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Events During 2018



Valuation Workshop (3CPD event)

DATE: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 1.30pm to 5.00pm. 

LOCATION: Maidenhead Golf Club, Berkshire

3CPD arranged this half-day workshop for APC candidates and for anyone wanting a refresher in valuation methods. The workshop was free to PPN Members, 3CPD subscribers and ALL APC candidates, £25.00 (incl. VAT) for others.  Up to four hours' CPD.

The tutor was Anthony Banfield, a former tutor at the College of Estate Management and a well-respected trainer in valuation methods and, in particular, the RICS Red Book.

​3CPD website

Construction & Property Lunch Club - Breakfast

DATE: Tuesday,  13 February 2019 

Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is invited to attend these regular lunch/breakfast meetings.  Half price for first time attendees. 


PPN Expert Talk on 'Regent Street Disease' (RSD)

DATE: Wednesday 6 February 2019 6.00pm

LOCATION: Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2

Michael Beare from AKS WardLister Beare Consulting Engineers and John Pagella, Grand Superintendent of Works (Surveyor/Property Adviser) for Freemasons' Hall gave talks on this common defect of corrosion in steel-framed buildings built during the first half of the 20th century, featuring a particular form of construction - tight packing of masonry or stone around the frame and the method of treatment.  This type of corrosion is commonly known as 'Regent Street Disease' after the famous London address where many buildings have shown this form of deterioration.  Freemasons' Hall has also suffered from this problem, as well as many other buildings in London and across the UK.  

Following the talk there was the opportunity for attendees to network over a glass or two of wine/soft drink (included in the price).

PPN Annual Lunch at the House of Lords

DATE: Friday, 25 January 2019 - 12.30pm-2.30pm

location:  Palace of Westminster, London SW1

We were delighted that Baroness Jo Valentine kindly hosted/sponsored the PPN Annual Lunch.  Baroness Valentine talked briefly about her work in Blackpool on behalf of Business in the Community, bringing together businesses to tackle systemic issues in the community and create a positive and resilient community.

90 PPN members, including UCEM student members and UCEM staff, attended the Lunch on a dry, sunny winter's day and enjoyed pre-lunch drinks out on the Terrace, with its views across the Thames. A large number of attendees joined an afternoon tour of the Palace of Westminster by a Blue Badge Guide.  The date of next year's Annual Lunch will be announced shortly.




Construction & Property Lunch Club

DATE: Tuesday,  11 December 2018 - 12:30pm for 1:00pm

LOCATION:  Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

50% discount for first time attendees

Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is invited to attend these regular events.


Planning Law Update (3CPD event)

DATE: Wednesday, 5 December 2018

LOCATION: Maidenhead Golf Club, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 2PZ

On Wednesday 5 December 2018, 3CPD held their regular planning law update with Tony Bowhill FRICS FRTPI, a planning consultant with a wealth of knowledge and an eye for highlighting the salient points in planning legislation and case law.

PPN Networking Evening and AGM

DATE: Thursday, 29 November 2018 - AGM: 5:30pm,  Networking Event: 5.35pm-8.00pm

LOCATIONCafé Duke, Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1

PPN held a Networking evening for PPN members, UCEM students and programme leaders/tutors, giving them the opportunity to meet, chat and network over a few drinks in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The AGM was held prior to the Networking event.


Profiled Roofing and Cladding Refurbishment (3CPD talk)

DATE: Wednesday 14 November 2018 

LOCATIONMaidenhead, Berkshire  SL6 2PZ

Roofing maintenance and refurbishment sits high on the list of a surveyor's priorities because of the cost and disruption when roofing fails.  In this seminar on profiled roofing and cladding, Matt Bishop of Giromax covered:

  • profiled steel - sheet make-up and cut edge corrosion
  • factory coatings
  • asbestos cement
  • roof lights, bolts and fixings, gutters
  • survey safety.
  • Matt has previously delivered this seminar to some firms in the region and comes highly recommended.


