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The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Zip Water UK - Boiling Water and Hydration in the Workplace
Boiling Water and Hydration in the Workplace
Seminar, by Zip Water UK
A seminar that focusses on the importance of drinking water in the workplace by addressing, not only the staff productivity and environmental benefits, but the key regulations associated with drinking water.

With unrivalled expertise in filtered boiling, chilled and sparkling water, Zip Water is known globally as the source of one of the world’s most advanced drinking water systems. Founded in Australia in 1947, Zip Water has always been an innovator, advancing and perfecting its drinking water technology across decades. Today, Zaun provides businesses and homes in more than 70 countries with an extensive range of high-performance systems to suit every requirement.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Lithofin - Cleaning, Protecting and Maintaining Natural and Artificial Stone, Ceramic and Porcelain
Cleaning, Protecting and Maintaining Natural and Artificial Stone, Ceramic and Porcelain
Seminar, by Lithofin
Provides invaluable advice on the treatment of stone and tile surfaces, including the use of chemicals for cleaning, protecting and maintaining stone and tile surfaces at each stage of a project.

Lithofin’s impressive product range has been developed over the last 60 years to meet the specific needs of stone specialists, specifiers and restorers. It encompasses products to clean, protect and maintain natural and artificial stone, ceramics and porcelain and includes excellent problem-solving products ideal for all aspects of specification, installation, snagging and restoration. A technical support line is available for expert advice.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 90 minutes.
Oscar Acoustics - Diversity in Sound Reverberation Control in Buildings
Diversity in Sound Reverberation Control in Buildings
Seminar, by Oscar Acoustics
An informative seminar that covers the following topics: an explanation and demonstration of sound, sound frequencies, reverberation and noise; the Building Regulations Part E requirement for reverberation controls in schools and common areas; Part E as a good practice guide for non-school applications; the importance of low frequency reverberation control for hearing-impaired people, and; an overview of the pros and cons that come with the passive and resonating solutions.

Oscar Acoustics has one of the most comprehensive ranges of architectural acoustic finishes for reverberation control within buildings. Its products exceed the latest Building Regulations Part E and include guaranteed acoustic solutions based on fire rated, recycled natural materials. In short, Oscar Acoustics offers complete acoustic solutions for noise control without the need for design compromise.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain UK - Fire Resistant Glass Explained - Playing With Fire
Fire Resistant Glass Explained - Playing With Fire
Covers all aspects of passive fire protection, including the advantages of using glass to provide fire resistance, the different applications, requirements and types of fire-resistant glass, an explanation of classifications, multifunctionality of fire-resistant glass, the relevant standards in general and those specific to fire resistance. This comprehensive CPD seminar also details specification in conjunction with the correct tested frame combination, as well as providing guidance on fire testing, certification and standards.

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is one of the largest manufacturers of fire rated and protective glazed solutions.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Sylan - Innovation in Flush Fronted Washrooms
Innovation in Flush Fronted Washrooms
Seminar, by Sylan
An overview of the key information an architect will need when specifying flush-fronted washrooms. Includes: material finishes available, their features and benefits, and how they can influence washroom design; how the selection of fixing systems can impact on the design of high-end, flush-fronted washrooms; advice on budget and value engineering; equality and accessibility considerations, and; the benefits of choosing a tried and tested system.

Sylan is a leading manufacturer of flush-fronted washroom cubicles. With over 30 years’ heritage, Sylan is available in six impressive material options – all designed to set the heart racing! The comprehensive product range includes WC and changing cubicles, ducting and vanity units. Sylan not only looks the part, but also withstands the test of time, supported by a 10-year guarantee.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Zaun Limited - Perimeter Security and Integrated Systems
Perimeter Security and Integrated Systems
Seminar, by Zaun Limited
Examines the specification of physical and technological perimeter security products. Gain a greater understanding of the different security threats faced by various types of buildings and sites, the different perimeter security products available (including intruder detection and deterrent systems, and integrated security technology products) and how to select the right product for each circumstance.

Zaun is a unique UK manufacturer of palisade, welded mesh and woven mesh fencing, designing and fabricating all its products in Wolverhampton. Zaun manufactures fencing for all applications, from schools and playgrounds to prisons, airports and military bases – and everything in between.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Vitra Tiles - Specifying Tiles for the Hospitality Sector
Specifying Tiles for the Hospitality Sector
Seminar, by Vitra Tiles
Considers the relevance of using tiles within the hospitality sector, including a look at tiles in general and consideration of the design choices available to specifiers. An important focus is slip resistance and how to specify the correct tiles for installations where this is an issue. The seminar also includes examples and case studies.

VitrA Tiles is well-known globally as a high-quality tile manufacturer. It offers a full range for the hospitality sector and, in particular, the wet leisure market. All tiles are available for immediate delivery from UK distribution partners. VitrA tiles for the swimming pool market use the RAL colour matching system, so they coordinate with tiling on all aspects of a leisure project.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Berthold Bauer VAT Consultants Ltd - Value Added Tax: Presumptions and Preconceptions
Value Added Tax: Presumptions and Preconceptions
Why, and how, is VAT relief on domestic schemes dictated by their design? This seminar explores: the role of the design team in terms of VAT liability (whether they like it or not!), what minor changes can positively affect the outcome for clients, and what due diligence measures your practice should be operating to ensure VAT ‘loss’ is not laid at your doorstep.

With property and construction, VAT is rarely open to interpretation. Unlike most general accountants, Berthold Bauer has the knowledge of and expertise in construction-related terminology to identify additional specific areas where reduced VAT charges may be applicable. Unusually within the industry, Berthold Bauer does not charge for informal advice and accepts enquiries from both clients and non-clients alike. This encourages prudent pre-emptive planning, as opposed to the common expectation or fear of incurring excessive consultancy fees for asking relatively straight-forward questions.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.