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Sustainable architecture

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Sustainable architecture’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
IKO Polymeric - Complex Detailing and Sustainable Specification in Single Ply Roofing
Complex Detailing and Sustainable Specification in Single Ply Roofing
Seminar, by IKO Polymeric
An introduction to the single ply roofing market, this seminar includes information on: the size, track record, and types of products/systems available; single ply's sustainability credentials and its place in modern building design; how to achieve more BREEAM credits through sustainable design; tricky detailing, such as upstands and door thresholds, and how to avoid common pitfalls; what to watch out for on-site in terms of good and bad practice, and; key design elements in single ply roofing.

IKO Polymeric, one of the only British manufacturers of single ply roofing membranes, offers a comprehensive design advice service to specifiers, including site surveys, detailing advice, CAD drawings, a specification service, and wind uplift and thermal calculations. Its market-leading membrane is certified by BBA to have a life expectancy of more than 30 years.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes.
Multikwik, trading name of Hunter Plastics Ltd - Guide to Modern Concealed Sanitary Systems
Guide to Modern Concealed Sanitary Systems
Learn more about the product attributes and applications of sanitary systems, including: the benefits of concealed sanitary systems in commercial washrooms and residential bathrooms; design considerations, typical applications and installation details; sanitary frames and cisterns – product design and technology, and; industry regulations, sustainability and specification tools.

Multikwik is dedicated to providing industry-leading and award-winning customer service. It has built a strong worldwide reputation as a producer of high quality sanitary products – all manufactured using a quality management system complying with BS EN ISO9001:2008 and BS EN ISO14001:2004. The company has an established network of stockists and distributors in over 30 countries worldwide, supported by an experienced sales force.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 1-2 hours.
Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products - Solar Shading: Solar Heat Gain and Compliance with Building Regulations Part L
Solar Shading: Solar Heat Gain and Compliance with Building Regulations Part L
Illustrates how solar shading systems can ensure that your designs comply with current Building Regulations Part L2A, Conservation of Energy and Power. It includes advice on: solar heat gain calculations, how solar shading design can affect solar heat gain to reduce energy costs, and using solar shading to comply with Building Regulations.

For over 40 years Dales has specialised in the design and manufacture of low-maintenance aluminium product solutions for the building envelope. The company was one of the first to recognise that solar shading could reduce the environmental impact of buildings by reducing their lifetime energy consumption. Dales holds full design/professional indemnity for all products that it designs, manufactures and supplies.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
The Clement Windows Group - Steel Windows - A New Generation
Steel Windows - A New Generation
Looks at the history of the steel window, demonstrating the contribution steel windows have made to architectural trends and aesthetics, both in the UK and overseas. This seminar also describes the advantages of using steel windows today, and the important role they often play in restoration and conservation projects, before concluding with a look at the steel window of the future.

Clement manufactures an innovative range of steel windows, doors and rooflights for private residences and commercial projects. The company provides a complete service – from the provision of technical drawings through to manufacture, installation and after-sales support – whether your project involves listed buildings, conservation areas or new build.

Produced from 100% recycled steel, Clement windows are environmentally-friendly and meet the highest levels of specification and performance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.