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Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Acheson & Glover - Acoustic Solutions
Acoustic Solutions
Seminar, by Acheson & Glover
Focusses on room acoustics and how reverberation times within a room affect the acoustic performance/speech of that area. Also discusses how to achieve compliance with Building Bulletin 93 Acoustic Design of Schools, and explores the idea of using an independently-tested Class D sound-absorbing masonry block to do so.

Acheson & Glover exists to create hard landscaping, building products and structural precast products that make construction better, faster and safer. To do so, it has fostered a culture focussed on continuous improvement, leading to superior products and customer service.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
record uk ltd - Automatic Doors Standards and Considerations: Transport and Aviation
Automatic Doors Standards and Considerations: Transport and Aviation
Seminar, by record uk ltd
Provides guidance on automatic door specification, issues, danger points and relevant standards when specifying automatic doors for transport and aviation projects. Particular attention is focussed on specialist, security-enhanced doors, breach control systems, bomb blast resistant doors and security interlocking systems.

Record UK is one of the largest manufacturers, installers and maintainers of automated pedestrian doors in the UK. The company offers standard and bespoke solutions for major airports and transport hubs, and single-site installations of security enhanced doors, breach control, bomb resistant and interlocking systems to provide security where you need it most.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Armstrong Ceilings Ltd - Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle Design
Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle Design
Outlines the vision of a circular economy and looks at the role of cradle-to-cradle design in the built environment. Problems arising from the traditional ‘take, make and dispose’ process are highlighted and the benefits, industry drivers and business case for adopting circular design principles are presented, with particular emphasis on ceiling systems that have been designed for circularity.

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions is one of the first ceiling tile manufacturer in Europe to have achieved cradle-to-cradle certification. Cradle-to-cradle reframes design as a positive, regenerative force. Armstrong Ceilings’ certification helps its customers specify and purchase products that are designed for recycling using manufacturing processes that minimise water consumption, adopt renewable energy strategies and acknowledge social responsibility.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
VELUX Company Ltd - Daylight and Ventilation in Healthy Homes
Daylight and Ventilation in Healthy Homes
Seminar, by VELUX Company Ltd
It is estimated that one in six Europeans live in an unhealthy building. This seminar examines what makes a home healthy, the physiological benefits of daylight and ventilation and how to apply them optimally in home renovation projects, and presents case studies for delivering private and social housing projects that are healthy, sustainable and affordable.

For more than 75 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments by bringing daylight and fresh air into people’s homes everywhere. Velux’s passion for daylight, fresh air and better living environments has helped to create bright, energy-efficient places to live, work, learn and play – and remains what drives the company forward.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
SFS Group Fastening Technology Ltd - Designing the Correct Roof Safety System
Designing the Correct Roof Safety System
A practical seminar on how to comply with working at heights legislation. Covers: why there is a need for roof safety, who has design responsibility, line and post systems (arrest or restraint), design and service considerations, warranties, manufacturers’ support, and correct specification.

SFS Group Fastening Technology is part of SFS's Construction Division and is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of carbon and stainless-steel fastening systems for metal and flat roofing, cladding and façade systems. SFS manufactures high-quality hinges for residential and commercial markets alongside its comprehensive range of fall protection products.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
FeRFA The Resin Flooring Association - Guide to the Specification and Application of Screeds
Guide to the Specification and Application of Screeds
An essential guide to the selection, design and application of screed flooring. Includes information on the correct methods of substrate preparation, inspection and testing methods, covering cementitious, calcium sulphate, polymer modified and granolithic screeds.

FeRFA, the Resin Flooring Association, represents the major product manufacturers, specialist contractors and surface preparation companies, raw material suppliers and specialist service providers within the UK resin and screed flooring industry. The association is the training provider for screeding and takes an active role in promoting resin and screed flooring, as well as the development of national and international standards.

