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RIAI CPD Links: “The Economics of the Property Market” with Professor Ronan Lyons

Date: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time:Online Course

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The Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce a new run of its online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course in “The Economics of the Property Market” with Professor Ronan Lyons.

Designed to cater for professionals working in the Irish housing market, this introductory elearning course explores how housing markets work and describes basic concepts behind the economics of property. The four week online course, commencing on the 26th of November 2018, equips learners with basic tools to apply economic analysis in the property market. Shifts in demand and supply, opportunity cost, and general equilibrium effects, will be explored and applied to their practice.

Course director, Professor Ronan Lyons explains:
“Perhaps unusually, given the recent history of the Irish housing market, there exists no introductory course to the economics of the property market. Property is central to the work undertaken by a wide range of professionals, from engineers and architects to estate agents and solicitors. Professionals engaging with housing on an on-going basis are often under-resourced for their day-to-day work".

This course aims to fill this knowledge gap.
Participants of the course will be able to access relevant and up to date online learning materials at their convenience over a six week period from 26th of November 2018. The online course includes videos, interactive presentations, case studies, and additional resources. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with Prof Lyons in an online tutorial at the end of the course.

This course is relevant to professionals with a work-related interest in housing and the property market, including Estate Agents, Valuers, Landlords, Solicitors, Chartered and Quantity Surveyors, Planners, Financial Analysts, Accountants, BER Assessors, Engineers, Construction Professionals, Active Fund Managers, Pension Fund Administrators, mortgage brokers and other professionals working with mortgages, and those employed in the social housing sector.

Applications are now open for this online course, with details available here: https://www.tcd.ie/Economics/CPD/index.php or contact William Fox:WFOX@tcd.ie for details.

For more information on online education, including postgraduate courses, at Trinity College Dublin click here: https://www.tcd.ie/OnlineEducation/ 

Closing date for course registration is 5pm, Monday 12th of November

About Professor Lyons

Ronan Lyons is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, where his research focuses on property markets, in particular long-run housing markets and sustainable real estate. His doctorate at Oxford was on Ireland’s Celtic Tiger housing market bubble. Previously, Ronan worked as an economist for IBM and for Ireland’s National Competitiveness Council. He is a frequent contributor to national and international media on Irish housing and the broader economy and he is also the author of the quarterly Daft.ie Reports on the Irish housing market and writes a weekly column on the housing market in the Sunday Independent.

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RIAI Safety By Design

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time:10.00am- 2.00pm (Registration form 9.30am)

RIAI , 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Cost:RIAI members - €155 RIAI Practice Member - €140 Non-RIAI members - €194

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To reserve a place on this course log-in on the CPD Home Page with your Username (usually your Membership/Registration Number) and Password and click the BOOK ONLINE button beside your chosen course.

CPD Points:

The RIAI and Safety By Design present "Safety by Design",an intensive half-day safety course designed by architects for architects.

The purpose of the course is to provide Architects with a working knowledge of health and safety and the role of the designer under the construction regulations.

The programme includes practical exercises to develop experience in producing the correct information to be passed onto Project Supervisors, record keeping and designing out hazards.

Cathal Mooney, MIOSH, Safety By Design, says

“The course will use up to date and live case studies to highlight issues for designers when it comes to making safe design decisions”.

The course explains and clearly marks the beginning and the end of the health and safety role of the designer in the building process.



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RIAI CPD Network: BROOKS - Timber and Timber - Based Design Products - Galway

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time:12 -1.30pm

Brooks Galway, Racecourse Road, Parkmore, Ballybrit, Galway


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Brooks is holding a seminar on Brooks Galway, Racecourse Road, Parkmore, Ballybrit, Galway, 21 September from 12pm to 1.30pm.         



To inform professionals in the construction industry of:

  • The various types of construction timber and timber based products
  • The application and misapplication of materials; tips and techniques
  • Responsible sourcing / sustainable product
  • To inform professionals of the principles of responsible purchasing of timber products
  • To improve timber expertise within the construction industry  generally


  • To learn about timber products and how to use them correctly.
  • To understand the difference between native and imported construction timber and their applications.
  • To learn about timber grading and responsible sources.
  • To learn about the different species of hardwoods.
  • To learn how to correctly treat and store timber to avoid defects

The seminar is 1.5 Structured CPD Point.

How to Book 
To reserve a place at this seminar send an email to cpd@brooksgroup.ie.

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