IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Architects may face revalidation every five years’, from RIBA via BD

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features the RIBA’s ‘biggest professional shake-up for 60 years’, as described by Building Design (BD).

The RIBA has announced what it says may be the biggest shake-up of the profession since the 1950s….

Building Design writes:

The RIBA has announced what it says may be the biggest shake-up of the profession since the 1950s, partly in response to government pressure after the Grenfell tragedy and growing concern about the climate.

The institute is set to introduce four mandatory competences and architects could face reaccreditation every five years in return for the right to use the letters RIBA after their name.

At the same time architecture schools are likely to be required to place greater emphasis on technical skills.

The RIBA is also looking to add accreditation of further specialisms to its remit – such as for the new principal designer role ushered in by the Building Safety Bill – in a similar way to its register of conservation architects….

See more about how Architects may face revalidation every five years 

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