherwise a packed lunch is advisable.

Parking charges may apply and car sharing is advised. Please contact your regional team if you are able to offer transport for others. Note some paths may be challenging for persons with limited mobility.

Please confirm your attendance as there are limited places available.

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Landscape Institute North East Annual Lecture 2018 – 23 May23/05/18

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 23/05/18
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Speaker: Katrin Bohn
Venue: The Mining Institute
Cost: Free
Type: Lecture
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Other

Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL): Scattering the rural into the urban


It is a great challenge for city regions that urban territories all over the world “scatter” urban (building) activities into the rural, thereby often absorbing fertile agricultural land. Land that was previously used for food growing, among other things. At the same time, the resulting “scattered metropolis” – or urban sprawl – provides much desired opportunities for residents and businesses. There are so many of them today, they are so keenly developed, yet can be so unpleasant and unsustainable, that our aim must be to rethink the current separatist notions of city and countryside, of urban and rural design. This is especially true in relation to food – one of the most fundamental needs of our cities, as well as one of the most fundamental products of our countryside. Paradoxically, most initiatives that challenge the loss of city-near agriculture and question contemporary food provision started in the urban. The CPUL design research is an example of this: it studies urban agriculture, the scattering of the rural into the urban. The lecture will examine issues and interdependencies when it comes to feeding our cities and the role urban and landscape design can play in their future. It will draw on examples from Bohn&Viljoen’s design research practice.


Katrin Bohn is an architect and urban practitioner and a senior lecturer in architecture at the University of Brighton. Between 2010 and 2014, she held a guest professorship at the Technical University in Berlin where she headed the Department City & Nutrition. Together with André Viljoen, she runs Bohn&Viljoen Architects, an architectural practice and environmental consultancy based in London. Katrin has taught, lectured, published and exhibited widely on the design concept of CPUL [Continuous Productive Urban Landscape] which she and Viljoen contributed to the international urban design discourse in 2004. Their projects on productive urban landscapes include consultancy, feasibility studies and design proposals as well as food-growing installations and participatory events for clients in the UK, Germany and other European countries. In 2015, Katrin won the RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding University-located Research.

Our Lecture is kindly being sponsored by Charcon Hard Landscaping.


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FBE North East Site Visit24/05/18

Organisation: FBE
Date: 24/05/18
Time: 3pm-5pm
Speaker: N/A
Venue: NE Futures, UTC, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3SA
Cost: £5
Type: Site Vist
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Site-Operations

Join the FBE North East branch for a site visit to an exciting development for the education sector, currently under construction in Newcastle city centre.

The visit will commence with a brief presentation from North East Futures – UTC principal designate, Daniel Sydes.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Northern Spire – The new bridge over the Wear, Newcastle30/05/18

Organisation: ICE
Date: 30/05/18
Time: 5:45pm
Speaker: Stephen McCaffrey, Project Director of Farrans Victor Buyck (FVB) Joint Venture
Venue: Cassie Building Boardroom 2nd Floor- Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Cost: free
Type: lecture
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Construction-Products

The Sunderland skyline has dramatically changed for the better with the addition of the impressive Northern Spire bridge.

With its 105m-tall white central pylon, it is the first bridge to be built cross the River Wear in the city for more than 40 years.

The presentation will be delivered by Farrans Project Director Stephen McCaffery and Sunderland City Council Project Director David Abdy.

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CENE Awards 201815/06/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 15/06/18
Time: 6:45 - 00:00
Speaker: Awards Presentation
Venue: Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel
Cost: £100 - £125
Type: Awards
Contact: or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Awards-Events

The Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards is a celebration of everything the North East Built Environment has to be proud of and we are delighted to be celebrating our fourteenth annual ceremony. We anticipate that the awards will be the biggest and most exciting yet!

Winners are selected across various categories including Innovation, Integration & Collaborative Working, Value, Digital Construction and a new one for 2018, Offsite Project.

We are delighted to welcome new headline sponsor CDM Recruitment, Mark Bulmer Director said:

‘We are absolutely delighted to announce our headline sponsorship for the Constructing Excellence North East Awards 2018. The CENE awards are an opportunity for our region’s construction industry to showcase excellence in their respective fields. Through the CENE awards, winners enjoy widespread recognition for their achievements and I congratulate the CENE for providing the region with this platform to shout about the fantastic projects being delivered across the construction spectrum. We hope this year we can encourage even more entrants to the CENE awards.  As headline sponsors we are looking forward to collaborating with the team at CENE to ensure this year’s awards are the best yet.”

To avoid disappointment please contact Leanne on 0191 5007880 or to book your tickets now!

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FBE North East Golf Day & BBQ12/07/18

Organisation: FBE
Date: 12/07/18
Time: TBC
Speaker: TBC
Venue: TBC
Cost: TBA Members Free
Type: Golf Day
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

FBE North East Golf Day and BBQ

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Newcastle Development Plans – Breakfast Seminar20/09/18

Organisation: FBE
Date: 20/09/18
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Speaker: Tom Warburton - Newcastle City Council
Venue: Northern Counties Club, 1 Hood St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6LH
Cost: Members Free
Type: Breakfast Seminar
Contact: gerard,,uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

Tom Warburton, of Newcastle City Council will be presenting on the councils development plans for 2020 and beyond.

Tom Warburton is the Director of Place at Newcastle City Council. In this role he manages the City Council’s Capital Programme and manage their planning and housing functions. Newcastle has an ambitious economic growth and housing growth programmes and aims to significantly accelerate delivery over future years. Tom joined Newcastle from the Homes and Communities Agency where he worked for four years delivering complex property projects in Lancashire and Cumbria. Prior to that he worked for 10 years at the North East’s Regional Development Agency based in Newcastle.

This promises to be an excellent presentation.

Breakfast refreshments will be provided.


7.30 – 8.00am – breakfast/networking
8.00 – 8.05am – Welcome
8.05 – 8.40am – Newcastle Development Plans Presentation
8.40 – 8.55am – Q&A
8.55-9.00am – Close

Members price = Free

No-member price = £25.

Booking essential, To book visit the FBE website.

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