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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.  read more...

Latest online CPD

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Experts from the timber industry take you through the ways timber systems can help meet your quality objectives, including:
• Accuracy, insulation and air-tightness
• Thermal Performance
• Building Performance
• Offsite manufacture

Get the facts about how timber can help you meet sustainability goals, including information on:
• Renewability and certification
• Carbon storage
• Recyclability
• The Code for Sustainable Homes

Learn about the different timber options available to you, including:
• Timber frame (open and closed panel)
• Post and beam
• Cross Laminated Timber
• Glulam

Timber industry experts give advice from different perspectives about how to achieve best value out of a timber frame project.
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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 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
Product area: Fuel gases other than mains gas

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

How to address the challenges of meeting the client expectations and the mechanisms through which the architect is able to manage their liability.
Type:  Seminar
This seminar looks at:

- Sources and applications of digital ordnance survey mapping
- Sources of enviromental data including case studies
- Sources of planning data
- Historical mapping
- Aerial photography
Type:  Seminar
This three day course will offer delegates a full insight into the role of the CDM co-ordinator, the designer, the client and the CDM Regulations. It includes topics such as hazard identification, risk assessment, method statements, health and safety legislation. The information pack, construction phase plans and health and safety file, including the scope of services required by the CDM co-ordinator
Type:  Course
Recent dramatic technological developments in data capture are causing revolutionary changes in the measured survey industry. High definition 3D laser scanners, used for both internal and external data capture, are more accurate, faster, and less intrusive resulting in significant cost and time savings. The comprehensive data captured is driving the change towards the delivery of 3D information, which allows users to interact with, and visualise data in ways not possible before.
Type:  Seminar

Featured CPD Material

This seminar provides an overview of CE marking under the new Construction Products Regulation (July 2013) and its application to timber doorsets.
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will discuss the following topics:
- Why should acoustics in schools be addressed?
- The two main areas of acoustics requirements for schools - insulation and reverberation
- New draft regulations and the changes to BB93
- How can the requirements be met and what are the pit-falls?
- Special considerations for acoustics in schools
Type:  Seminar
This CPD gives architects an understanding of:
- The principal components of sliding and folding door hardware
- The modes of operation
- How to successfully specify it
- Pitfalls in specification and application
- Relevant standards
- Examples of successful applications
Type:  Seminar
- What is wood modification via acetylation method?
- What is Extreme Durable MDF?
- What tests have been done on Extreme Durable MDF?
- What are Extreme Durable MDF leading uses?

Type:  Seminar

RIBA CPD Roadshows

Thursday 3 September
Thursday 10 September
Thursday 15 October
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RIBA CPD Providers Network Roadshows
RIBA Core CPD Programme 2015
RIBA Advanced CPD
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