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The CPD materials featured below are the most recent to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
A Guide to Heating Your Home with Heat Emitters on Low Temperature Systems
Online Learning, by Stelrad Radiators
New & available online

This CPD takes the learners through a major issue within the industry regarding the climate emergency and how imperative it is to arrest global warming. The presentation addresses low temperature heating systems, different heat emitter types and the specifications and dimensions which impact the heat available. By the end of this CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- What the climate emergency is and what challenges it poses within industry
- What a low temperature heating system is and how it works
- The difference in coefficient of performance and why it is important
- How to demonstrate delta t and the significance of temperature differences on radiators and low temperature systems
- The differences in emitter types

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Brick Basics
Online Learning, by Vandersanden Brick
New & available online

This CPD will provide an introduction to clay bricks used in construction. Topics covered include the main brick types available, the main bonding patterns and key technical considerations when specifying and designing brick facades. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- Where clay bricks come from and how they are made
- The anatomy of a brick and the different brick types
- The benefits of brick in architecture
- The commonly used bonding patterns (UK) and the influence of joints and mortar
- The basics of movement in brickwork and other key technical considerations

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Compact Grade HPL – The Versatile Interior Design Solution
Online Learning, by FunderMax GmbH
New & available online

With design requirements demanding more versatility, designers are asking more of what materials can achieve. This seminar is intended to provide a deeper understanding of the multiple use cases for compact grade high pressure laminate (HPL) - from how it's made and how it's fabricated, to what unique properties it offers and what it can become in your design schemes. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Priorities in material selection
- How and where compact HPL can be used in design schemes
- The production process of HPL and key physical properties
- How to select the right grade and format of compact HPL for the right application
- How to specify compact HPL with confidence

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Creating Effective and Safe Outside Covered Learning Space
Online Learning, by Kensington Systems Ltd
New & available online

School canopies are a popular, cost effective means of providing a covered learning space helping education establishments to maximise the use of their outside areas. This CPD outlines the performance considerations and relevant test standards relating to school canopies and their different applications. Performance aspects include: glazing options; durability; solar and UV characteristics and fire safety. All of the main material choices in the market are included and aspects such as safety, aesthetics, installation and maintenance are also addressed. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The drivers for creating outside covered learning space in education environments
- The performance considerations when specifying canopies including applicable test standards
- The specific safety considerations
- How the different material options for canopies compare and perform

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Designing for an Increasingly Extreme Environment - Implications for Fastener Specification
Online Learning, by Fixfast Ltd
New & available online

The UK’s weather is getting more extreme. With buildings typically expected to have a lifespan of over 40 years, it’s important to consider the impact of environmental change on the performance of the building envelope. Fasteners play an essential role in joining structural systems, but they do not always receive due consideration. This CPD will examine the role of correct fastener specification in protecting the life and value of a building – and ultimately, mitigating risk for its designers, builders, owners and users. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- How the changing environment can impact how building envelopes perform long term
- Environmental considerations for building design - the detail of fasteners
- How fasteners perform when faced with extreme weather and its effect on the building envelop
- The risk of incorrect specification and implications for liability
- How to correctly specify building envelope fasteners to ensure longevity and mitigate against risk
- What questions to ask of a manufacturer when specifying fasteners for your projects
Fire
Seminar, by Zentia
New

This CPD discusses the role that suspended ceilings can perform with their reaction and resistance to the effects of fire within buildings. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The basics of fire
- The role active and passive fire protection play in buildings
- Testing methods used for suspended ceilings
- Key elements on how to break a fire triangle
- Product fire reaction performance
- Product fire resistance

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Fire Compliance & Performance of ETICS Façade Solutions
Seminar, by SPS Envirowall Ltd
New

This CPD will discuss what is expected when using External Wall Insulation as a form of cladding. It will move through an explanation on reaction to fire and resistance to fire, an overview of testing, legislation, health and safety, sustainability and some case studies. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- Complex changing legislation in relation to EWI facades and fire.
- The issues that have been raised post Grenfell
- The makeup of the Euroclasses used in Reaction to Fire and the importance of the smoke and burning droplet sub categories
Fire Resistant Glazing – a system not a product!
Seminar, by Pyroguard UK Ltd
New

This seminar examines fire-resistant glazing, looking at the different classifications of fire resistant glasses and their properties, in addition to key legislation and test standards. It draws on videos and practical examples to show how each classification performs differently and covers the various applications and compositions to demonstrate the safety, thermal, acoustic and design options that can be achieved when specifying fire glass. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The capabilities of integrity only, heat radiation control and fully insulated fire resistant glass
- How to specify fire resistant glass to meet with recognised EU and passive fire protection industry terminology
- Acoustic properties of fire resistant glass in relation to BB93 including project examples
- Designing fire resistant certified systems for window, door, partition and frameless system applications

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
How to Avoid Brick Stains and Efflorescence
Online Learning, by Vandersanden Brick
New & available online

This CPD will help specifiers to understand the main reasons that brick stains and discolouration occur, and how they can address these issues either post construction or at the building design and specification stage. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The issues and what you need to consider during the specification stages
-The available options to rectify and eliminate the issues both prior to and after construction
- Solutions to ensure that the beauty of a brick facade and therefore the architecture can withstand the rigours of time

