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Featured CPD

This month’s eclectic mix of hand-picked CPD materials includes guidance on selecting and specifying hygienic doors, cladding, acrylic surfaces, fire resistant aluminium and steel systems and below ground waterproofing. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Acrylic Solid Surface
Seminar, by James Latham
Examines the components of solid surfacing and how they’re made as well as addressing production, fabrication and application issues.

Established in 1757, James Latham has been importing and distributing timber and wood-based panel products to the UK for more than two and a half centuries. Under the continuing direction of the Latham family, the business – whose current management team includes several ninth-generation family members – has developed into an industry leader in panel products, hardwood, hardwood flooring and joinery quality softwood. Today, it offers one of the most comprehensive and varied product ranges available. A member and supporter of the Timber Trade Federation, James Latham was the first signatory to the Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy. The company has a strong environmental policy with all depots being Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified. The business has also been independently audited to ensure that it is compliant with the European Timber Trade Regulation (EUTR).

Duration: 30 minutes
Evolution of Cladding
Seminar, by Euroclad Group Ltd
Starts with a look at the history of metal cladding and how it has evolved from a simple patent to the dynamic products seen today, before covering the origins of rainscreen cladding and curtain walling, the impact of standards and legislation in the late 20th century, likely future influencers, and examples of how cladding has been used imaginatively to enhance building design and comfort.

Euroclad Group is a leading international supplier of architectural metal building solutions to the construction industry. The group manufactures highly engineered building envelope products, including roof and wall cladding systems, insulated composite panels and architectural fabrications.

Duration, excluding Q&A: 45 minutes
Specifying Fire Resistant Aluminium and Steel Systems
Seminar, by Reynaers Aluminium
Covers applicable standards and performance required for fire resistant systems, as well as providing an overview of passive fire protection. Also examines testing procedures and results, and how aluminium and steel systems can meet the necessary requirements.

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of innovative and sustainable architectural aluminium systems, Reynaers prides itself on delivering high-quality window, door and curtain walling systems for residential and commercial projects. Expertly engineered, each system is designed to meet the highest requirements when it comes to critical characteristics such as design, functionality, performance and aesthetics. Paired with this, Reynaers provides consultations to architects and building professionals at every stage, from conceptualisation and specification to fabrication and installation. Based in Birmingham, Reynaers is ideally placed to support projects across the UK. Alongside its Knowledge Centre and warehouse, Reynaers’ showroom provides a space for customers to explore products and receive hands-on training. Part of Reynaers Group (headquartered in Duffel, Belgium), the building envelope specialist has a global presence, with products used on projects in more than 30 countries.

Duration, excluding Q&A: 45 minutes
Waterproofing of Structures Below Ground
Seminar, by Triton Systems
Covers the waterproofing of structures below ground from small to large commercial projects. Includes guidance on the different types of waterproofing solution available, considerations surrounding dual waterproofing systems, the practicalities of different system installations, how to design a practical and successful solution using single or dual systems, and the value in incorporating early-stage waterproofing design within a project.

For the specifier looking for a single point of supply and support, particularly where a combination of two or more structural waterproofing systems is employed, Triton supplies a comprehensive range of each type, plus ancillary products and a full range of maintainable pumps, alarms and drainage systems. Additional products in Triton’s range include ground gas protection systems and, for general and green roofing projects, liquid applied systems, membranes for protection, drainage and water storage – to name just a few!

Wednesday 25 August at 11:00hrs

Duration, excluding Q&A: 45 minutes