The 2013 RIAI Annual Conference will take place on 29-30 September in the RDS Dublin with the theme ‘Architecture Matters’. Adaptation and change are constants in the working life of architects and technologists and the conference looks particularly at the importance of conservation and reuse. Attendance at the two-day conference will carry 14 CPD Points. Booking details will be issued in August.
Our architectural heritage both recent and historic, represents our culture and has lessons for us for the future of our environment. Reusing existing buildings is a major plank of a sustainable future. How we adapt to them in their contexts and how we adapt them to our current needs will form a significant part of the work of architects and technologists in the coming years.
This will be a packed programme of up to date information and current thinking. It is also a chance to catch up with colleagues, share information and enjoy some social interaction. I look forward to seeing as many members as possible at what will be a stimulating conference.
Themes will include
- The buildings we work on
- The legislation we adhere to
- The regulatory framework we must apply
- The economy that dictates our work
- How we work
Speakers will include: Ted Cullinan, Sara Van Rompaey; Roger Curtis Historic Scotland and many more.
Running alongside the conference will be Architecture Expo – an opportunity for architects to view first-hand innovative products and technologies, with many exhibitors launching new products.