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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
The Tile Association - Internal Ceramic Tiling
Internal Ceramic Tiling
Literature, by The Tile Association
A comprehensive and informative guide that covers the following topics: fixing tiles in compliance with British, European and international standards; adhesives and grouts; ensuring a successful tiling project by selecting the right materials; fixing large format tiles internally in accordance with BS5385, and; the importance of using the correct type of movement joints.

The Tile Association offers a wide range of services for architects, including technical publications, technical inspections and information on tiling standards. The association works internationally to ensure that the voice of the UK tiling industry is represented in the development of new and improved standards. It also organises seminars and training for industry professionals. Architects may register for free membership.

Approximate number of pages: 40 pages.
RENOLIT Cramlington Design  - PVC as a Flexible Decorative Surface
PVC as a Flexible Decorative Surface
This is a CPD presentation on the flexibility and uses of thermoformable PVC as a decorative surface. It illustrates the benefits of PVC films over other decorative surface materials. The seminar provides architects with a greater understanding of PVC and its common uses within interior construction projects. It explains how to recognize different types of surfaces films and their applications, including some specialist applications. Be inspired to create innovative interior designs with this flexible material.

The RENOLIT Group is an international leader in the manufacture of high-quality plastic films and related products for technical applications. An independent, family-owned business, which has been setting benchmarks for quality and innovation for 70 years, it employs approximately 4,500 people at more than 30 production and sales sites. The RENOLIT brand enjoys a worldwide reputation for technical expertise, modern product design and customer-oriented service. RENOLIT thermoplastic films provide furniture, building components and consumer electronics with a decorative surface finish. They seal roofs, underground structures and line swimming pools. RENOLIT produces films and tubes for medical applications and recyclable composite panels incorporating natural fibres for the building sector and automotive industry. RENOLIT film is also used as a key material for office management supplies, in the interiors of vehicles, in self-adhesive products for the graphic design and labelling industry, and in technical products.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products - Solar Shading: Form and Function
Solar Shading: Form and Function
This seminar explains what brise soleil (solar shading) is, and the different types and typical materials used. It also includes information on how to maximise functionality and integration into an overall design scheme, and the advantages of solar shading in providing heat reduction, privacy screening and glare reduction.

Dales has been designing and manufacturing building products for over forty years, and offers a range of brise soleil (solar shading) systems, eaves systems, wall copings and rainscreen cladding in anodised or polyester powder coated aluminium.

Dales provides design assistance, with site visits and samples, and operates to the international QA standard ISO 9001:2015 Design and Manufacture.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 20 minutes.
Promat UK - Understanding Passive Fire Protection
Understanding Passive Fire Protection
Seminar, by Promat UK
This seminar emphasises the importance of passive fire protection, including regulatory and insurance requirements. It provides specification examples for key application areas, such as protecting structural steelwork, timber/mezzanine floors, fire barriers, penetration seals and duct work. It also explains how technical products are often required to fulfil fire protection and operational needs in the most challenging environments.

Promat is part of ETEX Building Performance. Its goal is to be the leading expert in dry construction. ETEX operates in 42 countries and employs over 15,000 people, while Promat owns many leading brands.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes.