Christmas 2014

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Full details of RIBA approved CPD materials offered by CEDIA are available to auto-generate as PDF and include company contact information: Overview for CEDIA



CEDIA is an international trade association that represents over 3,700 companies that specialise in designing and installing electronic systems for the home & is the leading global authority representing the home technology market. Their CPD 'Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes' will help architects understand the basics of smart home technology and will give them the knowledge to talk confidently to clients. This CPD is also available in multiple languages.

CPD Material (5)

Smart Home Cabling Requirements for the Modern Home
The aim of this CPD is to provide guidance for the installation of the cabling infrastructure that is important to support today's digital and connected lifestyles, including cabling requirements for home cinema, lighting, audio-visual services and security. It identifies the key requirements for a smart home installation and will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the cabling infrastructure needed to support technology in the home
- Understand the services and benefits available using cables
- Understand the need for both wireless and wired infrastructure
- Understand the different grade of cables used for home technology and which are required
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Future of the Connected Home: Profiling Quiz
An interactive quiz aimed at architects, design professionals mechanical and electrical engineering consultants and property developers. The quiz takes about 10 minutes to complete and aims to give an understanding of the smart home and home technology market. It covers the following topics:
- The state of the smart home industry
- Specifiers' opinions of the smart home market
- The size and scope of the custom installation channel
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Other
Home Technology Client Questionnaire
This questionnaire is designed to identify the home technology needs of a client. It will help design professionals to discuss home technology needs with both clients and home technology professionals. The questionnaire will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the areas of home technology to be considered when discussing the client’s needs
- Understand the types of questions that should be asked when discussing the client’s home technology needs
- Understand how to confidently engage in discussions about the client’s home technology needs with businesses that integrate technology in residential environments
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Literature
Designer's Guide to Common Tech Words and Phrases
This glossary of technology terms aims to enable design professionals to better understand the terminology and phrases used in the home technology industry. It will help designers to build their vocabulary for communications with home technology businesses about their clients technology needs in the residential environment.
Material type: Literature
Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes
This course offers the opportunity to discover how to integrate home technologies for now and the future. It will show you what is possible, describe some alternatives and explain how to incorporate the various systems without detracting from you design and plans. You'll have a good grasp of modern best practice for low-voltage systems in the home and feel more confident specifying these systems. Most importantly you'll know who to ask if you need help in a particular area. This CPD will explore the advantages of working with a professional integrator and explore the solutions available.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar