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Comfort underfoot

Walls, ceilings and windows may get the lion’s share of designers’ attention, but the surfaces we stand on play every bit as important a role in our comfort and wellbeing. The materials featured below offer just a taster of the mountain of CPD information available via the RIBA. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Provides an overview of air source heat pumps (ASHPs), including: what a heat pump is and its operation; design and specification issues; correct sizing of a heat pump; relevant regulations and standards; installation requirements; and, performance and how to estimate running costs.

Grant has been designing and manufacturing reliable and easy-to-install heating products for four decades, from oil-fired condensing boilers to the latest renewable technologies. Grant combines precision engineering, innovation and performance to produce sustainable heating solutions that are trusted by both installers and householders. While the technology is sophisticated, Grant products are easy to install, straightforward to maintain and backed-up by excellent after-sales support.

Duration: one hour + Q&A
Floor Screeds and How to Avoid Failure
Compares common screed types and their applications, addresses common causes of screed failure and how to avoid them, and offers helpful advice on how to specify screed correctly.

Flowcrete is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial flooring. Its exceptional design, technical support and service – from initial enquiry to installation – is central to its business philosophy. Now part of Construction Products Group Europe, Flowcrete works alongside global brands that offer solutions from joint sealing, bonding and insulation, to passive fire protection, performance flooring, waterproofing and roofing. Flowcrete’s global offering – combined with the local knowledge and expertise of its teams – uniquely qualifies it solve any building challenge.

Duration: 40 minutes + Q&A
Hardwood Sports Floorings
Seminar, by Junckers Ltd
Examines all aspects of specifying a hardwood sports floor, including interpreting the client’s needs, current and future standards, different types of sports floor systems and their properties and benefits, lifecycle costs, underfloor heating, floor loadings and maintenance.

Junckers Industrier A/S is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of solid wood flooring for the sports, residential and commercial markets. Junckers also offers its own carefully balanced range of wood-care products for the regular maintenance and renovation of wooden floors.

Junckers prides itself on being a professional partner, always on hand to provide full technical back-up, before, during and after installation. All Junckers wood floors and wood-care products are manufactured in Denmark, and are the product of the finest traditions of Danish craftsmanship.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Large Format Tiles and Panels
Online Learning, by Building Adhesives Ltd
Examines the design, health and safety, and best practice considerations in choosing large format tiles and panels. Also discusses appropriate adhesive and grout selection, and how to specify adequate joint widths and movement joints to avoid costly failures.

Building Adhesives Ltd (BAL) has been one of the UK’s leading brands offering full tiling solutions for more than 50 years. BAL supplies preparation, waterproofing, adhesive, grout, sealant and ancillary products for commercial and domestic projects. Whatever the tile material, whatever the tiling background, and whatever the function of the tiled environment, there is a BAL solution you can rely on for quality and lasting performance.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Specifying the Right Floor When It's a Question of Sport
Online Learning, by Gerflor Flooring UK Limited
Outlines key considerations when specifying sports flooring and how to deliver the best technical solution for each intended use in-line with relevant European standards. Also discusses the different types of sports floors available and where they should be used, innovative design options, and maintenance issues.

Gerflor has specialised in vinyl sports flooring since 1947 and is recognised as a leading manufacturer. Dedicated to innovation, Gerflor has the right product for a vast range of sporting applications, offering a wide variety of design choices, colours and bespoke customisation options.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Under-Floor Air Conditioning Systems for Use in Office Environments
Seminar, by FläktGroup UK Ltd
An introduction to an underfloor air conditioning system perfectly suited to areas requiring low noise, flexible layouts, and local adjustability. Includes information on its concept, benefits, design and application considerations.

FläktGroup is a market leader in energy-efficient indoor air treatment solutions, specialising in the highest quality air conditioning standards for low noise and comfort cooling in commercial, industrial, residential and specialist applications.

Duration: 40-45 minutes + Q&A