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Featured CPD

An interesting mix of hand-picked CPD materials. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Making Access and Escape Safer
Online Learning, by Surespan
A guide to specifying roof access hatches. Covers: how to determine the correct roof hatch size to suit your intended use; fundamental design criteria and standards for safe usage of fixed and retractable ladders; correct specification and use of standards for natural smoke ventilation vents; practical solutions for floor access; and, how to get the most from your manufacturer while still in the preliminary stages of a project, thereby maximising efficiency and feasibility.

Surespan manufactures roof hatches, access doors, sliding access covers, high quality glass skylights, floor access hatches (including recessed), heavy loading floor doors and more. The company is a market leader and innovator, with UK-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive distribution network. Founded in 1989, Surespan has built an enviable reputation among architects and specifiers with its bespoke solutions.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Secure Entrance Control
Offers guidance on how to assess workplace security risks and then specify and install the most suitable system. Includes practical tips on: accurately identifying low, medium and high security risks; how to assess existing workplace infrastructure; the different product choices available and the requirements and design options for specific environments; and, how to install your chosen products on existing floor structures.

Automatic Systems designs and manufactures entrance control equipment. Its product portfolio complements security entrance lanes, swing gates, tripod turnstiles, full height turnstiles, interlocking doors and detection units, rising, swinging, extra-long and security barriers, rising bollards and road blockers.

Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A as seminar, and 24 minutes online
Specifying Your Smart Project
Online Learning, by Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co KG
How to specify smart projects in the commercial, residential and hospitality sectors. Highlights the benefits of specifying smart, as well as providing an overview of current smart home technologies (IoT, IFTTT, eNet and KNX). Also shares the latest smart home statistics, explores how smart contributes to inclusive environments, and how specifying smart can help projects achieve BREEAM credits.

Gira Giersiepen is a business that revolves around people. Its pioneering system solutions for networked building control set new benchmarks. They include Gira smart home and building systems, user-friendly and secure devices for controlling lighting, climate systems and blinds, as well as door intercoms, multimedia and security technology. Gira development and production processes are socially and environmentally sustainable. They’re designed to work in ways that protect our planet and its resources while achieving aesthetic and functional perfection. Consequently, Gira products are used in projects around world.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
The Core Principles of Graphics, Wayfinding and How to Use them to Connect People to Places
Online Learning, by Cobal Sign Systems Ltd
An introduction to wayfinding and signage in a design context. Covers the purpose of wayfinding schemes and the five principles of wayfinding, before exploring four types of graphic wayfinding and the role of graphics and colours. Also includes advice on: how to create a comprehensive signage system; signage and The Equality Act 2010; and, how to balance aesthetics with practicality.

Cobal Sign Systems creates unrivalled visual communications on projects ranging from simple to large and complex.