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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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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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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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

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 is for NBS Scheduler users who wish to prepare schedules of work for smaller scale new build or refurbishment projects where a bill of quantities is not required:
– write schedules of work using the NBS Libraries or based on a NBS Template or previous schedule
– edit your schedule to be project specific by adding or removing NBS properties, work items and constructions
– create user-defined constructions, work items and properties
– format and print the finished document
– attach trades to work items and produce a trade report
– write, format and print your prelims
Type:  Course
This seminar will offer delegates an understanding of how mapping can be used to analyse and to present site information. Delegates will also learn how mapping can help to reduce costs for example by providing accurate, reliable information that can reduce the need for site surveys.

Representatives of Ordnance Survey are available to deliver this seminar in London, the South East and the South West. This seminar is also available online.
Type:  Online Learning , Seminar
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

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 will provide:
- An overview on new legislation regarding overhead ceiling tracked hoists
- Clinical background - evidence to support
- Rail, hoist, and installation solutions, pros and cons
- An overview on service and maintenance
Type:  Seminar
This seminar will enable architects to understand how and when to apply the Stretch Ceiling product.
Type:  Seminar

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From the earliest times ironwork has been used for utilitarian objects, and often with an ornamental treatment. This seminar will look at the history of the use of iron in architecture with particular emphasis on ornamental ironwork. It will discuss ...
An RIBA East CPD Extras seminar on the shorters forms of contract ...
It is essential that designers have thorough understanding of historic buildings with good knowledge of current ways of making efficient repairs. This seminar will look at: Surveying historic buildings – techniques Typical structural defects found in ...
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