    Lime in Construction (3CPD talk)

    DATE: Thursday 8 November 2018 at 6.30pm, with refreshments from 6.00pm

    LOCATION:  Kings Hotel,  Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, Bucks HP14 3TA (2 mins from M40 Junction 5)

    Steve Turner of Old House Store talked about the use of lime in construction today and building conservation.  The talk covered the history of lime as a building material, its manufacture and use in both new build and building conservation.  

    Old House Store is a specialist builders merchant that supplies a range of traditional building materials.  It is part of the Owlsworth Group that includes a contracting firm and a manufacturer of lime mortars, plasters and renders.  


    PPN Autumn Golf Day

    DATE: Thursday, 1 November 2018 - tee-off from 8.30am

    location:  Denham Golf Club, Denham, Bucks

    Despite the wet weather the Autumn Golf Day was enjoyed by the players and lunch guests.


    PPN Annual Lecture by Professor Tony Travers 

    DATE & TIME:  Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 5.30pm

    LOCATIONFreemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ

    This event was eligible for CPD.

    Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics gave thought provoking insights into problems which beset not just London but other cities throughout the UK and included the possible effects of Brexit and transport.  The talk was followed by refreshments, giving attendees the opportunity to network and meet other members/students.

    Professor Travers is a British academic and journalist, specialising in issues affecting local and regional government, elections and public service reforms. His knowledge is frequently sought by policy makers and he also provides expert analysis for broadcast and print media, regularly appearing on major television and radio networks.  He has written several books, most recently 'London's Boroughs at 50'.


    Practical steps to GDPR compliance (3CPD talk)

    DATE & TIME: Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 6.30pm.

    LOCATIONLittle Hay Golf Complex, Bow Lane, Bovington, Hemel Hempstead  HP3 0DT 10 minutes from M25 Jn 20.

    The EU's new data protection legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into force on 25 May 2018.  Despite the legislation having been published two years ago and being only 88 pages long, there has been a shortage of easily-accessible, practical advice for smaller organisations, leaving many wondering what they need to do to stay on the right side of the law.  

    In this evening talk Guy Pullen, wearing his IT consultant's hat, explained the principles behind the GDPR, cut through the jargon, presented the steps required for smaller organisations to become compliant, and bust a few myths.  

    The talk is of value to any surveyor running their own business. 


    Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing (3CPD event)

    DATE: Friday, 12 October 2018 - 9.00am-5.30pm

    location:  Culham Science Centre, nr Abingdon, Oxford OX14 3DB

    The programme consisted of the usual variety of professional and technical talks, covering traditional and modern building surveying topics, adding up to seven hours of CPD.

    In addition, exhibitors were running a series of parallel talks associated with their products and services.

    A report on this year's Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing conference will be published shortly.  3CPD will be publishing the conference presentations on its website and will be available to download shortly.   If you have any questions, please contact Guy Pullen, guy@3cpd.co.uk,
    (t) 01844 274830


    Construction & Property Lunch Club

    DATE: Tuesday,  9 October 2018 - 12:30pm for 1:00pm

    LOCATION:  Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

    50% discount for first time attendees

    Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is invited to attend these regular lunches.


    Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC) Autumn Lunch

    DATE & TIME: Thursday, 4 October 2018

    LOCATIONRoyal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1

    Guest Speaker - Jeremy Thompson, journalist and former news presenter for Sky News, ITN News and the BBC's first North of England Correspondent.


    Lease Renewal for Commercial Property
    (a Buckinghamshire Business First event)

    DATE: Thursday 27 September 2018 - 9.30am-10.30am

    LOCATION.Blaser Mills Law, 40 Oxford Road, High Wycombe HP11 2EE

    Buckinghamshire Business First (BBF) in partnership with Chandler Garvey and Blaser Mills Law held a lease renewal workshop for the commercial property sector, focusing on practical, legal advice.

