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Inclusive environments

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Inclusive environments’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
dlinexsign - Innovations in Architectural Signs
Innovations in Architectural Signs
Seminar, by dlinexsign
Looks at architects as product designers by way of an introduction to modular signs. Also considers the complexities of handling sign information using online tools, end-user considerations, innovations in materials and text methods, opportunities to extend the brief to corporate identity, wayfinding, DDA and sign considerations.
Xsign is a designer, manufacturer and installer of signage products. Its products are made in the UK, but its operation is global. Xsign works with architects, contractors and specifiers, designing bespoke solutions for a range of architectural spaces.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Automatic Doors Suppliers Association - Powered Pedestrian Doors: Design and Understanding for Accessibility and Safety
Powered Pedestrian Doors: Design and Understanding for Accessibility and Safety
An overview of the main types of pedestrian automatic doors, how specifiers should go about selecting the right solution for each application, and the safety considerations they should apply. Also includes additional guidance on automatic doors and the Equality Act, BS8300, BS9999 and relevant building regulations.
The Automatic Doors Suppliers Association (ADSA) exists to promote the highest standards in automatic doors and to help specifiers and customers obtain the solution that best matches their requirements. ADSA first developed the industry code of practice, which covers the safety aspects of automatic doors for pedestrian use. It subsequently formed the basis of BS 7036: 1988, a code of practice for the provision and installation of safety devices for automatic, power-operated pedestrian door systems.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
RIVERMEADE - Wayfinding and Best Sign Practice
Wayfinding and Best Sign Practice
Seminar, by RIVERMEADE
Identifies important considerations when putting together a signage scheme for a public building or area. Particular attention is paid to signage aimed at those with disabilities and to the concept of ‘best sign practice’. An informative and light-hearted seminar, featuring many examples of both good and bad signage.
Rivermeade Signs has been designing and manufacturing signs for large UK architectural projects since 1974. Recent work includes all signs for English Heritage, Battersea Power Station and the new Medicine Galleries at the Science Museum.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes