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Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the ‘Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic (and may also fall within other core curriculum topics too). They’re part of a library of more than 1,200 CPD materials available here at ribacpd.com. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and 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.
A Specifier's Guide to Construction Products Regulations for Digitally Printed Wallcoverings and Graphics
Online Learning, by Papergraphics Limited
With so many different types of digitally printed product available for use on interiors, how can you be sure you’re choosing the right one?

This seminar explains the differences between various digitally printed wallcoverings and graphics, and what those differences mean to you as a specifier. It covers the relevant sections of the Construction Products Regulations, the UK Building Regulations (post-Brexit), and the transition from EU to UKCA standards. It also discusses how to ensure that your materials meet BS EN15102 product performance requirements, that their fire certificate is valid for your intended use and include a declaration of performance, and that they display an approved CE or UKCA mark.

With over 35 years’ experience, Papergraphics is one of the UK's leading suppliers of media and equipment to the wide-format print industry. Based in Crawley (West Sussex), and with offices in Scotland, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands, Papergraphics employs over one hundred people with a wide range of experience and expertise. This enables it to meet the needs of a network of specifiers, print companies and installers throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. In July this year Papergraphics launch a new range of bespoke wallcoverings featuring fresh colours, textures, metalic, pearl and suede finishes. All are fully fire rated and comply with BS EN15102:2019 and, as such, are suitable for all contract and commercial interiors environments.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
A1 Facade Fire Rated Membranes and A2 Membranes Systems - The Technology is Ready
Online Learning, by EFFISUS
Explores the latest technologies available to help create A2 fire-rated weatherproofing façade systems in accordance with BS EN13501-1, to ensure both maximum fire safety and contribute to a new level of building façade fire safety. Includes guidance on factors to consider when designing and installing weatherproofing systems, membrane test standards, and relevant UK building regulations.

Effisus (Efficient Sustainability) it is part of Up-Way Systems, which develops and markets Effisus Solutions worldwide. Effisus integrated roof and façade solutions seal, waterproof, and deliver thermal and acoustic insulation to ensure superior building energy efficiency. Part of a global network with more than 8,000 weatherproofing experts across the USA, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Effisus is a leader in the development and commercialisation of sustainable and efficient solutions for the construction industry. High profile projects to which it has contributed include Dublin International Airport, UAE’s Museum of the Future, and Hudson Yards in the US.
Aluminium Curtain Wall Design: A Technical Guide to meeting regulatory requirements
Online Learning, by AluK (GB) Ltd
Covers the technical and legislative considerations relevant to designing and specifying aluminium curtain walling. By using a best practice 'system design tree' specifiers can ensure that the right glazing system is well planned, accurately designed and properly detailed. The correct specification of a glazing system is critical to its sustainable, cost-effective and robust performance. In addition to covering those points this seminar also examines key legislation and standards (including reference to upcoming changes), safety, fire and thermal performance issues.

AluK understands the challenges of modern building construction. For more than 60 years it has worked on projects around the world, engineering and delivering the finest tailored aluminium façade systems featuring windows, doors and curtain walling. As part of AluK International, the company has over 2,000 clients worldwide. Each presents a different set of challenges. That’s why AluK offers a range of different solutions. It provides bespoke aluminium systems for commercial, industrial and residential applications (all developed and produced by its own in-house research and development team), as well as a proprietary range of fittings and hardware, ensuring seamless results. Its 350,000 sq ft UK HQ facility meanwhile, holds more than 1,300 tonnes of aluminium profile in stock.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
The Specification and Design Considerations of Stair Edgings
Seminar, by Gradus
An overview of the main factors to consider when designing and specifying stair edgings, including latest research and best practice guidelines, how to create safe stairs, visual contrast and slip resistance, how stair edging can be incorporated into your designs, and relevant legislation.

Founded in 1966, Gradus has evolved from a flooring accessories business (which remains at the heart of its activities), to a market-leading contract interior solutions provider with an outstanding national and international reputation for quality products and service. Gradus offers solutions for carpets, barrier matting, wall protection and LED lighting systems, in addition to a comprehensive range of stair edging and floor trim profiles. It also offers a UK project management and installation service for its wall protection, barrier matting systems and specialist LED lighting.