    It is common for small businesses and entrepreneurs to lease office space, but many owners and decision makers make key mistakes despite this being their second highest expenditure.

    The workshop covered lease renewals, premises as part of the business strategy, what to do if you cannot renew your lease, and acquiring premises in general.

    There was a Q&A session at the end of the workshop.



    Understanding Building Control  (3CPD event)

    DATE: Tuesday 18 September 2018

    LOCATIONLittle Hay Golf Complex, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire

    "Understanding building control" was a talk by Rebecca Janman, Associate Director at Act Surveyors.  In an earlier 3CPD talk at Shaw House, Newbury, Rebecca has spoken about building regulations when working with heritage property.  

    This talk was of interest to anyone who comes into contact with the building control process.



    Landlord and Tenant Update (3CPD event)

    DATE: Wednesday 12 September 2018 - 6.30pm.  With refreshments from 6.00pm

    LOCATION Maidenhead Golf Club, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead

    David Haines and Richard Hosmer of Charles Russell Speechlys return to talked about recent developments in Landlord and Tenant law.  The evening covered recent case law, how to avoid making common errors, and advice on litigation strategy and tactics, with plenty of time for questions from the audience.


    Construction & Property Lunch Club

    DATE: Wednesday,  22 August 2018 - 12:30pm for 1:00pm

    LOCATION:  Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

    Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is invited to attend.

    For further information  - please contact Dave Owen (Email: dwo@pengaron.co.uk) of Pengaron Mediation Services.  Payment in advance (by cheque or electronically).



    UCEM Open Morning - Reading

    DATE: Saturday,  18 August 2018 between 10:30am for 12:30pm

    LOCATION:  'Horizons', 60 Queen's Road, Reading  RG1 4BS

    This was an opportunity to join UCEM (University College of Estate Management) at their Reading 'Horizons' office to find out more about the programmes it offers and its online learning model.

    Whether you are a prospective student or a business interested in sponsoring an apprentice to study with UCEM, the staff were there to meet and discuss how they can advance your ambitions within the Built Environment.

    UCEM Tutors from the Construction and Real Estate Faculties, as well as members of the Admissions and Apprenticeships Teams were on hand to answer any queries about studying with UCEM.

    Tea/coffee and biscuits was provided to keep you refreshed throughout the morning.

    For further information about future Open Mornings please click here


    Construction & Property Lunch Club

    DATE: Thursday,  12 July 2018 - 12:30pm for 1:00pm

    LOCATION:  Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

    Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is invited to attend these regular lunches.


    UCEM Open Evening - London

    DATE: Thursday,  5 July 2018 between 6:00pm for 8:30pm

    LOCATION:  RICS Headquarters, Parliament Square, 12 Great George Street, London SW1

    UCEM (University College of Estate Management) staff were in London at the RICS headquarters at Parliament Square between 6pm and 8.30pm on Thursday, 5 July, 2018, to offer advice about the programmes UCEM offers and its online learning model.

    Whether you are a prospective student or a business interested in sponsoring an apprentice to study with UCEM, the staff were available to meet and discuss how they can advance ambitions within the Built Environment.

    UCEM had Tutors from their Construction and Real Estate Faculties, as well as members of their Admissions and Apprenticeships Teams on hand to answer any queries about studying with UCEM.

    Attendees were shown UCEM’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – their online portal which hosts their students’ learning materials – and the team were available to advise on how UCEM can advance ambitions in the Built Environment.

    Refreshments were available throughout the evening.

    For information about future UCEM Open Days please click here


    An introduction to GDPR (3CPD event)

    DATE & TIME: Thursday, 21 June 2018, 6.30pm.

    LOCATIONThame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, Oxon  0X9 3AJ

    The EU's new data protection legislation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 28 May 2018.  Despite the legislation having been published two years ago and being only 88 pages long, there has been little easily accessible, practical advice for smaller organisations, leaving many wondering what they need to do to stay on the right side of the law.

