CPD

Design for Homes offers the easiest way ever to study for CPD. Our CPD University contains modules produced by architects and residential industry experts.

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You can use this site for the general study element which RIBA anticipates will make up to half of your annual 35 CPD hours and 100 points – from any desktop. Just click on the credit you are interested in below to download a printable PDF. All modules have been created in PDF to make them easy to print off. To download and view modules you need Adobe Acrobat.

Course Title Duration PDF Size
George Gardner of Gardner Stewart Architects. May 2007

Creating sustainable urban green spaces
30 mins 3Mb Download
Pooran Desai of Bioregional. May 2007

How sustainable lifestyles can inform development and masterplanning.
30 mins 2Mb Download
Keith Bradley of Feilden Clegg Bradley. May 2007

Thoughts on designing homes and details on Accordia, Cambridge.
30 mins 3Mb Download
Patrick Clarke of Llewelyn Davies Yeang. May 2007

Planning for successful streets and homes.
30 mins 2Mb Download
Jens Randecker: Hammarby Sjostad, Stockholm. May 2007

Background to the planning and description of one of Europe’s most sustainable large scale developments.
30 mins 5Mb Download
Kevin McGeough of English Partnerships. May 2007

Car Parking. What works where? (2)
30 mins 1Mb Download
David Birkbeck of Design for Homes. May 2007

