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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently revised CPD materials as well as face-to-face and online seminars.
CPG UK Ltd  - A Guide to the Requirements of Fire Stopping
A Guide to the Requirements of Fire Stopping
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

The seminar provides a guide to achieving compliant fire stopping and discusses fire, how it happens, its different types and fire protection. It explains the different types of passive fire protection systems and the regulations and legislation around fire protection. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Fire, how it happens, its types and how to protect against it
- Types of fire protection, active and passive
- The importance of integration of passive fire protection during early construction phases
- The types of products used in passive fire protection
- Typical examples of improper installation on site
Alu Roofing - A Wind Powered Ventilation Solution
A Wind Powered Ventilation Solution
Article, by Alu Roofing
New

This article will discuss wind powered ventilation. Every roof and building requires a good air exchange. Ventilation turbines can be used in private and commercial sectors of building construction for most types of roofs and ventilation shafts. The article will explain how air exchange helps to protect the roof structure from humidity and overheating, importance of ventilating buildings and also how this system ensures active and permanent ventilation and thanks to the fact that it uses wind energy, which is free, it is environmentally friendly and cost saving. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Why you should ventilate roof structures and buildings
- The principles of wind powered ventilation
- Why this ventilation system is eco-friendly
- Why condensation occurs under the roof
- Benefits of wind powered ventilation
Alumasc Water Management Solutions - Aluminium Fascia, Soffit and Coping systems: Mitigating the risk - a Complete Guide to Design and Specification
Aluminium Fascia, Soffit and Coping systems: Mitigating the risk - a Complete Guide to Design and Specification
New

This CPD aims to provide a complete guide to the design and specification of Aluminium fascia, soffit and coping systems. Topics covered include design, design limitations and fire ratings, mitigating the client’s risk, installation and different project applications, and how this affects product specification. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The types of aluminium fascia soffit, copings and other sub ranges and where they can be designed into the built environment
- The use of aluminium pressed sheet in these ranges and applications for use.
- The design considerations and designs limitations for these systems
- The installation environment and application processes that will ensure the optimum system design
Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring - An Introduction to Seamless Resin Flooring Solutions and the Reason for Failures with Flooring
An Introduction to Seamless Resin Flooring Solutions and the Reason for Failures with Flooring
New & Available Online

This CPD will discuss the use of seamless resin flooring solutions to provide durable and hygienic surfaces across industrial and commercial situations. Topics covered include setting flooring standards in industrial facilities, the range of resin flooring solutions provided for the pharmaceutical industry, performance requirements, and installation. This will be accompanied with a selection of case studies. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
-The requirements for flooring in industry
-The performance which resin flooring systems provide
- How to identify and specify resin flooring for different situations
-The basics of how resin flooring is installed
- Anti-slip flooring solutions and regulatory compliance
Nudura Inc - An Overview of Insulated Formwork (ICFs) - A Permanent Solution
An Overview of Insulated Formwork (ICFs) - A Permanent Solution
Seminar, by Nudura Inc
New & Available Online

This seminar aims to cover:

- An introduction to Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICFs)
- Building applications
- Code approvals
- Installation methods

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Virtual Viewing Ltd - BIM Beyond Build / Applied Centralised Data
BIM Beyond Build / Applied Centralised Data
New

This CPD aims to discuss why centralised data is vital for BIM Level 3 and/ or digital twins. Topics covered include BIM Beyond build, digital twins, questioning the sufficiency of COBie, insights into the future and BIM for the end user in home, office or factory settings. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Why BIM is vital to the buildings of tomorrow
- Why BIM level 2 is insufficient
- How to describe two uses of technology for end user benefit
- Why EIRs need improving
- Why BIM is useful to the end user
CPG UK Ltd  - Car Park Decking
Car Park Decking
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

This seminar outlines the criteria which should be used when selecting car park decking material, including the BBA test methods used to give the specifier options when designing their car deck solution.
CPG UK Ltd  - Correct Specification for Industrial Resin Flooring
Correct Specification for Industrial Resin Flooring
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

