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SieMatic Holding GmbH - Domestic Kitchen Design
Domestic Kitchen Design
The ideal seminar for those seeking greater insight into the optimum, ergonomic considerations and most functional use of kitchen space, as well as technical advancements in manufacturing, materials and appliances, and future trends. Includes information on health and safety, sustainability and inclusion in addition to effective client briefings, budgets, design principles and how best to bring a new kitchen concept to life.

SieMatic has been manufacturing kitchens and room planning concepts since 1929. As a pioneer of the handle-less kitchen, today SieMatic continues to confidently and passionately share its expertise with designers. SieMatic’s three lifestyle collections are exported to over 70 countries – a measure of the popularity of the company’s products, and its ethos of creating timelessly elegant living spaces.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited - Glass and Structural Glazing Systems
Glass and Structural Glazing Systems
An overview of point fixed glazing, including what it is and how it's made. This presentation also includes the main design principles of point fixed glazing and the key performance criteria to consider. It features case studies showing point fixed glazing in situ.
One of the world’s leading structural glazing systems has evolved from the original patch plate system pioneered by Pilkington more than 45 years ago. With a proven track record in the most demanding applications, Pilkington’s structural glazing system allows architects to design complete glass envelope for buildings, with façades on any plane, creating light-filled environments with a feeling of space.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Renson Fabrications Ltd - Healthy Residential Comfort
Healthy Residential Comfort
Find out more about ventilation and solar control in high rise buildings. Topics covered include the psychological and physiological benefits of ventilation and solar control, how to optimise ventilation for well-being, how to create an optimal balance between air quality and thermal, visual and acoustic comfort by combining natural ventilation, external sun protection and night cooling, and how to overcome the challenges of high-rise living building design.

Renson manufactures and distributes products for low-energy control of the building environment. It specialises in ventilation and solar shading, which helps to reduce the cooling demand of any building and improve occupants’ comfort levels.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd - Lime: Traditional Building Products for Today's World
Lime: Traditional Building Products for Today's World
Seminar, by Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd
Provides a comprehensive introduction to lime in building. A practical guide to the properties and use of lime in building, illustrated with many real-life examples. This seminar is suitable for anyone involved in the repair of old buildings or in the construction of ecological new builds, including specifiers, contractors and homeowners.

Ty-Mawr was established in 1995 by Nigel and Joyce Gervis, and has become a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of environmentally friendly building materials and systems.

Ty-Mawr is well-placed to offer information and support to architects focusing on the ‘embodied energy’ of building products and products that affect the functionality and longevity of buildings.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 90 minutes
Tractel (UK) Ltd - Permanent Access
Permanent Access
Seminar, by Tractel (UK) Ltd
Covers the many different types of façade access and maintenance systems available in addition to more common building maintenance units (BMUs). Offers practical insight into common constraints and considerations when incorporating a permanent access system into a building design.

With more than 60 years’ experience in the ‘lifting and pulling’ sector Tractel is a safe, stable and highly experienced pair of hands when it comes to permanent suspended access systems.
Tractel operates globally and so is well placed to advise architects on those specialist elements of building design that can affect façade access and the overall efficiency of façade maintenance systems.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Safeguard Europe Ltd - Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures (Newbuild)
Waterproofing Basements and Underground Structures (Newbuild)
Focuses on ecologically sustainable waterproofing methods for newbuild and refurbishment basements and underground structures by examining current waterproofing options available, their environmental costs and sustainable alternatives.
Safeguard Europe has been supplying waterproofing products to the UK market since 1983. Product quality, industry expertise and sustainability form the cornerstone of its business philosophy.

All Safeguard manufactured products have been designed by a team of in-house development chemists to be as effective as possible, and are produced in compliance with the ISO 9001/14001 quality standard.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Selectaglaze Ltd - Window Protection Through Secondary Glazing Systems
Window Protection Through Secondary Glazing Systems
Seminar, by Selectaglaze Ltd
Security secondary glazing can exponentially raise the protection levels of listed buildings that have important artefacts, people, data or equipment inside. This CPD seminar covers the types of security secondary glazing products can offer: blast mitigation, intruder resistance, ballistic and fire protection. It explains the associated testing and applicable standards, and highlights important considerations when specifying high-performance security units.

Founded in 1966, royal warrant holder Selectaglaze has been designing security secondary glazing for years; its first certified blast test was in 2001. Selectaglaze’s range now incorporates several different high security styles to match existing primary window designs. The company has worked on many high profile buildings, including Banqueting House and The Holburne Museum, to ensure the complete protection of the people and exhibits within.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-45 minutes