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Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Alumasc Water Management Solutions - A Complete Guide: Internal Floor Drainage, Design and Specification
A Complete Guide: Internal Floor Drainage, Design and Specification
New

This seminar looks at the design principles and specification details and considerations for internal floor drainage. It will cover specific applications and care and maintenance and will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the defining characteristics and differences of floor gullies and floor channels and the differences between trapped and un-trapped gullies.
- Understand design principles, regulations and British Standards BS EN 1253, BS EN 1422 and BS EN 12056.
- Understand specification principles based on the two key issues, traffic environment and flow rates required.
- Understand the different floor construction and finishes and how this affects specification.
- Understand the different project applications and how this affects product specification.
Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd - A Guide to BREEAM 2018 for Architects
A Guide to BREEAM 2018 for Architects
New

This CPD looks at the BREEAM scheme for architects. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the background to BREEAM and how the BREEAM process works.
- Understand the role of the BREEAM assessor.
- Understand details of the main changes to the latest BREEAM 2018 scheme.
- Understand architectural specific items within the assessment, the architect’s role at which stages.
- Understand materials and life cycle assessment within BREEAM 2018.
Heras - Accreditations in Fencing
Accreditations in Fencing
Seminar, by Heras
New

This seminar looks at security fencing. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand why fencing applications require accreditations.
- Understand what accreditations are available on security fencing.
- Understand which accreditations you should use on your project and the importance of choosing the right application at the design stage.
Saint-Gobain Isover - Airtightness and Moisture Management
Airtightness and Moisture Management
Revised

This seminar details the theory, regulations and practice of building airtightness and moisture management and how smart membranes can enhance the moisture safety of buildings. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what airtightness is and why it is needed for thermal performance.
- Understand the latest building regulation requirements.
- Understand how airtightness can be achieved and measured.
- Understand why is there the need for increased moisture management.
- Understand the use of different types of membrane and their impact on moisture management.
Colebrook Bosson Saunders Ltd - An Introduction to Workstation Ergonomics
An Introduction to Workstation Ergonomics
Revised

This seminar aims to assist in the design of healthy, comfortable office environments by gaining an insight into key parameters in achieving (as far as practicable) an ergonomically correct workstation, and the motivational factors driving ergonomic intervention.
Shaw Contract  - Colour Connect: Colour Forecast
Colour Connect: Colour Forecast
Video, by Shaw Contract
New

This video presentation is based on recent global research, from 2018, to inform architects and interior designers of how lifestyle trends and attitude changes are impacting current and future choices of colour palettes. Designed to inform the development of relevant and engaging interior schemes, from this CPD architects and designers will gain an understanding of a human-centred approach to create dialogue and inspire their clients. It gives an overview and understanding of the following topics:
- An overview of design and colour trends to include the four key emerging themes.
- Trend 1 the self trend palette.
- Trend 2 the creativity trend palette.
- Trend 3 the community trend palette.
- Trend 4 the earth trend palette.
- Understand how designers can create impact thought the lens of colour and engage with a human-centred approach to design and colour.
Lareine Engineering Ltd - Daylight Done Right: Factors to Consider For Successful Specification of Glass Rooflights
Daylight Done Right: Factors to Consider For Successful Specification of Glass Rooflights
New

This seminar provides an introduction to the benefits of daylighting with rooflights and the various factors which must be considered in the design and specification of glass rooflights. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the benefits of daylighting with rooflights.
- Understand the advantages of glass and which glass type is appropriate.
- Understand factors to be considered in rooflight specification and how to avoid common pitfalls.
- Understand typical configurations to provide the amount and type of light required and control of heat, glare and ventilation.
- Understand the regulatory requirements, Building Regulations and standards pertaining to rooflights, including safety and non-fragility.
- Understand how rooflighting projects in various sectors have been carried out through case studies.
MEDITE SMARTPLY - Extreme Durable MDF - Panel Products with a Minimum Service Life of 60 Years for Exterior and Interior Wet Applications
Extreme Durable MDF - Panel Products with a Minimum Service Life of 60 Years for Exterior and Interior Wet Applications
Seminar, by MEDITE SMARTPLY
New

