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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.
Reynaers Ltd - Accessible Solutions for Aluminium Windows and Doors
Accessible Solutions for Aluminium Windows and Doors
Seminar, by Reynaers Ltd


This CPD provides delegates with an understanding of accessible solutions for aluminium windows and doors. The background and history to accessibility are discussed and solutions to accessibility are illustrated using case studies. By the end of this seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history of the topic accessibility
- Legislation such as The Discrimination Act 1995 (c 50) and its replacement the Equality Act 2019.
- Approved Document M and its requirements for windows and doors.
- Solutions that assist in meeting accessibility requirements – including aluminium system solutions
Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products - Aluminium Eaves Design: Building Regulations and Other Considerations
Aluminium Eaves Design: Building Regulations and Other Considerations


This CPD covers the design and specification of aluminium eaves. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how Building Regulations impact on eaves design
- Understand and identify the BS EN standards that relate to and affect eaves and gutter design
- Understand how aluminium offers flexibility when designing eaves solutions
- Understand aluminium’s sustainability characteristics and closed-loop recycling
- Understand the different life costs of different materials
Portakabin Limited - Building a Modular Future
Building a Modular Future
Seminar, by Portakabin Limited


Modular construction refers to the construction of a building using individual prefabricated elements manufactured off site. This seminar emphasizes the factors to consider when adopting modular construction, as well as the major role architects and contractors play in realising its full potential. Throughout this seminar, you will learn about:

- What modular construction is and its legacy
- Modular vs conventional construction
- The benefits and potential of modular construction
- Factors to consider modular construction
- How to get the most from modular construction
FASTCON LTD - Building with CLT - Cross Laminated Timber
Building with CLT - Cross Laminated Timber
Seminar, by FASTCON LTD


This seminar is to introduce developers and their team, planners, structural engineers and architects, to Cross Laminated Timber as a significantly environmentally better construction method when compared to concrete. This seminar will demonstrate what type of projects have been built already using CLT and what were the main reasons for CLT being chosen as the main construction method on these case study projects. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand Cross Laminated Timber and how it is made
- Understand faster construction methods and how construction time can be reduced
- Understand carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions concrete versus CLT
- Understand creative designs with CLT
- Understand reducing site waste and transport by 80%
- Understand high quality buildings and how building quality can be improved
- Understand how to improve health and safety and construction workers wellbeing
Rointe heating - Design Innovation: Electric Radiators
Design Innovation: Electric Radiators
Seminar, by Rointe heating


This presentation is designed for architects, specifiers, designers and decision makers within the construction and building industry. It informs the attendee about design innovation in electric radiators, how we define it, specific aspects of design innovation like materials and finishes and why it is important for electric radiators. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how design innovation in electric radiators is important for thermal comfort
- Understand what defines design innovation
- Understand why it is important for electric radiators
- Understand more about specific design aspects in electric radiators and their implications
- Understand how current regulation affect design innovation in electric radiators
Vimar SpA - Designing Security: An Introduction to Residential Door Entry Solutions
Designing Security: An Introduction to Residential Door Entry Solutions
Seminar, by Vimar SpA


Through this seminar you will gain a better understanding of the communications systems for the building. It will go through the various technologies which could be implemented to manage the building communication and finally go into more details with the equipment, selecting the appropriate technology and devices in general. It will look at the different drivers that motivate both house owners and developers. In this seminar you will learn to:

- Appreciate the evolution and the modern needs of a building communication system
- Consider investor expectations
- Consider home owner expectations
- Appreciate different technologies
- Plan and scale the appropriate communication equipment
Cellecta Ltd - Heated Floor Treatments
Heated Floor Treatments
Seminar, by Cellecta Ltd


This seminar looks at the specification of underfloor heating and how best to incorporate it within floor treatments. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand why you would choose underfloor heating
- Understand the installation of underfloor heating in traditionally screeded floors and dry board options
- Understand design considerations, floor build-ups and the effect on finishes
- Understand the effect floor elements have on the overall floor performance
- Understand other underfloor heating solutions available
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers - Ironmongery and the Impact of the Internet of Things
Ironmongery and the Impact of the Internet of Things


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept where not only people but objects and devices are able to network and communicate with each other. The purpose of this CPD is to learn more about the Internet of Things, what it is and the impact it is having on the ironmongery industry. This seminar will cover the following topics:

- Definition and history of IoT
- Smart Homes
- Smart Buildings and Cities
- Impact on the ironmongery industry
- Building Information Modelling
- Future Trends
- Relevant standards
- Further sources of information
Mastic Asphalt Council Ltd - Mastic Asphalt: Black to the Future
Mastic Asphalt: Black to the Future


This seminar explains the resurgence of mastic asphalt in today’s construction industry and explains why it remains one of the most versatile, long-lasting and reliable waterproofing materials around. It will cover the history and composition of mastic asphalt as a product, important design considerations and how mastic asphalt can be used to achieve a range of fire performance, durability and sustainability targets. The seminar also explores the diverse range of applications using mastic asphalt, including practical project examples throughout. Learning outcomes include:

