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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
Jacksons Fencing - A Guide to Appropriate and Effective Perimeter Security
A Guide to Appropriate and Effective Perimeter Security
Seminar, by Jacksons Fencing
New

This CPD will discuss perimeter security and considerations when specifying and selecting the most appropriate and practical solutions for different types of site. Topics covered include perimeter security design and installation – specifically fencing, gates and vehicle barriers, standards applied to evaluating the performance of perimeter security products, how materials and their treatment affect the resilience and lifetime performance of perimeter security products, the range of products available, and the importance of inspection and the vital role scheduled maintenance and repair plays in the integrity of perimeter security products. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to select and specify products appropriate for their intended purpose
- How to check the product installed meets with specification
- Operational Requirement phases
- Why you should not allow short cuts to be taken in the installation of products
- All elements of perimeter security, including fencing, gates, bollards, other access control products, intruder detection systems, CCTV and lighting devices
TDSi - Access Control: System Design Options
Access Control: System Design Options
Seminar, by TDSi
New

This CPD will explore Access Control, how it is enforced within the built environment and its benefits. It will discuss different modes of control - such as Edge versus Distributed Intelligence across the system, Cloud versus Server Based Systems, IP versus Serial network connectivity and types of credentials from cards to biometrics. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- When to deploy different control architecture
- What credential technologies to deploy and when
- The principles and benefits of Access Control
- The difference between Edge v Distributed Intelligence
- Cloud v Web Based Systems
- IP v Serial connectivity
- Card credentials or Biometric deployment
BuzziSpace - Acoustics: The key to happier and healthier workspaces?
Acoustics: The key to happier and healthier workspaces?
Seminar, by BuzziSpace
New & Available Online

This seminar aims to educate designers, architects and facility managers about the need to consider acoustics at the start of a project. During the session, attendees will be exposed to a mix of typical background noises to experience, from an evolutionary perspective, the positive as well as negative effects on their mental health and physical well-being. This will serve as a basis to better work around those different sound exposures and thus create a working climate in which workers will feel more comfortable and closer to nature. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How sound can be mastered and balanced with examples from different case studies
- Why you should introduce more biophilic and biometric designs and how these can contribute to creating better acoustic treatments
- How to create a perfect ’sound frame’ for quiet and happier workspaces
AluK (GB) Ltd - Aluminium Curtain Wall: Design, Performance and Standards
Aluminium Curtain Wall: Design, Performance and Standards
Seminar, by AluK (GB) Ltd
New

This seminar aims to provide:

- Knowledge of where curtain walling should be used and confidence in using it as a design solution.
- Knowledge of which standards and regulations need to be adhered to and what they may be.
- An understanding of how curtain walling works as a façade system.
- Understanding the different options for curtain walling.
Roofglaze Ltd - Benefits of Natural Daylight: A Specifier's Guide to Flatglass Rooflights
Benefits of Natural Daylight: A Specifier's Guide to Flatglass Rooflights
Seminar, by Roofglaze Ltd
New

Daylight is a valuable and unlimited natural resource. This CPD will explore the numerous benefits of natural daylight and how best to facilitate daylight ingress into your living and working spaces. It will also cover the specification considerations that will help you to select the correct rooflights for your project and achieve the best possible glazing designs. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- British Standards and rooflight testing (safety considerations)
- The considerations when specifying flat glass rooflights
- How to select the correct rooflights for your project
- The current British Standards and rooflight testing procedures
Interface Europe Ltd, t/a Interface - Creating Positive Spaces by Designing for Community
Creating Positive Spaces by Designing for Community
Revised & Available Online

The CPD aims to develop understanding of human centred design beyond health and wellbeing to a recognition that the formation of stronger resilient communities are an essential and valuable part of our life in the built environment. It explores what communities are past, present and future, then lists the essential elements that are needed to form them. This learning will then be connected to explain how an enhanced connection to nature puts us in a more positive and optimistic state of mine, one where we are more likely to share a conversation and ideas. 7 key features for enhancing communities through Biophilic Design are developed from this, to encourage mixing, mingling and connecting in the built environment. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The elements needed to create a strong resilient community.
The business benefit to creating designs that support and develop communities.
- Which market leaders are doing this well
- Stephen Kellert's socio-psychological approach to biophilic design.
- How to recognise and be able to implement the 7 features for enhancing community using biophilic design
UZIN - Decorative Cementitious Flooring
Decorative Cementitious Flooring
Seminar, by UZIN
New

Exploring the use of cementitious flooring as a decorative finish, from polished concrete, microcements and new self-smoothing microcements. It examines the preparation and installation process, and look at the problems which may arise as well as best practice.
- Provide information about new developments and innovations.
SieMatic Holding GmbH - Domestic Kitchen Design
Domestic Kitchen Design
New

