RIBA CPD Showcase

Featured CPD

Our usual mix of rare and eclectic CPD materials: from offsite construction to optimising space in large buildings, and masonry support to secure entrance control. There’s no single theme, we just find them interesting.
Seminar, by Aritco UK Ltd
Formerly the Lifetime Homes standard and now the Building Regulations Part M list sixteen design criteria, including the installation of a platform home lift or the space to include one at a later date.This seminar explains what platform home lifts are, the regulations that govern their installation and safety, their benefits and approximate costs, as well as maintenance routines and sustainability credentials.

Aritco is an award-winning manufacturer of platform lifts, supplying a wide range of lifts for home, public and commercial spaces. Aritco lifts are designed and built with outstanding quality, safety, and reliability in mind. They feature a variety of options to suit both new and existing buildings. Since its launch in 1995 more than 40,000 Aritco lifts have been installed around the world.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Provides an overview of the materials currently available for flooring, with a focus on under-screed applications. Also examines how heat transfer works, parameters to consider when choosing and using different materials and the advantages and disadvantages of each, and the latest material innovations.

Aeromix is an innovative and market-leading pumped floor insulation system that can be used in residential or commercial builds. It has an insulation value of 0.037 W/mK u,i. and is certified by European Assessment ETA 21/0579 of 19/10/2021. Aeromix has a proven track record, with its pumpable EPS accounting for more than 60% of Europe’s flooring insulation.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
A practical guide to masonry support, delivered by expert engineers. Explores how and why specifying high quality masonry support is as important as laying solid foundations to ensure buildings meet safety regulations and last the test of time. Other topics covered include design considerations, how to specify the right system, best practice, and associated products.

ACS is one of the UK’s largest and most innovative manufacturers of structural building components. The company designs and supplies masonry support, brick slip systems, wall ties, cavity trays and more for buildings of all sizes. ACS’ skilled teams are continuously innovating at its state-of-the-art, carbon neutral manufacturing facility in Leeds to produce the highest quality and safest products.

Duration: 55 minutes, plus Q&A
Discover how to optimise space in large industrial buildings to achieve greater efficiency and compliance when dividing an existing area. This seminar looks at traditional partitioning methods versus modular systems, and explores the challenges faced when dividing up facilities with high rooflines and large footprints. It also addresses the benefits of using tensioned fabric partition walls.

Westgate Global is a market leader in specialised industrial partitioning. Its innovative and practical solutions enable tall buildings, such as factories and warehouses, to implement walling and curtain systems quickly, cleanly, and with minimal disruption. All systems are designed to be reusable and adaptable, having the ability to be reconfigured and relocated should the business’ needs evolve.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
This updated seminar on secure entrance control looks at how to assess the security risks within a building, determine the type of pedestrian entrance control needed (taking into account current infrastructure), and choose the most appropriate product solution based on risk requirement. Naturally, it also covers relevant safety features and code compliance.

Automatic Systems is a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control. The company has been designing and manufacturing pedestrian, vehicular and passenger access systems for over 60 years – protecting and securing pedestrian and vehicle entrances while optimising traffic flow.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Hanex® UK Limited
As infection control becomes increasingly important this presentation looks at why solid surface is a practical surface choice for office, hospitality and healthcare environments. It explores: how solid surface is made, what it’s made of and where it comes from; how to design with solid surfaces; important considerations when specifying solid surfaces; and, ideal applications.

Hanex UK exclusively distributes Hanex solid surfaces in the UK for Hyundai L&C – one of the leading manufacturers of premium building materials globally. Hanex is unique blend of acrylic resin and natural materials. Because it’s acrylic, the fabrication advantages are almost limitless, in turn enabling you to create beautiful, durable and aesthetically pleasing surfaces in any setting.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by McAvoy
Details the evolution of offsite construction and its role in creating a more efficient, sustainable and adaptable construction industry. Also explores: the benefits and different types of offsite construction and how they're used, along with the concept of platform construction; how digital technologies are transforming the industry; and, the importance of testing and compliance.

McAvoy is one of the UK and Ireland’s market leaders in the precision manufacture and delivery of permanent and semi-permanent modular buildings. Its buildings are sought after within the health, education, and commercial sectors for their quality and aesthetics.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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