- What is wood modification via acetylation method?
- What is Extreme Durable MDF?
- What tests have been done on Extreme Durable MDF?
- What are Extreme Durable MDF leading uses?
Formica Group - Future Vision Volume 2
Future Vision Volume 2
Seminar, by Formica Group
New

Future Vision II explores current and future trend topics and color palettes across the full spectrum of the design industry.

This seminar will help you understand the following topics:
- What’s driving future trends? 6 key factors driving future trends.
- Recognising the importance of societal, technological and cultural trends.
- Trend forecast for 2018 and beyond.
LUG Light Factory Sp. z o.o. - Good Practice in Facade Illumination: Design in Light of BIM Process
Good Practice in Facade Illumination: Design in Light of BIM Process
New

This CPD presents the full process of illumination design with respect to both BIM and good practices. The first set of cases will explain the principles of facade modelling in line with luminaire application. We will then look at a case study to cover classic facade modelling and enabling its 3d model to BIM authoring tools workflow. Inclusive design will be mentioned as lighting scenarios to the hotel entrance are overviewed. Attendees will also learn about the life-cycle of the luminaire in respect to the Asset Information Model. The CPD will be summarised with a quiz. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand facade analysis and illumination.
- Understand BIM methodology and modelling.
- Understand inclusive design in line with outdoor lighting.
- Understand luminaire dos and do nots.
- Understand product life-cycle in Asset Information Model.
- Understand why BIM Level 0 is still fun.
Acheson & Glover - Mortarless Brick Cladding Solutions
Mortarless Brick Cladding Solutions
Seminar, by Acheson & Glover
New

This CPD shows the benefits of using a mortarless brick cladding system, how it gives the look of a lasting durable brick building, saves time on site, saves in labour costs, isn’t weather dependant and requires no wet trades, as well as improving building acoustics and impact resistance of timber frame or insulated panel structures. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the history and background to mortarless brick cladding systems.
- Understand reasons that you may use a mortarless brick cladding system.
- Understand fast track construction, looking at a case study.
- Understand the versatility of application.
- Understand considerations for preparation and installation, how a mortarless brick cladding system is fitted and how it works.
Creagh Concrete Products Ltd - Offsite Concrete Technology
Offsite Concrete Technology
New

Precast concrete construction can be considered as an option for any building project. The entire structure or individual elements of a building can be formed utilizing precast concrete components. Precast concrete has many applications for single and multi-storey construction and factory produced precast concrete cladding offers wide scope for architectural expression. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the drivers for off-site technologies.
- Understand the benefits of concrete construction.
- Understand the additional benefits of precast concrete.
- Understand precast concrete components.
- Understand the various forms of precast concrete construction.
- Understand commercial and residential applications.
- Understand precast concrete cladding solutions.
Graphisoft UK Ltd - Open BIM: How to Collaborate Cross Platform
Open BIM: How to Collaborate Cross Platform
Seminar, by Graphisoft UK Ltd
New

BIM is driving change, its use is developing rapidly and transforming the way the construction industry works. Understanding this process and knowing how to collaborate is crucial for the future of practices and architects. This presentation will explain the jargon to help you get started and identify the reasons for moving to BIM. It covers both the benefits and the pitfalls and will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what Open BIM is and why it is important.
- Understand how collaboration works.
- Understand Industry Foundation Class (IFC) and the BIM process.
- Understand tools and knowledge to promote open workflows.
- Understand easy first wins working with Open BIM.
Rada  - Reducing the Risk of Biofilm Formation in Healthcare Water Systems
Reducing the Risk of Biofilm Formation in Healthcare Water Systems
Seminar, by Rada
Revised

