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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The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.  read more...
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The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.  read more...

Latest online CPD

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The first 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.

Andrew Waugh, designer of the world’s tallest all-timber residential building, examines the projects that are suitable for timber construction and shows a gallery of some of the best of today’s timber architecture in a whole range of different building types, from housing to superstores.

Andrew takes you through the ways timber solutions can help you meet different aspects of your client’s strategic
brief, including:
• Speed of construction
• Building Performance
• Environmental Performance
• Light foundations
• Low waste
• Low disruption
• Living environment
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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

- CAD versus BIM – defining Building Information Modelling and differentiating from CAD.
- Industry trends and challenges - review current industry trends and challenges directing many major companies and organisations address working practices and workflows and move towards a BIM approach
- Product demonstration - practical demonstration of a current BIM product
Type:  Seminar
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
This seminar will:
- Inform architects of the latest research
- Help architects think about how they can design to encourage creativity in the workplace
- Generate debate about "great places to work"
Type:  Seminar
The following topics will be covered while the content of the seminar will be tailored to suit the mix of delegates:

- Managing project budgets - setting cost rates, charge-out rates, time recording principles, factors influencing a project budget, handling unknowns/risks, managing changes/extras, monitoring progress and measuring profitability/performance during the project.
- Fee calculation, negotiation and management - timing and securing fees in advance, due diligence checks on clients, mailing appointments, different ways of looking at fees (e.g. architect's perspective, client's perspective, market view).
- Managing cash flow - understanding the difference between profit and cash, easy cash flows, handling the bank manager (comparing with profit and loss, quick look at management accounts – don't wait until the end of the year to find out), managing drawings.

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

26 January, Birmingham
23 February, Crawley
13 March, Exeter
19 April, Cambridge
10 May, Cardiff
14 June, Gateshead
18 July, Leeds
19 September, Manchester
20 September, Liverpool
10 October, Reading
11 October, Bath
16 October, London
24 October, Nottingham
Type:  Seminar

Featured CPD Material

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
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 aims to:

- Enable listeners to make informed choices about the suitability of background substrates for tiling in wet/damp environments
- Help the audience understand British and European standards for tiling
- Provide guidance on the design and construction of trouble-free backgrounds for tiling
- Demonstrate how to create a completely waterproof, inert and dimensionally stable wet room
Type:  Seminar

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