- An appreciation of the craftsmanship involved in installing mastic asphalt and the benefits this can offer
- Knowledge of design considerations when specifying mastic asphalt vs alternative materials
- Greater confidence to specify mastic asphalt on future relevant projects
- Knowledge of the Mastic Asphalt Council and the technical / specification guidance it can offer.
Rockfon - Natural Benefits of Stone Wool for Acoustic Ceilings and Walls
Natural Benefits of Stone Wool for Acoustic Ceilings and Walls
Seminar, by Rockfon


This seminar aims to provide an understanding of the differences between the materials currently available and the appropriate standards, a good understanding of the key criteria that suspended ceiling materials need to contribute to the creation of a pleasant, safe, healthy and comfortable indoor environment.
Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products - Solar Shading Systems: Compliance with Part L: Conservation of Energy and Part B: Fire Safety
Solar Shading Systems: Compliance with Part L: Conservation of Energy and Part B: Fire Safety


This seminar looks at the way solar shading relates to the current Building Regulations. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how solar shading relates to the current Building Regulations, especially Building Regulations Part L2A, Conservation of Energy and Power

- Understand solar heat gain calculations

- Understand how solar shading can affect solar heat gain to reduce building energy costs

- Understand how solar shading can be used to comply with Building Regulations

Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products - Solar Shading: Form and Function and Fire Safety
Solar Shading: Form and Function and Fire Safety


This seminar on the requirements for solar shading will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand what brise soleil (solar shading) is
- Understand the various functions of brise soleil in building design including, shading, heat gain reduction, and screening and glare reduction
- Understand design considerations that should be applied during the project design stage to ensure functionality and integration into the overall building design
- Understand typical types of shading available and typical materials used
Edilians - Specifying Natural Clay Roof Tiles
Specifying Natural Clay Roof Tiles
Seminar, by Edilians


This seminar covers the evolution of clay as a roofing material and the evolution in its manufacturing. It aims to promote understanding of key design considerations and discusses British Standard BS4435 updates and compliance, making reference to specific case studies. By the end of the seminar you should:

- Understand design pitfalls
- Understand how to comply with current British Standards
- Understand the production process and the rigorous testing
- Be aware of the design detailing and the impact on the roof covering choice
- Specify clay roof tiles with confidence and within compliance
- Be aware of the available help
Bushboard Limited - The Changing Face of Performance Wall Surfaces as an Alternative to Tiles
The Changing Face of Performance Wall Surfaces as an Alternative to Tiles
Seminar, by Bushboard Limited


This seminar looks at the use of wall panels as an alternative to tiles in bathrooms. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the pros and cons of laminate performance surfaces as an alternative for tiles
- Understand the design considerations for wall panelling across a variety of typical bathroom layouts
- Understand the advantages of installation speed and maintenance for a variety of applications
- Understand how to confidently choose performance laminate panelling as an alternative to tiling for wall finishes
Szerelmey Ltd - The Design of Natural Stone, Non-Load Bearing Cladding and the Failure of Cladding
The Design of Natural Stone, Non-Load Bearing Cladding and the Failure of Cladding
Seminar, by Szerelmey Ltd


This seminar looks at the design of stonework, concentrating on the main requirements for good practice. It aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of the selection of stone and how it can be used in construction. This includes the different types of stone, extraction, selection process, design, fixing, finishes, British standards and sustainability. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the history of stone
- Understand stone selection, monitoring and quality assurance
- Understand fixing techniques and the requirement for skilled installation
- Understand design issues and scheduling
- Understand CNC technology and finishes
- Understand guidelines and standards
- Understand what not to do
Gartec Platform Lifts - The Evolution of the Modern Platform Lift
The Evolution of the Modern Platform Lift


This video CPD delves into platform lifts, legislation and specification. It examines platform lift types, and how legislation and regulations have influenced design, functionality and features. It details legislative requirements for clients, and discusses common platform lift environments. Finally, it looks at the benefits of platform lifts, and optional features to support architects in specifying platform lifts effectively in different environments. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- Features and options for platform lift types and where they are suitable
- How to specify platform lifts
- Regulations and legislation surrounding platform lifts
- The common environments for platform lifts
Lutron EA Ltd - Total Light Management for Occupant Comfort and the WELL Building Standard Management
Total Light Management for Occupant Comfort and the WELL Building Standard Management
Seminar, by Lutron EA Ltd


The WELL Building Standard focusses on improving the sustainability of buildings by designing for the wellbeing of its occupants. This presentation aims to give some background into the WELL standard and show how incorporating Total Light Management, ie the control of both artificial and natural light into the design process can help achieve many of the preconditions and optimisations within the WELL Standard. By the end of this seminar, you will have a greater understanding of:

- The focus on buildings’ occupant comfort and wellbeing
- The WELL Building standard and its growing importance
- The WELL Standard’s Lighting Concept Area
- The four concept areas that can be managed by total light management including;

Visual Lighting Design, Circadian Lighting Design, Solar Glare Control and Automated Shading and Dimming Control

- The concepts of solar shading and automated solar shading control
ALPI spa - Wood by Design
Wood by Design
Seminar, by ALPI spa


This seminar examines the decorative surfaces in Reconstituted Wood Veneer and the difference with Natural Wood Veneer. It will discuss the raw materials used to obtain decorative surfaces in reconstituted wood veneer, the production process itself and the resulting products. Referring specifically to Reconstituted Wood Veneer, this seminar will help you understand

- Decorative surfaces, production and application
- Sustainability and certification
- Synergy, design and collaborations