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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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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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

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

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
- Critical thinking and foresight needed when making sustainable choices so green objectives are understood and met.
- Better understanding on green issues and options with respect to remodeling and renovation.
- Sound comprehension of building science, indoor air quality, energy conservation, and energy efficiency principals.
- Better deliver sound recommendations to clients regarding green elements of residential remodeling and renovation.
- Design or deliver project that employ the house as a system philosophy; projects that incorporate health, safety, durability, sustainability, affordability and comfort to occupants.
- Make informed recommendations on green materials and practices.
Type:  Advanced degree , Online Learning
This CPD aims to:

- Identify and describe the various climatic, cultural, and economic influences that shape a community's sustainable solutions.
- Identify and analyse strategies to encourage behavioural changes that support a sustainable community.
- Analyse the role of streets, who they are for, and how their design and configuration influence behavior and community wellbeing.
- Identify and describe positive and negative features of a street and evaluate its role within the larger circulation network.
- Identify and describe the impacts of development on the watershed.
- Analyse the full cost of importing water.
- Analyse and describe the role of land use and open space in sustaining a community.
- Develop a rationale for the appropriate blend of land use within your neighbourhood.
- Identify a rationale for the provision of affordable housing options.
- Analyse the nexus between an individual's dietary habits and the impact on their community.
- Describe the impacts of food production on the environment.
- Describe the evolving renewable energy industry.
- Analyse strategic opportunities for local partnerships to leverage waste streams for energy production.
- Identify solutions to reduce energy demand.
- Describe and analyse the energy embodied in the construction, operations, and maintenance of a building.
- Identify and describe solutions to improving climatic and cultural considerations in modern building design.
- Explain the rationale and objectives for introducing sustainable features in your community.
- Analyse the cultural, political, and economical obstacles to introducing changes in your community.
Type:  Advanced degree , Online Learning

Featured CPD Material

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
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 offers an explanation of types of green roof, benefits of a green roof, key design considerations, green roof case studies and legislation.
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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