Wednesday 24 October 2007

Sketchup for Dummies

I picked up a copy of Google Sketchup for Dummies. It's a typical Dummies book, with loads of basic information. In saying that there's loads of information in it which I don't know, including tips and methods of improving the way I do things ..... so its well worth the €23.70.

Tuesday 23 October 2007

CIAT Conference

Friday last 19th October 2007 , all roads brought us to the RDS, in Dublin for CIAT's Conference on POP records. The event was partly orgainised in response to the IATGN's report and recommendation of its members to join both CIAT and RIAI.

While the attendance was only in the region of 70 and nothing like the claimed 1500 members in the IATGN, I think the event was worth while for everyone who attended. I have to say that I found the conference worth while and should be of assistance in completing my POP Record. Many of the key staff of CIAT from City Road were over for the event, including the current President and President Elect, which demonstrates CIAT's commitment to Ireland.

Thursday 4 October 2007

POP Records

What are they you ask, well POP records are short for Professional and Occupational Performance Records, which is the main means used by the Charter Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) to access competency. At present I am progressing to Chartered Architectural Technologist from Associate membership and have been working on the POP record for the last 9 months or so. Just finished another unit this morning dealing with procurement procedures and advising clients there of. I pity the poor client when he seeings the letter i sent him, all 3 pages !
Reading the POP record there appeared to be alot in it, but when you work through it, it was straight forward, a 3 page letter to the client cover the unit, of course not all units are that simple, I have one or two which will take a bit more work, well it won't really as the work has to be done anyway....only normally not by me !!!

Time I got back to it now