    In this evening talk, Guy Pullen, wearing his IT consultant's hat, explained the principles behind the GDPR, cut through the jargon, presented the steps required for smaller organisations to become compliant, and bust a few myths.

    The talk was of particular value to any surveyors running their own business. 

    For information about 3CPD please click here


    Fire and Tall Buildings - a 3CPD half day workshop

    DATE: Tuesday 19 June 2018 - 1.30pm-5.00pm

    LOCATIONKings Hotel, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, HP14 3TA

    This event was eligible for up to 3.5 hours of CPD.

    'Fire and Tall Buildings' was a half day workshop in which Neil Badley, Technical Director at MLM Group, explored the issues relevant to surveyors associated with the Grenfell Tower fire and with other tall buildings.


    How to be a more charismatic speaker - a 3CPD workshop

    LOCATIONThame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, Oxen

    DATE:  Thursday 17 May 2018 - 6.30pm-9.00pm

    This evening workshop explained how you can be more confident, effective and charismatic when speaking in public.  Attendees learnt how to engage the audience so that you and your message are more memorable and persuasive.

    For information about 3CPD please visit the 3CPD website - click here


    Construction & Property Lunch Club

    DATE: Tuesday,  15 May 2018 - 12:30pm for 1:00pm

    LOCATION:  Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

    Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is invited to attend these regular lunches.  Please see Future Events for details of the next lunch meeting.


    Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC) Lunch

    DATE & TIME: Thursday, 8 May 2018

    LOCATIONRoyal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1

    The Guest Speaker for this lunch was Simon Heffer  -  a British journalist who writes for The Telegraph and The Spectator, author and political commentator. Since 2016, he has formed part of the political advisory board of Leave Means Leave.

     Visit Royal Air Force Club website


    UCEM Open Evening - London

    DATE: Thursday,  3 May 2018 between 6:00pm for 8:30pm

    LOCATION:  RICS Headquarters, Parliament Square, 12 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AD

    UCEM (University College of Estate Management) held this Open Evening in London at the RICS headquarters at Parliament Square providing information about the programmes it offers and its online learning model.

    Whether a prospective student or a business interested in sponsoring an apprentice to study with UCEM, the staff were very happy to discuss how they can advance your ambitions within the Built Environment.

    Tutors from UCEM's Construction and Real Estate Faculties, as well as members of their Admissions and Apprenticeships Teams were on hand to answer any queries about studying with UCEM.

    Tea/coffee and biscuits were also provided throughout the evening.

    For further information about the next Open Day/Evening please click here


    'Investigation and Remedial Action for Tree Root Damage to Property' Talk (3CPD event)

    DATE: Monday, 23 April 2018 at 6.30pm

    LOCATION:  Frilford Heath Golf Club, Abingdon, OX13 5NW

    This was an extended version of the talk "Is that tree too close...?" given by Dr Giles Biddle at the Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing 2017 conference, with more time exploring avenues of interest and responding to questions. 

    Dr Biddle is the leading expert on tree-related subsidence damage, and the author of the definitive book on the subject, Tree Root Damage to Buildings.

    3CPD website


    APC Final Assessment Revision (an APC Conferences Event)

    DATE: Thursday,  19 April 2018 - 9.00am-5.30pm

    LOCATION: BNP Paribas, 5 Aldermanbury Square, London EC2V 7BP.

    This training course provides 8 hours of FORMAL CPD.

    APC Conferences Ltd ran a Final Assessment Revision Day for those taking their final assessment in Session 1 2018.  The day covered valuation, purchase and sale / leasing and leasing, landlord and tenant, RICS rules of conduct, inspection and measurement, and some additional competencies.

    The course tutors were John Faulkner FRICS (who spoke at this year's Five Counties Conference) and Mark Hoffman FRICS.


    PPN Spring Golf Day

    DATE AND TIME: Thursday, 19 April 2018 - Coffee & bacon rolls from 8.00am, with tee-off from 9.00am (Three ball format).

