RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Featured CPD

Due to the importance of the subject matter we’ve stuck with health and safety as our ‘Featured CPD’ theme this month. As always however, we’ve picked out an eclectic mix of individual topics. Most seminars are now available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Burning Issues: An Understanding of Fire Performance of Sandwich Panels/Facades
Seminar, by Trimo UK Ltd
Explores the fire performance of composite cladding panels for building façades, including: the requirements of Building Regulations Part B, fire tests and standards such as BS 8414 and EN 13501-1, insurance, and issues surrounding boundary conditions, buildings over 18m in height, external surfaces and installation.

Established in 2001 and part of the international Trimo Group with a presence in more than 60 countries, Trimo UK’s core business is the manufacture and supply of architectural façades, walls and roof systems for a variety of building applications.
How to Reduce Risk of Slipping
Seminar, by Altro
An overview of the issues, legislation, risk factors and guidelines for the assessment of floor safety. Includes guidance on: the regulations governing slip prevention; the scale of the problem (slip accident statistics); the HSE approach to reducing slips; slip test methods and slip resistance; and, the risk assessment process.

Altro has been an innovator for nearly a century. Today, working closely with architects, end-users, engineers, designers and contractors around the world, Altro's insight and expertise helps it to transform everyday spaces into environments that improve the wellbeing of all who use them. By consistently turning creative thinking into practical, real-world solutions (that also maintain the highest standards of safety and durability), Altro has become synonymous with quality. A family-founded business inspired by the Bauhaus movement, Altro puts people at the heart of everything it does, constantly challenging convention and seeking new ways to inspire and deliver answers.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Hygiene and Cleanliness in Bathrooms
Seminar, by Duravit UK Ltd
A discussion on hygiene and cleanliness, and how the technology and manufacture of toilets is changing to meet the needs of users today and in the future. Includes advice on the features and benefits of rimless flushing, additional hygiene options and shower toilets within bathroom design.

Founded in 1817 in Hornberg in the Black Forest, Duravit AG is a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The company is active in more than 130 countries worldwide and is a beacon of innovation in the fields of signature design, comfort-enhancing technology and premium quality. In cooperation with high-profile international designers such as Philippe Starck, Sieger Design, Kurt Merki Jr, Christian Werner, Matteo Thun and Cecilie Manz, the company develops unique bathrooms that enhance quality of life for users on a sustained basis. Duravit's product portfolio comprises sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, wellness systems, shower-toilets, tap fittings and accessories, plus installation systems

Duration: 45-50 minutes, plus Q&A
Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
Explains how design and performance can be combined using safety luxury vinyl tiles (LVT). On average, slips and trips cause over a third of all major accidents. Specifying the correct flooring can help to reduce this and give specifiers, installers, clients and end-users peace of mind. Topics covered include slip resistance and LVT, testing slip resistance, important considerations and regulations, aesthetics and slip-resistant LVT in action.

Amtico International is a British manufacturer of luxury flooring products. As pioneers of luxury vinyl tiles (made in Coventry since 1964), its enduring performance, collaborative creativity and unrivalled expertise have enabled Amtico to become a respected industry leader. At the heart of the business are loyal customer relationships, built on trust and Amitico’s track record of delivering stylish, high quality floors to clients around the world. With manufacturing and sales headquartered in the UK, Amtico has customer service bases across Europe, the US, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Amtico is a Mannington Mills company, a fourth generation family-owned US flooring business.

Duration: one hour
Solid Surfacing Healthcare Solutions
How solid surfacing can be specified within healthcare projects to create safe, hygienic and user-friendly environments. Explains what solid surfacing is made of, how it’s put together and how to creatively exploit its many colours and shapes. Also covers disinfection and cleaning, and how to design out potential problem areas.

LX Hausys manufactures HIMACS, a solid surface material that can be moulded to any shape. It is widely used for architectural and interior applications, such as sculptural and high performance wall-cladding or kitchen, bathroom and furniture surfaces, in commercial, residential and public spaces. Composed of minerals, acrylic and natural pigments that come together to provide a smooth, non-porous and visually seamless surface, HIMACS meets the highest standards for quality, aesthetics, fabrication, functionality and hygiene – offering manifold advantages over conventional materials.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A