BIM Gathering - Two-Day Conference
|Date:||Thursday, November 14, 2013|
Guinness Storehouse, Dublin 8
|Cost:||See Conference Website|
The BIM Gathering will take place in Dublin on 14/15 November and the organisers have launched a call for papers with a deadline of 22 February.
The BIM Gathering is a 2-day conference with keynote addresses from Industry experts, presentations of academic papers, industry case studies and discussion workshops focused on particular sectors in the AEC community, to understand the implication and return on investment of leveraging BIM Technology in planning, design, construction and operations of built infrastructure. The conference is an excellent opportunity for Irish companies to showcase their skills to an international audience.
Abstract Submission Deadline - 22nd February 2013
Notification of Acceptance - 29th March 2013
Full manuscript submission - 31st May 2013
Camera ready paper - 31st July 2013
Authors are invited to submit an abstract of 200-500 words in one or more of the above outlined topics. The deadline for abstract submission is midnight 22nd February 2013. Abstracts must be submitted online. Abstracts sent by email cannot be accepted. Please click on the following link to submit your abstract online (you need to create an account).
•To showcase Ireland as a country that has the professional skillset to design and construct modern buildings and structures utilizing the best in class of cutting edge collaborative technologies.
•To place BIM and it's application in the AEC as one of the core enablers for the transformation of the Irish AEC sector.
•To learn, share and connect with representatives from the global BIM community to leverage a leaner and more efficient Irish AEC sector.
•To promote the general adoption of BIM by AEC clients, addressing the immediate drivers/barriers and to develop a more collaborative approach to its more widespread adoption in Ireland.
Broad topic areas listed below:
•Cultural Change Management and BIM
•Lean Transformation and BIM
•Driving Demand for BIM
•Education and Training Initiatives
•National BIM Implementation Initiatives
•Post Graduate Symposium
See a more detailed description of each category: http://gathering.cita.ie/site/view/8/topics/
The CITA BIM Gathering is organized as a high quality conference with an outstanding board of Scientific Committee members to ensure a high academic standard of published papers. Papers will be blind peer-reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be included in an ISBN conference ebook. Selected papers may be published in special issue academic journals.
For more information, please visit the conference website
To join CITA BIM Group on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/3238552
Training on the use of DEAP to demonstrate compliance with TGD Part L - Sept date not confirmed
|Date:||Tuesday, September 10, 2013|
|Time:||9am - 5.30pm. Registration will be from 8.30am (date will be annouced)|
Galway: Venue to be confirmed
|Cost:||16 people max RIAI practices €275 RIAI member* €305 Non-RIAI member €380 (Price includes tea/coffee and sandwich lunch and course materials)|
The RIAI present a training course on the use of DEAP to demonstrate compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations.
structured points + self-defined unstructured points for pre- and post-learning
Class size: 16 maximum
This one-day course is aimed specifically at those who have no previous knowledge of the DEAP (Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure) method or software for producing residential BER certificates but who wish to gain a broad understanding of how DEAP works, specifically with regard to achieving compliance with Part L 2011.
The course is intended to provide those attending with a basic understanding of how DEAP works and how DEAP is used as a Part L compliance tool with particular focus on Part L requirements for
• Whole dwelling performance (MPEPC / MPCPC targets)
• Individual minimum performance levels
• Renewable Technologies
If those attending wish to train fully as BER assessors, more extensive training would be required.
Dara Stewart Dip.Arch, B.Arch Sc, MRIAI
MSc Environmental Design of Buildings, Cardiff University
IHER Energy Services
Michael Hanratty Electrical Engineer BE (Hons), C Dip.AF
IHER Energy Services
Upon completion of this one day course, participants will:
• have a basic understanding of the theory underpinning the DEAP BER calculation method
• be familiar with the DEAP 3.2.1 software and the DEAP 3.2.1 manual
• Understand the 2011 Part L requirements for new & existing dwellings and how these are included in DEAP
• Understand how to use DEAP as a Part L compliance tool
• Have gained practical experience of:
-inputting sample dwelling values into DEAP
-entering renewable technology values into DEAP
-looking at the options for achieving whole dwelling performance compliance
The programme combines lectures/ presentations and workshop exercises which are split roughly 50:50 in terms of time allocation.
Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer to the course with the DEAP software version 3.2.1 pre-loaded (this can be downloaded for free from the SEAI website at http://www.seai.ie/Your_Building/EPBD/DEAP/Download/). Please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org if you have difficulty accessing a laptop.
Attendees are asked to confirm any special accessibility or other requirements to the RIAI in the field provided on the booking form.
*In recognition of the current economic conditions, the RIAI is also operating a lottery to award 1 free place to an unwaged member and a second lottery to award 1 place at a 50% discount on the full course attendance to one member who can make a case to prove that they are experiencing substantial financial hardship. Interested members should download the relevant CPD lottery form from the Access to CPD area of the RIAI website and forward the form together with proof of circumstances to email@example.com or fax to 01 6610948. All correspondence in relation to this offer should be submitted in writing only.
APPLY FOR RIAI ENVIRONMENTAL CPD ACCREDITATION
|Date:||Wednesday, July 31, 2013|
|Cost:||See the Accreditation Guidelines and Application Forms|
A new Environmental CPD Accreditation was launched by RIAI Education Manager Sandra Campbell at the RIAI Annual Conference in Dublin on 24 September. The aims of the RIAI include the promotion of Architecture and the protection of the Consumer. A high standard of professional competence is maintained by examination prior to admission to the RIAI, a policy of Continuing Professional Development applies to all active members and an extensive service of information and support is offered for all practitioners. The Institute’s involvement with architects and architectural technologists starts when they are students and continues with advice throughout their professional lives.
It is RIAI policy to promote sustainability as an integral part of the practice of architecture. The RIAI is introducing a suite of Continuing Professional Development courses focusing on environmental and sustainable themes. These courses are designed to confirm the position of the architectural profession as the lead profession advising on the environmental aspects of the built environment including technical design and performance, legislation, cost analysis and optimising payback to the client.
The courses are aimed at Architect and Architectural Technologist members of the RIAI. Those who successfully complete two mandatory and one optional course form the RIAI Environmental CPD suite will be entitled to apply for RIAI Environmental CPD Accreditation.
Not all RIAI members and Practices with demonstrated environmental expertise will seek to achieve RIAI Environmental CPD Accreditation. Thus accreditation does not claim to be the sole means of identifying environmental expertise within the profession.