RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Floor finishes

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
A Guide to Understanding Carpet Fibres
Seminar, by Westex Flooring
An overview of the features and benefits of the materials used in carpet manufacture, including their qualities, durability and suitability for a range of applications. Make informed choices about floor coverings, and learn more about their sustainability and environmental credentials.
For nearly 40 years, Westex has supplied and manufactured high quality flooring solutions from its UK base. The company offers a choice of premium woollen carpets, luxury synthetics and exclusive LVT collections.
Westex works closely with designers, specifiers and contractors to offer complete flooring solutions for every type of commercial interior or residential fit out. It understands that flooring must be functional, which is why its extensive range of carpets and LVT perfectly complement one another other to provide maximum functionality and choice.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
A Specifiers Guide to Underlay and More
Seminar, by Interfloor Ltd
Covers the types of underlay available, their relative attributes and how to choose the correct underlay for various applications. Includes advice on sound reduction, flame retardancy, green credentials and other benefits associated with selecting the right underlay.
Interfloor is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of carpet underlay and flooring accessories. It supplies products to flooring retailers, distributors and contractors in the UK and around the world.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Introduction to Flowing Floor Screeds
Aimed particularly at architects, this video presentation identifies the characteristics of floor screeds and how their individual properties can easily be identified to satisfy the performance criteria of specific areas. The presentation also addresses why and where to use different floor screeds taking into consideration consistency, strength, speed of application and drying time – all to British Standards.
Weber, part of the Saint-Gobain Group, is a specialist in the manufacture of industrial mortar products. Its core product range consists of external renders, decorative finishes, technical mortars, tile fixings and floor screeds.
Weber not only sells products, but provides complete solutions, including service and technical support, and training.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Introduction to Wellbeing
Seminar, by Modulyss
Across their lifetime the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work. And across the lifetime of a building the largest cost will likely be the personnel that occupy it. With this in mind, the subject of wellbeing in the workplace is now firmly on our agenda, and here to stay. This presentation examines wellbeing in the workplace and covers the following issues: the core principals and criteria of wellbeing; the physical and economic benefits of enhanced wellbeing; the relationship between wellbeing and sustainability standards; and wellbeing assessment in the context of BREEAM, SKA and WELL.
Modulyss designs, manufactures and supplies high quality carpet tiles for the international commercial market. Since its formation in 2010, Modulyss has wanted to be different, pushing boundaries and creating its own unique style. With its dynamic and energetic team, it always aims to inspire.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Specifying Floor and Wall Solutions for Pharmaceutical and High Technology Industries
A seminar about the necessity to control cleanroom environments and the standards affecting floor and wall surfaces. Covers: electrostatic discharges and cleanroom standards, certification and testing regimes, how vinyl floor and wall coverings are suited to pharmaceutical and high technology environments, and installation, maintenance and design considerations.
Gerflor manufactures and markets innovative, design-led and eco-responsible solutions for vinyl flooring and complementary interior finishes. By anticipating the needs of end-users, specifiers, installers and distributors around the world, Gerflor has developed an enviable portfolio of vinyl flooring products. These are ideally suited to the healthcare, pharmaceutical and high technology sectors, as well as refurbishment and new build projects.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 2-4 hours
Specifying the Correct Floor for Dance and Performing Arts: What You Need to Know
For dancers, the floor is their canvas, their most important work tool. The correct floor safeguards dancers from the risk of slips and falls, or long-term stress injuries. But not all floors are equal, and specifying the wrong type of floor for dance and performing arts can lead to serious career-ending injuries. Floors developed for commercial or sports applications do not give the same support to dancers as floors specifically designed for dance. This is a seminar on how to spot the differences and how to specify the correct flooring for dance and performing arts.
Harlequin is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on dance and performing art floors. As an enlightened manufacturer, Harlequin continues to work with dance scientists and biomechanics experts around the world to research and develop floors that give dancers the support they need to enable them to concentrate on their art form.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes
What to Consider When Specifying Fibre Bonded Carpets
Seminar, by Heckmondwike FB
A discussion on how commercial fibre-bonded carpets are manufactured, which goes into detail about the various processes. Find out how fibre-bonded carpets should be specified and what type of industry projects they can be used on.
Heckmondwike is a market-leading manufacturer of fibre-bonded carpet and carpet tiles. The company’s products are manufactured at its site in West Yorkshire and are ideal for all commercial settings.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-60 minutes