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.