4AT SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER2011Institute NewsMembership Director James Banks reports with the latest statistics, information andnews relating to the Institute and its members.INSTITUTENEWSPOP Workshops and practice visitsDuring July and August, the MembershipDepartment hosted POP Record Workshops inLondon and Nottingham. There were visits toarchitectural practices in Carlisle, Cholsey,Newark, Thatcham and Woodstock providingguidance on how to qualify with the Institute.Forthcoming POP Record Workshops are asfollows:Guernsey/Jersey - Monday 10 OctoberSwindon - Wednesday 26 October 2011Cardiff - Wednesday 26 October 2011Cambridge - Friday 18 November 2011If you are unable to attend a POP RecordWorkshop, we can come to your practice free ofcharge (to justify a visit there must be five ormore interested members or potential members)to arrange a convenient time and date pleaseemail email@example.comNew MembersTwo Professional Practice Interview Boards wereheld in Belfast and London. As a result, wecongratulate the following individuals onobtaining Chartered Membership, MCIAT:016060Stephen Atherton, Merseyside (Region 03)020491 Colin Bingham, Armagh (Region 15)019284 Ross Cairns, Highlands (Region 13)022287 Nigel Dalton, Devon (Region 12)018447 Kirk McCormack, Dublin (Centre 02)020539 Paul Skelly, County Antrim (Region 15)024853 Colin Stewart, London (Region 09)020775 Adam Thompson, London (Region 09)Welcome backThe following members have rejoined theInstitute. 007804Jon Wilson Allen, Bermuda (Region 00)008837Craig Gill, Cheshire (Region 03)007199Nigel Goddard, Cambridgeshire (Region 07)007700Peter Humphrey, Cambridgeshire (Region 07)014207Steve Irvine, Australia (Region 00)POP PanelsTwo POP Panels were held in July and August.Those members who passed can either apply fortheir Professional Practice Interview or upgradeto Technician membership, depending on whatPOP Record they had assessed. Those who weredeferred will be submitting additional evidencefor re-assessment.Technician membershipCongratulations to the following individuals onobtaining Technician membership, TCIAT.021614 Ben Warren, Devon (Region 12)022072Jonathan Hargreaves, Staffordshire(Region 5)In memoriamWe regret to announce the death of thefollowing member:Peter McKenna ACIAT, Glasgow (Region 13)ConductIn accordance with the Institute's Conduct andDisciplinary Procedures, please note thefollowing decision of the Conduct Committee.M006961/F0887 - Mr A De BoiseMr De Boise was found in breach of Clause 1a)and Clause 9a) from the Code of Conduct 1 May2007: Clause 1: The members shall at all times:a) act with integrity so as to uphold the standingand reputation of the Institute.Clause 9: The members shall:a) report to the Institute any alleged breaches ofthis Code by themselves of which they become aware. Disciplinary actionIn accordance with the Conduct and DisciplinaryProcedures Schedule 1, Item 17 e), Mr De Boisewas expelled from the Institute. Free health and safety guide The Construction Industry Council (CIC), thepan-industry body of which CIAT is a member,has published a health and safety guide entitledClient Leadership on Health and Safety. The freeguide can be downloaded at: www.cic.org.uk/activities/New CIAT filmsFollowing its popular series of promotional filmsmade last year, CIAT is delighted to announce ithas launched a new series of films about thework of the Institute. The presentations coverthe following topics:.The Professional Occupational Performance(POP) Record.The Professional Practice Interview.Why join CIAT?The films can all be viewed on our YouTubechannel at www.youtube.com/ciatechnologistand CIAT members and related professionals arewelcome to show these at any relevant events. Meet the PresidentPresident Barry Le Beuvant is concluding histour of CIAT's Regions and Centres with anumber of visits in the final months of hisPresidency, giving members a chance to raiseimportant issues in question and answer sessionsand network with other members. Some of thevisits will also include POP Record Workshops.His final tour dates will be as follows:10 October: Jersey11 October: Birmingham14 October: Guernsey