Car Parking. What works where (1)
30 mins 2Mb Download
Urban Coding. A cure for SLOAP? (Space Left Over After Planning). David Lunts, (then) Director, Urban Policy, ODPM. A presentation given at the House Builders Federation and Design for Homes ‘Design Codes’ conference, May 2004 30 mins 3Mb Download
Parc Derwen. Clive Rand, Barton Wilmore Partnership. A presentation given at the House Builders Federation and Design for Homes ‘Design Codes’ conference, May 2004 30 mins 3Mb Download
The legal opportunities and pitfalls of Design Codes in existing and emerging planning law. Karen Cooksley, Head of Planning and Regeneration, Bevan Ashford. A presentation given at the House Builders Federation and Design for Homes ‘Design Codes’ conference, May 2004 30 mins 1Mb Download
Codes in Context. Paul Murrain, Senior Design Director, The Prince’s Foundation. A presentation given at the House Builders Federation and Design for Homes ‘Design Codes’ conference, May 2004 30 mins 4Mb Download
Bidding for coded land: The process at Upton, Northampton. Sylvia Short, Design Manager, English Partnerships. A presentation given at the House Builders Federation and Design for Homes ‘Design Codes’ conference, May 2004 30 mins 2Mb Download
Crown Street Regeneration Project & Queen Elizabeth Square. Tom Macartney, Chief Executive, Sunderland arc. A presentation given at the House Builders Federation and Design for Homes ‘Design Codes’ conference, May 2004 30 mins 2Mb Download
Design Codes: Bureaucracy to creativity. Vivek Nanda, Alan Baxter and Associates. A presentation given at the House Builders Federation and Design for Homes ‘Design Codes’ conference, May 2004 30 mins 2Mb Download
Design Codes: The implications for landowners and developers. Yolande Barnes, Director of Research, FPD Savills. A presentation given at the House Builders Federation and Design for Homes ‘Design Codes’ conference, May 2004 30 mins 1Mb Download
Northampton Urban Extension: Better Highway and Street Layouts. Brian Wooding, Northamptonshire County Council and Andrew Cameron, Alan Baxter and Associates. A Presentation given at the Building for Life Milton Keynes conference, November 2003 30 mins 2Mb Download
Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge. Keith Bradley, Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects LLP. A presentation given at the Building For Life Milton Keynes conference November 2003. 30 mins 3Mb Download
Central Milton Keynes and Campbell Park. Andrew Jones, Edaw. A presentation given at the Building for Life Milton Keynes conference November 2003. 30 mins 2Mb Download
Really Sustainable Communities. Roger Levett, Partner, Levitt-Therivel. A presentation given at the Building for Life Ashford Conference, November 2003. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Eastern Quarry: Form and content for a new urban village. Clive Rand, Masterplanning Partner, Barton Willmore Architects. A presentation given at the Building For Life Ashford Conference, November 2003 30 mins 2Mb Download
Ashford Barracks: A sustainable mixed use community. Bill Hanway, Managing Principle, EDAW and David Mills, Managing Director, Westbury Homes South East Region. A presentation given at the Building For Life Ashford conference, November 2003 30 mins 2Mb Download
Delivering Sustainable Communities in the Cambridge sub-region. Will Cousins, David Lock Associates. A presentation given at the Building For Life Harlow conference, October 2003 30 mins 2Mb Download
European precedents to road layout and homezones. Graham Smith, Joint Centre for Urban Design, Oxford Brookes University A presentation Given at the HBF and Design for Homes ‘PPG3 and Design’ Conference, Hilton Dartford, June 2003 30 mins 3Mb Download
Exploiting PPG3 and Egan principles OR keeping the planners and Technical Directors happy! Peter Phippen, Partner PRP Architects. A presentation Given at the HBF and Design for Homes ‘PPG3 and Design’ Conference, Hilton Dartford, June 2003 30 mins 2Mb Download
Lacuna, Kings Hill. James Sunley, CEO of Sunley plc and Simon Beck, Director of Clague Architects. A presentation given at the HBF and Design for Homes ‘PPG3 and Design’ Conference, Hilton Dartford, June 2003 30 mins 4Mb Download
Greenhithe, Dartford. The development and design process. John Callcutt, CEO Crest Nicholson plc and George Gardner, Director of Tibbalds TM2. A presentation Given at the HBF and Design for Homes ‘PPG3 and Design’ Conference, Hilton Dartford, June 2003 30 mins 3Mb Download
The design of car parking in residential developments – Towards better practice. Kevin McGeough, Policy Manager (Planning and Design), English Partnerships. A presentation Given at the HBF and Design for Homes ‘PPG3 and Design’ Conference, Hilton Dartford, June 2003 30 mins 3Mb Download
Martin Crookston of Llewelyn Davies: Strategic setting forhousing market growth. A presentation given at the Building for Life Harlow conference, 9 October 2003 30 mins 1Mb Download
Stephen Proctor: Abode, New Hall, Harlow, an urban extension with strong identity. A presentation given by the Proctor and Matthews Director at the Design for Homes conference, ‘The Road Ahead’, December 2002 30 mins 2Mb Download
Phillip Barnes, Nathaniel Lichfield + Partners: The implications of nearly 3 years of PPG3. A presentation given at the Design for Homes conference, ‘The Road Ahead’, December 2002 30 mins 1Mb Download
Ben Derbyshire, Director, HTA architects: The Simpler the Better. A presentation given at the Design for Homes ‘The Road Ahead’ conference, December 2002 30 mins 2Mb Download
Melville Dunbar, Melville Dunbar associates: Real urban planning for the shires. A presentation given at the Design for Homes ‘The Road Ahead’ conference, December 2002 30 mins 1Mb Download
