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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.
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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
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Sound proofing and compliance with Part E/ section 5 Building Regulations made simple with Sound Proofing Solutions CPD.

Includes methods of compliance, pre-completion testing, robust details, new build, refurbishment and conversion projects. Suitable solutions for floors, Walls and ceilings
Product area: Floor insulation

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

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
This seminar will help you to ensure that your project complies with UK water supply regulations. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme and the WRAS organisation
- Understand the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and the relevant Scottish water byelaws
- Understand how to achieve compliance with the regulations through WRAS approval, including mechanical testing, materials testing and marking of products
- Understand the risk of non-compliance with the regulations
- Understand the importance of WRAS Installation Requirements and Notes (IRNs) to ensure a product has met certain standards
- Understand the WRAS approval certificate
Type:  Seminar
Note: NBS Create users please see NBS Create Specification Management.

A more in-depth look at document management, maintenance and security. A half-day course designed for delegates who have previously attended a Using NBS Building/Landscape course.

By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Use administration and management tools to control office-wide functionality and performance, helping to maintain a standard layout for documents created with the software
- Use document permissions to ensure that each user has appropriate access to the specification file
- Understand and create Office Standards
- Validate specification files in order to keep them up to date with the latest NBS content
- Discuss best practice in using NBS Specification writing software
Type:  Course , Online Learning
Corporate facilities, museums, government buildings, universities, shopping malls and places of worship that use the communications equipment of the modern age all present unique audiovisual (AV) technology challenges. Each type of project requires a range of sophisticated equipment, from computers and
screens to sound systems and digital projectors, all increasingly linked by complex networking systems. Architects are challenged to stay up-to-date on the latest AV technology, and to integrate this technology seamlessly into a building design.

Today, architects and audiovisual solutions providers (AVSPs) are partnering to design interior spaces that successfully merge aesthetics, functionality and technology.
Type:  Seminar

Featured CPD Material

The actual 'as built' energy performance of buildings is often significantly worse than 'as designed'. Fabric First is a practical apporach to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. This seminar covers:
- An introduction to the performance gap in buildings
- Recognising the impact of the performance gap
- The causes of the performance gap
- An introduction to Fabric First, the benefits of continuous insulation and reducing the effects of thermal bridging
- An introduction to approved construction details (Accredited & Enhanced)
- The impact of thermal bridging on energy efficiency
- Improving airtightness
Type:  Seminar
This material is designed as the second of a series of of seminars that investigates Building Regulations Part L as it applies to windows, doors and curtain walling. The unit focuses solely on new build dwellings. This unit is seen as an alternative available to either sector specific practices or those wanting to cover the material in a modular form. The aim is to enhance the design process leading to best selection according to building design and performance needs.
- Part L in the context of reducing CO2 emissions
- The specific regulations, what they mean and responsibility for compliance
- Notional and limiting U-values
- Solar control, regulations and guidance
- Air permeability in relation to products, installation and pressure barriers
By exploring one aspect of the Part L in context of glazed fenestrations we are able to simplify the details and allow greater time for discussion and response.
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will enable you to understanding how heat metering is used to measure and control energy consumption accurately and provide an exact quantity of heat. It covers how heat meters are used to measure the physical flow of energy and will help you to understand the following topics.
- Understand the basic principles of heat engineering and heat metering
- Learn how to correctly specify a heat meter
- Learn how a heat meter should be installed correctly
- Learn to identify incorrectly specified or incorrectly installed heat meters
Type:  Seminar
This seminar provides an introduction to sustainable softwood timber decking. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand where to use timber decking and how to maximise space through versatility in design
- Understand the different types of decking available and the advantages and disadvantages of each
- Understand the difference between hardwood and softwood decking
- Understand accessibility issues, looking at the Disability Discrimination Act and Part M of the Building Regulations
- Understand how to be confident in specifying timber decking and understand performance issues, including anti-slip ratings
- Understand the different types of decking profiles available
- Understand the installation and maintenance of timber decking
Type:  Seminar

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