RIBA CPD Showcase

Sustainable finishes

From ceramics and carpets to green roofs and planting, wood and paper-based products, and powder coatings.
Online Learning, by ANS Group Global
Discusses the three pillars of biophilic design, and the social and economic effects of biophilia: why hospitals are designed the way they are, the introduction of evidence-based design (EBD) and how it's our responsibility to design our future. Also examines the technical aspects of integrating nature into interior design and the four principles that allow one to design for long-term success.

ANS Global is one of the world’s leading green infrastructure specialists, having completed over 1,800 projects in 29 countries. Combining horticultural and architectural expertise, ANS harnesses the power of green infrastructure to improve urban biodiversity and ecology, enabling architects to achieve and meet strict environmental standards and regulation.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Sika Limited
Focuses on the key benefits and the technical design considerations inherent in extensive, intensive and bio-diverse green roof types. Also addresses compatible single ply, cold-applied liquid membrane, reinforced bituminous membrane and hot melt waterproofing solutions.

Sika (part of the global Sika Group) specialises in the manufacture and supply of chemical-based products. Its UK arm provides market-leading solutions for concrete, waterproofing, roofing, flooring, refurbishment, sealing and bonding, and has manufacturing sites in Welwyn Garden City, Preston, Leeds and Wishaw. Whether new construction or refurbishment, Sika provides peace of mind.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Solus Ceramics Ltd
A detailed assessment of the climate crisis and the role that ceramics can play in creating sustainable buildings.

Solus Ceramics is an established porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal, anti-slip, eco and natural stone tile supplier with a portfolio of over 60,000 products directly sourced from manufacturing partners across Europe. Solus Ceramics will visit any site given 24 hours’ notice and can provide technical advice, whether it’s at the start, middle or end of a project.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Kronospan Ltd
Explores how architects and designers can design more responsibly and sustainably with melamine-faced boards and laminates, delivering better value to clients. Covers the technical benefits of wood and paper-based materials, suitable applications and the importance of correct material selection.

Kronospan manufactures and distributes wood-based panels. It is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of particleboard (PB), medium density fibreboard (MDF), laminate flooring and oriented strand board (OSB). The company also produces decorative paper and associated value-added products such as melamine-faced panels, worktops, wall panels, window sills and lacquered HDF.
Seminar, by Modulyss
A seminar about circularity and the principles of the circular economy, including: what circularity means, how to measure it, how soft flooring products can contribute to it, how to distinguish circular products from others, and how the transition towards a circular economy is likely to evolve.

Modulyss is a Belgian manufacturer of high-end carpet tiles for commercial use. The company supplies circular and cradle-to-cradle certified flooring solutions designed to inspire. With products tailored to the needs of clients, without compromise on quality, Modulyss has featured in numerous high-profile projects worldwide.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
A guide to polyester powder coatings that includes information on how polyester powder coating is manufactured and applied, the differences between different polyester powder coating products, and how to correctly specify the most appropriate polyester powder coating solution for your ptoject.

Discover a wide range of polyester products for the architectural industry with Axalta powder coatings. Axalta Powder Coating’s products are designed for use on aluminium, steel and galvanized steel surfaces. With exceptional mechanical properties and weather resistance, its powder coatings are the perfect solution for indoor and outdoor applications, including architecture and furniture.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
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