2022 CPD Complete
CPD in architecture stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of acquiring and updating knowledge and skills throughout an architect's career, beyond the formal education and training they received before becoming licensed or registered. This may involve attending courses, workshops, seminars, and conferences, as well as engaging in self-directed learning and reflective practice. CPD is essential for architects to keep up-to-date with new technologies, materials, building codes, and design trends, and to maintain their professional competence and ethical standards. It is a requirement of the RIAI (The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) to fulfil certain CPD requirements to renew their license or registration to practice.
The RIAI CPD Network is a partnership between the RIAI and a commercial company, operating within the construction industry, wishing to develop and provide a quality, relevant presentation for an architectural audience. Each CPD Network Provider is assessed by the CPD Network Assessment panel. A CPD presentation provides relevant information to Architects and Architectural Technologists practicing in Ireland, which is interesting, technical and topical, with clear learning outcomes. A CPD network presentation is not a sales pitch or product promotion.
Individually our staff maintain their own CPD standards in line with RIAI requirements by attending courses, seminars, events, tours, etc.
The practice is proactive is arranging small scale CPD sessions from suppliers/ manufacturers/specifiers. On average the office would have small in-house seminars once a month. In terms of professional development the practice is currently upskilling in a number of specific areas such as Fire Safety, Conservation, NZEB, PSDP and BIM.
More information on the RIAI CPD structure can be found here.