Historic Record of CPD Topics

2017

January 25 1:30-3:00pm Business Meeting
3:00-5:30pm CPD on Riddle’s Court: Conservation in Practice
April 19 1:30-5:30pm AGM followed by an
ECAN Members Show and Tell
August 23 1:00-2.00pm Business Meeting
2:00-5:30pm Building Visit and CPD Session on Certifying Section 6 (Energy), Straw Bale Hut Construction & Reforesting Scotland’s Good Practice Guide to Hut Construction (Resources) held at Sunnyside Studio, Heriot EH38 5YE
Nov 1 1:00-2:30pm Business Meeting
2:30-6:00pm CPD afternoon with four Speakers on
Low energy technologies – Facts or alternative facts?

2016

January 20th 5.30pm – Sub-surface waterproofing solutions for below
ground structures
 a talk by Reg MacDonald of Wykamol
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
February 17th 5.30pm – Changes In Planning & Building Standards In Edinburgh
a talk by Nancy Jamieson and Building Control Officers
from The City of Edinburgh Council.
6.45pm – Group Meeting
March   9th 5.30pm – Annual General Meeting
No CPD
April 13th 5.30pm – An innovative new build system incorporating MgO SIPs
panels and patented connection system” – 
A talk by Phil
Slater managing director of SPT Systems Ltd based in
Inverness
May 11th 5.30pm –“An introduction to infra-red in the built environment” –
A talk by Euan Donaldson, managing director of
IRT Surveys, based in Blairgowrie
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
June 15th (cancelled)
July (summer recess)
August (summer recess)
September 14th (cancelled)
October 5th 1.00pm – Group Business Meeting
2.00pm – 6.00pm Breathability and low energy retrofit
November 16th (cancelled)
December TBC ECAN Christmas Lunch – Details TBC

* Evening with reverse format – Business meeting first followed by CPD.

 

2015

January 21st 5.30pm – Architectural Practice – Professionalism, business
& management
 a talk by Robert C Campbell
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
February 25th 5.30pm – Cellular Glass Insulation – a presentation by
Patric Catterall of Foamglas
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
March 18th 2.00pm – 5.00pm CPD Half Day
– Risk management and PI insurance
Dave Bathgate, RIAS Insurance Services/Marsh Ltd.
– Managing Acoustics in Residential Buildings
Robin Mackenzie Partnership (RMP)
– Managing Fire Risk in Small Buildings
Nick Montgomery, Jeremy Gardner Associates Ltd.
– Recent Restructuring of City of Edinburgh Planning and
Building Standards Departments

John Inman, Edinburgh Planning and Building Standards
– ASP 2005 Appointment Document
Charlie Girdler
– Changes to the CDM Regulations
Andrew Leslie
March 25th 5.30pm – Annual General Meeting
No CPD
April 22nd 5.30pm – Using Natural Stone In The Built Environment:
A Geological Perspective 
– a talk by Emily Tracey
of the British Geological Survey
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
May 27th 5.30pm – A Structured Approach to Roof Specification and
Design
– a presentation by Cameron McAndrew of SIG
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
June 17th 5.30pm – Lighting Technology & Effective Implementation
A talk by Ruairidh McGlynn (Mike Stoane Lighting) and
Natalie Redford (Kevan Shaw Lighting Design)
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
July 15th 5.30pm – Fees Workshop – ECAN Group review on fee levels
including how we deal with fees in the ASP appointment
document.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
August    – (summer recess)
September 23rd 5.30pm – Successful Design Against Fire – a presentation
by Eric Marchant, Architect and Fire Engineer.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
October 21st 5.30pm – Changes to the Energy Section of the 2015 Scottish
Building Standards – 
a talk by Fraser Walsh of the BSD
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
November 18th 5.30pm – Building with natural stone: good practice in repairs,
maintenance and design 
– a talk by Emily Tracey
of the British Geological Survey
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
December 16th ECAN Christmas Lunch
Chez Jules, Hanover Street – £17.77 inc Paypal fee

                   * Evening with reverse format – Business meeting first followed by CPD.

