RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Health, safety and wellbeing’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic. Chartered architects must undertake a minimum of 20 of their annual 35 hours CPD from the RIBA Core Curriculum. You can record and keep track of your CPD activities using the RIBA online CPD recording service. 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.
Accessible Solutions for Aluminium Windows and Doors
Seminar, by Reynaers Aluminium
Covers aluminium systems solutions that meet accessibility requirements, as well as changes to Approved Document M, and accessibility issues.

For more than 50 years, Reynaers Aluminium has designed cutting-edge glazing solutions for some of the world’s most iconic buildings. Engineered without compromise, its range of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall systems has been specified time and again by leading architects and construction companies.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Designing for Mental Health
Online Learning, by Altro
Includes information on: the state of mental health in the UK; mental health facility design considerations (including privacy); dignity and choice, acoustics and colour; and, designing high risk areas.

Altro has been a leading innovator for almost a century. Today, working closely with architects, engineers, designers and contractors around the world, its insight and expertise has helped transform everyday spaces into environments that improve the wellbeing of everyone that uses them.

Duration: one hour + Q&A
Finding the Balance: Electronic Security and Access for Doors
Seminar, by Allgood plc
Covers the three main areas to consider when specifying electronic door security and access – security, access and fire safety – and details why these are not mutually exclusive. Also underscores the differences between fail-safe and fail-secure, current standards and fire safety implications.

For over 30 years, Allgood has provided complete and integrated security solutions to architects and designers. Allgood recognises the importance of design-led solutions, and so tailors access control and security products to complement each individual project’s aesthetic.

Duration: one hour + Q&A
Making Access and Escape Safer
Seminar, by Surespan
Offers practical guidance on how to specify a safe means of access and escape from buildings, how to meet crucial smoke ventilation and fire protection requirements, and how to maximise the use of natural daylight using glass rooflights. ‘A highly commended and engaging CPD.’

Surespan is one of the seminal manufacturers of roof access and smoke ventilation systems, a leading supplier capable of providing a broad range of bespoke and off-the-shelf solutions.

Surespan prides itself on working closely with designers and specifiers to deliver the outcomes they need.

Duration: 30-40 minutes + Q&A
Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Online Learning, by Profab Access Ltd
Provides a clear overview of the process of managing access to concealed building services, and factors to be considered when specifying products. Includes advice on: identifying and overcoming access challenges; fire ratings and certification; smoke ventilation, including access; regulations and standards; safe operation; specification of roof access areas; design considerations; and, weight loading and configurations.

Profab Access is a leading designer and manufacturer of fire-rated and non-fire-rated riser doors and access panel solutions for ceilings, walls, and partitions. Profab Access is third-party 'Certifire' accredited for bi-directional fire testing of its riser doors.

Duration: one hour + Q&A