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WITH THE GRAIN A week of engaging digital sessions from Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October 2020. WITH THE GRAIN will bring architects, built environment professionals and the wider public together online for discussion around how we can work with nature, natural materials and our climate to build resilient communities – reshaping spaces, repurposing…

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RIBA – Small Practice Conference 2020 Confronting the Climate Emergency Joint members fo the RIAS & RIBA may be interested in the following event. This year’s two day Smart Practice Conference, Confronting the Climate Challenge, aims to provide aspiring and practicing architects with the knowledge, tools and resources to meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets and position your practice…

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RIAS Conservation Committee Update & Assistance

Frequently asked Questions about Conservation Accreditation  The RIAS Conservation Committee convenor has been working with the Committee to prepare guidance answering questions that will help individuals’ understanding of the conservation accreditation scheme and scheme requirements. The advice covers the purpose of accreditation, who can apply, what criteria is used to assess applications, what to demonstrate…

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Build It 2020 – Seeking Speakers

Aberdeen’s Construction and Property Conference, Build It, goes online in November for 4 mornings of webinars looking at different aspects of the construction and property industries. Build It 2019 brought in case studies on sustainability, an increasingly important consideration for not just the construction industry, but for all industries on a global scale. Build It…

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Build It Webinar

Whilst the main Build It – Aberdeen Construction Property Conference is taking place in November, a series of free webinars are running as part of the build up to the event. We believe that it has never been more important to share knowledge, ideas and experiences, and whilst we cannot do that face to face…

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Drawn North – Scott Sutherland School virtual exhibition

Drawn North – July 17th / The culmination of three years’ work by talented Architecture students to reimagine waterfront areas in Aberdeen and Orkney will be virtually exhibited in a collaboration with Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums (AAGM) and The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney. This highly creative, detailed, and research-informed work has involved input…

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Sustainable Renovation in Practice

Please see the link below to Zero Waste Scotland’s online webinar event titled ‘Sustainable Renovation in Practice – a practical guide to Improving homes for energy, health and the environment’ and due to take place on 22nd July at 6.30pm – 8.30pm.  This event by Zero Waste Scotland is being held in partnership with Scottish Ecological Design…

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Scottish Government Advice COVID 19

We will try to provide up to date advice and information from the Scottish Government on this page of our website, in relation to COVID 19. Government Letter to Construction Leaders Construction Scotland Restart Model Further information is available on the Government website.

COVID 19 – Site Operating Procedures & Guidance

The CLC has produced guidance for working in England. This may be helpful in the interim and in preparation for similar guidance in Scotland. Example site signage. CLC Site Certificate

RIAS Presidential Elections

Find out more about the election and the RIAS President role on the RIAS website. The RIAS has announced details of the candidates for the 2020 Presidential campaign and we’re delighted to introduce the following inspiring members (in alphabetical order): Christina Gaiger RIAS Read statement  Watch video Karen Pickering FRIAS RIBA Read statement  Watch video Gordon…

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