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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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.
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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
Product area: Floor beams - timber
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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
Product area: Roof windows, northlights

External management: clients, users and delivery of services

NBS Educator is a website-based series of six presentations in three formats for newcomers to the profession and those needing initial information on:
- Briefs: an introduction
- Contract documentation: an introduction
- Schedules of work: an introduction
- Specifications: an introduction
- Specifications: problems in practice
- Specifications: product selection process
It also contains reading lists and links in four other related modules:
- Health and safety plans
- Conditions of contract
- Production drawings
- Bills of quantities.
NBS Educator is available at www.thenbs.com/training/educator/index.asp
Type:  Online Learning
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Utilise administration tools to ensure office wide functionality and performance, helping to maintain a standard layout of documents created within the software.
- Retrospectively apply document permissions, ensuring that as the project grows, so do the team who can work on the specification.
- Understand office standards and the recommended steps in their creation.
- Use updating tools to enable safe reuse of project specifications.
- Discuss good practice in using NBS Specification writing software.
Type:  Course
On completion of the course you will be confident that you can:
- Recognise and understand the structure of work sections which is based upon the Common Arrangement Work Sections (CAWS).
- Create and edit a specification, using clause editing tools, NBS Guidance and NBS Plus.
- Supplement existing NBS Guidance with your own office knowledge.
- Understand the concept of office standards as a useful basis for project specification, saving time in the specification writing process and ensuring consistency. - Format and print the specification.
- Print specialist reports.
- Define user access to specifications and preliminaries.
- Understand the fundamentals of revisions and their use during the specification process.
- Create, edit and import project schedules
Type:  Course
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

Featured CPD Material

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
- Increase awareness of U-profiled glazing systems' design capabilities and product uses
- Equip attendees with a knowledge of the systems' technical detailing
- Familiarise attendees with the various profiles, glass types, assembly options and ranges available
- Increase design confidence when specifying u-profiled glass
- Convey the knowledge needed to choose the right system for your product
- Introduce new U-profiled glazing innovations and advise on how to specify
Type:  Seminar
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
This seminar offers highlights perceived problems with The Equality Act, BS 8300:2001 and Part M of the building regulations relating to door furniture and offers solutions. The seminar looks at these three pieces of statutory requirements, where we are and how we got there. Some time is spent discussing what is "reasonable" regarding Document M, what are Light Reflectance Values and why they exist.
Type:  Seminar

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