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...

Latest online CPD

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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.
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The course explores woven metal fabric – used historically as a utilitarian industrial product – as a new architectural material that provides valuable functionality in addition to stunningly unique aesthetics.
Product area: Curtain walling
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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 will focus on the process for Design Risk Management and how designers can discharge their duties under health and safety legislation (including the CDM Regs).

This session will include:
- Update on statistics
- The HASAWA as the Umbrella Legislation in Construction
- Construction-specific safety legislation
- Legislation to be considered by designers
- Design risk management - the process
- Design risk management (good practice) v design risk assessment (bad practice)

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

16 February - Bath
13 March - London
22 March - Crawley
26 April - Birmingham
9 May - Reading
13 June - Cardiff
21 June - Cambridge
13 September - Gateshead
18 September - Exeter
26 September - Nottingham
17 October - Leeds
21 November - Manchester
22 November - Liverpool
Type:  Seminar
This CPD aims to help architects:

- Understand the major factors that make healthcare architecture different from other building types, and the implications of these differences on green building.
- Address the relationship between “green” and “healthy” as it pertains to healthcare facilities.
- Determine driving factors other than environmental sustainability that are relevant to healthcare facility design.
- Understand the differing needs between patients, families, administrators and staff.
- Understand the main contributing factors to indoor environmental quality in healthcare buildings, and why these might not be the same as for other building types.
- Determine how healthcare facilities are uniquely affected by lighting design, especially for aging and other visually challenged populations.
- Describe best practices in acoustical design for healthcare facilities.
- Apply concepts associated with the biophilia hypothesis to healthcare.
- Understand the major contributors to air quality in hospitals.
- Determine the differences between air quality in healthcare facilities and other building types.
Type:  Advanced degree , Online Learning
This seminar looks at areas of structural waterproofing, the hot melt rubber system, installation and typical applications.
Type:  Seminar
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

Featured CPD Material

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
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
- Why porcelain tiles
- Porcelain tiles: Manufacture/Surface Finishes
- Slip resistance/testing methods
- Porcelain enamel index (PEI)
- Installation: Substrates/adhesives/grouts/accessories
- Aftercare: sealants/cleaning
Type:  Seminar
This seminar aims to provide a better understanding of the benefits of pre-cast concrete flooring, as well as an overview of the application and recent developments.
Type:  Seminar

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