This CPD aims to provide an overview of domestic kitchen design. It will start from the beginning, looking at the history of the kitchen, the kitchen market, intricacies for the manufacture, door finishes, worktop options, appliances, sustainability, today's clientele and specification, and consumer considerations including inclusion, wellness and biophillic design. It will later continue to explore design and planning, anthropometrics and ergonomics including layouts. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Furniture construction, and material characteristics of different door options
- Pros and cons of different worktop finishes
- Principles of kitchen design, room planning and dimension considerations
- Today's clientele requirements
- Future trends
Brintons Carpets Ltd - Factory Tour
Factory Tour
Factory Visit, by Brintons Carpets Ltd
New

This tour will introduce attendees to the woven carpet manufacturing process. Areas covered include carpet yarn characteristics, the yarn preparation process, loom set up and changeovers, weaving technologies, carpet inspections and quality checks, latexing, quality control – including final inspection and carpet specification, and packaging of the rolls. This tour is available via invite only. However, applications from any interested parties will also be considered.
Porcelanosa Grupo - Kitchen Guidelines: Form + Function
Kitchen Guidelines: Form + Function
Seminar, by Porcelanosa Grupo
Revised & Available Online

This CPD emphasises the importance of kitchen design working in harmony with the building or scope of use. Topics covered include key areas in the pre-design process that improve accessibility for the end-user, ergonomic considerations, and products, finishes and structural components. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Key areas in the pre-design process that improve accessibility for the end-user
- Specification with regards to finishes and structural components in terms of performance, durability and the resulting impact on the users’ welfare
- Which certifications or regulations relate to and address environmental concerns
Concord Lighting - Lighting for Museums, Galleries and Heritage Buildings
Lighting for Museums, Galleries and Heritage Buildings
Seminar, by Concord Lighting
New

An overview of how creative lighting designs can contribute towards the development of an inspirational space for the display of historic and cultural artefacts including museums, galleries and extending to the lighting of heritage buildings and places of worship. Drawing on best practice from CIBSE LG8 and LG13, the seminar covers the principles of lighting, colour rendering and beam control with practical examples of these effects in action.
Profab Access Ltd - Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Seminar, by Profab Access Ltd
New

This CPD aims to cover a full range of access products, providing a clear overview of managing access, fire, safety and security requirements in your building. Topics covered include purpose and reason for access, identifying and overcoming access changes, design considerations, weight loadings and configurations, and relevant regulations and standards. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Fire ratings and certification
- Smoke ventilation including access
- Safe operation
- Specification of roof and floor access areas
- Specification of wall and ceiling access areas
IDSystems - Specifying Aluminium Glazed Door systems
Specifying Aluminium Glazed Door systems
Seminar, by IDSystems
New

This CPD will act as a guide to specifying aluminium glazed door systems, looking at the different factors that can affect the choice of system. It will discuss the main door system types available and the benefits of each one, how to accommodate and select the correct threshold, the importance of site exposure, a guide to weather ratings and drainage considerations. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The differences between sliding doors, folding doors and slide and turn systems
- What to consider when choosing and accommodating a threshold
- The importance of site exposure in relation to door system
- Weather ratings
- What drainage needs to be considered for a door system
Elkay Electrical Mfg Co Ltd - The Art of Water
The Art of Water
New

This CPD aims to explore how we can solve water delivery challenges with bottle filling stations. Topics covered include how bottle fillers can help to conserve energy while encouraging the use of reusable bottles, the scope of the water delivery challenge, the benefits of drinking water solutions and bottle filling stations, and specifications. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The bottled water industry and its environmental impact
- How Drinking Water Solutions add to the “brand” of any building owner.
- The new perception of the building owner as being environmentally aware, having an aesthetically attractive building and embracing a culture of conservation
- The next generation of water delivery"
Q-railing - The Specifier’s Guide to Frameless Glass Balustrades
The Specifier’s Guide to Frameless Glass Balustrades
Seminar, by Q-railing
New

System types available with a brief overview
- Specification tools and considerations regulatory standards
- Relevant case studies to explain regulatory standards and good working practice
- Innovations and things to be proud of in 2014 including the acquisition of the d-line balustrade range
Protecta (Polyseam Ltd) - Understanding Non Mechanical Fire Dampers for Ducts and Vents
Understanding Non Mechanical Fire Dampers for Ducts and Vents
New

This CPD will discuss the history, regulations and testing of fire dampers, using the new standard part 12 (non mechanical dampers) of BS1366 as background. Topics covered include passive fire protection, compartmentation, passive fire options for vents and ducts, learning the standards and testing application. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- What is required around fire protection in ducts and vents
- What passive fire systems to use for ducts and vents
- New technology available
- What standards are used to have a third party accredited system
- The complications and intricacies of the current fire testing
VMZINC UK - Zinc as a Building Envelope
Zinc as a Building Envelope
Seminar, by VMZINC UK
New

This CPD will discuss zinc as a building envelope. It aims to give specifiers an insight into the history, production and sustainability of zinc roofing and cladding. Not only are aesthetics and systems discussed but also substrate, backing frames and detailing questions answered. Finally, the presentation offers information on certification, procurement, budgets and contractors able to correctly install the specified systems. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Performance, certification and installation
- What aesthetics are available
- Which systems should be used for which applications
- How to get the substrate right
- The basics of detailing
- Cost and who should fit zinc roofs and walls