RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Roof finishes

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
BASWA acoustic AG - Seamless Marble Acoustic Ceilings
Seamless Marble Acoustic Ceilings
Seminar, by BASWA acoustic AG
Seamless acoustic ceilings offer a smooth, discrete appearance, while effectively reducing reverberation and echo. This increases user comfort and enhances the perception of quality and luxury. This seminar provides a technical insight into seamless acoustic ceiling systems. It examines how seamless acoustic plaster systems work, how acoustics affect the user experience and what can be achieved.

Based in Switzerland, BASWA acoustic is a pioneer in the manufacture of seamless acoustic ceilings. With a smooth marble finish and up to Class A acoustic absorption, BASWA acoustic ceiling products are made for interiors that are held to the highest visual and functional standards. Notable BASWA projects include The Shard main reception, the Louvre, the new US embassy in London and the 2017 RIBA House of the Year, Caring Wood.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Edilians - Specifying Natural Clay Roof Tiles
Specifying Natural Clay Roof Tiles
Seminar, by Edilians
Provides a valuable insight into how modern production techniques have advanced clay tiles. Importantly, it provides an understanding of the key issues affecting the correct specification of clay tile roofs, to ensure compliance with BS 5534.

Edilians is a major European clay tile producer with a turnover in excess of £255m, 14 factories and a portfolio of 70 different clay tiles in 220 colours. The company also produces an extensive range of solar panels and full roof systems.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Garland UK - Standing Seam Metal Roofing Systems – Design Considerations & Specification
Standing Seam Metal Roofing Systems – Design Considerations & Specification
Seminar, by Garland UK
An overview of common metal roofing systems, with additional focus on standing seam systems. Examines design considerations, features and benefits, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The Garland Company is a world leader in high performance roofing and building maintenance systems, specialising in the architectural, local authority, commercial and industrial markets. It is dedicated to its customers, continually developing innovative systems to meet the ever-changing needs of a demanding market.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Silva Timber - Thermowood: Aesthetics and Performance
Thermowood: Aesthetics and Performance
Seminar, by Silva Timber
Thermowood is a thermally modified material with outstanding dimensional stability and rot-resistance properties. This presentation highlights how it's made, its key properties and benefits, and the types of applications to which it is most suited. Also covers installation methods and how to protect thermowood using specially formulated coatings.

Silva Timber supplies a range of speciality timber products, including cladding, decking, shingles and shakes, fencing and screening – all produced from the finest wood that nature has to offer. Silva’s large stock and in-house expertise means that it is able to offer bespoke profiles, combined with fire treatment and factory coating services.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Spanish Slate Quarries UK Ltd - Why Specify Natural Slate for Roofing and Cladding?
Why Specify Natural Slate for Roofing and Cladding?
A seminar tailored to suit the needs of the specifier, offering information on the latest trends and legislation as well as practical advice on natural slate specification.

SSQ Natural Slate was established in 1983 and was one of the first companies to import high quality slate into the UK. As one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of slate products, Spanish Slate Quarries is widely recognised for its technical expertise, trendsetting activities and superior products.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes