RIBA Core Curriculum: Being safe

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Being safe – health and safety’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Kingspan Insulation - Facades and Fire Safety: Routes to Compliance
Facades and Fire Safety: Routes to Compliance
With an ever-increasing demand for affordable homes and commercial developments where space is limited, developers need to be able to build upwards, creating high-density communities in high-rise buildings. This seminar looks at ways to ensure these constructions adhere to complex fire safety regulations, focusing on the use of rigid phenolic insulation in rainscreen and masonry façades.

Kingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications. Manufacturing excellence, first-class customer service and unrivalled technical expertise in meeting the needs of the market are just some of the many strengths that Kingspan Insulation offers.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.
Pyroguard UK Ltd - Fire Resistant Glazing – a system not a product!
Fire Resistant Glazing – a system not a product!
Seminar, by Pyroguard UK Ltd
This seminar provides an insight into the characteristics and benefits of fire resistant glass, as well as important considerations when specifying a completed glazing system, including framing and glazing media. The presentation also includes information on testing standards and test videos, compliance with Building Regulations, and aesthetics. Case studies are used to highlight the different types of glazing applications in which fire glass may be included. Although fire resistant glazing is a requirement, aesthetically-pleasing design need not be compromised.

Pyroguard is a leading independent British fire resistant glass manufacturer, with over 25 years’ specialist experience in providing bespoke solutions to the construction industry. Pyroguard boasts a dedicated staff and in-house testing facilities for delivering solutions from concept through to installation. Pyroguard is used within a variety of applications, ranging from vision panels in fire doors to full atriums and facades.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-45 minutes.
Lorient Polyproducts Ltd - Understanding The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 & its implication for fire doors
Understanding The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 & its implication for fire doors
Between 2007 and 2011 there were 233 prosecutions in England and Wales under the RRO, ranging from large companies to small family-run businesses. The RRO shifts the blame to the ‘responsible person’ of that building, meaning anyone can be prosecuted under the act for lack of fire safety. This CPD seminar includes: a quick introduction to the RRO and who is responsible for a building’s fire safety; examples of companies that have come under fire from the RRO; the dangers of fire and smoke; the importance of fire doors, including their installation and maintenance, and; examples of poorly maintained and fitted fire doors, and cost effective alternatives.

Lorient Polyproducts has been designing and manufacturing high performance sealing systems for over 37 years. It is passionate about the products it makes. Lorient’s dedicated R&D and testing facilities rigorously put its sealing systems through their paces — enabling the company to enhance product form and function. Consequently, Lorient has built a strong reputation for design innovation and for producing the highest quality sealing systems, embracing acoustic, smoke, fire and thermal containment, as well as accessibility. Respected throughout the industry for its technical expertise, Lorient plays an active role in helping to shape standards and best practice.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.