    LOCATIONTandridge Golf Club, Oxted, Surrey

    We had 24 players - members and guests - enjoy the hottest day of the year so far!  Tandridge golf course is set among mature woodland with spectacular views of the Surrey North Downs and the countryside of Kent and Sussex.  The day included coffee & bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf and a four course carvery lunch, followed by prize-giving.  The forthcoming Newsletter will have details of winners and runners-up.  Photos in the gallery to follow shortly.

    Visit Tandridge Golf Club website


    PPN Painted Hall Ceiling Tour at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

    DATE: Tuesday, 17 April 2018, starting at 1.00pm  (approx 1 hour duration)

    During a major conservation project, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama and secrets of Britain's largest painted ceiling - dubbed 'the Sistine Chapel of the UK'.  The group ascended 60 ft to a special observation deck to discover the transformational effects conservation work can achieve.  The group saw the colour and vibrancy revealed of Thornhill's work, as the smoke and dirt has been removed.

    Visit Old Royal Naval College website


    Construction & Property Lunch (C&PLC)

    DATE: Tuesday,  20 March 2018 - 12:30pm for 1:00pm

    LOCATION: Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

    Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is invited to attend these regular lunches.

    Please contact Dave Owen (dwo@pengaron.co.uk) of Pengaron Mediation Services for more information.


    Green Roofs and Solar Solutions (3CPD talk)


    This talk on green roofs and solar solutions investigated the environmental benefits of different types of green roofs, the design considerations for successful planning and what to expect from the finished project.  By the end of the evening, attendees were able to understand where each type of green roof is most suitable and the fundamental principles that apply to the design of a green roof.

    The speaker, Chris Roddick, Bauder's green roofs product manager, has a wealth of experience and extensive technical knowledge, having worked in green roofing and landscaping for over twenty years.


    Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC) Spring Lunch

    DATE & TIME: Thursday, 8 March 2018

    LOCATIONRoyal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1

    The Guest Speaker for this lunch was Mr Chris Elliott - former editor of Guardian News and Media, Consultant to Impress: Ethics, Media Standards and Press Freedom.


    Five Counties Conference 2018 (3CPD event)

    DATE: Wednesday, 28 February 2018

    LOCATION: Wycombe Swan Theatre, St Mary Street, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

    The Speakers' notes and slides are now available - please visit the 3CPD website below.


    Dilapidations, including the Dilapidations Protocol (3CPD event)

    DATE & TIME: Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 6.30pm.  Refreshments from 6.00pm.

    LOCATIONMaidenhead Golf Club, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

    This CPD talk provided a legal update on dilapidations, use of Dilapidations Protocol, and recent case law.  The speakers was David Haines and members of his team at Charles Russell Speechlys.  
    For further information on this event please contact Guy Pullen, guy@3cpd.co.uk, (t) 01844 274830 

    Visit the 3CPD website


    Construction & Property Lunch Club

    DATE: Wednesday,  31 January 2018 - 12:30pm for 1:00pm

    LOCATION: Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

    Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is invited to attend these regular lunches.


    Diagnosing Defects in Roofing & Cladding (3CPD event)

    DATE: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

    LOCATIONKings Hotel, Stokenchurch,  HP14 

    Diagnosing defects in roofing and cladding was a CPD talk by Mark Sulik of Durrant Consulting, supported by a presentation of FOAMGLAS cellular glass insulation by Andrew Jones of Pittsburgh Corning UK Ltd. 


    Brunel Building, Paddington - Presentation by Derwent London

    DATE: Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 12.45pm-2.00pm

    LOCATIONBrunel Marketing Barge,  Paddington Central, London, W2

    PPN members and guests were invited to learn about Derwent London's exciting and innovative 240,000 sq ft office development fronting the Grand Union Canal in the heart of the Paddington Basin regeneration area, adjacent to Paddington Station.  

    This was also an opportunity to meet and network with other PPN members.

    Visit Derwent London's website


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