This seminar covers the role the management of water has in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the significant role biofilm control plays in preventing HCAIs.
- Understand the methods used to reduce the risk of biofilm formation in water systems.
- Understand the important role specifying the right water controls and washrooms products play in minimising the risk of biofilm formation.
Nicholson STS - Roof Void Ventilation and the Control of Condensation
Roof Void Ventilation and the Control of Condensation
Seminar, by Nicholson STS
New

This CPD is designed to educate and enlighten architects and specifiers about issues relating to interstitial condensation, typical scenarios and conditions which contribute to the likelihood of interstitial condensation forming and the possible effects that it can have on the structure. It will also point up the relevant parts of British Standard BS5250 that relate to ventilation of roof structures and will show how proprietary products can help to meet these requirements. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand interstitial condensation and its causes.
- Understand the importance of the Vapour Control Layer (VCL).
- Understand the principles of roof void ventilation as set out in British Standard BS5250.
- Understand how much ventilation is required.
- Understand ways in which products can help achieve the requirements and ventilate correctly.
Franz Schneider Brakel Gmbh + Co Kg - Specifying High Performance Door Furniture and Finishes
Specifying High Performance Door Furniture and Finishes
New

This CPD will give an overview of the different finishes available within the materials selection commonly used within the design industry. The core materials for door furniture are aluminium, stainless steel, brass and bronze and therefore we will look at how and where you can use the different materials and cover what the advantages and disadvantages are for each of them. The case studies will show the possibilities of the different materials in the different projects. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what materials are available for door furniture, aluminium, stainless steel, brass and bronze.
- Understand how to analyse and compare the difference between each of these materials.
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each finish.
- Understand the problem-solving approach within case studies to determine the selection of different materials and finishes in the different environments.
- Understand how to ensure that architects are specifying the appropriate materials and finishes for their project environments.
CEMEX UK - Specifying Self Compacting Concrete (SCC)
Specifying Self Compacting Concrete (SCC)
Seminar, by CEMEX UK
New

This CPD provides an overview of Self Compacting Concrete and looks at situations suitable for the specification of SCC. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the origins of Self Compacting Concrete.
- Understand the considerations in specifying SCC, reasons for using it and typical applications.
- Understand material properties and how to differentiate between types of reinforcement suitable for SCC applications.
- Understand testing procedures.
Villeroy & Boch (UK) Bathroom, Kitchen & Tiles Division - Sustainability within Bathroom and Wellness
Sustainability within Bathroom and Wellness
New

This CPD gives an overview of sustainability in the bathroom and wellness industry. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand sustainability in the specification and development of sanitaryware products.
- Understand how sustainable sanitaryware products benefit the hotel and project market.
Carlisle Construction Materials Ltd-HERTALAN - RESITRIX  - The Advantages of EPDM Single Ply Roofing Membranes
The Advantages of EPDM Single Ply Roofing Membranes
Revised

This seminar will look at:

- An introduction to the use of EPDM waterproof membranes
- Flat roof construction and design.
- Environmental credentials of EPDM.
- EPDM Installation methods.
- Case studies of EPDM waterproofing projects.
Nicholson STS - The Importance of Ventilation in Lead Roofing
The Importance of Ventilation in Lead Roofing
Seminar, by Nicholson STS
New

This CPD is designed to educate and enlighten architects and specifiers as to why ventilation in lead covered roofs is so important, what can happen if this is not considered and what is depicted as the standard in BS5250 Control of Condensation in Buildings. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the history of lead roofing.
- Understand why we need to ventilate lead covered roofs.
- Understand interstitial condensation and its causes.
- Understand other sources of moisture in roof voids.
- Understand the relevant regulations .
- Understand types of roof construction and how much ventilation is required.
- Understand products that can help you meet the regulations and ventilate correctly.
Gunnebo UK Ltd - Understanding Entrance Control
Understanding Entrance Control
Seminar, by Gunnebo UK Ltd
Revised

