Christmas 2014

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Essential CPD information for the construction industry

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Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both brand new and newly revised CPD materials.  read more...

Latest online CPD

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This presentation explains where LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) can be installed as an alternative to oil, factors that affect their use, environmental benefits and financial incentives. It will help you to understand the following topics.
- Understand the types of LPG available
- Understand and identify where LPG can be physically installed looking at siting and safety issues
- Understand the environmental benefits and financial incentives for using LPG including the Green Deal and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
- Understand how a metered LPG supply can be used on a housing development
- Understand the key legislation and codes of practice that apply
- Understand LNG as an off gird energy solution for large industrial customers
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This module on timber cladding is the second of three videos covering the core objectives, concept design and technical design stages of the RIBA Plan of Work.

Video 2 of 3: RIBA Plan of Work Stage 2:
This 16 minute video covers choosing the right timber for cladding and selecting the right board dimensions and profile. It also offers advice on board profile and surface, board fixing, treatment and coatings and sustainable timber procurement.

The module of three videos will help you understand and learn about the following topics:
- Understand how to design using timber as an external cladding and the design effects that can be achieved
- Understand how to ensure the sustainability of timber cladding and the procurement of legal and sustainable timber
- Understand how to specify and detail cladding
- Understand how to issue fixing instructions to the contractor
- Understand how to issue coating and maintenance advice to the contractor and customer
- Learn about the relevant British Standards and Building Regulations relating to timber cladding
Product area: Floor beams - timber
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This semianr highlights the importance of considering the health & well being of occupants at design stage and identifies key elements in supporting health & well being in thermal comfort and indoor air quality.
• Identifies use of essential natural elements to support this – daylight and fresh air
• Provides overview of the need for climate renovation – refurbishment of existing building stock
• Provides introduction to the Active House principles
• Offers simple solutions with the use of simulation software to check design proposals
Product area: Roof windows, northlights

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

Fee scales are a thing of the past, however many architects struggle to write proposals that address the challenges and rewards offered by this new era. During this seminar we draw from a series of studies conducted by researchers from the field of human behaviour to demonstrate the 7 fundamental principles behind a successful fee proposal strategy and the factors that cause clients to say yes at your request.

This seminar runs as part of a series of four CPD seminars included in the one-day fee proposal workshop. The fee proposal workshop includes the following 4 seminars: Fee Psychology, Fee Negotiations, Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals. For more information about the Fee Proposal Workshop Series please visit:
Type:  Seminar
- Critical thinking and foresight needed when making sustainable choices so green objectives are understood and met.
- Better understanding on green issues and options with respect to remodeling and renovation.
- Sound comprehension of building science, indoor air quality, energy conservation, and energy efficiency principals.
- Better deliver sound recommendations to clients regarding green elements of residential remodeling and renovation.
- Design or deliver project that employ the house as a system philosophy; projects that incorporate health, safety, durability, sustainability, affordability and comfort to occupants.
- Make informed recommendations on green materials and practices.
Type:  Advanced degree , Online Learning
Acquiring key skills to effectively manage the challenging communication scenarios you face in your professional role and get the outcomes you need.
Type:  Seminar
This CPD aims:

- To state course requirements and to begin our exploration of sustainability and design.
- To give you new thinking tools for understanding long-term, dynamic, complex systems and how this understanding can help sustainable design.
- To introduce you to the ideas of design patterns and pattern languages; to explore how pattern languages could be used to network design professionals in common efforts across geographic scales; to explore the geometry of sustainable, natural, living systems.
- To increase the skill with which you bring collaboration and integrated-design processes into your work.
- To increase your ability to incorporate services provided by nature when designing and engineering. To increase your ability to design and engineer for the efficient provision of desired services; to increase your familiarity with the scope and scale of the climate-change problem; and to increase
your understanding of the effectiveness of strategies to address this problem.
- To provide thinking tools to help you assess the life cycles of materials and products, and their use in the built environment.
- To provide you with opportunities to make up for shortfalls in previous assignments.
- To invite you to integrate ideas from the course into a real-world setting.
- To provide students with ideas and perspectives for thinking about environmental sustainability.
- To provide a better understanding of some key environmental issues related to design and construction.
Type:  Advanced degree , Online Learning

Featured CPD Material

This seminar aims to cover the following:

- Understanding the British Standards for building and waterproofing concrete structures
- How and why concrete leaks and cracks
- Common methods of waterproofing concrete and how those methods fail
- The use of integral waterproofing and the science behind it
- Five case studies where crystalline technology solved waterproofing issues
Type:  Seminar
This seminar aims to cover:

- Understanding how cellular glass insulation is manufactured, the features and benefits of an hermetically sealed glass wall cell structure.
- Sustainability and environmental issues; use of post-consumer waste / abundant natural raw materials.
- Building physics; how insulation materials react to moisture, fire, point loading, changes in temperature, resistance to attack.
- Solutions for various roofing substrates and the solution for standing seam roofs
- Standing seam system solutions
- Façade design solutions, case study and fire considerations for facades.
- Technical support services
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will look at:

- Components of solid surfacing and how it is made
- Production
- Fabrication
- Applications
Type:  Seminar
This seminar aims to make architects and designers aware of the use of Welsh Slate for cladding, lining, flooring and paving.
Type:  Seminar

RIBA CPD Roadshows

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RIBA Core CPD Programme 2015
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