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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic. At least 20 hours of your annual 35-hour CPD requirement should incorporate materials from this and the other nine RIBA Core Curriculum topics. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Benefits of Solid Surfaces in Architectural Applications
Seminar, by Tristone UK
Outlines the practical uses of acrylic solid surfacing material in commercial applications. Also covers the features, colour variations and bespoke colours that can be developed with solid surface, before offering guidance on the manufacturing process, relevant regulations and installation issues.

Tristone UK is the sole distributor of Tristone Solid Surface in UK and Ireland. Tristone is an acrylic solid surface, manufactured by Lion Chemtech. Non-porous and resistant to heat, moisture and bacteria, Tristone can be joined seamlessly and thermoformed – offering unlimited design potential.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Bituminous Flat Roofing Solutions
Seminar, by Sika Limited
An exploration of modern bituminous roofing systems. Topics covered include the key components for a successful and effective roof system, including design, materials, workmanship, associated standards and regulations – as well as Safe2Torch and the latest revisions to codes of practice. Also included is guidance on the differences in bitumen technology and the relative merits of each, the provenance of different roofing materials and their impact on the environment, and different roof designs and applications and where each is commonly used.

Sika Limited’s basement to roof offering provides design, construction and maintenance teams with a trusted single source partnership for construction product and services. Dedicated to supporting architects, engineers, contractors and clients with the formidable task of selecting, specifying and installing countless products and systems, Sika has highly trained experienced teams providing technical information, design assistance and installation support. Whether new construction or refurbishment, Sika products provide peace of mind through the integrity of ISO14001 manufactured products and systems, assuring performance and helping the construction industry deliver better performance, better environmental profiles, better durability, easier maintenance and improved aesthetics.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Decorative Cementitious Flooring
Seminar, by UZIN
Explores the use of cementitious flooring as a decorative finish, from polished concrete to micro cements and new, self-smoothing micro cements. Gain a greater insight into the preparation and installation cementitious flooring, some of the issues one may encounter, and how new developments and innovations are signposting new opportunities.

UZIN provides the UK’s flooring professionals with ecological, innovative and high-quality adhesives, smoothing compounds, underlays and dampproof membranes. UZIN product systems are of the highest quality and are safe for the environment, while its technical support is second to none. UZIN is highly experienced in expediting projects with short time frames, delivering rapid remedial repairs, advising on flooring compatibility with environmental building certifications such as BREEAM, and supporting flooring refurbishment projects where minimal disruption is key.

Duration: 30-45 minutes, plus Q&A
Evolution of the Central Heating Radiator with a Focus on Safety Radiators
Online Learning, by Stelrad Radiators
A look at the evolution of the central heating radiator with a particular focus on safety radiators. This presentation examines the risks and regulations applicable to safe heating in public areas, before discussing how radiators works, their features and benefits – especially where low surface temperature radiators are concerned – and how they are installed.

Stelrad Radiators is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of steel panel radiators, offering everything from classic, traditional radiators to sophisticated, stylish models. The company supplies more than 2.9 million radiators a year to the UK domestic and commercial heating sectors, with 200,000 radiators always in stock.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Glass Rooflights - Specification Guide
This ten-page technical document explores the options available and choices to be made when specifying glass rooflights. Topics covered include the differences between glass materials, safety and regulatory requirements when specifying rooflights, how glazing specification can affect thermal performance, and the different types of glass rooflights available and their applications.

NARM is an active trade association representing UK rooflight suppliers and associated businesses. It is dedicated to the application of best practice in the provision of natural light in built environments. Founded in 1998, NARM today comprises most of the UK’s leading rooflight businesses, representing all rooflight types.

10 pages
Optimising MVHR
Online Learning, by Ian A. Kernohan (N.I.) Limited
A seminar aimed at specifiers with only a limited background knowledge of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems. This presentation provides an overview of the relevance of MVHR to modern homes in Northern Ireland, with specific reference to Building Regulations Technical Booklet K. It examines relevant issues including sustainability, balanced ventilation, controllability, the transfer of sound, filtration and more.

Ian A. Kernohan is a distributor of industry-leading brands for bathrooms, kitchens, central heating systems, stoves, chimneys, flues and ventilation. You can rely on the company’s expert knowledge and long experience to choose the right product from its extensive range.
Wet Room Solution
Seminar, by wedi
A seminar that examines: the features and benefits of a wet room system using extruded polystyrene (XPS) versus traditional construction materials; the variety of designs, functions and sizes of XPS for both commercial and domestic applications; the components that, if used collectively, will achieve a CE approval for a 'seals for floors and walls in wet rooms'; how to plan for wheelchair access; the certifications on both fundo trays and boards; and, how to select the best system appropriate to the substrate.

The wedi Group is a leading manufacturer of an inert, dimensionally stable, lightweight, thermally insulating board that is waterproof to its core and resistant to mould and mildew. This makes it ideal for use in bathrooms, showers, wet rooms, steam rooms, spas and the wellness industry.

With BBA certification and testing to full EN standards, wedi offers a full technical support service and UK-wide delivery.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A