Approximate reading time: 30 minutes.
Silvadec - How to Choose your Wood Plastic Composite Deck Board
How to Choose your Wood Plastic Composite Deck Board
Seminar, by Silvadec
A seminar about the specification of wood plastic composite (WPC) products, as used for decking, fencing and cladding. Covers the following areas: what wood plastic composite is – its characteristics and advantages; environmental issues, eco-management, ISO 14001, labelling and PEFC; slip and fire resistance, and; different decking boards available, including their installation and maintenance.

Silvadec is a pioneering manufacturer and expert in wood composite. Specialising in outdoor products, Silvadec markets a wide range of decking, fencing, and cladding.

With its expertise and innovation, Silvadec is now considered as a benchmark in its market and is recognised by building professionals and architects around the world.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Altro - How to Reduce Risk of Slipping
How to Reduce Risk of Slipping
Seminar, by Altro
Examines the prevalence of slip accidents and the rules and regulations in place to prevent them. Also covers the role of the HSE in reducing the number of slip accidents, as well as the importance of risk assessment when designing different areas. Finally, this seminar looks in detail at the role of safety floors, including the industry tests used to measure and rate them.

Altro has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century. Today, working closely with architects, end-users, engineers, designers and contractors around the world, Altro’s insight and expertise has helped it to transform everyday spaces into environments that improve the wellbeing of everyone that uses them.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Imperial Bricks - Innovative Brick Match Solutions: A Practical Guide to Achieving the Best Brick Match
Innovative Brick Match Solutions: A Practical Guide to Achieving the Best Brick Match
Seminar, by Imperial Bricks
Gain a better understanding of brick matching techniques, including recognising brick types, brick blending, colour correction and the use of brick slips for interiors and external façades. Using the correct regional variation, or reclamation finish, for example, can have a significant impact on a project. This seminar aims to open up new opportunities to those who have previously been restricted in their brick choices.

Imperial Bricks is a leading UK supplier of the finest traditional, handmade, wire-cut and pressed bricks. With over 50 styles of brick and brick slips available, in imperial and metric sizes, Imperial Bricks can match the size, colour and texture of bricks in specific UK regions. Its products can also be tailored to your own specification using its unique in-house custom blending, ageing and weathering techniques. A free, personalised brick matching service is always available from its highly experienced team.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 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
Examines the reasons for ionising radiation shielding, including both current and upcoming legislation, before providing practical examples of the materials, products and specific room types that are encountered in shielding a typical healthcare project from ionising radiation. Covers one-room refurbishments through to new-build hospital projects. This seminar provides the information necessary to allow architects to ask the right 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 fully customisable, allowing Midland Lead to supply bespoke sizes for your precise requirements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes.
Connection Seating Limited - Learning is a Social Process: Designing for Effective Informal Learning
Learning is a Social Process: Designing for Effective Informal Learning
Discusses how and why learning is a social process and addresses the relationship between effective informal learning and the design of learning environments. Gain a greater understanding of current and future students’ needs and how technology and forthcoming design trends are helping to influence these environments.

From its headquarters in the UK, Connection Seating has built an enviable reputation as an expert in commercial furniture. Connection Seating specialises in the design and manufacture of intelligent furniture that addresses modern spaces’ changing needs. Connection Seating believes that space is a critical asset and how it is defined influences the physical and emotional state of users, helps build cultures, and affects productivity.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
KNOLL INTERNATIONAL - London Workplace Trends
London Workplace Trends
Tall buildings in concrete and glass, with chrome chairs and marble receptions, are increasingly out of step with the values of younger generations. Beanbags may be right for media companies, but what about everyone else? This presentation provides an overview of new trends in workplace design, and expressions of corporate culture.

Knoll is recognised internationally for its residential and workplace furniture. Its history stems from the Bauhaus; from the work of Mies Van der Rohe and Breuer, through to Cranbrook with Bertoia and Saarinen, on to Sottsass, Venturini, and Rem Koolhaus.

