IAVIMeeting: national council. June 22nd, 4pm. Radisson SAS Hotel, Limerick.

Meeting: CEN meeting of the European Committee for Standardisation. June 14th and 15th. Helsinki, Finland. Tel: 01-6785685.

Meeting: external exam board meeting, 10am, June 21st. Cork College of Commerce, Cork.

Meeting: education advisory committee. June 25th, 10am. IPAV Headquarters, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-6785685.


CPD: surviving the system - new government conditions of engagement for construction consultants and building contracts. June 27th (Dublin). Contact: cbolster@riai.ie or 01-6691472.

CPD: Designing for Safety - half-day programme for architects to meet new requirements. Developed by the RIAI and Douglas Wallace Architects and Designers. Contact: cbolster@riai.ie or phone 01-6691472.

CPD: energy performance of buildings directive (EPBD). Course will comprise three parts: an introductory seminar (half-day, organised by the RIAI); a manual; and two days technical training (organised by UCD). Part A: introductory seminar, details from tharte@riai.ie/01-6691472. Part C1 & C2: BER assessor training - to book for this seminar, contact sue.murphy@ucd.ie.

Engineers Ireland

Seminar: cryptosporidium seminar, June 21st, Radisson Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

CPD: chairing meetings. September 12th, Clyde Road.

CPD: construction contract awareness, September 17th & 18th, Clyde Road, Dublin 2.

CPD: project management - module one (run in conjunction with Centre for Project Management, University of Limerick). September 18th & 19th, Clyde Road, Dublin 2.

CPD: technical report writing, September 19th & 20th, Clyde Road, Dublin 2.

CPD: road maintenance, September 19th & 20th, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co Offaly.

Organic Centre

Event: leading up to herb day on June 17th - with Judith Hoad. Details: 071-9854338 or email organiccentre@eircom.net or www.theorganiccentre@eircom.net.

Conference: Irish permaculture conference. Various speakers, July 7th and 8th. Details: 071-9854338 or email organiccentre@eircom.net or www.theorganiccentre@eircom.net.

Bray Institute of Further Education

Courses: interior design, FETAC level five one-year course; BTEC higher national diploma - two-year course with progression to degree.

Course: furniture design; FETAC level five.

Course: garden design; FETAC level five.

Course: graphic design; BTEC higher national diploma.

Course: fashion design; FETAC level five one-year course; BTEC higher national diploma. Details: 01-2866233.

Morning course: health and safety; one-year course leading to higher national certificate.

Institute of Project Management

Course: diploma in applied project management, Cork, Dublin and Galway. Email info@projectmanagement.ie, or www.projectmanagement.ie. Details: 01-6614677.

Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education

Course: certificate in architectural technology and design.

Course: advanced certificate in architectural technology and design.

Course: certificate in construction technology. Details: 01-2809676 or www.dlcfe.ie.

Course: interior design. FETAC level five. Mornings only.

Course: floristry and garden design course. FETAC level five qualification. Mornings only. All courses commence September 2007. Details: 01-2985412 or 01-2951376 or www.cfedundrum.com.

SQT Training

Course: introduction to energy management/auditing.

Course: construction safety management - 2006 safety regulations.

Course: applied project management (PMBOK). Details: 061-339040 or www.sqt.ie or email info@sqt.ie.

Senior College Dun Laoghaire

Morning course: health and safety, one-year course leading to higher national certificate.

Course: landscape design (one or two years) for higher national diploma. Details: 1800-2655343 or www.scd.ie.

National Irish Safety Organisation

Course: basic manual handling course. June 19th. Fee: €90 ( members) €95 ( non members).

Course: working at heights workshop. June 20th. Fee: €190 (members), €240 ( non members).

Course: safe pass training programme. June 15th, 22nd, 27th & 29th. July 6th, 11th, 13th, 20th & 25th. Fee: €120 + €23 FÁS registration fee (members), €130 + €23 FÁS registration fee (non-member).

Course: VDU assessors course, July 3rd and 4th. Fee: €600 (members), €750 (non-members).

Course: occupational first aid refresher/re-cert course. July 5th. Fee: €240 (members), €265 (non-members).

Course: manual handling instructors course. July 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th. Fee: €1,295 (members). €1,375 (non-members).

Course: manual handling instructors refreshers course. July 10th & 11th. Fee €455 (members), €485 (non-members).

Course: occupational first aid. July 17th. Fee: €425 (members), €525 (non-members).

Course: NISO certificate in occupational health and safety (submitted for HETEC accreditation level six). October 9th until November 27th 2007, each Tuesday from 2pm till 6pm. Venue for all courses: National Irish Safety Organisation, A11, Calmount Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12. Email: bookings@niso.ie. Tel: 01-4659760 or www.niso.ie.

Irish Council for Social Housing

Awards: community housing award 2007 - call for nominations. This award is intended to recognise excellence in the provision of social housing. The competition is open to all housing associations, co-operatives and local authorities operating schemes in the state which have been completed post September 2005 and pre July 2007. Closing date: July 13th, 2007. Details: Martina Rooney. Tel: 01-6618334 or email martina@icsh.ie.

AGM: ICSH Dublin/east regional AGM. June 18th, 2.15pm. Isaac's Hotel, Beresford Place, Dublin 1.

Organisations should send entries to Mary Hetherington before noon on Thursday for inclusion the following Thursday. Telephone 01 675 8000; fax: 01 675 8037;

e-mail: mhetherington@irish-times.ie