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Latest CPD

The CPD materials featured below are the most recent to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised CPD materials, and live online seminars to replace face-to-face presentations.
“Changing Places” for Disabled access
Online Learning, by Arjo UK Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD will discuss Changing Places toilets for disabled people and the associated specification, design, planning and installation requirements. Topics covered include the current situation for toilets for the disabled, what and who are Changing Places, understanding the Purple Pound, and requirements, guidelines, planning and design. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The benefits for disabled people when using a Changing Places toilet
- The benefits to businesses of Changing Places toilets
- Requirements and installation options
Automatic Doors for Pedestrians: Access and the Equality Act
New & Available Online

The seminar provides an overview of factors to take into account when considering access issues of the Equality Act. It looks at how automatic doors and automatic entrances can help meet the requirements of the Act. It covers key sizes of doors, level threshold requirements and activation positioning. Also key elements of EN16005, BS7036, BS8300 and Building Regulations Part M. It covers

- Automatic sliding doors and sliding door operators
- Automatic swing doors and swing door operators
- Automatic revolving doors and manually operated revolving doors
- Space saving doors


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Automatic Doors for Pedestrians: The Benefits and Considerations
New & Available Online

This seminar offers an overview of the factors to take into account when considering automatic doors, automatic door openers and the associated accessories, increasing specifiers’ knowledge with regard to the general benefits of automated pedestrian entrances.
The CPD covers key elements of EN16005, BS7036, BS9999, BS8300 and Building Regulations Part B, Part L, Part M and Part Q(PAS24). The aim is to increase awareness across the following automatic door types:

- Automatic sliding doors and sliding door operators
- Automatic swing doors and swing door operators
- Automatic revolving doors and manually operated revolving doors
- Space saving doors


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Filtering Out the Noise: Acoustic Ventilation
New & Available Online

This CPD will explore the importance of effective acoustic ventilation solutions and the benefits they bring to buildings and their occupants. It will discuss what sound is, the impacts of noise pollution on building occupants in various sectors and how noise pollution is making us sick, the causes of poor acoustics and noise pollution in buildings, and how trickle vents and louvres work to mitigate acoustic ventilation challenges. It will also draw on several case studies. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Architectural acoustics
- How acoustic ventilation works and how it can be used to reduce sound
- Why modern buildings need effective acoustic solutions
- The impact of noise on buildings and their occupants, as well as the associated building regulations
- Arguments for the use of attenuated natural ventilation as part of a holistic ventilation strategy
- The challenges of achieving adequate acoustics in modern buildings and how to provide practical solutions
- Other factors to consider when specifying louvres
Fundamentals of Photoluminescent Egress System Products
Online Learning, by Balco, Inc
New & Available Online

This CPD will explores photoluminescent (PL) markings as an ideal solution for emergency pathways (and now required by building codes in many locations). These effective and efficient systems promote safe and speedy navigation of egress for occupants and ingress for first responders because of their quality, reliability and intuitive layouts. Topics discussed include luminescent materials, the history of PL, the importance of PL egress path markings as a safety way guidance system (SWGS) as per BS ISO 16069:2017, and the proper PL material usage for egress stairwell applications and emergency exit pathways. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Why PL products are most ideal for safety way guidance systems (SWGS)
- How tragedies of history shape increasing use of PL for egress
- Proper PL applications in egress stairwells
- Related performance standards
Guided Tour of the Roca London Gallery Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Seminar, by Roca Ltd
New & Available Online

Meet the team behind the award-winning Roca London Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and learn the fascinating story of how the architecture took shape with Zaha Hadid Design Directors, Woody Yao and Maha Kutay, Construction Manager, Gonzalo Coello de Portugal, and Roca London Gallery Manager, David Bromell. In this film about the conceptual and technical development of the space, the design and construction teams examine the challenges presented by the existing building, discuss the design concept and spatial strategies, and give an in-depth look at the innovative processes and materials used to achieve the iconic double curvature of the interior. By the end of this video tour participants will be able to understand the following topics:

- Understand how Zaha Hadid Architects have translated Roca’s brief into an exciting concept
- Understand about the materials used, the challenges they presented and how these were overcome
- Understand and have an overview of the construction steps and processes involved

If you would like further information or to avail of your CPD certificate, please email: cpd.contact@uk.roca.net
How to Achieve Fire Safety of Facades According to the Regulations
Seminar, by Carea Ltd
New

This CPD explores the fundamental principles of physical security which, guide designers, consultants and end users on ensuring that a security scheme is operationally and aesthetically appropriate and fit for purpose. The well understood phrase – ‘Doing Something is Better Than Nothing’ can be dangerous if not understood correctly; this CPD will place the principles in context and enable designers and end-users to be empowered to take some control over security decisions within the sites and schemes they create. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history of hostile vehicle mitigation attacks and how the industry has developed.
- The importance of product positioning and stand-off to mitigate and reduce the impact of a potential vehicular attack
- The realistic and current physical security threats that exist to people and CNI and the measures that can be used to protect them
- The 'gap' - the delay between the identification of a vulnerability or threat and the implementation of mitigation
- Which certification standards to look for and understanding how these might be displayed
- The steps which need to be taken when delivering a proportionate and effective, physical security scheme
Hygiene Matters - Washrooms
Seminar, by Trovex
New

