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Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
ICB  (Waterproofing) Ltd - A Flexible Approach to Waterproofing
A Flexible Approach to Waterproofing
New

This seminar will provide you with an understanding of the technical detailing issues and design factors involved in particular waterproofing applications. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the different types of waterproofing applications available.
- Understand specific waterproofing design factors to take into consideration while designing a building including, roof types, installation methods and detailing.
- Understand the solutions available for relevant waterproofing applications.
Shaw Contract  - Commercial Carpet: Going Beyond the Labels
Commercial Carpet: Going Beyond the Labels
Seminar, by Shaw Contract
New

- Gain a broad understanding of the various sustainability and building rating schemes used in the industry to specify commercial carpets.
- Gain an understanding of the various components of carpet such as nylon, Polypropylene fibres and bitumen, PVC, cushion backed and polyolefin backing systems and their limits on recylability.
- Understand how carpets can be designed for closed loop recycling.
- Gain an understanding of the Cradle to Cradle concept as an alternative specification tool.
DCM Surfaces - Decorative Gravel Surfacing for Paths and Driveways
Decorative Gravel Surfacing for Paths and Driveways
Seminar, by DCM Surfaces
New

This CPD provides an overview of various types of decorative surfacing for paths and driveways. It covers key features of bound gravel and bonded gravel, how to achieve a long-lasting, high-quality finish and avoid UV colour changes, cracking and shredding of the surface. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand which decorative gravel surface is right for a particular application.
- Understand how to confidently specify a decorative gravel surface.
- Understand how decorative gravel surfacing is installed.
- Understand warranties and how decorative gravel surfacing is maintained.
OAG Limited - Design and Specification of Structural Glazing
Design and Specification of Structural Glazing
Seminar, by OAG Limited
New

This CPD outlines the approach to the design and specification of structural glazing where the design intent very often requires a more non-standard or bespoke engineered glazing solution. This will include an overview of the glass manufacturing process from a raw material to a finished structural application and explain the considerations that need to be made when designing various structural elements. This is illustrated through a variety of case studies from balustrades to self-supporting structures. The presentation will also cover suitable glass types, heat loss and solar gain as well as the importance of identifying key processes in installation. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how glass is made, the limitations in manufacturing and how to identify the correct glass for your application.
- Understand how glass is strengthened through heat and lamination.
- Understand what happens when glass breaks and how to improve thermal performance.
- Understand various structural glazing applications and the challenges they present.
- Understand typical installation sequences including an introduction to access and lifting equipment.
Altro - Designing for Mental Health
Designing for Mental Health
Seminar, by Altro
Revised

The designing for mental health CPD covers the building needs for mental healthcare facilities in the UK. It focusses on priorities and concerns when designing facilities, plus the different design requirements for low, medium and high dependency, as well as the different requirements for adults compared with children. It looks in detail at effective design for high risk areas, including the finishes needed to reduce the risk of harm to service users.
Dura Composites Ltd - Designing for the Future: An Introduction to GRP Service Riser Flooring and Specification
Designing for the Future: An Introduction to GRP Service Riser Flooring and Specification
Revised

This seminar provides an introduction to the use of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) for service riser voids. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand service riser flooring voids used to accommodate mechanical and electrical services.
- Understand the key issues in the provision of riser void coverings and the features and benefits of GRP as a riser covering.
- Understand the most important substructure considerations.
- Understand and identify different substrates, the best supporting system for the substrate and how to specify the right products.
Dyson - Eat, Sleep, Work and Repeat: Circadian Disruption and Human Centric Lighting
Eat, Sleep, Work and Repeat: Circadian Disruption and Human Centric Lighting
Seminar, by Dyson
New

This CPD is about human-centric lighting, we will go on a journey to understand how humans have evolved to depend on light and how we now understand more about artificial light and its effects on circadian disruption. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand human evolution, our connection to natural light and darkness.
- Understand natural light versus artificial light.
- Understand human visual sensitivity.
- Understand human centric lighting applications.
- Understand the WELL Building Standard for lighting.
Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation - Electric Flame: Ignite Your Imagination
Electric Flame: Ignite Your Imagination
Revised

This CPD aims to show attendees how electric flame technology can spark their imagination for their future designs. By giving an overview of how current technology can be of environmental benefit and detailing the various regulations and legislation that apply to the specification process, we aim to show what electric flame can add to any space. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand contemporary electric flame technologies.
- Understand the regulations and legislation associated with specification.
- Understand the environmental benefits of electric flame.
- Understand the types of technology readily available.
- Understand the benefits and limitations of specifying electric flame.
Forster Profile Systems (UK) Ltd - External Elegance
External Elegance
New

