Invitation to tender: Research to inform the development and delivery of CPD in Universal Design that is suitable for RIAI accreditation and promotion

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The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority is working in partnership with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) on a research project to inform the development and delivery of RIAI CPD in Universal Design.

There are a number of key policy documents in Ireland that reinforce the need for Universal Design to become an integrated part of everyday architectural practice in Ireland. In response to these policy developments, and supported by the CEUD, the RIAI is seeking to introduce a new CPD programme in Universal Design to support the respective roles of architects and architectural technologists as the lead professions advising on Universal Design in the built environment. A Request for Tender for the first phase of this project, which is for research to inform the development and delivery of that CPD programme, has just been published.


The research will include a detailed investigation of national and international good practice in the area of CPD and other post-graduate education and training in Universal Design for built environment professionals, with particular focus on architects and architectural technologists. Another key element of the research will be identification of the needs and preferences of RIAI members in relation to Universal Design CPD.


Download the tender information.


Any questions on the tender should be submitted through the Q&A facility on the e-tenders website.