Knoll is passionate about design, process, research, engineering, respect for the environment and corporate governance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes.
Milliken - Luxury Vinyl Tile: Looking Beyond Aesthetics
Luxury Vinyl Tile: Looking Beyond Aesthetics
Seminar, by Milliken
Following a significant increase in the availability of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) commercial flooring products in recent years, this seminar reviews the different types of product available in terms of construction, performance and functionality. It then details the various technical aspects, beyond visual aesthetics, that architects should consider when specifying a luxury vinyl tile product for a commercial installation. The seminar also addresses the environmental aspects of the product and provides information on materials typically used and relevant quality standards.

Milliken is a privately-owned manufacturer of textile and chemical products, recognised globally for its strong ethics and environmental credentials. From its Wigan manufacturing centre, the company offers an extensive portfolio of commercial floor coverings including carpet tile, entrance flooring and a growing range of glue-down and freelay LVT products for a host of commercial installations.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35 minutes.
Graepel Perforators Ltd. - Perforated Metal: The Hole Story
Perforated Metal: The Hole Story
A concise and practical presentation that looks at the additional processing of metal: its functional and aesthetical aspects, drawings, specifications and design issues and limitations, and BS standards. The objective of this seminar is to help the specifier develop a greater awareness of additional manufacturing processes, understanding of current technologies, eye for bespoke and standard perforated installations, and ability to gauge design and material factors when considering perforated metals.

Graepels is a family-run company, based in the UK and Ireland, that specialises in engineered metal products for a huge range of industry sectors, including architectural, construction and engineering. With almost 60 years’ experience in materials, technology, tooling and machinery, Graepels understands the level of detail and planning involved in any project, and works hard to ensure that its products are manufactured to exact specifications and requirements – translating your vision into reality.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Rada  - Reducing the Risk of Biofilm Formation in Healthcare Water Systems
Reducing the Risk of Biofilm Formation in Healthcare Water Systems
Seminar, by Rada
Explores the role the management of water plays in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). Specifically, this presentation focuses on the significant role biofilm control plays in preventing HCAIs, and the methods used to reduce the risk of biofilm formation in water systems.

Rada has been at the forefront of water control and washroom product design and manufacture – across a range of sectors within the commercial buildings market – for more than 80 years. It believes that people should use taps, showers and water outlets that have been designed to keep them safe, prevent waterborne infection and conserve resources.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-40 minutes.
dormakaba - Requirements for Door Hardware on Fire Doors
Requirements for Door Hardware on Fire Doors
Seminar, by dormakaba
Covers: legal requirements when specifying door hardware for fire doors; relevant legislation, building regulations and product standards; door closers, their correct application to fire doors (including CE marking), and what the classification codes mean; additional requirements, such as third-party fire test certification, and; product certification information to look out for to be confident you are making the correct choices.

Dormakaba operates both globally and locally. It knows about on-site requirements, listens to customers and partners, asks the right questions, and considers every option before recommending the best smart, secure access solution. At dormakaba, everything related to doors and secure access is available from a single source.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Sika Sarnafil - Selecting Flat Roof Systems to Meet Modern Demands
Selecting Flat Roof Systems to Meet Modern Demands
Seminar, by Sika Sarnafil
A seminar that aims to inspire, educate and reassure, by covering all those vital aspects necessary to ensure a successful and effective roof system.

Includes a breakdown of typical roof build-ups, from cold and warm to protected and blur roofs, together with vital information on design considerations, materials and workmanship.

Sika Sarnafil is renowned throughout the world for providing high-quality, long-lasting single-ply roofing solutions. Its waterproof membranes are suitable for most types of roof design in new build and refurbishment applications, on steel, timber, and concrete structures, and for warm, cold and inverted roofs.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
John Cullen Lighting - Shaping Spaces
Shaping Spaces
Includes information on: perceptions of space – theories on how we perceive space; ways of lighting a space – including how quantitative/quality design affects spaces; the lighting designer’s toolbox – the tools used to create quality lighting design, and; layering of light – showcasing how different types of lighting, and each layer, has a purpose.

John Cullen Lighting offers a complete service for all aspects of interior and exterior lighting for the global residential, superyacht and hospitality markets. The company also manufactures and sells a unique collection of energy-efficient light fittings and offers an award-winning lighting design service to inspire you with light.

