Christmas 2014

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Essential CPD information for the construction industry

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Latest online CPD

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15:46
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
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44:34
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
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10:25
This module on timber cladding is the third of three videos covering the core objectives, concept design and technical design stages of the RIBA Plan of Work.

Video 3 of 3: RIBA Plan of Work Stage 4: Technical Design. This 10 minute video covers technical details for cavities, structural support and battens, technical details for installing timber cladding, fixing different styles of timber cladding, corner details and British Standards and Building Regulations.

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: Timber frames

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

After attending this seminar you will have:
- Learnt about the different aspects of a microphone to know which microphones are suited to which specific job, purpose and venue
- Learnt about the different types, construction and design of microphones and for what purpose they are suited
- Learnt about microphone pickup patterns (how the microphone "hears") and performance parameters and how these affect the microphone's use and performance
- Understood mic manufacture specifications to analyse the use of a specific microphone in an audio application
- Learnt about microphone placement to promote optimal performance, reduce feedback and improve the listener experience
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
-Identify the roles of key decision makers on a construction project.
- Know why there are protocols and a hierarchy for communication.
- Investigate the role body language plays in communication. - Know what resources are at your disposal for documenting a construction project for its inherent environmental impacts.
- Document and record key requirements for a construction project to assure success.
- Identify the implications when a concrete mix design is changed during construction.
- Advise your team with an economic and realistic resolution to the change in the documents for its potential use. - Provide a substitute wall assembly to exceed the initial design requirements and earn higher green points for a scoring system.
- Have the knowledge of a more cost effective and green points rated wall assembly.
- Know what products are available in the marketplace that will be suitable for use and know who and where to contact.
- Know the importance of materials selection as it relates to the building’s energy performance.
Type:  Advanced degree , Online Learning
This CPD aims to help architects:

- Identify a truly sustainable firm from inside to outside and use their knowledge to know how to successfully run a sustainable design business, not just what a sustainable design firm looks like.
- Comprehend codes, rules, standards that agencies create, LEED guidelines, state, federal and local policies. Students will have knowledge that there ARE sustainable guidelines that are mandated by public policy in state and local government.
- Recognise the current ups/downs of the implementation of new software based on the process of change in mindset of a group of people.
- Concretely understand AIA Document B214 – 2007 and AIA Integrated Project Delivery and be able to use them effectively during designing and construction projects.
- Have confidence in information sharing and a collaborative approach to educating ourselves and each other in order to market ourselves and firms.
- Understand the liability and responsibility of an architect in not only the architecture/design business but in sustainable design and who holds - should hold - the responsibilities.
- Be effective leaders and effectively guide a team into change that work s together well.
- Know an architect’s role as a keystone species or a supporting member in the industry and ultimately the sustainability movement.
Type:  Advanced degree , Online Learning

Featured CPD Material

This seminar addresses issues relating to added colour and design applications in relation to masonry blocks, investigates issues of sound and fire properties, and introduces the concept of permeability with regard to Building Regulations, Part L.
Type:  Seminar
The literature provides numerous examples of various issues relating to passive fire protection, legislations, regulations, and specifications options are widely presented in this piece of literature.
Type:  Literature
Most architects are trained to price design services according to project cost which frequently leaves firms competing on fee to win new work and bartering for position at the negotiation table. During this presentation we take a look at the strategies provided by price discrimination and the many benefits associated with adopting a multiple-fee pricing strategy.

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:
www.blueturtlemc.com/uk-workshops
Type:  Seminar
The architect will gain a greater understanding of the many benefits of standing seam construction from a performance point of view. Plus, an insight into the many advantages aluminium can offer as a building material. Detailed information is provided on forthcoming changes to Part L2 of the Building Regulations 2000 (England and Wales) and how standing seam construction will comply with these changes.
Type:  Seminar

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A unique opportunity for all construction and design professionals to gain up-to-date knowledge and enhance personal proficiency on a wide range of subjects, as well as earn CPD points from some of the top companies in their fields.
A unique opportunity for all construction and design professionals to gain up-to-date knowledge and enhance personal proficiency on a wide range of subjects, as well as earn CPD points from some of the top companies in their fields.
Core CPD seminar on Asbestos etc in Chelmsford ...

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