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Loxone UK Ltd - Creating Truly Smart Homes
Creating Truly Smart Homes
Seminar, by Loxone UK Ltd
A fascinating seminar on smart home technology. Topics covered include: the capabilities of smart home technology; how smart home technology can improve the way we live; the design requirements for incorporating smart technology into the home; what to look for in a smart home system, and; the Internet of Things (IoT) and whether it makes a smart home.

Loxone is an award-winning manufacturer and one of Europe's leading producers of holistic smart home solutions, including lighting, heating, security, access control, and blind automation. Loxone’s all-encompassing hard- and software offering helps create exceptional levels of home automation. Active in over 99 markets, and with a global network of 10,000 installers, Loxone is a name the industry relies on.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Sika Limited - Rejuvenating Concrete Structures
Rejuvenating Concrete Structures
Seminar, by Sika Limited
Examines concrete structures and how to rejuvenate them. Topics covered include: the corrosion process, testing and analysis, repair remediation methods, how corrosion is managed after repairs, and the corrosion management of structures in accordance with BS EN 1504. Major points are supported by case study examples.

Sika Limited is part of the global Sika Group, specialising in the manufacture and supply of chemical based products. Sika has long taken a lead in the development and production of systems for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting, as applied in the building and motor vehicle industries. In the UK, Sika provides market-leading solutions for concrete, waterproofing, roofing, flooring, refurbishment, sealing and bonding.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Eclisse UK - The Future of Doors
The Future of Doors
Seminar, by Eclisse UK
Offers an introduction to ETICS, brick slip and rainscreen, the different types of system used, how each interacts with different façades, and their individual thermal performance. This seminar also explores the legislation covering ETICS, brick slip and rainscreen products and systems, including key health, safety and environmental considerations.

A presentation that is ideally suited to the specifier wanting to know more about the range of façade solutions available for each ETICS, brick slip and rainscreen system.

SPSEnvirowall is a leading provider of products and solutions that enhance, protect and add value to buildings through innovation, technology, and know-how. SPSEnvirowall offers the specifier innovative third-party tested and certified solutions for external wall insulation systems, high-quality decorative renders, brick slips and external rainscreen cladding for new-build and refurbishment applications. SPSEnvirowall is continuously focused on providing better products, better buildings, and better lives.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Soraa - The Science of Colour Accuracy
The Science of Colour Accuracy
Seminar, by Soraa
Behaviours, emotions, well-being and human interactions depend on us seeing colours accurately. This presentation covers the basics of colour science and demonstrates how different light sources can affect what we see, and why colour accuracy is important. It highlights the significance of TM-30 as a colour metric, and how it is used to understand colour accuracy.

At Soraa, light matters. As pioneers of full-spectrum lighting, Soraa’s unique approach to LED manufacturing ensures that its specification-grade retrofit lamps and architectural light fittings offer exceptional beam control and unprecedented colour performance, render infinite shades of white and all colours of the visible spectrum, from violet to deep red, resulting in ‘simply perfect light’.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
OSO Hotwater (UK) Ltd - Unvented Cylinders: Design Problems Solved
Unvented Cylinders: Design Problems Solved
Every design involves finding solutions. This CPD presentation on hot water systems looks at design issues common to commercial and/or residential developments. It offers potential solutions, illustrated using case studies, and questions how living spaces can be designed to be both space- and energy-efficient, while still satisfying the requirements of occupants.

OSO Hotwater (UK) is one of the largest manufacturers of unvented cylinders in Europe. It claims to have been the first manufacturer to produce stainless steel cylinders, and to be the only manufacturer to manufacture a complete range of A-rated unvented cylinders.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Gabriel A/S - Yarn Systems for Upholstery Fabrics – Wool vs Polyester
Yarn Systems for Upholstery Fabrics – Wool vs Polyester
Seminar, by Gabriel A/S
Examines the main differences between wool and polyester as a raw material for commercial upholstery, including their pros and cons, and how each material can be turned into a long-lasting fabric with different properties for different needs. Also discusses the main performance criteria, and what to look for when selecting fabrics.

Gabriel has 160 years’ experience of dying and weaving fabrics – experience it uses to create functional fabrics with the technical performance that furniture manufacturers need to be able to create new and dynamic furniture for modern commercial interiors.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes