Essential CPD information for the construction industry

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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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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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Experts from the timber industry take you through the ways timber systems can help meet your quality objectives, including:
• Accuracy, insulation and air-tightness
• Thermal Performance
• Building Performance
• Offsite manufacture

Get the facts about how timber can help you meet sustainability goals, including information on:
• Renewability and certification
• Carbon storage
• Recyclability
• The Code for Sustainable Homes

Learn about the different timber options available to you, including:
• Timber frame (open and closed panel)
• Post and beam
• Cross Laminated Timber
• Glulam

Timber industry experts give advice from different perspectives about how to achieve best value out of a timber frame project.
Product area: Floor beams - timber
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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

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

This seminar aims to help delegates:

- Understand what makes a great and winning bid
- Understand what buyers will be looking for in a bid
- Understand how to demonstrate value
- Understand what a value matrix is and how it adds power to a bid
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will discuss the selection criteria when considering what form of contract your client should enter into with a main contractor. Procurement techniques and how to consider tenders and deal with tender amendments will also be discussed, as will European procurement guidelines and the effect of qualitative criteria scoring.

The session will cover how and why to amend Standard Forms of Contracts and how to incorporate documents into the contract. It will look at how to deal with ambiguities between those documents, as well as dealing with Letters of Intent.

Finally, the seminar will briefly discuss the legislative changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and what impact these have had, to which contracts they apply and when they should not be incorporated.

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

19 January, Cambridge
15 February, Cardiff
8 March, Reading
25 April, Crawley
15 May, Exeter
27 June, Nottingham
18 July, Manchester
19 July, Liverpool
26 July, Birmingham
18 September, London
11 October, Gateshead
8 November, Bath
21 November, Leeds
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
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

by Ventive
- The history of natural ventilation
- Indoor air quality issues
- Solutions and Challenges
- Case Studies
- A different perspective on retrofitting ventilation
- A new way to consider passive airflow design in domestic dwellings
Type:  Seminar
Steel castings allow the architect freedom of design to achieve unique and architecturally attractive components for bridges and buildings. Components can be decorative only or utilise the high strength of steel to carry structural loadings. This seminar explores these themes and in particular the following aspects which will give an architect the confidence to design and specify castings:

- Sectors for steel castings
- Historical timeline
- Sand castings concepts
- Production
- Testing
- Design and specification
- Case studies
Type:  Seminar
- Products and Applications
- Why Resinous Floors
- Current Floor Finishes/Cost
- Sustainability
- Design
Insuring Successful Instalation
Type:  Seminar
This seminar provides an introduction to LED ligting in the commercial environment. This source is now destined to become the furture of artificial lighting and this seminar is designed to be an education on features and benefits as well as outlining the possible pitfalls of this new technology. The seminar introduction recaps on lighting terminology.
Type:  Seminar

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