Christmas 2014

The Customer Centre will be closed from 12.30 on Wednesday 24 December 2014 until 9.00 on Monday 5 January 2015. During this period we are unable to provide telephone support.

In the meantime you can access a wealth of online CPD at www.ribacpd.com and you can book a place on a CPD Roadshow by visiting www.architecture.com/whatson

We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

RIBA Core Curriculum: Designing & building it

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Designing and building it – structural design, construction, technology and engineering’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
James Mossman Ltd - Making Brick Work
Making Brick Work
Seminar, by James Mossman Ltd
This seminar helps put a very traditional material into the modern context. Topics covered include: the aesthetics of brickwork; colour, texture and design detail using brickwork; understanding brickwork manufacture; its technical properties, and; basic aspects of brickwork workmanship.

James Mossman is based in Leicestershire but operates throughout the country, developing links with architectural practices. As a brick factor, the company offers a complete range of facing bricks to specifiers to suit every aesthetic requirement and budget. It also provides technical advice on product selection and appropriate application.

James Mossman has a unique (mobile) sampling service, and forms a vital link between manufacturers and the supply chain to site. Ultimately, it wants to help you achieve your design aspirations.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
COMPAC The Surfaces Company - Rethinking the Way of Design: Technological Marble and Quartz as a Passionate Creative Process
Rethinking the Way of Design: Technological Marble and Quartz as a Passionate Creative Process
Let your imagination run free. Discover the design possibilities offered by engineered marble and quartz, and learn how to use both to create something unique, aesthetically pleasing, completely functional and, of course, ideally suited to the needs of a specific application.

Compac is a ground-breaking European company that specialises in the fabrication of high quality decorative surfaces, engineered quartz and marble. It is a leader in its field, with 40 years’ experience and a presence in America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Compac has a unique knowledge, understanding and feel for stone. Let Compac help you to discover its limitless applications.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
RCM Ltd - Sheathing, backing and other specialist building boards
Sheathing, backing and other specialist building boards
Seminar, by RCM Ltd
A guide to fibrous materials, applications and specification considerations for building boards, internal and external linings and rain screen façades, covering factors that the architect needs to consider, details of fire and moisture resistance, an in-depth examination of board compositions and relative material benefits, board applications and suitability, and work on site.

RCM is a specialist in cement-based building boards, providing a solution for all structural applications. Established in 2004, RCM is a major supplier of complete through wall solutions. Supplying specialist building boards, façades, breather membranes and airtightness solutions, RCM offers a fully integrated approach to the building envelope; specifying and providing products to the correct specification.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35 minutes.