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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.
Metlex - A Guide to Hotel Specification
A Guide to Hotel Specification
Seminar, by Metlex
New

This CPD aims to discuss the purple pound and disability in the UK. Topics covered will include purple pound requirements, how to confidently specify assistive products, how to optimise shared bathrooms, and the benefits of fully accessible rooms for improving sales and brand perception. By the end of the seminar, you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to make appropriate modifications
- How adapting rooms for the purple pound can impact business success for hotels
- The different benefits attributed to various assistive products and how to successfully use them
- How to create a space that feels attractive and supportive, not cold and clinical
National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers (NARM) - A Guide to Rooflights for Profiled Sheeted Roofs
A Guide to Rooflights for Profiled Sheeted Roofs
New

This twenty-four page technical document aims to cover all aspects of the specification of rooflights for buildings with profiled sheeted roofs. Topics include roof types, rooflight types and rooflight materials, non-fragility and durability, load resistance, installation, building regulations and maintenance. This CPD will provide you with a greater understanding of:

- How to specify rooflights which will ensure compliant safety levels for building occupants and individuals accessing roof areas
- How to specify rooflights which provide appropriate thermal performance, both in terms of heat loss and potential heat build-up caused by unwanted solar gain
- How to specify rooflights which will provide appropriate light levels and type of light
- How to avoid specification errors relating to performance, standards or legislation
Cosentino UK Ltd - Composite Quartz
Composite Quartz
Seminar, by Cosentino UK Ltd
Revised

This seminar aims to provide a clear understanding of the technical characteristics and potential areas of application for composite quartz which is a relatively new product to the market. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand composite quartz, how it is made, the design process and and the composition of material
- Understand its applications and use
- Understand its attributes and characteristics
- Understand health and safety issues
OAG Limited - Cost Plan Development of Structural Glazing
Cost Plan Development of Structural Glazing
Seminar, by OAG Limited
New

This CPD will provide details on the cost planning of structural glazing and the variable cost factors associated with typical glazed applications. These include factors such as location, panel size and weight, supporting framework and access and logistics. The presentation also covers the manufacturing, strengthening and processing of glass and provides an overview of key design cost factors. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand glass manufacturing and its key properties
- Understand the possibilities of enhancing performance through heat, lamination and thermal control coatings
- Understand variable costs associated with structural glazing
- Understand key cost consideration for the most common glazed applications.
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
Revised

- What is wood modification via acetylation method?
- Benefits of extreme durable MDF
- The tests that have been done on extreme durable MDF
- Processing, warranties, cost comparison and life cycle costs
- Applications for extreme durable MDF
Geo Zero - From Wind to Heat: Eliminating Carbon Emissions in the Built Environment
From Wind to Heat: Eliminating Carbon Emissions in the Built Environment
Seminar, by Geo Zero
New

This CPD aims to discuss heat pump technology, evaluating the various options available before introducing an alternative heat pump solution. Topics covered include climate change challenges faced at present, UK progress in tackling emissions and the Government strategy going forward, the phasing out of fossil fuels and alternative sources, and heat pump technology. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The state of climate change at present, how we as the UK are doing and how we need to improve
- The plan to phase out of fossil fuels and what alternatives exist in the market place
- How heat pumps work and the various types available
- The benefits and limitations of heat pump systems
- The merits of a packaged heat pump solution
Glazing Vision Ltd - Guide to Specifying Non-fragile Glass in Rooflights
Guide to Specifying Non-fragile Glass in Rooflights
Seminar, by Glazing Vision Ltd
New

This CPD will discuss the different classifications of glass and the tests involved. Topics covered include HSE Background and Statistics, CWCT Glass Classification, Class 0,1, 2 and 3 and tests for non-fragility as defined in the Advisory Committee for Roof Safety’s (ACR) Red Book (ACR[M]001). By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- Industry Statistics and the importance of safety when specifying glass in rooflights
- The different rooflight specifications - TN66 TN67 TN92
- The differences between Classification 0,1, 2 and 3
- The tests which make up the different glass classifications
- When TN92 applies
Kingspan Insulation - Insulation for Education: Guidance on Thermal Comfort and Daylighting in the Learning Environment - Part 1
Insulation for Education: Guidance on Thermal Comfort and Daylighting in the Learning Environment - Part 1
New

This CPD looks at the requirements for ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in learning environments. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the requirements of Building Bulletin BB101: Guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality
- Understand the thermal comfort recommendations in schools and how to meet Building Regulations Part L
- Understand the effects thermal comfort can have on both the learner and educator in a learning environment
- Understand daylighting and the impacts on health, wellbeing and performance
- Understand insulation solutions to meet thermal comfort and daylighting requirements within an education building
Building Adhesives Ltd - Large Format Tiles and Panels
Large Format Tiles and Panels
New

This CPD aims to discuss large format tiles and panels, educating on design considerations and best practice, as well as H&SE factors. Technical content focuses on appropriate adhesive and grout selection and specifying adequate joint widths and movement joints. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The potential issues when specifying large format tiles or panels
- Design considerations and best practice guidance
- H&SE considerations
- How to specify appropriate adhesive and grout
- The importance of specifying joint widths and movement joints
asecos Ltd - MatSafe - Hazardous Material Storage
MatSafe - Hazardous Material Storage
Seminar, by asecos Ltd
New

This CPD will discuss how to select the correct storage cabinets for integration into the modern laboratory. Topics covered will include current storage legislation, hazardous materials – what are they and why are they dangerous, the purpose of an effective storage cabinet solution - features and benefits, cabinets types - what’s available and what’s important - design features of BS EN 14470 and how to specify appropriate storage solutions and integrate into your design stage. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The need for correct storage and the important elements to be considered.
- The common questions to ask in the design process
- The storage selection process - start to finish
- How to create a specification for a storage solution
- Where to access Technical data, CAD drawings, BIM content (STEP, Revit), product images, tender specifications.
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited - Point Fixed Structural Glazing Systems
Point Fixed Structural Glazing Systems
New

