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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Ayrshire Metals Ltd - Build Fast and Light with Confidence
Build Fast and Light with Confidence
A practical guide to lightweight steel framing systems and products and how they can used in various building types. Solutions include infill wall panel systems (to hot rolled and RC frames), full structure, prefabricated and modular systems. Also offers advice on efficient mezzanine floor and purlins/rails designs.

A market-leading manufacturer and supplier of lightweight steel framing systems, Ayrshire Metals offers an in-house design service with quick turnaround times and full technical support – from to specification to delivery on site.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes
Brintons Carpets Ltd - Carpet Manufacturing Processes: Module 3
Carpet Manufacturing Processes: Module 3
Details the tremendous variety across different manufacturing processes, and the relative attributes of each method. Also explores the different types of carpet construction and their features and benefits.

Brintons has been producing quality carpets for over 230 years. Today, it has offices and manufacturing facilities around the globe. As a royal warrant holder, Brintons has carpeted some of the world’s most prestigious places, from palaces and hotels to cruise liners and airports. Brintons reputation has been built on design innovation, product excellence, technical expertise and customer focus.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes
ege carpets limited - Comprehensive Carpet Production and Factory Tour  - Herning , Denmark
Comprehensive Carpet Production and Factory Tour - Herning , Denmark
Factory Visit, by ege carpets limited
A visit to a large Danish production facility where the various processes and procedures involved in carpet production may be witnessed first-hand. You will meet with industry experts who will describe the factory’s production capabilities, including its design support, in-house spinning mill, advanced dyeing system, certifications, lead times and history.

Despite being 100 years old, Ege Carpets’ facility is one of the most advanced in the world, while the company’s global carpet production exceeds five million m2 annually. A pioneer within the carpet industry in terms of its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Ege’s factory demonstrates its design capability and quality alongside its focus on employees and the environment.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: two days
Halio - Daylight Challenges and Advances in Smart-Tinting Glass Technologies
Daylight Challenges and Advances in Smart-Tinting Glass Technologies
Seminar, by Halio
Details the beneficial health effects of daylight on building occupants and the rating systems that have emerged to encourage implementation. Architects often face challenges when trying to optimise daylight in the built environment. This presentation recognises the opportunities and limitations afforded by the devices currently available and offers solutions designed to mitigate glare and reduce solar heat gain. It also examines the newest technological advances in smart-tinting glass and its ability to optimise daylighting and colour rendering while achieving maximum energy efficiency.

We all have an intrinsic affinity for natural light, as it is essential for our health and wellbeing. That’s why glass is a compelling element in most great architectural creations. Halio is paving the way to a more precise control over daylight which enhances the comfort, privacy and energy-efficiency of our spaces, leading in turn to increased productivity.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Duravit UK Ltd - Hygiene and Cleanliness in Bathrooms
Hygiene and Cleanliness in Bathrooms
Seminar, by Duravit UK Ltd
Examines how changing user needs have created a requirement for new materials and technology in the bathroom environment, as well as the features, functions and benefits of those materials and technologies.

Duravit is a German bathroom fittings manufacturer with more than 200 years’ experience. The company focusses on delivering superior quality, technology and (most importantly) design throughout its range. Designing innovative, comfortable and intuitive products is of vital importance, ensuring that they match every user’s needs – today and in the future.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Automatic Systems UK & Ireland  - Secure Entrance Control
Secure Entrance Control
Looks at the options and decisions specifiers must address when designing safety and security into a site, including security risks, infrastructure, product choice and implementation.

With 50 years’ experience, Automatic Systems designs and manufactures superior entrance control equipment. Its product portfolio complements security entrance lanes, swing gates, tripod and full-height turnstiles, interlocking doors and detection units, rising and swinging barriers, security and rising fenced barriers, rising bollards and road blockers.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Marley Ltd - Timber Decking: Maximising Your Space the Sustainable Way
Timber Decking: Maximising Your Space the Sustainable Way
Seminar, by Marley Ltd
Timber decking is a natural, attractive and versatile product which can be used to maximise space sustainably. This seminar examines the different types of decking available, the various regulations to consider when specifying timber decking (including Part M and fire), how using timber can have a positive effect on our carbon footprint, and slip resistance compliance.

Marley Ltd has a wealth of expertise in the manufacture of timber decking. From its processing site in Gainsborough Marley manages the quality at each stage of the production process, from timber selection and grading, to machining and treatment. Timber products have the lowest embodied carbon of any mainstream building material. All Marley’s timber is FSC or PEFC certified, which means that it is sourced sustainably from well-managed forests.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Köster Aquatecnic Ltd - Wetroom and Level Access Shower Areas: Successful Design, Construction and Waterproofing
Wetroom and Level Access Shower Areas: Successful Design, Construction and Waterproofing
Provides an overview of the design and construction of wet rooms and level access shower areas, including: various shower area options; how to plan a wet room layout; wet floor build-ups, the options available and their suitability, and; waterproofing wet rooms and shower areas.

Köster Aquatecnic offers a comprehensive range of construction chemicals that provide waterproofing and repair solutions for both new builds and renovations.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour