ARCON rejigs architects’ colloquium
The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has rejigged its 2022 colloquium for all practicing architects to meet current realities in the field of architecture.
The council, in a statement after its planning meeting, said the programme now attracts 40 per cent grade points of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses.
ARCON President, Sir Dipo Ajayi, who noted that every year, the council works towards improving the content of the programme, added that the planning committee had expanded the scope of the event to cater for all categories of people within the profession.
Hence, he said both online and offline attendees have a lot to gain from the event this year.
ARCON Registrar, Umar Murnai, said the event, with the theme “Architecture and National Development Agenda XIV,” will focus on two prevailing subject matters in the Nigerian construction space in which architects are key players.
According to him, the colloquium, which forms a major part of the profession’s CPD, is one of the ways the council had been enhancing architecture in the country.
He, therefore, urged those who have not been committed to the programme to turn in new leave, as such defaulters might have difficulties in renewing their practicing license.
Murnai said that the event is ARCON’s commitment to advancing architectural practice, education and research for the public good and wellbeing, which will lead to the development of basic construction trade skills.
Chairman, Planning Committee, Musa Sada, said participants would be exposed to technology in the AEC and job creation within the industry and the built environment.
Sada, a former Minister of Mines and Steel, said the programme this year promises to make far-reaching impacts on architecture in the country.
According to Sada, the colloquium caters for all categories of architects both in the public and private practice and students in Nigerian schools of architecture.
The targeted audience, according to the chairman of, the Planning Committee, includes all schools of architecture; departments of architectural services in the federal and state ministries of power, Works, Housing & Urban Development; all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), all states housing corporations and plan approval offices of states and local governments.
Also to attend are physical planning units of universities, polytechnics and colleges of education; works and services departments of military, police, paramilitary; property development units of banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
Other expected attendees are the National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education, architects in politics, allied professionals and students of architecture both in public and private institutions of learning in the country.