Colin Moore – CDM seminar

CDM Differently:  the application of the CDM Regulations 2015 for Landscape Professionals. A CPD presentation on CDM has now been arranged with Colin Moore for Wednesday 14 March. 6.30-8.00pm Location: BCU Room P230, located in the Parkside Building Curzon St, Birmingham B4 7XG. This seminar is specifically for landscape architects and other landscape professionals.  It will cover: a brief introduction to health and safety in the construction and landscape industries; the duties various parties are given by the regulations; developments in … Read full story

Trees and Design Action Group

TDAG meeting : 14th March, 2-4pm. Julian Francis, Principal Landscape Architect, Environment Agency and Dr Simon Dixon, University of Birmingham will describe their experience and present case studies from upland catchment to semi-urban to urban. Reducing flood risk in our urban areas requires a whole catchment approach. Click on eventbrite to book a place. Please note this event is at the Birmingham City Council Office on Margaret Street.     … Read full story

Tree and Design Action Group

Booking details are available for two seminars  – see below and on the TDAG website (www.tdag.org.uk) Seminars by the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG)  A Guide to Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure – Helping to grow a resilient urban forest We face multiple urban challenges, both today and into the future, including the anticipated impacts of a changing climate.  As a major component of green infrastructure, trees are widely recognised as making a significant contribution towards ameliorating some … Read full story

Dudley Canal Port

Date: 17th February Location: 501, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands, SY1 4SB                 Come and join us for a guided tour of the multi-million pound visitor and interpretation centre in Dudley designed by Midlands practice Pleydell Smithyman. Our visit will include a talk and tour of the centre and the famous canal boat trip through the limestone mines to experience 428 million years of history from the Silurian period to the industrial … Read full story

Garden Trust – Birmingham Spring Lecture

Date: 18:30 – 20:00, 18th April 2018 Location: Birmingham & Midland Institute, Birmingham Cost: £10-£12 Rivington Terraced Gardens: the collaboration of Lever & Mawson – ‘None comes into competition’ The Rivington Terraced Gardens, around the hilltop home of Lord Leverhulme, are a tribute to the collaboration of an extraordinary owner with the renowned landscape architects TH Mawson & Sons. Maria Luczak, who has worked extensively at Rivington and other Leverhulme landscapes, will talk about the remarkable story of their creation. … Read full story

Trees and Design Action Group

The next TDAG meeting is Tuesday 9th January 2018, 2.30-4.30pm at AECOM, on the First Floor of Victoria House on Victoria Square, Birmingham. Neil Davies, Head of Arboriculture for WSP, and David Thompson, HS2, will be giving a presentation on the arrival of HS2 in the Midlands, and what that means for green infrastructure. This is an important topic for the Midlands, and offers an opportunity for discussion. Places can be booked via Eventbrite before 2nd January 2018 or contact … Read full story

2018 West Midlands Great Debate

FREE EVENT : Join ICE, RIBA, RICS and the RTPI in the West Midlands to hear the Panel’s views and put your questions to them. Date: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 1st February 2018, Location: Birmingham and Midlands Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham. B3 3BS A panel discussion followed by Q&A to discuss how we in the built environment can best apply our expert knowledge to influence strategic infrastructure decisions. • Are we doing enough to get our voices heard by decision makers? • … Read full story

AUTUMN PUB QUIZ

DATE: Wednesday 29th November VENUE: at the Eagle and Ball pub 18:30 – 21:00hrs £10 per team (4-6 per team). Student teams FREE! http://eagleandball.co.uk/ – forms part of Birmingham City University campus. Following the overwhelming success of our last pub quiz in February this year we are arranging another quiz event on Wednesday 29thth November at the Eagle and Ball pub that forms part of Birmingham City University. This is an opportunity to pit your wits against fellow landscape architects and be tested … Read full story