John Cullen Lighting offers end-to-end lighting solutions with services including educational seminars, lighting design, light fittings, control solutions, commissioning, technical support and SLAs.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Legrand Electric Ltd - Solutions for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Solutions for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Provides a reminder of the importance and relevance of energy efficiency, discusses the factors involved in achieving successful energy efficiency, outlines global standards, examines international incentives and legislation, and shares solutions for energy efficiency in buildings, including energy distribution, management and data centres.

Legrand has been manufacturing in the UK since 1980, and today has three main competencies: electronic, electrical and mechanical. Around 85% of products sold by the UK subsidiary are manufactured within the UK.

The UK company is organised into the following specialist business units: cable management, power distribution, wiring devices, assisted living and healthcare, energy controls and digital infrastructures.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Instarmac Group plc - Specifying Tiling to Underfloor Heating Systems
Specifying Tiling to Underfloor Heating Systems
Gain greater insight into the benefits of heated tiles and the types of system available. This seminar covers the key design and specification considerations and product choices for tiling to underfloor heating. Learn how to confidently specify typical tiling system build-ups for underfloor heating, and the questions one should ask when comparing warranties and complete performance systems.

Instarmac has been manufacturing in the Midlands since 1977. It is a privately-owned business offering financial stability and trading security. Instarmac’s working culture, engagement techniques and strong employer values have earned it a place in The Times’ Top 100 Places (to Work) and A Great Place to Work. Instarmac also supplies the tiling market with a comprehensive range of adhesives, grouts, silicones, primers, levelling compounds and tanking kits, with over two million units sold annually.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
ASSA ABLOY UK - Steel Doors: Performance and Specification
Steel Doors: Performance and Specification
Seminar, by ASSA ABLOY UK
Addresses the various types of steel door, standards compliance and their applications, to provide clear insight into how to ensure correct specification. All aspects of door design are considered, including frames, glazing systems, louvres, door controls and hardware, while important design considerations are highlighted throughout.

ASSA ABLOY UK is committed to easing the specification burden through full BIM interaction of its timber and metal door sets, together with an NBS writing support service for those items that may still need to be specified as standalone components. Its seminars form part of a continuous professional development programme that helps architects keep up-to-date with modern technology and best practice.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Profab Access Ltd - The Evolution of the Riser Door
The Evolution of the Riser Door
Seminar, by Profab Access Ltd
Examines how access to service risers has changed over the years, from the highly visible, timber doorsets of the past, to the sleek, modern designs of today. By including information about current door design and certification, this is a must for architects wishing to avoid having their design aesthetic marred by unsightly access doors.

Profab Access has been a market leader in the manufacture and supply of access solutions for over 15 years, and has pioneered the development of metal riser doors in terms of both design and certification. Profab Access offers third-party fire certification for its access products through the Certifire scheme, and is renowned for its quality and reliability throughout the construction industry.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Lapicida - Tile Slip Resistance and Specification Considerations
Tile Slip Resistance and Specification Considerations
Seminar, by Lapicida
Examines the factors that affect slip resistance and the key points to consider when specifying tile products. Gain a better understanding of slip-potential theory, the properties of slip-resistant products and HSE slip testing and rating standards. Architects will also gain a useful overview of the key slip-resistance considerations when specifying for commercial or domestic projects.

Lapicida is a leading specialist in luxury surfaces, supplying new and antique natural stone alongside ceramics, new-generation porcelains, quartz and man-made ‘sintered’ stone. With 30 years’ experience supplying tile and stone products, Lapicida’s knowledge, technical expertise and unparalleled level of service allows its commercial customers to specify products with confidence.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
The Rooflight Company - Toplighting Solutions
Toplighting Solutions
Designed for those who believe in the importance of internal and external building aesthetics and that architectural design and interventions should always be in context, and executed with the lightest of touches, regardless of genre.

Founded by an architect, The Rooflight Company claims to have created the original rooflight, which continues to lead the market. Today, this award-winning organisation offers a wide range of market-focused and design-led products.

The Rooflight Company is continually evolving its product range with industry-leading concepts.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.