2014

January 22nd 5.30pm – Local Review Bodies – did you get a fair hearing for
your clients? 
a talk/discussion with Suzanne McIntosh of
Suzanne McIntosh Planning Ltd.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
February 19th 5.30pm – Recaptured – overview report of talks and information
from RIBA small practice conference Guerilla Tactics
2013
, by our own Gloria Lo.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
March 19th
(AGM)
5.30pm – Annual General Meeting – followed with a Sweet &
Sour Quiz 
– 3 rounds of architectural & H&S
questions complete with wine, beer and nibbles!
April 23rd 5.30pm – Corian – Invention, manufacture & Design, a talk by
Marie Hosie from DuPont Corian
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
May 21st 5.30pm – No CPD Event.
5.30pm – Group Business Meeting – Electing New Chair and
sub-group initiatives discussions.
June 18th 6.00pm – A Presentation of Inspiration “Pecha Kucha”
style evening, by ECAN members and guests,
Gavin Kirk, Tim Hetherington and Kevan Shaw
7.15pm – Group Business Meeting
July    – (summer recess)
August    – (summer recess)
September 24th 5.30pm – Social Media and Internet Marketing for Architects
Alastair Bryce from East Lothian Council’s Economic
Development Unit
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
October 29th 5.30pm – Update on the CDM Regulations & Asbestos
by Andrew Leslie
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
November 19th 5.30pm – Specifying Hard Metals – Choosing The Right Product
for the Project,
 by Cameron McAndrew of SIG
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
December 16th ECAN Christmas Lunch
Iris Restaurant, Thistle Street – £26.40 inc Paypal fee

 

2013

January 16th 5.30pm – Illuminated U-Profile Glazing Systems by Joseph
McCormack of Lumaglass
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
February 20th 5.30pm – Thermal Imaging and Infrared Surveying – The
History and Science of Infra-red Thermography

A Presentation by Kal Murray of IRT Surveys
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
March 20th
(AGM)
5.30pm – Annual General Meeting (No CPD)
April 17th 5.30pm – The Use Of BIM/Revit In Small Practices
Talk by Grigor Mitchell of Grigor Mitchell Architects
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
May 15th 5.30pm – The Principles of Render Application Over Masonry
Substrates
 A talk by Andrew Craig of K-Rend Ltd
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
June 19th 5.30pm – Pecha Kucha Evening a group of ECAN members
show slides on a variety of subjects.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
July    – (summer recess)
August    – (summer recess)
September 18th 5.30pm – Heating buildings with Ground and Air Source Heat
Pumps
 by Ryan Daly of Daly Renewables and
Suzanne Smith from Danfoss Heat Pumps
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
October 23rd 5.30pm – Heated Glass, Super Insulated Glass, Structural
Frameless Glazing & Minimalist Windows
A talk by Rebecca Clayton of IQ Glass.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
November 13th 5.30pm – Intelligent Building Technology for Work, Rest & Play
by Nick Lane of LEC design ltd
and Dave Edwards of GIRA, Germany
6.45pm – Group Meeting
December 17th ECAN Christmas Lunch
(Wok & Wine Frederick Street £25 + Paypal fee)

2012

January 18th 5.30pm – Specifying Natural Slate Roofing – A talk by Cupa
Natural Slate
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
February 15th 5.30pm – SIPs – All The Awkward Questions – A talk by
Grant Stewart of SIP Industries.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
March 21st
(AGM)
5.30pm – Annual General Meeting (No CPD)
April 18th 5.30pm – A Pecha Kucha Style Social CPD – Some ECAN
members giving a brief presentation & slideshow
of their work.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
May 16th 5.30pm – Audio, Visual, Lighting and Stage Engineering – a
talk by George Purves from Audio Light Systems.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
June 20th 5.30pm – The Cuba Conservation Trust. A discussion of
proposed Urban and Rural projects – by Ian Parsons
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
July (summer recess)
August (summer recess)
September 19th 5.30pm – Green Roof Systems & Overview on other Systems
by John Llewllyn/Haydn Cook from Bauder 
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
October 17th 5.30pm – Dynamic Insulation in Masonry and Timber Frame
Construction
 by Graham Collins of Energyflo
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
November 14th 5.30pm – Repairing the damage – a talk by Gordon Murdie of
Quantas about Edinburgh Council’s property repairs
scandal as highlighted on the BBC programme
Scotland’s Property Scandal.
6.45pm – Group Business Meeting
December 18th ECAN Christmas Lunch – (Timberyard £34.90)