INSTITUTENEWSAT SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER2011517 October: Plymouth18 October: BristolTimes and venues will be listed on the CIATwebsite and in the Enewsletter once they areavailable. Please come along to meet yourPresident and fellow members. For furtherinformation and to book, please contact SilviaFaggion. Tel. +44 (0) 20 7278 2206. Emailinfo@ciat.org.ukCIAT support for 'micro-hydro' projectThe Institute is continuing its long-termcollaboration with charity Practical Action bysupporting an energy project in Southern Africa.The Institute works with Practical Action as partof its Climate Change Policy to provide a carbonoffset programme for the travel by members andstaff on behalf of the Institute.CIAT has pledged £3500 to help fund CatalysingModern Energy Services. This project seeks toimprove energy access through communitymanaged micro-hydro systems in some of thepoorest parts of Malawi, Mozambique andZimbabwe. Micro-hydro power is the small-scaleharnessing of energy from falling water, such assteep mountain rivers. An update on the projectwill follow in a future issue of AT. Join CIAT onlineOnline membership application has beenlaunched for all classes of membership. Theonline application process can be completed atwww.ciat.org.uk/en/Join_CIAT/online-application-form.cfmLeaflet for clientsA new leaflet entitled Who can help with yourbuilding project?has been published by theAssociation of Consultant Architects inconjunction with CIAT and other industrybodies. The leaflet gives an introductoryoverview of the Chartered ArchitecturalTechnologist and architect's work, fordistribution to potential clients. The leafletappears in the centre pages of this issue and maybe photocopied and distributed. Alternatively acopy can be downloaded from the CIAT websiteunder 'Find a member'. Is your practice registered?All members are reminded that if they areoffering/and or providing services directly toclients, it is a mandatory requirement under theCode of Conduct to register their practice. Thisincludes paid, unpaid and part-time work and anywork for family and friends. If you are unsure ifyou are providing or offering a service pleaseview the Guidance for Members Offering/ProvidingArchitectural Advice or Servicesinformation sheetavailable on the website along with theRequirements. If you have any problems orqueries, please contact the Practice Department.CorrespondencePlease address any correspondence to the Editor,AT magazine, 397 City Road, London EC1V1NH. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We reservethe right to edit letters. From Gillian Fletcher MCIAT, Dublin: I thoroughlyagree with the sentiment of AndrewBuckingham's letter published in AT Issue 96.Students are not being taught to think in 3D, theycopy and past details from manufacturers'catalogues found on the web but do not appearto be able to relate plans to sections andelevations. A manufacturer's window section extrusiondetails looks great on a drawing but whathappens when it meets a mullion? Has it gotintegral drainage channels? Where does the watergo? One solution is to get students to do more 3 Dsketches of details and think then through beforecommitting them to CAD.Region and Centre NewsCIAT Yorkshire RegionThe Region will hold a Committee Meeting atthe Harvester, Morley, Leeds, on 10 October at6:00pm for 6.30pm. The Region will also host a presentation entitled'Cracking the Code - How to Achieve CodeLevel Four or Above', by Liane Duxbury, SeniorLecturer in Environmental Design at SheffieldHallam. It will be held at the Brooklands HolidayInn, Barnsley, at 7:00pm for 7:30pm. Coffee andmuffins provided.On 17 January 2012 the Region will hold aBuilding Regulations update with Martin Conlon of Assent Building Control, who will give hisever-popular update on the latest in changes tothe building regulations. It will be held at theHoliday Inn, Wakefield at 7:00pm for 7:30pm.Coffee and muffins provided.If you wish to attend any of the above events,please contact Richard Turner MCIAT, RegionalCPD Officer. Tel 01484 424008. Emailrichard@farrarbamforth.co.ukConstruction (Design and Management)Regulations 2007By Caroline Haldane MCIAT Hodgkins Smith ConsultingAs a designer under the Construction(Design and Management) Regulations2007, do you consider the use of aDesigner Risk Assessment to be part ofyour requirements? Designers need tosupply the right information at the righttime, does a Designer Risk Assessment dothis or is it a paperwork exercise for you? Designers need to demonstrate a managedapproach to the elimination of risksthrough the design process, a DesignerRisk Assessment does not often fulfil this.Your method of supplying health andsafety related information can be mosteffective through the use of symbols orinformation boxes on drawings, additionalinformation within your specifications orsupplying the contractor or your clientwith a suggested method of constructionfor elements of the build. Communication is key to the eliminationof risks especially early in the designprocess and what you would previouslyconsider as a risk assessment could becarried out through health and safety riskworkshops or discussions with the designteam and CDM co-ordinator ensuringcommunication of the analysis of healthand safety implications of designproposals. Designers should ensure teamintegration and agree a common approachto risk reduction, this will over-ride anyDesigner Risk Assessment on your nextconstruction project.