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9000 Aalborg
Steve Pratt
Tel + 44 (0)7733 792 202 Overview
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Gabriel A/S


Design & manufacture of commercial upholstery fabrics.

CPD Material (2)

Yarn Systems for Upholstery Fabrics – Wool vs Polyester
This seminar covers the two main yarn systems used for commercial upholstery fabrics, how they are produced and the relative pros and cons of each. Each section compares the production & dyeing methods of wool versus polyester. The seminar also describes the five main performance criteria of fabrics and the BS standards and tests performed. It pays particular attention to the Fire Retardancy requirements and clarifies the requirements for UK projects. By the end of this seminar you should understand:
- How woollen and polyester fabrics are produced, from raw material production to finished fabrics.
- What the main performance requirements of upholstery fabrics are, and what should you look for.
- What the current UK requirements for fire retardancy are and which fabrics/yarn systems comply.
- How to quickly identify a fabric is fit-for-purpose based on five performance criteria.
- How to specify fabrics that meet basic and advanced UK requirements for commercial and public spaces.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Acoustic Comfort
This CPD looks at the cost to business relating to poor acoustics in the work environment, and what solutions are available to negate these, leading to greater worker health and productivity. Using case studies, we demonstrate the potential benefit, and provide a series of questions to be asked when evaluating acoustic needs. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Acoustic issues within commercial interiors
- The problems that poor acoustics cause and the cost to industry
- The sound levels required for a good working environment and how to assess a poor acoustic situation
- Methods of overcoming acoustic issues
- Design and technology solutions that can be used in acoustic systems
- Benefits of solving acoustic issues to worker health and performance
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar


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Subject/Product Areas (CI/SfB)
RIBA Core Curriculum areas