2011

January 12th “Electrical Installation Certification of Construction Scheme – What The new Building Regs Require For The Certification Of A New Project”. A talk by Tom Mitchell of SELECT about the advantages and disadvantages of undertaking this approach.
February 16th “An Outline Of The Scottish Futures Trust Hub Programme” – an introductory presentation on the Hub Programme with Q & A afterwards –  a talk by Neil Grice (Hub Programme Manager) and Douglas MacIntyre (Space Consortium).
March 23rd (AGM) Annual General Meeting
April 20th “SAP Calcs” – A talk by Richard Atkins
May 18th “The SER scheme for Certification Of Design” & about ‘Create Engineering’s Design Portfolio” –  a talk by Paul Jenkins of Create Engineering.
June 22nd “NBS Domestic Specification (Online version) – a talk by Lynda Thompson & John Murray from NBS.
July (summer recess)
August (summer recess)
September 21st “Timber Cladding & Decking” – A talk by John Russell of Russwood Ltd, Station Sawmill, Newtonmore.
October 19th * “Implications of New Section 7 Sustainability & Testing for Air Tightness and Sound” – a talk by CoEC Building Control Officers – David Morrison, Brian Hardie and Colin Wishart.
November 23rd “Data Protection Law” – a talk by Tim Musson of Computer law Training Ltd.
December 20th ECAN Christmas Lunch – (Point Hotel £21.95)

2010

January 13th “Past Present & Future Of Conservation In Scotland” by Terry Levinthal (Scottish Civic Trust) a talk replacing a “Buildings At Risk” talk by our own Neil Adams.
February 10th “Minor Works – is it the correct contract for your project?” – a talk by Ian Honeyman of the Scottish Building Federation.
March 10th (AGM) Annual General Meeting
April 14th “The Work Of Lee Boyd Designers + Architects” – by Alan Thomson
May 19th CDM Regs – Implications for Health & Safety for small projects – a talk by our own Andrew Leslie
June 23rd ASP (Appointment for Small Projects) – An ECAN members group discussion and review on the pros and cons of using this ECAN initiated document. A talk led by our own Charles Girdler.
September 8th The Highland Housing Expo – a photographic review and discussion. A talk led by our own Grant Bulloch
October 13th * Implications of the new 2010 Building Regulations – a talk by CoEC Building Control Officers – David Morrison, Colin Wishart & Malcolm Hood.
November 17th Permitted Development Rights – proposed changes in recent consultation paper, domestic appeals update.  A talk by Frances McChlery of Simpson Marwick
December  21st ECAN Christmas Lunch  – (Point Hotel / £15.25)

 

2009

January 14th “Practical Aspects of Installation of Heat Pumps & Solar Panels”  – a talk by Mark Henderson of Ecoliving.
February 18th Our own Steve Newsom cajoled 5 Members to give short talks with a “Show & Tell” theme – (Simon Brims, Bryan McAlister, Giorgio Granozio, Michael Nisbet & John Richards).
March 25th (AGM) “Changes to Planning Procedures Happening in 2009” – a talk by Derek Henderson & David Leslie (C. of E. Planning Dept.)
April 15th Landscaping – “Added Value for Small Projects” – a talk by our own John Richards
May 13th Film – “Andy Macmillan” & “Isi Metzstein” Discussing Their Work
June 10th “Sketch-Up Demonstration” – James Ogston of Ria Solutions
July (summer recess)
August (summer recess)
September 9th “Specifications; why you should write one, what they are for and the pros/cons of systems on the market, especially for small projects” – a presentation by John Gelder & Lynda Thompson of NBS
October 14th Worcester Bosch – “A Manufacturers Lead in Renewable Technology Procurement” – By Donovan Taylor & Kevin Torrance
November 18th SEPA  –  “SUDS, Flood risk assessment & planning implications” – by Nicholas Gair & Neil McLean
December  18th ECAN Christmas Lunch – (Point Hotel / £25.00)