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Improving Design and Building Efficiencies
Online Learning, by Knauf
New & available online

This CPD will provide an insight into the key areas of consideration when approaching design in construction. Topics discussed include regulations – Building Standards BREEM, Approved Documents, fire – what is BS8414 and EN1364 and why are they important, acoustics - what are the key regulations, documents and terms required, thermal - including terminology, monetary value and principles of heat loss in buildings, and finally, sustainability. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Approved documents and accreditations
- The requirements to satisfy building regulations with respect to fire
- The key terminology in regards to acoustics, and the dangers of having poor acoustics in a space
- The terminology in regards to thermal performance, and the dangers of heat loss in a space
- The fundamentals of building accreditation bodies, the categories, and how scores are awarded

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Introduction to Integrated Lighting Design
Online Learning, by CEDIA
New & available online

This CPD aims to discuss the power of integrated lighting – exploring how the feeling of a space can be completely transformed by altering the intensity, placement and color of light. It emphasises how integrated lighting design will allow you to achieve this in a powerfully holistic manner, alongside simplifying the control and application completely. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of
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- Various types of lighting
- How to differentiate between different lighting design techniques
- The processes of integrated lighting design and how it fits into the wider design process
- The role light quality plays in lighting design
- Design considerations for integrated lighting
- When a technology professional should be involved in the design process

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Providing a Total Facade Solution
Seminar, by SPS Envirowall Ltd
New

This CPD has been created to provide information on external wall insulation, how the different types interact with a range of different facades and the legislative documents that apply when installing external thermal insulated composite systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS)
- The different types of insulation available and how these interact with your facade
- The different facade types and individual product performance
- Relevant legislation and statutory information including fire performance
- Health and safety issues
- Sustainability issues
Riser Shafts - How to Avoid Failure
Video, by Ambar Kelly Ltd
New

This CPD looks at riser shafts and the importance of eliminating risk through design. It provides an overview of riser shafts and the challenges they pose. It looks at the worst shaft fire in living memory, to ask whether the construction industry is heeding the lessons learnt from this. It explores the areas the industry must focus on, to highlight the design considerations which must be adopted to ensure risk is eliminated at a project’s earliest stages and provides an in-depth insight into current testing and regulations. It then looks at the materials used in riser design and the misconceptions surrounding them. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The products and materials being used in a riser shaft (chimney environment) and how to select the right ones
- Who is responsible for designing riser shafts and the need to design out risk rather than control the risk created by design
- The importance of ensuring that the design is holistic, not focused on one thing and that fire is considered
- The impact of designing right first time
Secure Solutions for Entrance Access Control
Online Learning, by FAAC (UK) Ltd
New & available online

This CPD concentrates on the different types of Pedestrian Speed Gates available in the market place, and looks at Low, Medium and High Security models for both internal and external installations. It is intended to show general awareness of these products and how they have become an integral part of every day security solutions. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Pedestrian Gates and the situations they can be used in
- Security Risk Assessment for low, medium and high security situations
- The methods of installation for both external and internal floor types
- The different types of products available - including finishes and customisation
- Where to obtain Product and Technical information (Bim Object), data sheets and Certification

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Smart Shading Connected Homes
Online Learning, by Silent Gliss Ltd
New & available online

This CPD examines the end user and environmental benefits of smart shading in residential projects, explores the different control options, highlights some important consideration factors for smart shading specification and reviews some of the most commonly specified smart shading options. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The control options available for specification, from the most basic electric control to the most sophisticated smart control
- The commonly used motorised smart shading solutions and why they might be selected
- The important considerations when specifying smart shading projects, touching on the differences between this and standard shading specifications

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
The Future of Access Management and Security for Student Housing and Education Facilities
New & available online

This CPD aims to give an overview of electronic locks, mobile phones as keys (digital smart keys) and complete access management solutions for Student Housing and Education Facilities. Topics covered include the evolution of locks, what types of electronic lock are available, encoding technology and interfacing possibilities, encryption technologies and integration possibilities, today's best practices and standards, important certifications, future growth areas, and a review of solution options for different properties and needs. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to ensure that electric locking specifications meet the requirements of both fire door and escape door legislation
- What key considerations to look for when specifying a compliant access management solution
- How to identify and specify the correct electronic locks and system
- The security and management benefits of mobile phones as keys for student housing properties
- Design details and key features to consider with smart locks and access management systems
- The growing trends around smart locks and security at student housing properties

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
The Main Principles of Physical Security
Seminar, by ATG Access Ltd
New

This CPD explores the fundamental principles of physical security which, guide designers, consultants and end users on ensuring that a security scheme is operationally and aesthetically appropriate and fit for purpose. The well understood phrase – ‘Doing Something is Better Than Nothing’ can be dangerous if not understood correctly; this CPD will place the principles in context and enable designers and end-users to be empowered to take some control over security decisions within the sites and schemes they create. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history of hostile vehicle mitigation attacks and how the industry has developed
- The importance of product positioning and stand-off to mitigate and reduce the impact of a potential vehicular attack
- The realistic and current physical security threats that exist to people and CNI and the measures that can be used to protect them
- The 'gap' - the delay between the identification of a vulnerability or threat and the implementation of mitigation
- Which certification standards to look for and understanding how these might be displayed
- The steps which need to be taken when delivering a proportionate and effective, physical security scheme