Continued Professional Development

Maintaining RICS Membership

RICS Membership Workshops

Members of the RICS must undertake at least 20 hours of CPD each year, including 10 hours of formal (or structured) learning. The RICS provide examples of formal and informal CPD to explain the difference. PRE Chartered Surveyors offers free workshops at your offices and can help plan your companies learning.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a commitment by RICS members to continually update their skills and knowledge in order to remain professionally competent.

CPD is important as RICS is a standards-based organisation and its members operate in a constantly changing environment e.g. new legislation. RICS expect its professionals to be competent in order to provide the best possible service. CPD is a highly beneficial career tool if it is planned and managed in the right way; it can be used to strengthen the member’s business skills and to acquire new skills/specialisms.

CPD activities must be completed by 31 December and recorded online by the following 31 January.

Courses available

BIM - A new technology and a way of working

BIM - A new technology and a way of working
  • It’s both a new technology and a new way of working.
  • Information, communication and delivery, with greater emphasis on “information”.
  • Digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility
  • Share knowledge resource, forming a reliable basis or decisions during a facility’s life cycle.
  • 3D rendered visuals for marketing.
  • Analyse the integration with existing elements and explore various design options.
  • Easy to understand for planners and client including large amounts of data for planning applications.

Recap of the RICS Code of Measuring practice and how offices must now be measured in accordance with the RICS International Property Management Standards (IPMS)

Recap of the RICS Code of Measuring practice and how offices must now be measured in accordance with the RICS International Property Management Standards (IPMS)
  • RICS is taking a lead in developing and embedding international standards which are recognised throughout the world.
  • IPMS for Office Buildings came into effect in 2014.
  • IPMS for Industrial Buildings came into effect in 2018.
  • IPMS for Retail Buildings is currently being consulted.

How The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) will affect commercial buildings in the UK

How The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) will affect commercial buildings in the UK
  • The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) which came into force in England and Wales on 1 April 2018, applies to private rented residential and non-domestic property and is aimed at encouraging landlords and property owners to improve the energy efficiency of their properties by a restriction on the grating and continuation of existing tenancies where the property has an Energy Performance Certificate Rating of F and G.

Daylight Sunlight and Rights of Light

Daylight Sunlight and Rights of Light

1. Daylight Sunlight

The Daylight and Sunlight assessments for planning applications and Environmental Impact Assessments will be covered in this talk. These tests are based on the industry standard guidelines BRE Report 209, Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight: A guide to good practice (second edition, 2011) [BRE Guidelines] .

2. Rights of Light

The focus then moves to rights of light which falls under common law. We will cover what a right of light is, how one acquires a right to light, adequate light, remedies when someone’s right to light is affected, recent judgements, radiance, and case studies.

Dilapidations - The Fundamentals for Property Owners and Asset Managers

There are not many subject areas within the Landlord and Tenant relationship more likely to result in disputes (between a Landlord and a
Tenant), than a schedule of dilapidations served at the end of a lease.

There are a number of things to consider when dealing with a dilapidations claim made by a Landlord either at, or near, the end of the lease term. Our Dilapidations CPD session will cover the following;

• Dilapidations protocol
• Managing conflict / resolution
• Repair and condition changes
• Additions and alterations
• Yielding up
• Dilapidations protocol
• Break options
• Tips and traps

Booking a course

To arrange a free workshop or find out more about how we can assist with your CPD requirements, please get in touch.

cpd@presurveyors.co.uk

"Jason Antill has been providing client CPD for many years at our company. Which in a fast-moving industry has made a big difference to our team knowledge."

Lewis Ellis

"It’s useful to have a mixture of relevant up to date CPD topics to choose from and with an ever-demanding workplace having a convenient time for us to listen to the CPD in our boardroom makes it simple and easy to attend."

Clearbell Capital LLP

"PRE Chartered Surveyors came to our London offices to go through and explain the RICS International Measurement Standards (IPMS). Their presentation was very clear and relevant. Since then they have also gone to our other national offices."

Colliers International