This seminar aims to provide:
- A good understanding of how entrance control products work.
- An awareness of the balance between control and security, and which products will suit your requirements.
- A good knowledge of what other criteria need to be taken into consideration when selecting and specifying entrance control products.
Heatrae Sadia Heating - Unvented Hot Water Systems
Unvented Hot Water Systems
New

The CPD will cover the global journey of unvented hot water systems as well as the move from vented to unvented systems. The CPD will include legal requirements and legislation as well as typical components within unvented hot water systems and considerations to think about when specifying products. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the history and global journey of unvented hot water systems.
- Understand the differences between vented and unvented systems.
- Understand issues to consider when specifying an unvented system.
- Understand relevant legislation and legal requirements.
- Understand the typical components which are included with unvented systems.
Cistermiser Ltd - Using the Internet of Things for Water Temperature Monitoring to Help Reduce the Risk of Legionella
Using the Internet of Things for Water Temperature Monitoring to Help Reduce the Risk of Legionella
Seminar, by Cistermiser Ltd
New

The fourth edition of Approved Code or Practice L8, published by the HSE in 2013 with technical guidance published separately in Health and Safety Guidance 274, was compiled to help duty-holders comply with their legal duties and part 2 of this document specifically deals with the control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems. This CPD discusses the issues around this important compliance requirement and describes how the latest remote monitoring systems using IoT technology platforms deliver significant advantages for management of commercial buildings in the 21st century. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the threat of legionella and other water-borne bacteria.
- Understand why water temperature is vital to building management.
- Understand design considerations for water system monitoring.
- Understand how the Internet of Things (IoT) can be utilised.
- Understand the advantages of digital analytics.
- Understand the function of next generation water temperature monitoring.
Berthold Bauer VAT Consultants Ltd - Value Added Tax: Presumptions and Preconceptions
Value Added Tax: Presumptions and Preconceptions
Revised

This seminar will provide guidance on what architects need to know about VAT and relevant legislation, in respect of the wide range of property development, new build, extensions and refurbishment, to run their business efficiently. Most importantly architects need to be aware of the detailed obligations in respect of VAT and to be clear about the architect’s role vis-à-vis their clients. They need to know about exemptions from VAT, when to engage VAT consultants and how to avoid the risk of claims being made against them by their clients. The role of the session is to ensure flawed advice is not inadvertently given, show where tweaks to a planning consent can positively affect VAT and the pitfalls architects have found themselves in, in the past. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how to guide clients on what VAT is applicable on their scheme without fear of being liable.
- Understand why does using common sense and logic result in flawed VAT advice.
- Understand the main areas where Architects’ clients can save VAT
Understand the main reasons for VAT relief being lost or squandered.
BASF plc, Construction Chemicals - Watertight Concrete Solutions BS 8102 2009 and NHBC Chapter 5.4
Watertight Concrete Solutions BS 8102 2009 and NHBC Chapter 5.4
New

This seminar looks at watertight concrete solutions and the reasons why successful waterproofing is important. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand relevant British Standards and guidelines that need to be adhered to when building structures below ground.
- Understand the different types of waterproofing products that are currently available in the market.
- Understand concrete and the constituents that make up a concrete mix.
- Understand the importance of admixtures in watertight concrete.
- Understand examples of best practice where watertight concrete solutions have been successfully used.
Silva Timber - Western Red Cedar: Aesthetics and Performance
Western Red Cedar: Aesthetics and Performance
Seminar, by Silva Timber
New

This seminar introduces architects to western red cedar and its use in both residential and commercial projects. It gives an overview of the species, grading, applications and benefits and covers workability, installation and finishing. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the species of western red cedar.
- Understand the specification of this timber, the material and its benefits.
- Understand the applications of western red cedar and wood finishes.
- Understand the workability and installation of western red cedar.
- Understand the outcomes of using unfinished and finished western red cedar.