This seminar is about the specification of steel glazed curtain wall and facade systems, windows and doors. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the benefits of steel glazed systems.
- Understand the considerations when specifying a steel glazed system.
- Understand the finishes available.
- Understand the types of project where a steel glazed system can be used how to specify the right system for your requirements.
Guardian Glass UK Ltd - Glass as a Design Material and Regulations Impacts on Specification
Glass as a Design Material and Regulations Impacts on Specification
Revised

This seminar looks at the correct specification of glass. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand glass as a material and the types of glass available.
- Understand technical aspects of glass and how glass is produced.
- Understand applications and performance of different types of glass.
- Understand the influence of Building Regulations Part L on Specification.
- Understand U values and G values.
- Understand advanced coated glass.
- Understand glass as a design material, what it could do and where and when to specify glass.
Nicholson STS - Going Through the Roof: Key Considerations for Specifiers Around the Issue of Roof Penetrations
Going Through the Roof: Key Considerations for Specifiers Around the Issue of Roof Penetrations
Seminar, by Nicholson STS
New

This CPD provides attendees with a specific insight into the issues surrounding roof level service penetrations. Attendees will be guided through the key considerations relating to maintaining the integrity of the all-important weathering layer where ducts, pipes and cables exit the riser on to the roof. The session will identify the methods and protocols that are essential for the effective and durable execution of this often-challenging detail. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the evolution of the flat roof and how roof constructions have changed.
- Understand the utilisation of the roof area, how we use roofs today.
- Understand the key considerations when designing roof penetrations.
- Understand the pitfalls of a reactive approach.
- Understand the benefits of a proactive, collaborative approach.
- Understand the science of effective weathering.
- Understand the benefits of a proprietary system.
Cellecta Ltd - Heated Floor Treatments
Heated Floor Treatments
Seminar, by Cellecta Ltd
New
This seminar looks at the specification of underfloor heating and how best to incorporate it within floor treatments. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand why you would choose underfloor heating.
- Understand the installation of underfloor heating in traditionally screeded floors and dry board options.
- Understand design considerations, floor build-ups and the effect on finishes.
- Understand the effect floor elements have on the overall floor performance.
- Understand other underfloor heating solutions available.
Silvadec - How to Choose your Wood Plastic Composite Deck Board
How to Choose your Wood Plastic Composite Deck Board
Seminar, by Silvadec
Revised

This seminar is about the specification of wood plastic composite (WPC) products as used for decking, fencing and cladding. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what wood plastic composite is, the products available on the market and their applications.
- Understand the characteristics and advantages of wood plastic composite.
- Understand environmental issues, eco-management, ISO 14001, labelling and PEFC.
- Understand issues of slip resistance and fire resistance.
- Understand the different decking boards available, their installation and maintenance.
Schöck Ltd - Impact Sound Insulation for Staircases
Impact Sound Insulation for Staircases
Seminar, by Schöck Ltd
New

The aim of this CPD is to bring awareness of why sound insulation is an increasingly important criterion for residential and commercial buildings, particularly in improving the acoustic performance caused by impact sound from stairs. We also aim to introduce what the regulations say, how to verify sound insulation performance and introduce solutions to provide sound insulation. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand why sound insulation is important.
- Understand the effect of noise disturbance on human beings.
- Understand the noise disturbance factor of staircases.
- Understand standards and regulations.
- Understand how UK requirements compare to other European countries requirements.
- Understand how to prove the performance of sound insulation products.
- Understand solutions for achieving sound insulation in staircases.
KONE plc - Lifts in Construction and Modernisation
Lifts in Construction and Modernisation
Seminar, by KONE plc
Revised

Building owners and specifiers need to ensure the lift contractor and equipment supplied comply with the European Standard EN 81. This seminar covers safety rules for construction and installation of passenger and goods lifts and how to avoid costly and time consuming design changes. It will cover the following topics:
- Codes and standards for lift design and safety.
- Accessibility.
- Fire resistance.
- Vandal resistance.
- Eco-efficiency and sustainability.
- Digital engineering.
Bulthaup GmbH & Co KG - Living Spaces - Joint Event with FSB
Living Spaces - Joint Event with FSB
New

