Essential CPD information for the construction industry

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Latest online CPD

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This online learning module aims to cover:

- an introduction to ultraviolet air and object sterilisation systems, how they work and what they can do to improve air quality
- traditional solutions
- bringing ultraviolet indoors
- selection factors
- in-duct, stand alone and coil cleaning systems
- validation
- life cycle cost comparison
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- BS 8102 Code of Practice for Below Ground Waterproofing.
- Waterproofing with drainage membranes.
- Their use in existing and new build basements.
- How they are installed.
- The use of drainage and sump pumps.
- The importance of regular maintenance
Product area: Damp-proof course membranes, cavity trays, flashings
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The third of three videos in CPD feature based on the RIBA work stages, to give you the information you need about building with Timber in a way that suits the way you work.

Certification and procurement – how you can meet sustainable procurement criteria.

Learn more technical information about what goes into open and closed panel timber frame systems, how to incorporate steel elements and how to achieve the levels of thermal insulation you need.

How to get the most out of off-site manufacturing and the importance of SiteSafe practices to reducing the risk of fire on construction sites.
Product area: Floor beams - timber

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

- This course will enable the student to determine whether a living green roof or wall is an appropriate solution for a new construction or renovation project, based on the specific existing or proposed conditions and the project program.
- This course will enable the student, if having determined the appropriateness of a living green roof or wall, to build a compelling case for implementation, and to propose a clear and practical path to completion. These are important skills in
persuading owners and clients, as well as achieving optimum results in negotiating permitting.
- This course will enable the student to evaluate the available materials and technologies for living green roof and wall construction and planting in order to select a successful system.
- At the completion of this course the student will be able to design, estimate, and specify a basic living green roof or green wall which can minimize stormwater peak discharge, provide thermal and acoustic insulation, prolong roof membrane life, support habitat and ecosystem services, and promote human well-being by providing natural greenspace to satisfy our need for connection to nature.
Type:  Advanced degree , Online Learning
This seminar will discuss the selection criteria when considering what form of contract your client should enter into with a main contractor. Procurement techniques and how to consider tenders and deal with tender amendments will also be discussed, as will European procurement guidelines and the effect of qualitative criteria scoring.

The session will cover how and why to amend Standard Forms of Contracts and how to incorporate documents into the contract. It will look at how to deal with ambiguities between those documents, as well as dealing with Letters of Intent.

Finally, the seminar will briefly discuss the legislative changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and what impact these have had, to which contracts they apply and when they should not be incorporated.

This event is taking place at the following locations in 2012:

19 January, Cambridge
15 February, Cardiff
8 March, Reading
25 April, Crawley
15 May, Exeter
27 June, Nottingham
18 July, Manchester
19 July, Liverpool
26 July, Birmingham
18 September, London
11 October, Gateshead
8 November, Bath
21 November, Leeds
Type:  Seminar
On completion of the course you will be confident that you can:
- Recognise and understand the structure of work sections which is based upon the Common Arrangement Work Sections (CAWS).
- Create and edit a specification, using clause editing tools, NBS Guidance and NBS Plus.
- Supplement existing NBS Guidance with your own office knowledge.
- Understand the concept of office standards as a useful basis for project specification, saving time in the specification writing process and ensuring consistency. - Format and print the specification.
- Print specialist reports.
- Define user access to specifications and preliminaries.
- Understand the fundamentals of revisions and their use during the specification process.
- Create, edit and import project schedules
Type:  Course
The AIA (American Institute of Architects) has been the USA's leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.

We carry out our goal through advocacy, information, and community. Each year the AIA

Sponsors hundreds of continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure

Sets the industry standard in contract documents with more than 100 forms and contracts used in the design and construction industry

Provides countless Web-based resources for emerging architecture professionals

Conducts market research and provides analysis of the economic factors that affect the business of architecture
Hosts the annual AIA National Convention and Design Exposition

Serves as an advocate of the architecture profession
Promotes design excellence and outstanding professional achievement through an awards program

The AIA convention is an enjoyable, informative challenging and instructive week in the annual calendar. Not everyone can get to the USA to attend, so the AIA makes convention sessions available virtually.

RIBA members and other built environment professionals are invited to access dozens of on demand videos from past AIA convention sessions, including the 2013 sessions from Denver.

Each on-demand session is reasonably priced and offers an hour or ninety minutes of interesting CPD on a huge array of practice and design topics from an American perspective.

AIA Virtual Convention on-demand video sessions are a great way for RIBA members in the USA, the UK and elsewhere to do some at-desk self-directed CPD. While some topics may be more pertinent for practice in the USA, there are still scores of sessions any architect could benefit from.

Visit http://convention.aia.org/event/convention-home.aspx to find out more.
Type:  Online Learning , Seminar

Featured CPD Material

This seminar includes an introduction to timber frame with a brief history of wood frame construction, an outline of structural principles and capabilities, what is required to achieve satisfactory and superior resistance to fire and the passage of sound, moisture and thermal considerations, an explanation of the environmental credentials and benefits of wood, the Canadian forest resource and its management, sustainability and certification.
Type:  Seminar
This presentation investigates the new global movement looking at the concept of biophilic design. This involves and spans lots of disciplines, architecture, landscape, interiors, art and includes our public health and national education policy.

The concept of Biophilia looks at human beings instinctive and genetically based need to affiliate with nature and supports the belief that:

- We maintain a connection with ourselves through nature
- To reach our full creative potential we need sensory stimulation
- To heal faster we need natural light
- To learn better we need exposure to order and complexity
- To achieve sustainability, we need to cultivate a deep love for life
Type:  Seminar
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Designing Accessible Kitchens CPD presentation
- The presentation focuses on delivering learning about how inclusive and accessible kitchens can be created in any home
- How they can make the lives of everyone using them easier as well as making that process safe and comfortable
- The presentation gives details about the principles of inclusive design
- Considerations to make throughout he survey process
- What features, benefits and options should be considered when specifying these solutions.
Type:  Seminar
- This seminar aims to provide an understanding of the possibilities of using glass tubing and profiles in architecture, art & design applications.
- The effects of lighting and further processing capabilities will also be discussed.
Type:  Seminar

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