Many industrial floors fail within their first two years creating enormous upheaval and expense. This seminar shows how to correctly specify a heavy duty industrial floor finish.
CPG UK Ltd  - Decorative Resin Flooring for Public Areas
Decorative Resin Flooring for Public Areas
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

This seminar provides:
- A detailed overview of the correct specification process for seamless resin flooring
- An understanding of the types of flooring available
- Their relative market price and life expectancy
Millboard Company Ltd, The - Design Considerations for Decking and its Alternative Uses
Design Considerations for Decking and its Alternative Uses
New

This seminar explores available options for decking. Within the options it runs through the key points that specifiers need to consider, including: Health and safety requirements, sustainability, durability, performance, fire safety, aesthetics, installation and maintenance. It also highlights the alternative uses and considerations for outdoor flooring. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Conventional materials for decking
- The applications where decking can be used, taking into consideration important factors
- The alternative uses of decking and the design possibilities
- What the choices are for decking currently
- How to specify a decking product that meets the standards and will stand the test of time
- What the best base would be for the decking and what maintenance will be needed after installation
GEZE UK Ltd - Designing Effective Natural Heat and Smoke Ventilation
Designing Effective Natural Heat and Smoke Ventilation
Seminar, by GEZE UK Ltd
New

This seminar will give an overview of the requirements for selection and specification of natural fire and smoke venting equipment in residential and commercial properties. The emphasis of the presentation is to explain key regulations, standards and calculations and give an insight in to the key elements required for specifying these types of systems. This CPD only looks at smoke extraction systems that use ‘natural’ means. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The different factors when designing natural smoke and vent systems
- What key elements are required for specifying these types of systems
- All the standards and regulations that apply
- How to calculate the free area
- How different types of windows affect the calculation
- What other factors need to be considered in smoke and vent system
Lindab Ltd - Fire and Fire and Smoke Dampers: Stopping Fire and Smoke Before They Spread
Fire and Fire and Smoke Dampers: Stopping Fire and Smoke Before They Spread
Seminar, by Lindab Ltd
New

This seminar gives an overview of fire and fire and smoke dampers and will enable you to write specifications for these products. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand fire and smoke spread and compartmentation
- Understand the use of dampers to control the spread of fire and smoke
- Understand the testing for fire dampers to European standards
- Understand the setting out of dampers within walls
- Understand the classification of fire resistance performance to European standards
- Understand the comparison between single blade fire dampers and curtain type and opposed blade dampers
- Understand CE marking for fire dampers
- Understand configurations for fire ducts
CPG UK Ltd  - Floor Screeds and How to Avoid Failure
Floor Screeds and How to Avoid Failure
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

This seminar will cover:
- The different types of floor screeds and their application
- Areas of failures
- Advice on problem avoidance
- Choosing the correct specification
Jacksons Fencing - Gate Automation, Legislation and Safety: Why take the Risk?
Gate Automation, Legislation and Safety: Why take the Risk?
Seminar, by Jacksons Fencing
New

The presentation gives insight into gate automation and legislation and the dangers involved with gates that have been improperly manufactured, installed and maintained. Topics covered include types of gates and their applications, the risk assessment process, current applicable regulations, legislation and best practice, gate usage and operational considerations, and maintenance and repair. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to identify the different types of gates
- What dangers to look for in a risk assessment
- The different regulations and legislation that can be used to identify safe gates
- Best practice for implementing access control solutions
- What to check when carrying out a maintenance assessment of a gate
Duco Ventilation & Sun Control NV - Go with the Flow: Effective Ventilation
Go with the Flow: Effective Ventilation
New & Available Online

This CPD will explore the importance of effective ventilation solutions and the benefits they bring to buildings and their occupants. It will question what natural ventilation is and why we should use it whilst covering other topics including the function of ventilation systems and how they help air through a building, overcoming ventilation challenges, issues of letting fresh air into buildings and how to keep the elements out, and ensuring louvres deliver effective ventilation. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Why you should use natural ventilation within a holistic strategy
- The impact of ventilation on buildings and their occupants, as well as the associated building regulations
- How to allow air flow freely while protecting against the elements
- How to balance both energy efficiency and health
- Other factors to consider when specifying louvres


