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The practicalities of Principal Designer

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Riddel Hall
Stranmillis Road, Belfast
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The new Construction Design & Management Regulations (NI) have now been in effect for a year. Many construction professionals have developed a sound understanding of the new regulations and have either gained experience as a Principal Designer or at least have been introduced to the role. To help members continue their development in this role and to enhance their ability to efficiently discharge their duties RSUA has developed this one day workshop. The workshop focuses on the practical delivery of the role and is appropriate for practices of all types.

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop the candidate numbers will be restricted to 12 in each session.

Workshop Content


Pre-construction phase

Construction phase

Completion of a project

Example scenario exercises

Throughout the workshop participants will be provided with example correspondence and pro formas for future use.


Jim Armstrong is founder and Director of DIMENSIONS Design & Management Ltd. Jim has over twenty years’ experience, eighteen self-employed, as Chartered Architect and CDM Consultant - including Planning Supervisor / CDM Co-ordinator / CDM Principal Designer under past / current UK legislation and PSDP under Irish legislation. Jim has been one of RSUA’s key delivery partners in CDM training.

Key details

9am to 5pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018

Lunch provided

Where:  Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast

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RSUA Practice Services Scheme Members £150 + VAT

RSUA Members £180 +VAT

Non-member £200 +VAT

If the course is not fully booked, the remaining places will be made available for free to RSUA members on low incomes.

If you have any queries about this course please contact Julia or Jeanette on 0280 9032 3760.

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