Essential CPD information for the construction industry

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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
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This online learning module aims to cover:

- an introduction to ultraviolet air and object sterilisation systems, how they work and what they can do to improve air quality
- traditional solutions
- bringing ultraviolet indoors
- selection factors
- in-duct, stand alone and coil cleaning systems
- validation
- life cycle cost comparison
Product area: Air treatment systems
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This seminar explores rooflight solutions for the metal building envelope, addressing:
• considerations when specifying rooflights
• the innovations that are being implemented in practice
• the economic and environmental benefits that accrue from these developments.

With particular attention to the importance of natural light, safety improvements, legislative pressures and environmental concerns for the typical warehouse and out of town retail unit.
Product area: Rooflights

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

The AIA (American Institute of Architects) has been the USA's leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.

We carry out our goal through advocacy, information, and community. Each year the AIA

Sponsors hundreds of continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure

Sets the industry standard in contract documents with more than 100 forms and contracts used in the design and construction industry

Provides countless Web-based resources for emerging architecture professionals

Conducts market research and provides analysis of the economic factors that affect the business of architecture
Hosts the annual AIA National Convention and Design Exposition

Serves as an advocate of the architecture profession
Promotes design excellence and outstanding professional achievement through an awards program

The AIA convention is an enjoyable, informative challenging and instructive week in the annual calendar. Not everyone can get to the USA to attend, so the AIA makes convention sessions available virtually.

RIBA members and other built environment professionals are invited to access dozens of on demand videos from past AIA convention sessions, including the 2013 sessions from Denver.

Each on-demand session is reasonably priced and offers an hour or ninety minutes of interesting CPD on a huge array of practice and design topics from an American perspective.

AIA Virtual Convention on-demand video sessions are a great way for RIBA members in the USA, the UK and elsewhere to do some at-desk self-directed CPD. While some topics may be more pertinent for practice in the USA, there are still scores of sessions any architect could benefit from.

Visit http://convention.aia.org/event/convention-home.aspx to find out more.
Type:  Online Learning , 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 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
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

Featured CPD Material

The seminar will assist the architect when drafting the specification to meet the latest legislation for compliance to safety, security, emergency egress, corrosion resistance and best value.
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will provide:
- An understanding of rainscreen benefits
- Difference between ventilated and non ventilated construction
- The benefits of lightweight boards that can be easily cut and shaped
Type:  Seminar
by Pergo
Laminate Floors for use in the Contract Market
- Laminate Floor Components
- Slip Resistance
- Testing
- Installation
- Sustainability
- Case Studies
Type:  Seminar
The material provides knowledge of how, where and what to specify to meet a need for boiling water for beverage provision.
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.
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NBS Live | Digital Thinking, Smart Building - Tuesday 4 November 2014 at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH
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