Mark Massey, Director, Ian Darby Partnership: Pioneering the new planning emphasis. A presentation given at the Design for Homes ‘The Road Ahead’ conference, December 2002 30 mins 2Mb Download
John Harvey, Northants Borough Council + David Taylor, Alan Baxters: The planners’ perspective. A presentation given at the Design for Homes ‘The Road Ahead’ conference, December 2002 30 mins 2Mb Download
Peter Redman on Living over the shop. Lecture by the Notting Hill Housing Trust Chief Executive given at the Design for Homes Intensive Flair conference June 2001. 30 mins 3Mb Download
Dietmar Eberle on European models for the urban block. Lecture by the Baumschlager + Eberle-Grassmann Architects Director, given at the Design for Homes Intensive Flair conference, June 2001. 30 mins 4Mb Download
Peter Vaughan, Director of Broadway Malyan on Mixed use – The sky’s the limit. Lecture given at the Design for Homes Intensive Flair conference, June 2001. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Coin Street, past present and future. What next for Coin Street? by Ian Tuckett, Director Coin Street Community Builders. Coin Street 2001 – an urban square, by Graham Haworth, Partner Haworth Tompkins Architects. Both lectures given at the Design for Homes Intensive Flair conference, June 2001. 1 hour 2Mb Download
John Weir on what the new community lease means for design. Lecture by the Group Design & Development Director of Wilcon Homes. Given at the Design for Homes Intensive Flair conference, June 2001. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Dickon Robinson on re-discovering high-rise living. Lecture by the Director of Development and Technical Services, Peabody Trust. Given at the Design for Homes Intensive Flair conference, June 2001. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Philip Barnes of Nathaniel Lichfield on PPG3 and Urban intensification. Lecture by the Director of Nathaniel Lichfield, given at the Design for Homes Intensive Flair conference, June 2001. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Insulated Pitched Roofing. A RIBA approved CPD self tutorial produced by Dow Construction Products 1 hour 30 mins 2Mb Download
Thermal Insulation for Floors. Thermal Insulation for Floors, a RIBA assessed seminar produced by Dow Construction Products. 1 hour 30 mins 1Mb Download
Wendy Shillam on Birmingham’s Saltly and Smallheath SRB. Lecture by the Shillam + Smith partner on reinventing the terrace for multicultural Birmingham using a fully flexible and organically stylish comtemporary terraced form. Given at the Design for Homes Joined-up Housing conference, November 2000. 30 mins 1Mb Download
John Burrell on the development of Lambeth’s Angell Town. Lecture by the Burrell Foley Fischer Partner on Angell Town, a Housing Design Award winner, which uses terraces instead of apartments for a popular high-density affordable scheme. Given at the Design for Homes conference, November 2000. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Richard Lavington on terraced housing in the Netherlands. Lecture by the Maccreanor Lavington Director on why nearly all Dutch middle-market housing is terraced. Given at the Design for Homes conference, November 2000. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Peter Spoors of Miller Homes on Sedgefield villge. Lecture on the development of the scheme, designed by architects Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall, which doubles the density of the original proposal using terraces and crescents. Given at the Design for Homes Joined-up Housing conference, November 2000. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Piers Gough on the remorseless logic of terraced housing. Lecture by the CZWG partner given at the Design for Homes Joined-up Housing conference, November 2000 30 mins 1Mb Download
Michael Martin of Crest Construction Management on Portishead. Lecture on selecting innovation for terraced homes to accelerate the build programme, offer flexible layouts, reduce skilled trades, eliminate defects and cut wastage. Given at the Design for Homes Joined-up Housing conference, November 2000 30 mins 1Mb Download
Dr Patrick Clarke of Llewelyn Davies on the terrace and density. Lecture on whether the terrace can deliver the government’s planning policy objectives, given at the Design for Homes Joined-up Housing conference, November 2000 30 mins 1Mb Download
Stefan Muthesius on the history of the terraced form. Lecture by Stefan Muthesius, author of The English Terraced House, given at the Design for Homes Joined-up Housing conference, November 2000 30 mins 1Mb Download
Value and Benefits Assessment of Modular Construction. Seven case studies using modular steel construction produced by the Steel Construction Institute. 1 hour 30 mins 1Mb Download
Brickwork specification to BS3921. Brickwork specification document produced by Hanson Brick 30 mins 1Mb Download
Timber Frame Housing Construction. Technical guide from British Gypsum looking at best practice in specifying timber frame construction details 1 hour 2Mb Download
Roger Levett of CAG Consultants, author of DETR’s new settlements framework, on sustainability. 30 mins 1Mb Download
David Rudlin of URBED, author of the Urban Capacity Assessment on its role in PPG3. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Architect and masterplanner Kees Christiaanse on the Dutch approach to housing. 30 mins 1Mb Download
Caspar 2, Leeds. Scheme details and response to prefabrication by architect David Levitt. 1 hour 1Mb Download
Sir Peter Hall, UCL’s Bartlett Professor of Planning on why suburbs do or don’t work. 30 mins 1Mb Download