This CPD gives an overview of point fixed glazing, including what it is and how it is made. This presentation also includes the main design principles of point fixed glazing and the key performance criteria to consider. It will close with some case studies showing point fixed glazing in situ. By the end of the session you should have a greater understanding of:

- What point fixed facades are and how they can be utilised
- Some basic design priciples including how to support the glass
- The key performance criteria to consider when selecting a point fixed facade
- What glass and stainless steel fittings are currently available, including an overview of toughened glass
Plytech UK Ltd - Single Ply Membranes: the KEE Difference
Single Ply Membranes: the KEE Difference
Seminar, by Plytech UK Ltd
New

The aim of this CPD is to broaden the knowledge and understanding of an alternative and longer lasting single ply membrane.
Franke Sissons Ltd - Specifying Energy and Water Saving Bathrooms
Specifying Energy and Water Saving Bathrooms
Seminar, by Franke Sissons Ltd
New

This CPD covers the global context for water scarcity and how there is a threat of long term water shortage in parts of the UK. The causes and consequences of long term water shortage is discussed throughout along with identifying how specifiers can contribute to reduced water consumption. The CPD will also feature water and energy-saving products/systems in washrooms that can be specified within commercial buildings. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The relationship between water efficiency and energy efficiency
- Which energy and water saving products to specify
- Which products can contribute to BREEAM ratings
Kährs (UK) Ltd - Specifying LVT: Including PVC Free and High Fire Performance Products
Specifying LVT: Including PVC Free and High Fire Performance Products
Seminar, by Kährs (UK) Ltd
New

This CPD looks at LVT floor coverings in more detail, including specialist varieties such as PVC-free and High Fire Performance, and how and where to specify LVT. It will also include information on how to install, maintain and repair LVT. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- What LVT is
- The differences between LVT and other floor coverings
- Where LVT can be specified
- Specialist LVT varieties
- The installation and maintenance process for LVT
API STONE LTD - The difference between handset and rainscreen in the use of natural stone in building
The difference between handset and rainscreen in the use of natural stone in building
Seminar, by API STONE LTD
New

This CPD will cover the two main applications of natural stone in vertical builds, one, traditional handset (also known as “ashlar”), where the stone pieces are held back by fixings and applied in courses, or: 2) rainscreen, where the stone is positioned on a metal railing system. The design choices for anchoring can be determined by the style and use of the building, as well as budget and timeframe. The main aim of the CPD is to describe the features of both while also helping delegates to determine a decision making process as to which of the two applications best suits a particular project. The wider learning aims are:

- To understand the basic difference between handset and rainscreen
- To be introduced to different anchoring methods for stone and size parameters
- To have references for British Standards
- To have building examples of both methods
- Brief introduction to main stone types

Building Adhesives Ltd - Tiling in Swimming Pools
Tiling in Swimming Pools
New

This CPD aims to discuss the various types of swimming pool and how to specify an appropriate tiling system solution. Topics covered include safety, technical and aesthetic requirements and possible issues that can occur within the harsh chemical environment. The technical content details how to such avoid issues and how to specify a robust system with appropriate materials. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The different types of renders and screeds
- Tile types and guidance on specifying appropriate tiles
- Adhesive and grout characteristics and specifying appropriate fixing materials
- The need for movement joints and where they should be integrated
- Pool chemistry and its effects on tiling materials
- Considerations for pool filling and emptying
Building Adhesives Ltd - Tiling in Wet Rooms
Tiling in Wet Rooms
New

This CPD aims to discuss the benefits of external living spaces in modern build. Topics covered include tiling as a solution for external areas and what types of tiles can be used to ensure perfect, lifelong installations. The technical content details how to avoid potential issues and guidance for the correct specifications whilst considering a comparison of available assemblies, full system design and safe and comfortable transitions. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history and current trends for wet room solutions
- Common problems that can occur, their root causes, and how to design an appropriate wet room system to avoid them
- How to select the correct materials for the background and environment
- Waterproofing and drainage systems
- Considerations when specifying underfloor heating in wet areas
- How to conform to British Standards
danfloor UK Ltd - Understanding Infection Control with the use of Carpets
Understanding Infection Control with the use of Carpets
Article, by danfloor UK Ltd
New

There is a common misconception that there can be infection control issues with having carpet within healthcare settings including residential care homes and mental health facilities. This CPD article looks at various studies and research findings around some of the common misconceptions of the use of carpets within non-clinical healthcare environments, with a focus on infection control and cleaning. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The spread of bacteria and fungi from floor finishes and why carpets shouldn't be eliminated from specifications
- The rules and regulations of installing carpets within healthcare
- Facts and figures about carpet life cycle costs and energy savings from the use of carpet
- Why carpets shouldn't be considered as an infection control risk in non-clinical healthcare environments
- Health building notes and what the CQC say about the use of carpets
GROHE Ltd - Water Saving without Compromising Performance
Water Saving without Compromising Performance
Seminar, by GROHE Ltd
Revised

- An understanding of why we need to save water from the global perspective
- Looking at the requirements to achieve BREEAM, LEED, ESTIDAMA and the Code for Sustainable Homes accreditation, without compromising performance
- Water saving solutions at each of the four water drawn points (shower, basin, flushing and kitchen)
- Information on where rain water and grey water recycling is appropriate for various applications and how to recycle grey water in a domestic and hotel environment
- Touch free public washroom solutions including infra red, self closing taps and flushing controls