Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both brand new and newly-revised CPD materials.
Connection Seating Limited - Designing for Talent, Retention and Wellbeing
Designing for Talent, Retention and Wellbeing
Explore the influences of design in workspaces, from colours and materials to technology and events. Covering three key macro-trends – wild urbanism, millennials and privacy – this CPD seminar considers the influences within these trends and how they can be interpreted into workspace design and furniture application.

From its home in the UK, Connection Seating has built a name for itself as an expert in commercial furniture. Connection specialises in the design and manufacture of intelligent furniture that serves to address the ever-changing needs of modern living and working. The company believes that space is a critical asset, and how it is defined influences physical and emotional states, helps build cultures, and affects the productivity of those within it.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Premcrete - Guide to the Design of Structural Waterproofing for Basements
Guide to the Design of Structural Waterproofing for Basements
Seminar, by Premcrete
What is most important when constructing a basement? This new seminar explains how to create quality structural waterproofing designs. Topics covered include: why risk evaluation and desktop study is critical; the importance of having the waterproofing designer on site and; the necessity of a quality control plan, and how this can be achieved.

As a market leader, Premcrete is dedicated to excellence in practicable structural waterproofing. The company has 30 years’ experience in understanding the needs of architects and the importance of correct design. With an all-inclusive product range for all waterproofing types, £10m professional indemnity insurance, and a unique quality control portal, Premcrete offers an exceptional solutions-based experience.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Fosroc Ltd - Making Good: Concrete Repairs in Accordance with BS EN 1504
Making Good: Concrete Repairs in Accordance with BS EN 1504
Seminar, by Fosroc Ltd
Defective concrete is a complex matter, influenced by numerous physical, chemical and environmental factors, making each concrete repair a little bit different from the last. This presentation, illustrated using case studies, discusses both the complexities and solutions available, including the systematic approach to repair, causes of reinforced concrete deterioration, investigation and testing, concrete repair and protection techniques.

Fosroc’s 50 years’ experience as a world leader in concrete repair solutions influences everything it does, from assistance with repair specifications to contractor training, know-how in application and its internal development of materials and systems. The company’s mission is to provide the most durable systems, with best lifecycle costs for projects, using its comprehensive range of repair, strengthening and protection systems.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Blackbody - OLED Technology Brings a New Lighting Vision and Helps you to Stage and Sublimate Your Spaces
OLED Technology Brings a New Lighting Vision and Helps you to Stage and Sublimate Your Spaces
Seminar, by Blackbody
Less a seminar – more a ‘light couture’ experience; learn how OLED technology works, and how it may be used to design without limitation.

Blackbody is an OLED technology market leader with more than ten years’ experience. The company doesn’t ‘design lamps’, but rather sculpts and manipulates light. Engineers first and foremost, Blackbody’s expertise helps architects and specifiers find practical solutions to complex design challenges.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
fermacell - Partitions for Education
Partitions for Education
Seminar, by fermacell
A seminar that has been created to help architects design more cost-effective, low-maintenance and high-performing partitions, understand materials for sustainable education construction, recognise and understand the true maintenance costs of an education building (and how better building materials can reduce them in the long term), and how to maximise a project’s performance without compromising quality.

Fermacell is part of the Xella International group, a multi-national business with 92 factories in 19 countries worldwide. The company is a specialist in gypsum fibreboard which, when used in partitions, offers the performance properties of solid blockwork. This is manufactured in four factories. Its technical team has more than 90 years’ collective industry experience.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.
ATLAS Sp. z o.o. - Render Choice Depending on the Environment Conditions
Render Choice Depending on the Environment Conditions
Article, by ATLAS Sp. z o.o.
Rendering may seem like an easy part of construction works, but if one takes a closer look at the subject it is nothing like that. Building location, purpose or characteristics have an immense influence on render selection. This article provides the specifier with information on how to choose the most appropriate type of render depending on the particular conditions.

Atlas is one of the largest Polish manufacturers of building chemicals. Thanks to its qualified staff, state of the art manufacturing plants, and company-owned raw material mines, Atlas is able to provide contractors with high quality building products at a reasonable price. Atlas products include thermal insulation systems, renders, adhesives for tiles, grouts, waterproofing insulation, paints and much more.

Approximate reading time: 15 minutes.
Bereco Ltd - The New Part Q and What it Means for You
The New Part Q and What it Means for You
Seminar, by Bereco Ltd
This seminar introduces the enhanced security requirements for external windows and doors under the newest Building Regulations Part Q: Security-Dwellings. It defines easily accessible windows and doors as detailed in Approved Document Q; the required security performance for doors and windows, and correct specification to achieve full compliance with the new regulation.

Bereco is a leading supplier of high-performance, high-security, timber windows and doors. From ultra-modern new builds to architecturally sensitive period properties, Bereco has the product to suit any type of project. Manufactured from 100% pure FSC certified timber, all its products are supported by extensive warranties and are backed by independent certification from leading accreditation body Exova BM Trada.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Thermal Economics Ltd - Understanding Acoustics: Basic Principles of Designing and Specifying Separating Floor Solutions
Understanding Acoustics: Basic Principles of Designing and Specifying Separating Floor Solutions
When designing or specifying an acoustic separating floor a basic understanding of the subject is imperative. This CPD seminar provides an overview of the basic acoustic principles to consider, the regulations that one must work to, and the advantages/disadvantages of common acoustic materials used in the UK.

Thermal Economics is an insulation leader in thermal and acoustic solutions for the construction market. As specialists in this field with over 30 years’ success, it continuously invests in R&D to provide innovative and high-performance solutions that remain cost-effective, as well as meet and exceed building regulation requirements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-45 minutes.