This CPD will discuss the problems surrounding hygienic washroom design and how to specify the right products for the environment in question. Topics covered include a history of washrooms, problems to be addressed and how to approach them, specifying products, and addressing other issues such as sustainability. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The issues surrounding washroom design
- How to overcome issues through specification
- Regulations
- How to specify washroom furniture
- How to specify sanitaryware
Seamless Resin Flooring
Seminar, by Sika Limited
New

This CPD provides an insight into resin flooring materials, the relevant regulations and standards, the design and specification considerations and modern advanced systems and technologies for resin flooring applications.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The main resin flooring types and their characteristics
- The key consideration factors for aesthetic and structural design with resin flooring
- The relevant regulations and standards for further reference
- The advanced systems and technologies for higher specification requirements
Sense and Sustainability: Deciphering Sustainable Language, Standards, and Goals for Contract Materials
Online Learning, by Ultrafabrics
New & Available Online

Sourcing sustainable fabrics might appear to be an easy job, but as sustainability categories and certifications evolve, the process becomes more complicated every day. This CPD will seek to educate specifiers on how to specify with confidence by demystifying the codes, outlining the proper application for architectural standards, explaining the terminology, and separating the reality from the myths. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The polyurethane fabric journey to sustainability
- The language of fabric sustainability for product and building standards
- The myths as they relate to specifying sustainable fabrics
- The future of sustainable fabrics based on realistic goals
- The different sustainability standards and tools available, and how to use them when specifying
Specifying Fire Resistant Aluminium and Steel Systems
Seminar, by Reynaers Aluminium
New

This CPD covers applicable standards and performance required for fire resistant systems as well as an overview of Passive Fire Protection. The testing procedure and results are also examined, as well as how aluminium and steel systems can meet the necessary requirements. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- Passive fire protection
- Testing procedures and how to check that products are fire rated
- Fire classifications and their requirements for specifying systems
Specifying Fire Resistant Aluminium and Steel Systems
New

This CPD covers applicable standards and performance required for fire resistant systems as well as an overview of Passive Fire Protection. The testing procedure and results are also examined, as well as how aluminium and steel systems can meet the necessary requirements. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- Passive fire protection
- Testing procedures and how to check that products are fire rated
- Fire classifications and their requirements for specifying systems
Specifying Revolving Doors
New & Available Online

This CPD provides the architectural specifier with a structured approach to the correct selection and detailed specification of the most appropriate revolving door type for any given application. In order to bring the training to life, the audience are encouraged to bring a real project to the training for consideration. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:

- The case for revolving doors
- How to select an appropriate revolving door, looking at size, configuration. traffic patterns, building type and aesthetics
- Functional considerations, operational management, automatic versus manual operation, access control and vulnerable users
- Design details to consider, locking and security, thermal performance and air permeability
- How to create an entrance profile and specification proposal, including hazard analysis and risk assessment


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
The difference in tubular radiators, specifications and dimensions which impact the heat available
Seminar, by Stelrad Radiators
New

This CPD takes the learners through the difference in tubular radiators, specifications & dimensions which impact the heat available. The presentation looks at the types of tubular radiators, the different processes involved when painting or chroming a tubular radiator then takes the learner through how a radiator works, their features and provides guidance on the most appropriate use of tubular radiators. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history and background behind the evolution of a central heating system and tubular radiators
- How a modern tubular radiator works through radiant and convected heat
- Tubular radiator statistics and the manufacturing processes
- The different types of tubular radiators
- When and how to install a tubular radiator
The Main Principles of Physical Security
Seminar, by Barkers Fencing
New

This CPD explores the fundamental principles of physical security which, guide designers, consultants and end users on ensuring that a security scheme is operationally and aesthetically appropriate and fit for purpose. The well understood phrase – ‘Doing Something is Better Than Nothing’ can be dangerous if not understood correctly; this CPD will place the principles in context and enable designers and end-users to be empowered to take some control over security decisions within the sites and schemes they create. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history of hostile vehicle mitigation attacks and how the industry has developed.
- The importance of product positioning and stand-off to mitigate and reduce the impact of a potential vehicular attack
- The realistic and current physical security threats that exist to people and CNI and the measures that can be used to protect them
- The 'gap' - the delay between the identification of a vulnerability or threat and the implementation of mitigation
- Which certification standards to look for and understanding how these might be displayed
- The steps which need to be taken when delivering a proportionate and effective, physical security scheme
Water Saving and Sustainability without compromising performance in the Bathroom Environment
Online Learning, by Methven UK Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD is designed to educate and provide water saving solutions that will dramatically reduce water usage in the household as well as provide options to comply with Part G. Topics covered include statutory regulations driving change, the under resourcing of water at present and using considered specification to deliver significant results. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- How the statutory regulations affect us today and the future build requirements
- How changing a single element in the bathroom can reduce water consumption by 25%