Essential CPD information for the construction industry

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Sound proofing and compliance with Part E/ section 5 Building Regulations made simple with Sound Proofing Solutions CPD.

Includes methods of compliance, pre-completion testing, robust details, new build, refurbishment and conversion projects. Suitable solutions for floors, Walls and ceilings
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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
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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

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

NBS Educator is a website-based series of six presentations in three formats for newcomers to the profession and those needing initial information on:
- Briefs: an introduction
- Contract documentation: an introduction
- Schedules of work: an introduction
- Specifications: an introduction
- Specifications: problems in practice
- Specifications: product selection process
It also contains reading lists and links in four other related modules:
- Health and safety plans
- Conditions of contract
- Production drawings
- Bills of quantities.
NBS Educator is available at www.thenbs.com/training/educator/index.asp
Type:  Online Learning
- Where has BIM come from?
- What are the misconceptions about BIM?
- Who is BIM for?
- How does BIM benefit?
- How does BIM fit in with specification and the RIBA Plan of Work?
- BIM, concept through to facilities mangement
- BIM as a major cost saving
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will focus on the process for Design Risk Management and how designers can discharge their duties under health and safety legislation (including the CDM Regs).

This session will include:
- Update on statistics
- The HASAWA as the Umbrella Legislation in Construction
- Construction-specific safety legislation
- Legislation to be considered by designers
- Design risk management - the process
- Design risk management (good practice) v design risk assessment (bad practice)

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

16 February - Bath
13 March - London
22 March - Crawley
26 April - Birmingham
9 May - Reading
13 June - Cardiff
21 June - Cambridge
13 September - Gateshead
18 September - Exeter
26 September - Nottingham
17 October - Leeds
21 November - Manchester
22 November - Liverpool
Type:  Seminar
An insight into the approach, production techniques and
quality control for accurate verified photomontages for
visual impact assessments.
- Which verified images to use, and when
- Methods used in industry
- When, why and how to use independent specialists
- Avoiding pitfalls if producing planning images in-house
- Implementing quality control procedures
- Supporting documents and required evidence
- The future of verifiable imaging and new technologies
Type:  Seminar

Featured CPD Material

Achieving Quality Brickwork covers the codes and working practices that result in high quality finished brickwork. The industry recommendations on appropriate use of brick and the choice of brick for the geographic locations are covered. Standards of workmanship with good working practices and the relevant governing standards for site based work are discussed.
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will provide you with a brief introduction to external rendering and then consider the standard which has been in use for many years, BS 5262. It will examine the more recently introduced standards, BS EN 998 – 1 and BS EN 13914 – 1 and will provide an understanding of how the external render industry has progressed over the years. This will also provide a good idea of the future direction of the rendering industry and what it means to external render.
Type:  Seminar
This is a CPD seminar designed to increase the understanding of the foundations of top-lighting and its relevance today.
- Includes case studies demonstrating the application of rooflights in all types of buildings.
- Demonstrates the positive impact day-lighting has on buildings and the occupants.

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

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