RIBA CPD Showcase

Health, safety and wellbeing

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the ‘Health, safety and wellbeing’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic (and may also fall within other core curriculum topics too). Chartered members are obliged to undertake a minimum of 20 of their annual 35 hours CPD from this curriculum, including at least two hours of CPD from each of the ten key topics. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Article, by INTRAsystems
With hygiene and wellness the highest priority in hospitals and healthcare, entrance matting is your building’s first line of defence against dirt and contaminants. This article examines the key considerations for entrance matting specification and provides guidance for specifying commercial entrance matting in a hospital or healthcare setting.

INTRAsystems supplies discerning architects and interior designers with high performance entrance matting, architectural grilles and creative ceiling products across a variety of sectors, including commercial, education, healthcare, leisure facilities and public spaces. Established in 1986, INTRAsystems is a family-run business, proudly manufacturing in-house from its facility in Hampshire and shipping to sites all over the world. It doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Your designs are unique – so why can’t your materials be, too? That’s why INTRAsystems provides bespoke solutions, so you’ll never have to compromise on design.

Duration: 50-55 minutes
Online Learning, by Aluprof UK
Fire has become an important and relevant topic in recent times. This presentation provides a technical overview of the key factors to consider when designing internal and external glazing systems for the fire protection of buildings, their surroundings and occupants. These include: fire protection methods, fire and smoke classifications, relevant standards and regulations, testing and certification, material options and installation.

Aluprof is a leading façade systems supplier with an extensive range of architectural glazing solutions. Aluprof's aluminium doors, windows and curtain wall systems meet and exceed the highest industry standards for weather performance and thermal insulation, while its innovative and thermally-efficient systems comply with the aesthetic requirements of modern architecture and provide contemporary and bespoke façade solutions for buildings of every kind.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Benx Ltd
A look at the complex changing legislation relating to external wall insulation (EWI) façades and fire, and the important issues that have been raised post Grenfell. Topics covered include EWI’s reaction and resistance to fire, testing (including the makeup of Euroclasses used in Reaction to Fire, and the importance of smoke and burning droplet sub-categories), legislation, health and safety, and sustainability – plus case study examples.

For more than 20 years, Benx has been a leading innovator in the façades sector. It is constantly refining its portfolio of products, systems and services in line with customers’ requirements. In recent years, this has meant an increased focus on supplying fully certified systems and supporting modern methods of construction. Benx offers certified façade systems for most new-build, retrofit and reclad project types – with more more choice and less complexity and risk.

Duration: 40-50 minutes, plus Q&A
A seminar about steel-framed glazed fire protection systems, their performance criteria and how to specify them. Includes information on: fixed glazing, window, façade and fire-resistant door design options and their respective advantages and disadvantages; finishing options; and, how such systems are tested and measured.

Forster Profile Systems is passionate about steel – because it combines elegance and strength, durability and timelessness unlike virtually any other material. Forster is the expert when it comes to steel, with over 100 years’ experience and as the only direct sales steel systems provider in the UK. Direct sales means shorter lead times and more cost-effective steel profiles for every project.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Carea Façade
A guide to achieving required the fire resistance standards for cladding façade panels. Includes advice on: the main UK regulations and standards for fire resistance of façades, and how these compare with equivalent European standards; correctly identifying fire resistance requirements for external walls; designing façades for fire safety and compliance with non-combustible material requirements; specifying products for systems over 18m high; and, services available from test and certification bodies.

Carea is a leading European manufacturer of cladding products and solutions based on a unique mineral composite material. The company has over 40 years’ experience in the manufacture and supply of solutions for rainscreen cladding, panelling and surfacing. Produced in accordance with the company’s own strict environmental policies to ensure they offer optimum thermal performance – and hit high quality environment (HQE) targets – Carea benefits include invisible fixing cladding, non-porous surfaces (unaffected by graffiti) and resistance to external and meteorological aggressions.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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