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Diary dates – what’s on in October

Highlights of the CIOB Calendar for the coming month

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Site visit & CPD: Bodmin Jail Hotel

This site visit and CPD covers the renovated Bodmin Jail Hotel in Cornwall. In a complex £50m project that took five years, the Grade II-listed former prison was transformed into a boutique hotel that preserves much of its heritage.

Gary Osmar-Smith, the hotel’s guest relations manager, will talk on the site’s history, while Colin Norman FCIOB, director at Sutherland Construction Services and vice chair of the Cornwall & Plymouth Hub, will discuss the construction.

Site visit: College Square scheme

10 October, 1-2pm, Dublin

Join CIOB Republic of Ireland Hub for a visit to this new commercial office development on the site of Apollo House on Tara Street, Dublin.

The College Square scheme includes a new double-storey basement with car parking, tenant shower facilities and associated core areas, as well as a venue space.

Above ground, the works will consist of a new 10/11-storey LEED Platinum Version 4 office block of approximately 47,000 sq m over the basement, surrounded by landscaped spaces. At ground-floor level there are retail spaces.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Sites & Social: Digbeth Masterplan

12 October, 3.45-7pm, Birmingham

Hear about the Digbeth masterplan from Oval Real Estate and the ESG (environmental, social and governance) roadmap underpinning the regeneration.

A tour of the Digbeth estate will be led by the Oval team: Steve Sanders (head of development); Jo Salmon (head of estates); and Moe Ali (asset manager), with an opportunity to meet occupiers.

Drinks and food will be available at 5.30pm at Baked in Brick, The Custard Factory.

Site visit: Glasgow Central Tunnel Tour

12 October, 5-10pm, Glasgow

Experience the Glasgow Central tunnel tour. The station, which opened in 1879, is steeped in history – with amazing architecture, incredible tunnels, catacombs and a fantastic glass roof consisting of 48,000 panes of glass.

The tour reveals its secret places and shares stories of its past, with complimentary refreshments at the Platform Café Bar.

Building Safety Act: Are you competent?

18 October, 11.30am-2pm, Derby

This CPD and networking event will explore the Building Safety Act, focusing on what it means to demonstrate professional competency and the impact it could have on you and your organisation.

Peter Dawber FCIOB, a member of the new Industry Competence Committee, will open with an overview of the competency requirements. Nicola Markall FCIOB, technical compliance director at Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM), will focus on what competency looks like at an organisational level. They will discuss secondary legislation implications and useful tips.

The remainder of the session will then be driven by you, and we invite you to pre-submit your questions. There will also be an opportunity to ask live questions on the day.

Site visit: Spirax-Sarco Project Oak

20 October, 2-3.30pm, Cheltenham

A 1960s extension was demolished to make way for the four-storey BREEAM Outstanding extension to Old Charlton House, Spirax-Sarco Engineering’s Cheltenham HQ.

This build comprises CFA piled foundations, an RC frame, high-performance glazing within curtain walling, masonry walls with dressed stone, rain-screen cladding, render and hot melt roofing. The finished building will include office space, a central atrium and welfare facilities.

AR and BIM in the Construction Industry

25 October, 12-1pm, online

Join XYZ Reality mission critical director Waleed Zafar to discover how AR and BIM not only enhance visualisation, but also revolutionise project controls.

Learn how they enable real-time monitoring, data integration and seamless collaboration, driving efficient decision-making and risk management. A construction company will also explain how it has benefited from the use of AR.

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