Joint event between Bulthaup and FSB showing 2 RIBA approved seminars. Taking place on the evening of Monday 8th April, held at Bulthaup, 37 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1PP. Registration at 16.15 for drinks canapes and networking. First CPD: 16.40 – 17.40 and second CPD: 18.00 – 19.00. Book at https://bulthaup-fsb-cpds.eventbrite.co.uk T:0207 495 3663

Bulthaup Gmbh & Co Kg - Living Spaces. This CPD explores the development of kitchen design over the past 70 years and explains how kitchen furniture has evolved to address the current place that the kitchen holds as part of the living space. Factory processes are also explained to give an understanding of the different materials and techniques used today including: veneer / solid wood, laminate, lacquer, aluminium, laser edge welding and monobloc manufacturing. Samples will be available to view. There will also be Insight into the individual planning of kitchens in living spaces.

FSB (Franz Schneider Brakel) Gmbh & Co Kg - Specifying high performing door furniture and finishes. This CPD will give an overview of the different finishes available within the materials selection commonly used within the design industry. The core materials for door furniture are aluminium, stainless steel, brass and bronze and therefore we will look at how and where you can use the different materials and what the advantages and disadvantages are for each of them.
Papergraphics Limited - Picture This!  A Specifier's Guide to Construction Products Regulations for Digitally Printed Wallcoverings
Picture This! A Specifier's Guide to Construction Products Regulations for Digitally Printed Wallcoverings
New

This CPD looks at the specification of digitally printed wallcoverings suitable for commercial interiors. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the Construction Product Regulations in respect to digitally printed wallcoverings and the correlation between these and the UK Building Regulations.
- Understand which product types fall under these regulations.
- Understand European Standard EN 15102 and product performance requirements.
- Understand fire testing and certification and what to look for in terms of fire performance and classification.
- Understand the relevance of a declaration of performance and CE marking.
Automatic Doors Suppliers Association - Powered Pedestrian Doors: Design and Understanding for Accessibility and Safety
Powered Pedestrian Doors: Design and Understanding for Accessibility and Safety
New

This seminar looks at the design and specification of powered doors including how to choose the right door for your project, safety considerations and access for all. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand why we use powered doors.
- Understand where else might we see powered doors.
- Understand the different types of powered doors available.
- Understand common terminology used to describe how a powered door should operate.
- Understand the requirements you need to consider when specifying powered doors.
- Understand guidance on safety standards for powered doors.
- Understand guidance on how Building Regulations and standards impact on powered doors.
Delta Membrane Systems Ltd - Reducing Risk in Type C Systems Using Predictive Maintenance
Reducing Risk in Type C Systems Using Predictive Maintenance
New

The aim of this presentation is to provide architects and designers with a deeper understanding on the concepts of utilizing predictive maintenance and reducing risk within Type C systems. It explores the benefits of using predictive maintenance in below ground applications and the use of technologies. It also covers important insights when designing a robust waterproofing solution. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand what is a Type C cavity drainage system.
- Understand design principles for a Type C cavity drainage system and how to minimise and mitigate risk in the design process.
- Understand definitions of ground and surface water and explanations of ground and surface water behaviour.
- Understand pump and alarm systems and how to minimise and mitigate risk for sump pump failure.
- Understand predictive maintenance and continuous monitoring.
- Understand the benefits of using predictive maintenance in below ground applications.
- Understand facts about Big Data and analytic software and its benefits.
- Understand dynamic servicing and its benefits in reducing risk.
Geberit Sales Ltd - Science Behind the Sensory Space
Science Behind the Sensory Space
Seminar, by Geberit Sales Ltd
New

This CPD investigates the human senses and the influence they have on how we interact with the world around us. Offering the bathroom as a place of sanctuary, this CPD explores how, whether it’s in the home, in a hotel or even at the office, architects and designers have the perfect opportunity to deliver bathroom solutions that provide an antidote to our ‘always-on’ society and a shot in the arm for our health and wellbeing. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the impacts of the modern world on human health and the repercussions of the digital era.
- Understand how to recognise how the senses influence and impact on our interaction with the world.
- Understand the fundamentals of biophilic design.
- Understand sensory bathroom design and the effect on the human senses.
Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products - Solar Shading: Form and Function
Solar Shading: Form and Function
Revised
This seminar on the requirements for solar shading will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what brise soleil (solar shading) is.
- Understand the various functions of brise soleil in building design including, shading, heat gain reduction, and screening and glare reduction.
- Understand design considerations that should be applied during the project design stage to ensure functionality and integration into the overall building design .
- Understand typical types of shading available and typical materials used.
Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products - Solar Shading: Solar Heat Gain and Compliance with Building Regulations Part L
Solar Shading: Solar Heat Gain and Compliance with Building Regulations Part L
This seminar looks at the way solar shading relates to the current Building Regulations. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how solar shading relates to the current Building Regulations, especially Building Regulations Part L2A, Conservation of Energy and Power:
- Understand solar heat gain calculations.
- Understand how solar shading can affect solar heat gain to reduce building energy costs.
- Understand how solar shading can be used to comply with Building Regulations.
Optima  - Specifying Glass Partitions
Specifying Glass Partitions
Seminar, by Optima
Revised

