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Places, planning and communities

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Places, planning and communities’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Duco Ventilation & Sun Control NV - Acoustic Natural Ventilation for Schools
Acoustic Natural Ventilation for Schools
Modern buildings are becoming more airtight, forcing building designers to put more thought into ventilation strategies. This seminar offers an overall guide to ventilation in buildings (including schools) and suggests ways in which to increase the amount of airflow without taking up more space, as well as strategies to address acoustic issues.

Duco is one of the major European manufacturers of ventilation products. It offers a tremendous range of solutions, including night venting and acoustic control systems. Duco makes vents that provide everything from simple or acoustic background ventilation to large volume intake and exhaust. The company is renowned for the quality and depth of the solutions it offers and advice it provides.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Finishes and Interiors Sector Ltd - Guide to Partitions
Guide to Partitions
Offers practical advice on: the advantages of modern partitioning, including flexibility, sustainability, reusability and tax benefits; systems and current variants; performance issues, such as fire and acoustics; current building regulations and how systems are tested in the laboratory; new trends and technologies, and; case studies.

This seminar covers the full range of systems available, and introduces some of the latest technologies and trends, without being constrained to a single manufacturer.

Finishes and Interiors Sector Ltd (FIS) represents specialists in all aspects of the fit-out sector. It is a truly vertically-integrated organisation with members from across the sector supply chain. FIS works on behalf of the sector to develop skills, drive technical competence and support the sector community. It helps members to make the most of opportunities through advice, training, technical support and dialogue with government and other stakeholders.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.