YAPF | Skills for Success: Innovation | 201908/10/19

“Join us to explore digital, business, sustainability and material innovation through workshops, seminars and lectures with a diverse range of engaging speakers from different disciplines, sectors and regions.”

Event 1: Digital Innovation

Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019

Speaker: Paul Swaddle, Head of Technical Solutions, NBS

NBS will host this YAPF – exclusive training session, providing an overview of NBS Chorus, the cloud-based collaborative specification platform for the construction industry. Specification development is an important skill for all professionals in practice, helping you to work efficiently and keep up with construction standards.

This session will help you to get started using the NBS Chorus platform and see how it can form part of a successful project workflow

Venue: NBS, The Old Post Office, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Event 2: Sustainable Innovation

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

Speakers: Jonathan Hines – Architype – AJ100 sustainable practice of the year 2019
Paul Younger- Hewitt Studios – BD sustainability architect of the year in 2014

It is our duty as architects to design responsibly with the future of our planet in mind and not just what satisfies the client’s short term needs. We need to step up and begin designing all our projects with sustainability at the forefront of everything we do.

Join us in lectures by two leading architects for sustainable design, as they discuss how they challenge the conventional view that sustainable design is boring, complex and expensive and instead ensure that every single building they design has sustainability integrated into it from concept to construction.

By tackling these challenges pragmatically, we as architects can reach a more sustainable future, to be active in driving change forward and not taking “no” for an answer.

Venue: The Core, Newcastle Science Central Management LLP c/o The Core Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TF

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Event 3: Business Innovation

Date: Thursday 7 November 2019

Speaker: Mark Green, Director, ggreenhouse

Mark Green, Director of ggreenhouse will be leading a Business Innovation workshop. Having previously worked as a commercial lawyer, he is now director of a successful leadership and organisational consultancy. With a PhD published on how the introduction of new design practices drives organisational change.

Mark will be leading a workshop on how to facilitate innovation within the office across all levels. This workshop will explore stakeholder relationships and how to take opportunities to influence these and deliver innovation.

Venue: Ryder Architecture, 14-18 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3NN

Time: 17:30 – 20:00

Event 4: Material Innovation

Date: 21 November 2019

Speakers: Rebecca Gill, Engineer, ARUP and Amin Taha, Groupwork

“To do more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing.” – Buckminster Fuller.

In a world where resources are increasingly scarce join Amin Taha, Director at Groupwork and Rebecca Gill, Engineer at ARUP for an evening of lively talks and discussion where we will look at exemplar projects using materials in new and innovative ways from technical and design perspectives.

After the event we’ll be celebrating the success of the Skills for Success series with a wrap party.

Venue: Tyneside Cinema Pop up

Time: 17:30 – 20:00

Organisation: RIBA
Date: 08/10/19
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Speaker: Various
Venue: Various city centre locations in Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £10 - £30
Type: Workshops, seminars and lectures
Contact: 0191 261 7441
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Networking

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