This seminar looks at specifying glass partitions and doors and how to choose the right product against the given performance requirements. It will cover the following topics:
- When and how to specify glass partitions.
- Acoustic, fire and structural performance considerations.
-Integration of glass partitions with other elements such as doors.
Franz Schneider Brakel Gmbh + Co Kg - Specifying High Performance Door Furniture and Finishes - Joint Event with Bulthaup
Specifying High Performance Door Furniture and Finishes - Joint Event with Bulthaup
New

Joint event between Bulthaup and FSB showing 2 RIBA approved seminars. Taking place on the evening of Monday 8th April, held at Bulthaup, 37 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1PP. Registration at 16.15 for drinks canapes and networking. First CPD: 16.40 – 17.40 and second CPD: 18.00 – 19.00. Book at https://bulthaup-fsb-cpds.eventbrite.co.uk T:0207 495 3663

Bulthaup Gmbh & Co Kg - Living Spaces. This CPD explores the development of kitchen design over the past 70 years and explains how kitchen furniture has evolved to address the current place that the kitchen holds as part of the living space. Factory processes are also explained to give an understanding of the different materials and techniques used today including: veneer / solid wood, laminate, lacquer, aluminium, laser edge welding and monobloc manufacturing. Samples will be available to view. There will also be Insight into the individual planning of kitchens in living spaces.

FSB (Franz Schneider Brakel) Gmbh & Co Kg - Specifying high performing door furniture and finishes. This CPD will give an overview of the different finishes available within the materials selection commonly used within the design industry. The core materials for door furniture are aluminium, stainless steel, brass and bronze and therefore we will look at how and where you can use the different materials and what the advantages and disadvantages are for each of them.
Tata Steel - Structural Roof Decking in Construction
Structural Roof Decking in Construction
Seminar, by Tata Steel
New

This structural roof decking CPD seminar provides an insight into the use of metal deck roofing systems. It addresses the key issues to be considered when specifying a structural roof deck: built up construction options and advantages, roof deck profile range, CE Marking, coatings, environmental and sustainability issues, installation, non-fragility, penetrations, curved roofs, cantilevers, acoustics, loadings, software, diaphragm design and case studies. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the benefits of choosing steel roof decking.
- Understand the basics of diaphragm design.
- Understand the environmental benefits of steel roof decking.
- Understand acoustic performance from metal decking.
- Understand what applied loadings to expect.
ThermoSphere - Sustainable Bathroom Heating
Sustainable Bathroom Heating
Seminar, by ThermoSphere
New

Trends in bathroom design continue to evolve but how do you make the bathroom feel as good as it looks? This seminar focusses on the importance of sustainable heating design and how it impacts the overall bathroom experience. Energy and efficiency will also be discussed as well as specific builds that not only reduce time and cost of installation but how the same material solves wider heating challenges of the wider project. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how to make a bathroom feel as good as it looks.
- Understand sustainability within the bathroom.
- Understand effective bathroom waterproofing.
- Understand heating and acoustics.
- Understand how to reduce time and cost in the installation process.
- Understand how radiant heat has solved bigger problems.
Wienerberger Ltd - Technical Considerations When Designing with Brick
Technical Considerations When Designing with Brick
Seminar, by Wienerberger Ltd
Revised

This course provides an overview of the modern brick manufacturing processes, the common terminology and the characteristics of different products. It covers topics such as brick technical properties, British Standards including BS EN 771-1, the influence of design and detailing on brickwork performance and the principles of brickwork movement, expansion joints and mortar specification.

