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Live online seminars

With COVID-19 placing restrictions on face-to-face contact many CPD Providers are now using interactive formats such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams to deliver live online seminars. Here is just a selection of what’s available.
Best Practice for Air and Windtight Structures
Online Learning, by PARTEL
Focuses on the importance of air and wind tightness in low-energy building design, and on the risks associated with airtight buildings and how best to overcome these. Also examines the significance of external and internal membranes, their sealing, and how to specify and install them.

PARTEL is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance, sustainable building envelope systems and materials for the low-energy building sector. PARTEL provides an integrated range of air- and windtight systems, thermal bridging solutions, and ventilation systems.

PARTEL is also able to combine its architectural, engineering and technical expertise to develop customised solutions for any type of building.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Innovative Brick Match Solutions: A Practical Guide to Achieving the Best Brick Match
Seminar, by Imperial Bricks
A guide to making the best brick match choices for your clients. Includes information on how to establish brick properties, remedies for matching aged and weathered brickwork, brick blending, economical colour correction, additional brickwork aesthetic considerations (including lime mortars), and use of brick slips in cosmetic and external façades. Also features interactive case studies.

Imperial Bricks is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of the finest traditional handmade, wire-cut and pressed bricks in imperial and metric sizes. Using time-honoured manufacturing methods, its skilled brickmakers expertly reproduce authentic colours and textures, making its bricks perfect for restoration and renovation work, while also offering an authentic look for new-build projects.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Playing by the Regulations: Roof Security
Seminar, by Marley Ltd
Provides an overview of the key factors affecting roofing integrity, a more in-depth understanding of the design and construction of roofs in line with British Standard BS5534, and latest industry guidance and legislation. Referencing NHBC statistics, and using examples of poor practice and its ramifications, this presentation enables the specifier to select the right roofing products and systems for his or her projects.

Marley is at the forefront of the roofing industry, with over 100 years’ roofing expertise and heritage. A UK manufacturer, Marley offers all roofing system elements, including clay and concrete tiles, shingles, shakes, solar, roofing accessories and BS 5534 compliant JB Red Battens. Its complete pitched roofing solution comes with an unrivalled 15-year guarantee, offering complete peace of mind.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Solid Surface: Architectural Form and Structure
Seminar, by CD (UK) Ltd
Thanks to its unique combination of functionality, versatility and beauty, Solid Surface has become an exceptional design material for commercial and residential applications. This presentation covers its features, benefits and range of colours, as well as the structural innovations that can only be achieved with solid surface. It also details the three different types of solid surface material available, and how acrylic based solid surface is produced.

CDUK is a leading supplier of surface materials. These include Corian® Solid Surface and other, complementary, products that deliver imaginative, design-led solutions.

Duration: one hour + Q&A
Structural Waterproofing - BS8102 2009 & NHBC Chapter 5.4
Seminar, by Site Sealants Ltd
A practical guide to basement and podium deck water and gas proofing for new-build and refurbishment projects, including an update on the key points of BS8102, NHBC Chapter 5.4.

Site Sealants carries full PI for design, so if your project is D&B, or if waterproofing is a contractor-designed portion (CDP), Site Sealants can offer an unbiased design solution, including site-specific CAD details, NBS specification clauses, qualified installers and an insurance-backed guarantee (if required).

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Ventilation Strategies and Best Practice Compliance
Online Learning, by EnviroVent Ltd
A roadmap to ventilation compliance. Includes advice on the current environmental and political drivers that ensure good indoor air quality through efficient ventilation. Also discusses the need for adequate ventilation, technical theory in relation to ventilation strategies outlined in Approved Document F and Approved Document L, and competency requirements regarding installation and commissioning.

EnviroVent is a leading manufacturer of low-energy residential ventilation systems, including extractor fans, MEV and MVHR. The EnviroVent design team helps remove the hassle and complication of ventilation system design by providing a dedicated and bespoke design service, allowing it to quickly convert your requirements into a quote.

Duration: one hour + Q&A