Practicalities of Principal Designer

Planning is one of the biggest challenges for architects working in Northern Ireland and one of the most problematic aspects of the planning process is transport. To help members make the most of the current system and to achieve the best outcomes for our built environment, RSUA has organised a workshop with leading transport consultant Karen McShane, ‘Planning: Getting off the transport roundabout’.

Course Content

•             Overview of the transport assessment

•             Development Control Advice Note (DCAN) 15

•             Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB)

•             How to communicate effectively with Transport NI – in writing, by phone and face-to-face

•             Maximising the benefit of Pre-Application Discussion with Transport NI

•             The role of guidance, conflicts between different guides and how to approach a project that is not in line with an element of guidance

Karen McShane
Karen is a chartered civil engineer and one of the leading transport consultants in Northern Ireland with extensive experience of transport assessments, travel plans, mobility management plans and planning appeals. Karen was previously Director of Transportation at RPS, is a past chair of the ICE Northern Ireland Region and is currently the chair of CIHT (NI).

Key details:

Course duration:  2.5 hours

When:                 10am to 12:30pm on 7th November 2018

Tea and coffee served on arrival from 9:30am

Where:                Syndicate Room 3 at Riddell Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast.

Directions:           Link/map

Cost:                   RSUA Practice Service Scheme members £30 + VAT

RSUA Members £36 + VAT

Non-members £40 + VAT

How to book:        You can reserve your place here or by contacting Julia Leaker via email by telephone 028 9032 3760