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd - Green Building Standards: Through the lens of paints and coatings
Green Building Standards: Through the lens of paints and coatings
New & Available Online

This CPD introduces two widely used green building rating schemes: LEED® v4.1 Building Design + Construction and BREEAM New Construction, focusing on BREEAM International 2016 and the BREEAM UK 2018 adaptation. It then puts a magnifying glass onto areas where paints and coatings can contribute towards a project’s LEED or BREEAM certification while also noting some nuances between the two standards. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The proliferation of green building rating schemes existing worldwide and identify focus areas or recurring themes for materials
- The structure, terminology and scoring methods to determine a project’s LEED or BREEAM rating
- How to identify specific contribution opportunities for paints and coatings including pathways or methodology, standard and exemplary level criteria, thresholds and documentation options for evidence
- The different underlying standards that are referenced within the relevant LEED credits or BREEAM assessment issues for compliance
CPG UK Ltd  - How to Avoid Floor Failure in the Design of Food and Beverage Facilities
How to Avoid Floor Failure in the Design of Food and Beverage Facilities
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

- This RIBA CPD Seminar will explore the true cost associated with the improper, incorrect or unsatisfactory specification of flooring materials within the design of food & beverage production, processing or packaging plants.
- During 45 – 60 minutes, delegates will be able to
- Address the most common reasons for floor failure
- Draw on real-life scenarios where a failing floor has resulted in financial and reputational damage
- Outline key factors to consider in order to minimize these risks
- Identify flooring solutions that offer long-term durability and wear resistance as well as promote hygiene and safety underfoot.
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers - Ironmongery Specification in a Post-Pandemic World
Ironmongery Specification in a Post-Pandemic World
New

This CPD presentation provides information on what types of ironmongery specifiers can look to schedule in buildings going forward, in this new post-pandemic normality. It will focus particularly on how to reduce time spent touching doors and hardware as well as the role of anti-microbial ironmongery. Topics covered include a background to the changes to our normality caused by COVID 19, specialist closing devices and door automation, access control and electronic locking, anti-microbial product and considerations on retrofit products. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The impact of COVID 19 on our lives and on specification of hardware
- The role of specialist closing devices and door automation and what to be aware of in respect of fire doors
- Fitting door stops, gaskets and architraves
- Installation of door closer and fire signage plus sign off of fire certification
- The varying types of anti-microbial product such as copper, silver, applied finishes and polyamide
Stark & Greensmith - Laser-Cut Metal Work: Pretty, Tough, Unique
Laser-Cut Metal Work: Pretty, Tough, Unique
Seminar, by Stark & Greensmith
New

This CPD aims to discuss the use of laser-cut metalwork in architecture and landscapes. Topics covered will include metals that can be used, how they perform, and the suitability of different types according to situation. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How decorative metalwork relates to building control (with regards to anti-climb and finger-trap legislation)
- Where Corten steel and other metals work, and where they might not be appropriate
- Maintenance and other issues
- How to specify metalwork effectively and increase the appeal of a building (while staying within provisional sum amounts)
- How to avoid pattern and material pitfalls
Sedia Systems - Learning that Lasts: Taking the best in higher-education design and applying it to corporate learning experiences
Learning that Lasts: Taking the best in higher-education design and applying it to corporate learning experiences
Seminar, by Sedia Systems
New

This CPD will discuss the latest trends happening in both higher-education and corporate learning environments, exploring how the design lines are converging between vertical markets. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The shifts in demographics of corporate and collegiate learners today, including the generational mix which requires catering to diverse needs
- How colleges are evolving to look more like corporate spaces and conversely, the ways in which corporate spaces have shifted to be more like college
- Best practices for creating flexible fixed-seating layouts in learning spaces for the future
- New technology trends impacting spaces today and new tools to make learning engaging.
Homeplay Ltd - Luxury Residential Lighting
Luxury Residential Lighting
Seminar, by Homeplay Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD will provide a comprehensive overview of how to design a lighting system for a luxury residence. It will cover all aspects of residential lighting from design, through to luminaires and control systems. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The basics of good lighting design
- The drawbacks of LED and how to overcome them
- Why documentation is important and what's required
- Zones, scenes and dimming technologies
- How control systems make lighting easier to use


