Zaun moves to join RIBA-approved Continuing Professional Development network

Perimeter security fencing manufacturer Zaun will be educating architects on integrated perimeter systems after becoming a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)-approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider. Zaun will be delivering the RIBA-assessed seminar Perimeter and Integrated Systems: The Trusted Advisor and hosting factory and demonstration area visits at its Wolverhampton head office to help architects fulfil their annual CPD requirements.

Zaun joins the RIBA CPD Providers Network, which consists of over 500 manufacturers and suppliers who provide RIBA-approved CPD to architects and other specifiers. The network partners deliver free RIBA-assessed CPD face-to-face in architects’ practices or on factory tours, at RIBA CPD Roadshows or online.

CPD is mandatory for RIBA’s Chartered architects, while having RIBA-approved CPD material available as part of seminar presentations, articles, videos, factory tours and in other formats is a good way to open doors in a bid to start building key relationships.

Approved seminars are worth double points to RIBA Chartered architects.

The Zaun seminar (attendance at which can be booked by clicking this link) fits within RIBA’s core curriculum subject Designing and Building It: Design, Construction, Technology and Engineering at a general awareness knowledge level. For its part, Zaun must keep the seminar material up-to-date and advise RIBA when it changes any content such that it’s still conformant with current legislation, guidelines or user needs.

The RIBA promotes the material on the riba.com website, through its assessed material list and via monthly CPD Showcase e-marketing campaigns.

In an Architects Journal survey of the Top 120 architectural practices, 84% said they use RIBA-approved CPD, while 66% of respondents had attended a face-to-face seminar with a RIBA CPD Providers Network member.

About the Author

Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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