RIBA CPD Showcase

Latest CPD materials

The CPD materials featured below are the most recent to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
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This on-demand CPD video will give you A Complete Guide to Steel Doors, how these products will help you to meet regulatory & legislative obligations, security & fire protection requirements, as well as more specialist options such as insurance certified, blast resistance, acoustic & thermal needs. After completing this CPD, you will have an indepth knowledge of technical specifications, bespoke options, whilst also factoring in how this can work seamlessly alongside your sustainability & inclusive environment criteria. This detailed yet concise CPD will enable you to make knowledgeable & confident specifications.

After completing this CPD seminar, delegates ought to know:

- What Steel Door Products are available & how this will help you with specifying the correct product for your security, fire protection, acoustic, thermal & environmental needs.
- How these products are used to prevent significant fire & smoke damage, secure buildings against a variety attacks, how bespoke products can meet thermal, environmental, acoustic & blast resistant needs.
- The ways in which you can use these products to meet these regulatory & legislative requirements.
- The technical difference between the products, as well as bespoke specifications, aesthetics, accessibility, sustainability & energy performance.
- The process of how to specify the right product for the right application, inappropriate applications and discuss essential long term maintenance.
Seminar, by Ansell Lighting
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Supporting individuals to evacuate buildings safely in the event of an emergency, emergency lighting is a legal requirement in all public, commercial and high occupancy residential buildings.

In this CPD session, 'Emergency Lighting Legislation - Are you still compliant? This CPD will guide you through the different types of emergency lighting, the purpose each serves and the latest legislation and standards governing its use. Emergency Lighting Legislation - Are you still compliant?' will cover the installation, maintenance and inspection of emergency lighting and explore the emerging new methods of controlling and monitoring emergency lighting installations to ensure compliance.

By the end of this seminar you should:

1. Have an understanding of Emergency Lighting and what the regulations are and the codes of practice.
2. Have an understanding the different types of emergency lighting and its placement in a building.
3. Know what lighting is compliant e.g. minimum lux levels, sizes of rooms requiring lighting etc.
Online Learning, by KP Acoustics Research Labs Ltd
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The presentation looks at the adverse effects of environmental noise and how this is addressed in environmental noise policy and regulation. It goes on to cover key guidance on noise with regards to planning of development, guidance on sound insulation requirements and the professional practice guidelines on noise and planning. It covers the scope and practice of industrial and commercial noise regulation and the principles of noise surveys for planning purposes.
Seminar, by SurfaceCo Ltd
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This CPD covers the introduction of Biopolymer Sustainable Terrazzo, its advantages and benefits to nature. This presentation also covers different aggregates and various colour options.
An overview of UK and Irish building regulation relating to the compliance of construction membranes with respect to air leakage and reaction to fire. Also covers adjacent issues of moisture control and hygrothermal assessment, and the implications of air leakage strategies on both energy efficiency and ""as designed"" vs ""as built"" performance.

This CPD will cover:
1. Heat, Air and Moisture movement in building and relevant building regulations.
2. Hygrothermal Assessments, Dynamic vs Steady State methods.
3. Mechanisms and effects of air leakage on building envelopes.
4. Performance and location of membranes as air barriers in facade applications.
5. Reaction to fire testing and BR135.

By the end of this CPD seminar delegates should have:
1. An understanding of design considerations relating to hygrothermal and energy performance.
2. A recognition of relevant legislation and guidance.
3. An understanding of air leakage drivers and mitigation through membrane usage.
4. An awareness of fire test methods and classifications.
5. An appreciation of the relationships between hygrothermal and fire performance criteria and their implications.
Seminar, by CEDIA
Today’s homes have technology everywhere – inside and out! This market has grown beyond simple audio and video options
Across the UK there are 22Million domestic gardens, big changes are taking root we are making more of our outdoor spaces. Around 40% of the 7.5 billion we spend on gardens every year is devoted to planting home comforts next to the lawn, pool or flowerbeds. New features such as hard landscaping, furniture and lights are transforming garden spaces into ‘extra rooms’ and it’s only set to increase.
Seminar, by EFFISUS
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This CPD aims to empower and engage the audience by providing comprehensive knowledge on the principles of Passive House design, and emphasizing the pivotal role of building envelope technologies, such as breathable membranes, AVCL, and façade interface sealing. By doing so, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of how these elements contribute to achieving outstanding energy efficiency, sustainability, and indoor comfort in building design and construction.

This CPD aims to allow delegates to:
1. Understand Passive House design principles.
2. Explore building envelope technologies in Passive House design.
3. Comprehend the role of breathable & AVCL membranes.
4. Learn about interface sealing in building design.
5. Recognize the importance of façade deatiling .

