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‘Business as Possible’ – Build It 2020 – free construction webinar, 7th May

Mearns & Gill organise an annual conference for the construction and property sector in the North of Scotland called Build It. The ASA president, Richard Slater, is the chairperson of the organising committee. The conference and exhibition is entering into its third year (20th November 2020), and the main aim of the event is to bring…

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Business Gateway Small Business Grant Funding

https://www.bgateway.com/resources/finance-and-grant-announcements Business Gateway have a list of support that is available and can be downloaded as a PDF from the link above. It Is being updated daily so please check back to their website for further updates. It includes information on all business funding and grants made available to help businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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Grants – Aberdeen City Heritage Trust

“Aberdeen City Heritage Trust can accept applications for grant for external repair work to buildings which fall into either the Bon Accord Crown Street Conservation Area or the Union Street Conservation Area, except the area in which the Union Street CARS operates. Union Street CARS is administered by Aberdeen City Council. https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/planning-and-building/building-conservation-and-heritage/union-street-conservation-area-regeneration-scheme Linked is a…

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Reallocating road space during COVID-19 | Improvement Service

Webinar – Thu 30th April – 4:00pm – 5:00pm Book your place at the Improvement Service webinar via the link below. https://www.improvementservice.org.uk/events/reallocating-road-space-for-walking-and-cycling-during-covid-19 The UK government has indicated social distancing is likely to continue to the end of the year. New Zealand, France and Germany are exemplifying implementation of temporary lanes to enable more secure cycling…

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NBS – RIBA Plan of Work Webinars

The NBS are providing a series of seminars looking at the RIBA Plan of Work 2020. Please follow this link to register or find out more. “The RIBA Plan of Work is the definitive model for the design and construction process of buildings. This year the Plan of Work been updated to reflect the environmental and societal challenges the…

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RIAS NPF4 Consultation

Now that the Planning (Scotland) Act has received Royal Assent, a key focus of the Scottish Government will be preparation of the next National Planning Framework. The Ministers have announced their intention to move forward with preparing NPF4and there is currently a ‘Call for Ideas’ Consultation. The Scottish Government want to hear about people’s thoughts…

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Annual Reports 2020

Due to the postponement of the ASA AGM, and the ongoing issues regarding isolation and social distancing, we have uploaded the annual reports from some of our committees. These can all be viewed and downloaded on the following links: Annual Dinner Social Media & Website Design Awards Treasurer Report CPD Committee Sustainability Committee We plan…

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CV19 – Information from ARB, RIAS, Aberdeenshire Council, RIBA, Burness Paull & Ledingham Chalmers

The following is information we have gathered from various sources which we believe to be relevant to architects and practices in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to update and add to the list below as things progress. If you have any information or sources that you feel are relevant and would…

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ASA Chapter Report to RIAS Council – March 2020

The main event in this session was our Annual Dinner and Design Awards, which went without a hitch! That, of course, is sarcasm.  My own Powerpoint failings were the ice breaker we all needed but no one had planned for.  In past years I have been the saviour of those stranded on stage in the…

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ASA Dinner & Design Awards 2020

The photos from the evening can be viewed here: https://nealmurray.zenfolio.com/p711401815 Password: asa20 The ASA Dinner & Design Awards booklet is available here.(the blank pages are intentional to allow for the inclusion of tracing paper menu) The list of winners is included below. Project of the Year Aberdeen Art Gallery – Hoskins Architects Interior Vovem –…

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