RIBA CPD Showcase

Design, construction and technology

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA Core Curriculum topic ‘Design, construction and technology’, covering technical, design, engineering, services and technological issues, trends and changes.
Focuses on the properties of photocatalytic porcelain, a treatment based on titanium dyoxide that transforms porcelain products into environmentally active materials. This seminar explores its characteristics and benefits in terms of design, sustainability and certification points.

Iris Ceramica Group supplies porcelain tiles to over 100 countries worldwide, producing superior quality porcelain for floors, walls, countertops and basins. Its patented anti-bacterical and photocatalytic treatment ensures that slabs are self-cleaning, anti-pollution and anti-odour.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by PORCELANOSA Group
Examines the benefits of using porcelain rainscreen cladding by discussing the principles of rainscreen cladding systems, their features, and how to choose the right product for different project types.

PORCELANOSA Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of tiles, bathrooms and kitchens. With a presence in more than 140 countries, PORCELANOSA also offers a wide range of quality products, from porcelain fittings and brassware to wood parquet and hydromassage cabins.
Online Learning, by Sto Ltd
Looks at composite glass panel and rainscreen system build-up, including formats and weights. Also examines colour, print options, finishes and textures when designing with glass, control of grids and panels (to aid visual interpretation of the building grid), moisture protection and thermal performance, and safety issues.

Sto Ltd is the UK subsidiary of Sto SE & Co KGaA, based in Germany. The company manufactures and distributes high quality, innovative, external wall insulation systems, glass rainscreen cladding, brick slips and acoustic ceiling systems.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Rockfon
Discusses the benefits of stone wool acoustic ceilings and walls (over other materials), including compliance and regulations covering educational setting, acoustic challenges, functional suspended ceiling design, fire safety, product durability and sustainability.

Rockfon manufactures acoustic suspended ceiling tiles and grid, islands, baffles, seamless acoustic ceilings, acoustic wall panels and acoustic room dividers. The company is part of the global ROCKWOOL Group, which specialises in acoustics.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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