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The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Siniat  - Designing With Drywall in the Education Sector
Designing With Drywall in the Education Sector
Seminar, by Siniat
A seminar to better help specifiers understand how and why drylining systems are crucial to meeting acoustic and other key regulations in school design. Learn how to make the correct design and specification decisions when choosing partitions, wall linings and ceilings, and develop a clearer understanding of typical details used in education buildings, including how to overcome common challenges.

Siniat recognises that a young person’s school experience can shape them for life. As a key part of the supply chain, Siniat is acutely aware that its products and materials have a real impact on children every day– and it’s a responsibility that it takes very seriously. With over 30 years’ experience of helping to write specifications for schools, Siniat has observed the importance of good school design and it wholeheartedly endorses the RIBA’s Better Spaces for Learning report.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-40 minutes.
Midland Lead Ltd - Ionising Radiation Shielding: Principles and Practice in Healthcare
Ionising Radiation Shielding: Principles and Practice in Healthcare
Seminar, by Midland Lead Ltd
This CPD presentation examines the reasons for shielding, including current and upcoming legislation, before providing practical examples of the materials, products and specific room types that one may encounter when shielding a typical healthcare project from ionising radiation. This covers one-room refurbishments through to new build hospital projects. The seminar also provides sufficient information to allow the designer to ask the correct questions of fellow professionals and suppliers.

Midland Lead is a specialist manufacturer of lead products for use in radiation protection. It offers a range of products, from lead-lined boards and chevron bricks to lead doors and mobile screens. The range is customisable, allowing the company to supply bespoke sizes for precise requirements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
James Hardie Building Products Ltd - Specifying Fibre Cement for Residential Flooring
Specifying Fibre Cement for Residential Flooring
This CPD presentation outlines the composition, performance characteristics and structural application of fibre cement flooring, with emphasis on sound insulation as outlined in Part E of the Building Regulations. It covers: what fibre cement is and how it is made; the characteristics of fibre cement structural floors; issues of noise nuisance in housing, and how flooring design contributes to acoustic insulation; how fibre cement flooring compares with other flooring bases, and options for best use, and; best practice for installation.

James Hardie is a world-leading manufacturer of fibre cement building materials. It offers a range of interior and exterior products, including plank weatherboards, panels, structural and acoustic flooring and backerboard for tile and stone.

Inspired by new technology and driven by its passion for design, James Hardie is constantly growing its extensive range of premium fibre cement products. Its innovative solutions are chosen by designers to bring their unique visions to life.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
MEDITE SMARTPLY - Specifying Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Its Characteristics, Standards and Benefits
Specifying Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Its Characteristics, Standards and Benefits
Seminar, by MEDITE SMARTPLY
An informative seminar that provides insight into the manufacture, certification and specification of oriented strand board (OSB) in technical construction situations, including fire performance, low energy construction and other structural applications. The seminar ‘busts’ many myths about OSB and where it should and shouldn’t be used, and demonstrates what a sustainable, well-certificated construction material it can be.

MEDITE SMARTPLY is an acknowledged expert in the manufacture of OSB, providing a wide range of high-performance products and systems, backed up by industry-leading technical, specification and application support. With unrivalled experience and innovative products, MEDITE SMARTPLY defines the standard of OSB.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Cosentino UK Ltd - Ultra Compact Surface
Ultra Compact Surface
Seminar, by Cosentino UK Ltd
This seminar aims to provide an introduction and understanding of ultra-compact surfacing as a material, and its use in architecture and design. It also explains the composition of the material and the manufacturing processes involved, offers guidance on areas of application for ultra-compact surfaces, and discusses material characteristics, benefits, care and maintenance, and how to specify with confidence.

Cosentino Group is a global family-owned company that produces and distributes high-value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. Cosentino designs solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives: technologically-advanced surfaces that facilitate the creation of unique spaces and designs for the home and public spaces. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders within their industry sectors.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.