By the end of this seminar delegates should have :
1. A comprehensive understanding of Passive House design principles and strategies.
2. Knowledge of key building envelope technologies, such as breathable/ AVCL membranes and facade interface sealing.
3. An appreciation for the pivotal role of building envelope technologies in achieving energy efficiency and sustainability.
4. An enhanced understanding of energy efficiency in building design and construction.
5.Increased awareness of creating comfortable indoor environments through proper design and construction techniques.
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Given that different areas of buildings (particularly high traffic environments) can require different levels of flooring performance, this CPD module fully explains slip resistance – and how LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) can play its part in preventing falls (and potential injury). The module includes: an introduction to the concept; the dangers of slips and trips; understanding slip resistance and LVT; the tests for slip resistance; key considerations and regulations; the importance of aesthetics; and examples of slip-resistant LVT in action.
Seminar, by Lindab Ltd
This CPD looks at the benefits of modern residential ventilation systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Requirements for the selection of a good heat recovery unit
- Energy efficiency demands of modern residential ventilation
- The selection and sizing of ductwork
- The radial ducting principle and components
- Sound performance options
- Fire protection requirements
- Design solutions
Seminar, by Kompozit'All UK
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The objective of this CPD is for everyone attending to be aware of the principles that apply to chimneys and various linings that might be considered, not just in large and historic properties, but also with current technology. The question of restoring, rather than replacement of existing flues/ducts can then considered as a realistic option.

A current problem exists with the costly and time consuming practice of replacing 'condemned' ventilation ducting, for example in commercial kitchen extraction application; which can be answered in this seminar with proposals that provide solutions.

In summary, this CPD will offer an understanding of traditional knowledge and skills with how they have been applied using modern developments, to solve today's challenges, right up-to ventilation, kitchen extraction and commercial heating.
Seminar, by Optima
Specifying glazed fire doors and screens is only part of the process. Understanding the limitations of these systems in respect of the fields of application of their fire test evidence is crucial. This targeted CPD will guide designers through the complex issues and give confidence in accurate and compliant specification.

This CPD aims to provide:
1. An explanation of the different forms of fire resistance.
2. An illustration of the fire resisting capability of steel framed glazing systems and doors.
3. A guide to the forms of evidence that establish the fields of application of that fire resisting capability.
4. An explanation of the limitations imposed by that evidence including the limitations of the supporting constructions
5. A guide to the smoke resistance capabilities of glazed systems

By the end of this seminar you should:
1. Know the difference between the forms of fire resistance and the importance of specifying it correctly.
2. Understand the extents of fire resistance of glazed systems.
3. Be able to request the correct forms of evidence at the earliest stage of the design process.
4. Appreciate how fire test evidence dictates the use and extent of supporting constructions and the hardware used on steel-framed fully glazed fire doors.
5. Understand the capabilities of fully glazed systems in preventing the passage of smoke.
Cavity wall construction is one of the most common build methods. Whilst the fundamentals have not changed, the way we design and build cavity walls has evolved as construction methods change and performance targets increase.

This CPD presentation looks at the evolution of cavity wall construction and provides insights in to understanding thermal conductivity values, design considerations and relevant regulations and approvals.

By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The evolution of cavity wall construction.
- Thermal conductivity values.
- Typical installation solutions.
- Relevant regulations and approvals.
- Design considerations.
Seminar, by Lindab Ltd
This seminar examines the options for rainwater drainage systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- How to select the right material for a rainwater system
- The benefits and design flexibility provided by a steel rainwater system
- The basic calculations required for designing a rainwater system to British standards
- Specification decisions involved in detailing
- How to identify solutions to common issues, including fitting to curved buildings, sustainable urban drainage (SuDS) and vandal prevention
A ceiling is one of the most important surfaces within a space – and our multi-material solutions are
the key to perfecting the overall design aesthetic.

This seminar covers:
Knauf Ceiling Solutions – Who we are and what can we offer, Sustainability, Certification and Environmental Impact
Acoustic Ceiling Basics – Acoustics, Fire Protection, Hygiene and Health Aesthetic design. General Acoustic theory including sound absoprtion, attenuation and reverberation times

Multi Materials – Including AMF Mineral, Heradesign - Wood Wool, Armstrong - Metal, Mesh, Wood and System

Design considerations – Selecting the correct system, Design options and Installation methods. Practical demo
Applications - Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Residential, Leisure and MOD.
Architectural coatings are an alternative to conventional paints that maximises an average building's lifetime performance in terms of durability, colour retention, maintenance and protection against both UV & corrosion. It uses environmentally-friendly selection of raw materials and state-of-the-art production processes and the powder application is very adaptable to individual design requirements.

Learn about the differences between powder coatings & liquid paint, as well as manufacturing requirements, design opportunities and constraints, longevity and value, sustainability of the different treatments in their use and production.

After completing this CPD delegates will:
1. Understand the sustainability benefits and design flexibility of the powder coatings.
2. Learn the differences between powder coating & liquid paint.
3. Learn the technical requirements that will be needed when specifying.
Seminar, by Parklex Prodema
This CPD will inform you on Timber claddings that fulfil the requirements set on the UK Fire Regulations, Approved document B, requirement B4.
In this CPD, attendees will gain valuable insights on how to specify washrooms in line with Department for Education guidelines, while also addressing key concerns such as privacy requirements for senior school toilets and how specifying suitable products supports the reduction of bullying and anti-social behaviour. The seminar also covers the benefits of pre-plumbed systems and how they can save time and money during installation. Additionally, accessibility and safety concerns are addressed, ensuring that all students have access to safe and functional washroom facilities. Over-all this CPD seminar provides a comprehensive and informative overview of the important considerations involved in specifying washrooms for educational settings. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to specify materials suitable for school and in accordance with DfE expectations
- The specific cubicle height requirements by age group
- How to meet the privacy demands in senior schools, with specific advice on preventing bullying and anti-social behaviour in washrooms
- The general awareness of accessibility demands and safety features which should be specified
- The benefits of pre-plumbed access panelling systems and suitable specification of hand wash facilities
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