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
SIGA Natural Slate - Natural Roofing Slate: Effective Specification
Natural Roofing Slate: Effective Specification
Seminar, by SIGA Natural Slate
New

This seminar looks at the specification of natural slate. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- What natural slate is and why to use it
- Slate production
- The relevant legislation applicable to slate specification
- How to judge slate quality and applicable standards and testing procedures
- The specification of natural slate
- The use of slate and how to select the right slate for a given project
Ian A. Kernohan (N.I.) Limited - Optimising MVHR
Optimising MVHR
New & Available Online

This CPD is intended for delegates with a limited, background knowledge of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems. The presentation provides an overview of the relevance of MVHR to modern homes in Northern Ireland, with specific reference to Building Regulations Technical Booklet K. It examines relevant issues including Sustainability, Balanced Ventilation, Controllability, The Transfer of Sound and Noise, and Filtration. It also considers additional items which must be addressed when designing or specifying an MVHR system. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The relevance of MVHR in achieving compliance with Building Regulations in Northern Ireland
- How to inbuild sustainability into MVHR projects
- The concept of 'Balanced' Ventilation and how to specify it
- How to specify manual and automated system controls as appropriate
- How to minimise the transmission of noise within MVHR systems


Tthis CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
CPG UK Ltd  - Renovating Communal Areas for Social Housing
Renovating Communal Areas for Social Housing
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

This seminar provides a detailed history of social housing environments alongside the different solutions available (floor, wall, soffit and ceiling) and recommended materials to deliver a good return on investment, lifecycle efficiencies and a positive impact on sustainability. Delegates will:
- Learn about the social housing flooring market and why the floor, wall, soffit and ceiling protection solutions failed and deteriorated over the years
- Be able to identify the technologies and materials available in the market
- Understand the correct specification framework for social housing solutions
- Learn from real examples and case studies
- Be able to identify a full service solution recommendation
Bilco UK  - Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Seminar, by Bilco UK
New & Available Online

This CPD aims to cover a full range of access products, providing a clear overview of managing access, fire, safety and security requirements in your building. Topics covered include purpose and reason for access, identifying and overcoming access changes, design considerations, weight loadings and configurations, and relevant regulations and standards. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Fire ratings and certification
- Smoke ventilation including access
- Safe operation
- Specification of roof and floor access areas
- Specification of wall and ceiling access areas


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Howe Green  - Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Seminar, by Howe Green
New & Available Online

This CPD aims to cover a full range of access products, providing a clear overview of managing access, fire, safety and security requirements in your building. Topics covered include purpose and reason for access, identifying and overcoming access changes, design considerations, weight loadings and configurations, and relevant regulations and standards. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Fire ratings and certification
- Smoke ventilation including access
- Safe operation
- Specification of roof and floor access areas
- Specification of wall and ceiling access areas


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
CPG UK Ltd  - Specifying Intumescent Fire Protection for Structural Steel
Specifying Intumescent Fire Protection for Structural Steel
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

This CPD gives an introduction to the passive fire protection of structural steel. It initially outlines the importance of providing adequate fire protection and the relevant legislation and standards. After examining different methodologies, the focus is on intumescent coatings, explaining how they work, the different types available, and how they are suited to different building types and environments. Finally the CPD looks at the method of application, the roll of the sub-contractor, and the factors that need to be taken into consideration to ensure that a project is completed successfully.
CPG UK Ltd  - Specifying Seamless Resin Terrazzo
Specifying Seamless Resin Terrazzo
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

This seminar covers the specification of seamless resin terrazzo flooring. It will help you to understand and learn about the following topics:
- The origins of terrazzo
- The characteristics of seamless resin terrazzo flooring and comparisons to terrazzo tiles
- The specification criteria and the benefits of seamless resin terrazzo flooring
- How to clean and maintain a seamless resin terrazzo floor
- The life cycle costs and cost analysis of seamless resin terrazzo flooring
CPG UK Ltd  - Surface Membranes and Their Application
Surface Membranes and Their Application
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

