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Latest CPD materials

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised, online and in-person CPD seminars.
A Good Idea All Round- Important considerations when specifying revolving doors
This CPD provides the architectural specifier with a structured approach to the correct selection and detailed specification of the most appropriate revolving door type for any given application. In order to bring the training to life, the audience are encouraged to bring a real project to the training for consideration.
- The case for revolving doors
- How to select an appropriate revolving door, looking at size, configuration. traffic patterns, building type and aesthetics
- Functional considerations, operational management, automatic versus manual operation, access control and vulnerable users
- Design details to consider, locking and security, thermal performance, and air permeability
- How to create an entrance profile and specification proposal, including hazard analysis and risk assessment.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The considerations of building types, considering sustainability, functionality, and fire and safety requirements.
- Considering how the door will be used and by whom
- A greater understanding of EN standards and Building Regulations
- Understanding footfall and how this influences the type of revolving door being specified
- Installation and interfacing of revolving door with surrounding trades
ABC of automatic doors- Access & Equality, Benefits and Considerations.
New & Available Online
This seminar offers an overview of the factors to take into account when considering automatic door openers and the associated accessories, increasing specifiers' knowledge with regard to the general benefits of automated pedestrian entrances. The CPD covers key elements of The Equalities Act 2010, EN 16005, BS 7036, BS 9999, BS 83000 and Building Regulations Part B, Part L, Part M and Part Q (PAS24). The aim is to increase awareness across the following automatic door types:
- Automatic linear and curved sliding doors and sliding door operators
- Automatic swing doors and swing door operators
- Revolving doors
- Space saving / balanced doors

By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The considerations of building types, considering sustainability, functionality, and fire and safety requirements.
- Considering how the door will be used and by whom and what solutions are available to the specifier
- A greater understanding of EN standards and local building regulations
- Safety: Understanding the requirements for each type of automatic door solution
- Security: SBD guidance, PART Q, PAS 24, LPS1175 and EN 1627 regulations
An Introduction to Workplace Ergonomics
This CPD give a brief introduction into the discipline of ergonomics, with a specific focus on Workplace Ergonomics. It provides an overview of the current health issues in the global workplace and insight into the cost-benefits of running a successful ergonomics program. The legal aspects of workstation design are explored, before finally running through the optimal setup of various workplace DSE workstations.
Brick Specification and Site Workmanship
New & Available Online
This seminar gives an overview of the clay brick manufacturing process, in accordance with the European performance guidelines. It looks into areas of consideration when specifying brick such as; water absorption, strength, mortar strength, mortar colour, designing for movement and good site practice.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The clay brick manufacturing process and the characteristics and physical performance of brick
- Choosing the correct brick per specification
- How choosing the correct mortar strength and joint profile can aid to build longevity
- How good site practice can greatly reduce issues requiring remedial correction
Delivering Beautiful Building Services
New & Available Online
This CPD will focus on examples of different approaches to building services integration and highlight opportunities for designers to make more successful ceiling designs through the use of coordinated components and bringing together engineering and architectural expertise.

The presentation will also highlight examples of deep integration that have resulted in architectural and building services solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The different levels of integration and coordination available to designers in relation to building services
- The benefits of pre-coordinated, integrated solutions
- Different strategies for air distribution integration
Gas Proofing Design Principles
New & Available Online
This seminar will look at the key considerations of gas proofing your project. It will help you to understand the following topics;
- Specific design criteria and details for gas proofing systems
- The relevant industry codes and standards, including BS 8485, CIRIA C748 & C735 as well as others
- The importance of ventilation and what needs to be considered
- The gas proofing products and benefits and what they need to have to ensure full gas protection
- The application of relevant gas proofing case studies
Mastic Asphalt - A Carbon Neutral Roofing Solution for Your Heritage Projects
Seminar, by IKO PLC
This presentation is designed to educate specifiers in the use of mastic asphalt for various roofing applications including the Grade I and Grade II listed buildings by providing a carbon-neutral solution. By the end of this presentation, you will have more confidence in specifying mastic asphalt waterproofing for different roofing applications whilst also meeting the sustainability requirements of your project.

You will also gain understanding in the following topics:

- Typical specification options for mastic asphalt roofing
- What challenges can mastic asphalt overcome for the roof refurbishment projects of heritage buildings
- Typical detailing and design considerations for mastic asphalt roofing
- What green solutions can mastic asphalt offer to meet the sustainability requirements of your projects
Modules 1 - 5: Introduction, Designing for Dementia, Equality, Colour Application and Scheming, Colour Families, Colour Notation
New & Available Online
Crown's Colour in Design CPD is a collection of visually engaging learning modules covering key topics that can be individually selected. The modules offer The modules offer a thought leadership and highlight the importance when using colour in design, exploring the practicalities of colour and provides considerations for the following:

-Colour Notation looks at colour in 3D space and explains the characteristics of hue, lightness and saturation.
-Colour Application covers the importance of pattern, light, and design in the application of colour.
-Inclusive Colour for The Equality Act- Inclusive colour design creating spaces for all - using tonal contrast and the reasons why.
-Colour Design in Dementia - How to enhance the environment for those living with Dementia using colour design.
Pumping Stations
Seminar, by T-T
New & Available Online
This CPD will provide delegates with information on when a pumping station is needed and the points to be considered in the system selection and design. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The operation and function of a pumping station
- Design considerations
- Installation process
- Maintenance and after-care
- Statutory issues and legislation
The Future of Home Automation
New & Available Online
Understanding what true automation is, what it looks like, why we need it and what benefits it brings. We discuss the common reasons why automation is not considered for projects and expose the myths associated with non-specification. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to utilise automation is specification when designing low energy homes
-How to specify an automation system which adds ease of use for the occupiers
- The difference between a central system and an Internet of Things (IoT) system
The WELL Building Standard - How can glazed partitions contribute?
Seminar, by Optima
New & Available Online
This CPD discusses how glazed partitions and doors can play an important part in gaining WELL certification. Ensuring the relevant products are chosen, parts that are satisfied and documented will make a positive contribution to the final certification. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- The benefits of WELL certification
- The WELL certification process
- The WELL certification methodology
- The role of glass partitions within WELL
- How to specify glass partitions in a design which meets the WELL Standard

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely