RIBA CPD Showcase

Health, safety and wellbeing

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Health, safety and wellbeing’ (and may fall within other core curriculum topics as well). This covers your legal, professional and ethical duties in relation to construction site and workplace safety and wellbeing. It also covers developing and managing appropriate strategies, processes, tools and systems, as designers, Principal Designers, architects, business owners and employers. Most CPD materials are available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest, do click on the link and check.
Seminar, by EFFISUS
Discusses the importance of façade design in promoting building performance, sustainability and efficiency. Includes an overview of traditional sealing solutions and their limitations, an introduction to new and innovative technologies in façade design, and the tools available to create better façades that meet the demands of the 21st century.

Effisus is part of Up-Way Systems, which develops and markets Effisus integrated weatherproofing solutions worldwide. Effisus delivers 'building envelope’ solutions (water, air, heat, light and sound) that maximise the performance and life of your building. Supported by an extensive suite of consulting services, it offers a wide range of solutions for roofs, façades, interiors and foundations.
Seminar, by Aluprof UK
Provides a technical overview of the key considerations when designing internal and external glazing systems for the fire protection of buildings, their surroundings and occupants. These include: fire protection methods, fire and smoke classifications, relevant standards and regulations, testing and certification, material options and installation.

Aluprof is a leading façade systems supplier with an extensive range of architectural glazing solutions. Aluprof's aluminium doors, windows and curtain wall systems meet and exceed the highest industry standards for weather performance and thermal insulation, while its innovative and thermally-efficient systems comply with the aesthetic requirements of buildings of every kind.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
A seminar about steel-framed glazed fire protection systems, their performance criteria and how to specify them. Includes information on: fixed glazing; window, façade and fire-resistant door design options and their respective advantages and disadvantages; finishing options; and, how such systems are tested and measured.

Forster Profile Systems is passionate about steel – because it combines elegance and strength, durability and timelessness, unlike virtually any other material. Forster is the expert when it comes to steel, with over 100 years’ experience and as the only direct sales steel systems provider in the UK. Direct sales means shorter lead times and more cost-effective steel profiles for every project.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Surespan
A guide to specifying roof access hatches. Covers: how to determine the correct roof hatch size for your intended use; fundamental criteria and standards for the safe use of fixed and retractable ladders; correct specification and standards for natural smoke ventilation vents; practical solutions for floor access; and, how to get the most from your manufacturer.

Surespan manufactures roof hatches, access doors, sliding access covers, glass skylights, floor access hatches (including recessed hatches), heavy loading floor doors and more. Surespan is also a market leader and innovator, with UK-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive distribution network. Founded in 1989, Surespan has built an enviable reputation with its bespoke solutions.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Optima
The classification of wall linings for reaction to fire is widely misunderstood when specifying finishes for specific applications. This presentation addresses this complex issue by providing a comprehesive insight into the relevant regulatory guidance, Euro classifications, and testing regimes, as well as some of the claims made by manufacturers and how they must always be viewed in context.

Optima is an market leading international glass partitioning and doors specialist. Its service offering combines specification, design, manufacture, installation and aftercare, using its own expert teams. All products are acoustically certified and produced in ways that minimise their impact on the environment. A UK manufacturer, Optima is committed to achieving net zero carbon by 2035.

Duration: 45-50 minutes, plus Q&A
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