This seminar provides a review of the causes of failure in floor coverings, the role of moisture content in concrete and test, methods. The preparation and application of surface damp proof membranes.
dormakaba UK & Ireland - Systems for Glass Door Assemblies
Systems for Glass Door Assemblies
New & Available Online

This CPD will provide an overview of the different types of fittings and systems commonly used in glass assemblies, encompassing swing doors, sliding doors and sliding walls. Topics covered include using glass in shopfronts, structural glazing, general applications, and relevant standards to look out for on installation. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- Types of glass used for glass assemblies
- External and internal solutions using different product types and ranges

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely. Register at: https://www.dormakaba.com/gb-en/sales-support/mobile-showroom/webinars-1119292
Ravago Building Solutions - The Importance of Water Flow Reducing Layer in an Inverted Flat Roof
The Importance of Water Flow Reducing Layer in an Inverted Flat Roof
New

This CPD article will discuss the Water Flow Reducing Layer as central to the thermal performance of an inverted flat roof - minimising heat loss due to the rainwater cooling effect. It explains the crucial role they play and how to properly account for their presence in U-value calculations. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Core principles of an inverted roof
- The difference between declared lambda and design lambda
- The role that a Water Flow Reducing Layer (WFRL) plays in an inverted roof
- How to perform a more accurate U-value calculation for an inverted roof taking into account moisture conversion factor
Tata Steel - The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge: How steel building envelope solutions contribute
The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge: How steel building envelope solutions contribute
Seminar, by Tata Steel
New

This CPD will provide the attendee with guidance on the specification and construction of low carbon and low environmental impact buildings. It will examine operational energy - including the fabric first approach, efficient services and low carbon heat, maximising onsite renewables and minimum offsetting using UK schemes. Following this, it will discuss embodied cardon, potable water and best practises for health metrics, using these topics to question how we can meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to make design decisions by embedding sustainable practices within your specifications
- How you can more easily meet the targets of the RIBA 2030 Cllimate Challenge by utilising locally sourced and sustainably manufactured steel building envelope solutions
Flowcrete UK Ltd - Underfloor Heating Systems
Underfloor Heating Systems
Seminar, by Flowcrete UK Ltd
New

This seminar provides an overview of:
- The history of under floor heating
- A detailed understanding of the systems available today
- The design criteria for under floor heating systems
- Their environment and safety advantages
CPG UK Ltd  - Underfloor Heating Systems
Underfloor Heating Systems
Seminar, by CPG UK Ltd
New

This seminar provides an overview of:
- The history of under floor heating
- A detailed understanding of the systems available today
- The design criteria for under floor heating systems
- Their environment and safety advantages
LSI Stone - Virtual Factory Tour
Virtual Factory Tour
Factory Visit, by LSI Stone
New

This virtual tour will explain the production process of natural stone. From the extraction of blocks in the quarries to the final product sent to the customer. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How a stone factory works
- Stone industrial processes
- Main stone applications
- Quarry differences
- Fabrication machinery
Safeguard Europe Ltd - Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures (Newbuild)
Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures (Newbuild)
New & Available Online

This webinar focuses on the ecologically sustainable waterproofing methods for newbuild, basements refurbishment and underground structures with the current waterproofing options available, their environmental costs and introduces sustainable alternatives. Topics covered include types of waterproofing System, available waterproofing materials and products, relevant Standards and Regulations, basement design considerations and eco-friendly basement waterproofing materials. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Ideal specifications for Type A, B and C waterproofing
- Waterproofing to British Standard BS8102:2009
- Updates to Chapter 5.4 of the NHBC guidelines
- Working with basement design consultants and specialist waterproofing contractors
- How to minimise environmental Impact
UL International UK Ltd  - Why Choose Third Party Certification for Building Products?
Why Choose Third Party Certification for Building Products?
Online Learning, by UL International UK Ltd
New & Available Online

This on-demand webinar will introduce you to the third-party testing and certification schemes. The course explains what the schemes are, how they work, where and when they can be used, which products are commonly included and finally how these schemes can be used as a tool for the construction industry. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- What a third party certification scheme is
- Mandatory product markings
- How third party certification schemes work
- How and when third party certification schemes can be used
- Which products are commonly included in third party certification schemes