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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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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
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- BS 8102 Code of Practice for Below Ground Waterproofing.
- Waterproofing with drainage membranes.
- Their use in existing and new build basements.
- How they are installed.
- The use of drainage and sump pumps.
- The importance of regular maintenance
Product area: Damp-proof course membranes, cavity trays, flashings
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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

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

This seminar from ACPO CPI explores how design can reduce the opportunity for crime, what Police ALOs and CPDAs can do for you, examines preferred police specifications and looks at the legislation and directives behind Secured by Design.
Type:  Seminar
- To understand and discuss the many ways that buildings interact with their environment.
- To relate various building impacts to regional and global environmental conditions.
- To design improvements to the physical, operational, and behavioral building system to reduce negative environmental impacts.
- To advocate for improvements to existing buildings and operations based upon a clear understanding of the local, regional, and global impacts of the buildings and operations.
Type:  Advanced degree , Online Learning
An introduction to NBS Landscape, for landscape architects who create and edit landscape specifications.

This introductory course covers how to effectively use the software, along with supporting guidance on best-practice specification writing.

As well as receiving CPD accreditation on completion of the course, attendees will find time spent with an experienced NBS trainer a valuable asset to their development. A product-specific training manual will also be given to attendees to take away with them at the end of the course.

On completion of the course you will be able to:
- Understand the structure of work sections which is based upon the Common Arrangement Work Sections (CAWS)
- Create and edit a specification and set of preliminaries using clause editing tools, the NBS Guidance and manufacturers’ information
- Understand the basics of Office Standards as a useful basis for project specification, saving time in the specification writing process and ensuring consistency
- Track changes to your specification by using Revisions
- Format, print and export the specification
- Define user access to specifications and preliminaries
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

This CPD gives an introduction to the passive fire protection of structural steel. It initially outlines the importance of providing adequate fire protection and the relevant legislation and standards. After examining different methodologies, the focus is on intumescent coatings, explaining how they work, the different types available, and how they are suited to different building types and environments. Finally the CPD looks at the method of application, the roll of the sub-contractor, and the factors that need to be taken into consideration to ensure that a project is completed successfully.
Type:  Seminar
The aim of this seminar is to provide an overview of the two main environmental schemes, BREEAM and LEED, which are used to assess the environmental impact of suspended ceilings. It also looks at some of the other environmental assessment schemes that may be encountered, especially those that have been, or are being, developed for refurbishment projects. This seminar describes how the choice of suspended ceilings can influence a building’s environmental accreditation and covers the following topics.
- The important factors that can affect your choice of suspended ceilings product and how these can impact on the environment throughout the life cycle of the building, from manufacturing and construction through building use to end of life
- The positive effect which suspended ceilings can have on environmental assessments and the interior environment of a building in use
- The environmental certification which is currently available for ceiling manufacturers and their products
Type:  Seminar
This CPD presentation highlights the development of glass as a material in construction, looking at current and future applications. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the history, early applications and development of glass in construction
- Understand current applications of glass in construction in the residential, commercial and public sectors, including structural glazing
- Understand technological advances in glass development, including u-values, solar control, glass fixings and frameless glazing
- Understand the impact of new developments on design
Type:  Seminar
This seminar aims to raise awareness of product and scope of use by increasing product knowledge providing better value for the client.
Type:  Seminar

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Core CPD seminar on Integrating building services in historic buildings in Cambridge ...
Part 1: Background & context a. The context & historical perspective of the use of lime mortars and secondary & contemporary sources. b. Summary of lime manufacture, commercial lime types, identification, natures, uses & site practices Part 2: Asses ...
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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