Robin Halford

BA(Hons) DipArch PGCert RIBA FRICS C.Build E FCABE CMgr MCMI MCIAT

Chartered Architect,  Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Building Engineer, Chartered Manager and Chartered Architectural Technologist

rh@robinhalford.com

Robin initially studied architecture, gaining his degree in 2002, prior to a successful career as a surveyor and building engineer. During this time he developed an expertise in house building and off-site fabrication technology.

A longstanding interest in historic architecture led Robin to work for English Heritage where, as part of their asset management programme, he surveyed over 30 historic sites including Marble Arch, Wellington Arch and Westminster Abbey Chapter House and Pyx Chamber.

A love of high quality design drew Robin back to architecture. He is particularly interested in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and in general management matters.

In addition to being a fully qualified architect and chartered architectural technologist, Robin is also a chartered manager and member of the Chartered Management Institute. He is a fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

Professional Status

Chartered Architect – Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Registered Architect – Registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Chartered Building Surveyor – Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Chartered Building Engineer – Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Chartered Architectural Technologist – Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).

Chartered Manager – Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Architecture.

Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture.

Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture.

Skills & Experience

SOFTWARE

Revit (including parametric family creation)

Revit Essentials Autodesk Training Certificate

Revit Advanced Autodesk Training Certificate

Revit Content Creation Autodesk Training Certificate

AutoCAD (3D & 2D)

ZWCAD (3D & 2D)

3D Studio Max

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat etc.)

Adobe Dream Weaver

WordPress

Informatix Piranesi (3D Painting Tool)

Microsoft Project

ProjectLibre

Lightworks

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Tribal’s K2 (Asset Management Software)

Reason (Music Programme)

DESIGN

Establishing a Brief

Architectural Design

Concept Design

Technical Design

Advanced Detailing

Construction Drawings

Specification Writing

Tender Packages

Computer Modelling

3D Computer Detailing

STATUTORY APPROVALS

Planning Permission

Listed Building Consent

Conservation Area Consent

Planning Appeals

Building Regulation Approvals

Section 106 Agreements

Discharge of Planning Conditions

BUILDING TYPES

New Build Houses

Domestic Extensions

Residential Development

Mixed Development

Listed Buildings

Historically Significant Buildings

Scheduled Monuments

MANAGEMENT

Chartered Manager

Job Running

Client Facing Roles

Tendering

Contract Administration

Contractor’s Claims

Negotiation Scenarios

Adjudication Scenarios

Contractual Disputes

Scheduling Correspondence

Site Inspection

Design Management

Design Coordination

Team Management

Mentoring and Teaching

Management of Remote Consultants

Subcontractor Coordination

Structural Engineering Integration

Drainage Integration

M&E Integration

Building Control Liaison

Acoustic Scheme Integration

Contractor Interviews

Chairing Meetings

Minute Writing

Information Control

SPECIALISMS

Specialist Design for Off-site Fabrication

Structural Insulated Panels

Steel Detailing

Steel Fabrication Drawings

Thermal Breaks

Basement Design

Facade Retention

High Risk Urban Sites

SURVEYING

Measured Surveying

Building Surveying

Surveying Historic Buildings

Surveying Ruined Buildings

TRADE BUILDING SKILLS

Boiler Installation

General Plumbing

Underfloor Heating Installation

Radiator Installation

Copper Pipe Soldering

Power Flushing

Push-fit and Glue-fit Pipework

Structural Insulated Panel Fabrication

Structural Insulated Panel Erection (Houses)

Door Manufacture

General Carpentry

Boat Fit-Out (Kitchens, Paneling etc.)

Boat Joinery

Mirror Finish Spray Painting (To Steel)

Decorative Spray Painting (To Steel)

General Painting (Emulsion, Oil, Spray Painting)

Mastic Application

Bathroom Fitting