This content is also available as a Digital CPD at https://knowledgebuilder.wienerberger.co.uk/cpd/technical-considerations-designing-brick/

In this course:
- Bricks in the 21st Century.
- Brick production methods.
- Types of brick.
- Sustainability.
- Examples of efflorescence and why it occurs.
- Brick sizes and tolerances.
- Different bond and alternative laying patterns.
- Blending bricks to create mixed facades.
- Examples and things to consider when using projecting bricks.
- How to achieve curved brickwork and potential problems to be mindful of.
- Mortar specification and why it should be an important consideration.
- An introductory look at movement in brickwork.
- Thermal and moisture movements and calculations.
- UK and European Standards.
Sky Factory Inc - The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space
The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space
Seminar, by Sky Factory Inc
New

This course discusses the importance of daylight as a spatial experience. It underscores the role daylight-quality light plays beyond regulating circadian rhythms, but also as a restorative, multisensory conduit to the sky. It explores the neural connections between light, space and memory at the level of perception and analyses how spatial cognition and our assessment of depth perception is susceptible to environmental or structural cues. This CPD explores the malleable nature of perception and how our hardwired habits of perception can be co-opted to create optical illusions that alter the occupant’s experience of interior space, yielding significant and quantifiable health benefits. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the impact of isolated interiors and deep plan buildings on human performance.
- Understand the role daylight and perceived open space play in preserving optimal cognitive function.
- Understand circadian cells and how the spatial distribution of light in the brain may also play a key restorative effect.
- Understand how the shared neural pathways between memory and the sensorimotor system impact perception.
- Understand the malleable nature of human perception and the positive outcomes of multisensory illusions.
- Understand the perceived zenith and horizon line as the restorative barometer of spatial cognition.
FSi Limited - Understanding Fire Protection Standards and Certifications
Understanding Fire Protection Standards and Certifications
Online Learning, by FSi Limited
New

This CPD aims to give its audience an understanding of what is meant by passive fire protection and fire stopping, how the products are tested, what standards they are tested to and what is a CE mark and how it is obtained. It also highlights the importance of certified installers. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand passive fire protection and fire stopping requirements.
-Understand compartmentations, what compartments needs to be created and why.
- Understand the difference between reaction and resistance to fire.
- Understand the difference between BS and EN standards.
- Understand CE marking and how it is obtained.
- Understand the importance of certified installers and third-party certification.
- Understand fire testing.
Hambleside Danelaw Ltd - Understanding NBS and Other Speicification Requirements for Industrial Rooflights
Understanding NBS and Other Speicification Requirements for Industrial Rooflights
New

This seminar uses a step-by-step approach to guide delegates through the process of correctly specifying rooflights and relates requirements to relevant NBS specification clauses. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand why it is important to specify rooflights.
- Understand why rooflight specification should be considered independently of the roof system specification.
- Understand the key performance requirements set out in NBS in the order they appear.
- Understand the key performance requirements in the Building Regulations both within NBS and outside NBS.
- Understand other specification requirements such as sustainability.
- Understand how rooflights can contribute to BREEAM.
FSi Limited - Understanding Passive Fire Protection Systems
Understanding Passive Fire Protection Systems
Seminar, by FSi Limited
New

This CPD aims to give its audience an understanding of what is meant by passive fire protection and fire stopping, how the products are tested and what standards they are tested to. It also provides a good understanding of passive fire protection products and systems and highlights the importance of certified installers. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand passive fire protection and fire stopping requirements.
- Understand compartmentations, what compartments needs to be created and why.
- Understand the difference between reaction and resistance to fire.
- Understand the difference between BS and EN standards.
- Understand passive fire protection systems and what products are needed for different scenarios.
- Understand the importance of certified installers and third-party certification.
- Understand fire testing.
Jaga UK - Ventilation in Schools
Ventilation in Schools
Seminar, by Jaga UK
Revised

This seminar discusses that ventilation systems must:
- Respond to variation in occupancy and ambient temperature.
- Be immune to the effects of wind speed and direction.
- Be energy efficient.
- Comply with regulations.
- CO2 is the most practical measure of IAQ to use as a control parameter.
- All systems have advantages and disadvantages.
Atkinson & Kirby - Wood Materials
Wood Materials
Seminar, by Atkinson & Kirby
New

This CPD looks at wood as a material and what you need to understand to specify wood flooring. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the make-up of trees and how they grow.
- Understand the characteristics of wood.
- Understand the history of oak.
- Understand sustainable sourcing.
- Understand why wood should be used in architecture and design.
- Understand how and why different floors are created.
- Understand how wood is manufactured into flooring.
- Understand wood and moisture and the pitfalls to consider.
- Understand installation issues.