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.  read more...
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The following CPD materials fall within the 'Compliance - sustainable architecture' RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.  read more...
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The following CPD materials fall within the 'Designing and building it – structural design, construction, technology and engineering' RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.  read more...
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The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.  read more...
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Latest online CPD

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The course explores woven metal fabric – used historically as a utilitarian industrial product – as a new architectural material that provides valuable functionality in addition to stunningly unique aesthetics.
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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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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

- 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
The course will illustrate how BIM is adaptable to differing scales of mainstream practice. By the end of the course participants will have an understanding of:

- A wider range of ingredients/tools that can be used as a BIM environment
- The integration of BIM into a business strategy
- Implementing BIM to differing levels on projects
- Practical steps to incorporate terms into forms of appointment and contracts.

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

25 January, Nottingham
22 February, Leeds
12 April, Gateshead
16 May, Manchester
17 May, Liverpool
29 May, London
19 July, Bath
24 July, Crawley
12 September, Cardiff
27 September, Birmingham
16 October, Exeter
18 October, Cambridge
5 December, Reading
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
This seminar is for NBS Scheduler users who wish to prepare schedules of work for smaller scale new build or refurbishment projects where a bill of quantities is not required:
– write schedules of work using the NBS Libraries or based on a NBS Template or previous schedule
– edit your schedule to be project specific by adding or removing NBS properties, work items and constructions
– create user-defined constructions, work items and properties
– format and print the finished document
– attach trades to work items and produce a trade report
– write, format and print your prelims
Type:  Course

Featured CPD Material

- Why porcelain tiles
- Porcelain tiles: Manufacture/Surface Finishes
- Slip resistance/testing methods
- Porcelain enamel index (PEI)
- Installation: Substrates/adhesives/grouts/accessories
- Aftercare: sealants/cleaning
Type:  Seminar
An introduction to the sustainability of gypsum products, the capabilities of plasterboard systems and the new innovations which enable gypsum based boards to fulfil demanding construction needs.
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will provide information on:
- Selection and specification of sports flooring
- Categories of systems including European Standards
- Suitability of systems including overview of subfloor tolerances and underfloor heating
- Types of finish available and suitability
- Installation of sports flooring
- Sustainability and environmental certification
- Accessories and line marking
- Maintenance of sports flooring
Type:  Seminar
This seminar offers an explanation of types of green roof, benefits of a green roof, key design considerations, green roof case studies and legislation.
Type:  Seminar

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This interactive session will examine different types of development and the ways in which architects can deal with heritage issues. The following issues will be covered: • Design development in a heritage context. • The significance and setting of h ...
Retrofitting traditional and historic is one of the key challenges for the UK built environment. A holistic approach is required to make these buildings environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. This seminar explores the issues and solu ...
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