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Our usual eclectic mix of both essential and entertaining CPD topics. This month we look at safe access, fire curtains, surface protection and wine storage!
Seminar, by Coopers Fire Ltd
Explores fire curtain barriers and the standards that regulate their use. From compartmentation to protecting a means of escape, this seminar illustrates when and where fire curtain barriers can be specified within the built environment. Also covers passive fire protection and associated regulations, and fire curtain performance classifications.

For over 30 years, Coopers Fire has worked with leading architects, designers and contractors to protect building occupants from fire. Coopers Fire is a leading manufacturer of fire curtain and smoke curtain barriers and recognises the importance of manufacturing and installing fully tested and approved products.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Spiral Cellars Ltd
A practical and fascinating guide to wine storage, including how to store wine correctly and the benefits of underground wine storage, with technical background on the components and processes involved in constructing a prefabricated natural wine cellar.

For over 40 years, Spiral Cellars has offered an unrivalled range of design-led and luxurious wine cellaring options to suit every client brief. Everything from its eponymous underground cellars to bespoke wine rooms, cabinets and wine walls, all delivered by an adept and passionate team of surveyors, project managers and installers.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Explores interior surface materials using the ‘servant and served’ principle. Topics covered include what the ‘servant and served’ principle is, the need for an effective surface materials strategy, antimicrobial and hygienic surface materials, installation techniques and seamless jointing, and sustainability.

Be-Plas is one of the UK's leading suppliers of waterproof hygienic and anti-microbial interior surface solutions. With a comprehensive range of internal wall lining and ceiling systems (with ancillary products), it offers hygienic solutions for healthcare, education, hospitality, retail, residential and food and drink manufactures. All are available in a wide range of contemporary colours and finishes.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Howe Green
Covers the full range of access product types providing a clear overview of the access, fire, safety and security requirements in your building, and how to manage these. Topics covered include purpose and reasons for access, identifying and overcoming access changes, design considerations, weight loadings and configurations, and relevant regulations and standards.

Established in 1983, Howe Green is a specialist manufacturer of floor, access covers and bespoke architectural metalwork. Its range of premium quality, fabricated metal access hatches is designed to resolve the issue of accessibility to concealed services safely, quickly and cost-effectively. Howe Green access covers can be found in high profile and iconic buildings around the world.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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