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Design, construction and technology

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic, one of ten topics covering skills that architects need to practise now and in the future. 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.
A Guide to Concealing Blinds for Gable End Windows and Skylights
Online Learning, by Blindspace
A practical and inspirational guide to designing and specifying concealed blinds in gable end windows and skylights. Includes advice on space requirements and specific products to conceal blinds in various applications, as well as the potential need for shading, heat control, room darkening and privacy in gable ends and skylights.

In 2016 Sweden-based Blindspace had a simple idea: why not make blinds and curtain tracks disappear into walls and ceilings? Since then it has worked in close collaboration with designers, architects, and over 100 local shading specialists in more than 25 countries to deliver stunning yet practical standard and bespoke solutions.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
A Guide to Ground Gas
Online Learning, by Sovereign Chemicals Ltd
An overview of ground gas protection with additional information on how to ensure that design is robust and compliant.

Founded in 1965, Sovereign has long been acknowledged as a leader in remedial damp proofing, structural waterproofing and timber preservation. Sovereign offers an extensive range of remedial and general building products, plus an unrivalled specification and technical service. Sovereign products are manufactured in Barrow-in-Furness to the company’s own exacting formulations. The business was awarded the Royal Warrant in 1987, is British Standards Institution Registered, and was one of the first companies in the damp-proofing field to gain BSI approval for its entire product range.

Duration: 45-50 minutes, plus Q&A
An Introduction to Acoustic Ceilings for Architects and Interior Designers
Seminar, by Rockfon
Explores acoustic principles in the built environment, including: the benefits of stone wool ceilings and walls; the key performance characteristics of stone wool; how to control acoustics in healthcare, education, leisure and office spaces; the importance and beneficial effects of superior acoustics, common design mistakes and their solutions; and, regulatory compliance and best practice guidelines (including Approved Document E, Requirement E4, BB93 Acoustics Designs of Schools, BATOD and the Equality Act, plus Approved Document B, Requirement B2 and the essential use of non-combustible materials).

Rockfon manufactures acoustic suspended ceiling tiles and grid, islands, baffles, seamless acoustic ceilings and acoustic wall panels. Part of the global ROCKWOOL Group, Rockfon specialises in acoustics. The Rockfon product range features volcanic stone, one of nature’s most abundant resources. Long lasting and fully recyclable, it supports the closed-loop circular economy, all reinforced by cradle-to-cradle certification.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Creating Secure Entrances: Preventing Unauthorised Access (Tailgating)
Online Learning, by Meesons A I Ltd
What is tailgating and why should you care about it? This comprehensive seminar casts stark light on the scale and seriousness of the problem before offering guidance on how to mitigate the risks and integrate tailgating solutions into building designs. Also covers installation methods and regulatory compliance.

Meesons is a leading provider of physical entrance control solutions with a track record of exceeding customers' expectations and delivering quality security systems suited to highly demanding environments. With a long-established national and international presence, Meesons is trusted by numerous prestigious companies while its market-leading solutions have been installed in many iconic buildings. Meesons is an entrance control innovator, pushing the boundaries of security and aesthetics with finishes that can be tailored to clients' individual needs.
Finding the Balance - Electronic Security and Access for Doors
Online Learning, by Allgood plc
Explores the balance between electronic security and access for doors. Provides an overview of different electronic lock and access control systems and how to correctly install them. Also addresses the difference between fail-safe and fail-secure, current standards and fire safety implications.

Allgood produces architectural ironmongery of the finest quality, design and craftsmanship with the promise of a lifetime’s performance. From its timeless standard ranges, to bespoke installations on the world’s most striking buildings, Allgood continues to innovate and reimagine ironmongery in collaboration with its partners.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A