RIBA CPD Showcase

Design, construction and technology

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Design, construction and technology’, which covers understanding (and keeping up to date with) technical, design, engineering, services and technological issues, trends and changes. Most CPD materials are available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Seminar, by Site Sealants Ltd
Examines below-ground waterproofing with particular reference to key updates in the revised BS8102: 2022, which designers need to be aware of along with NHBC Chapter 5.4 and Why Do Substructures Leak.

Today, regulatory and NHBC requirements often insist on a CSSW qualified waterproofing specialist being included on the design team. Site Sealants carries full PI for design, allowing it to offer unbiased design solutions, including site-specific CAD details, NBS specification clauses, qualified installers and an insurance-backed guarantee.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by UZIN UTZ
Examines what resin flooring is, the benefits it provides and design potential it affords, and how to minimise risk and optimise best practice.

Founded more than a century ago, UZIN UTZ embodies every discipline in the art of floor installation. With a portfolio of leading brands – each with its own unique characteristics – UZIN provides UK flooring professionals with everything they need, from high quality adhesives, smoothing compounds, underlays and damp proof membranes to resin floors and wood flooring lacquers.

Duration: 30-45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Junckers Ltd
Wood is a carbon neutral material. Specifying the correct wooden floor can produce a measurable reduction in global warming. This seminar explains how and why, and explores the potential of solid wood floors across their extended lifespan.

Junckers makes solid hardwood flooring, professional floor finishes and floor maintenance products. A leading manufacturer of sports and dance floors, all Junckers floors are guaranteed for use with underfloor heating systems, while its sports floors are designed to accommodate retractable seating and perform to the highest levels of BS EN14904.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Discusses lightweight roofing solutions for UK developments and associated specification, design, planning and installation requirements. Topics covered include typical roofing problems and how to solve them, understanding sustainable solutions, relevant regulations and guidelines, and planning and design.

Britmet Lightweight Roofing is a privately-owned UK manufacturer of lightweight roofing solutions. With more than 40 years’ experience of working with councils, housing associations, architects, surveyors and contractors throughout the UK, Britmet offers a unique and bespoke service, including feasibility and budget quotations, site surveys, NBS specifications and free technical drawings.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Forterra Building Products
With the number of people affected by floods growing faster than scientists had previously forecast, this online seminar offers an insight into the role that permeable paving SuDS can play in the natural approach to stormwater management. It includes an overview of the principles, design and application of SuDS systems, as well as guidance on their properties, materials and construction.

Forterra is a leading UK manufacturer of essential clay and concrete building products. With a heritage that stretches back decades, evidence of the durability, longevity and inherent sustainability of its products can be found everywhere. Wherever you are in Britain, you won’t be far from a building with a Forterra product within its fabric.
Specify screed, levelling and sub-floor preparation correctly. Examines the impact of the type, strength, soundness, flatness and moisture content of sub-floors and how, by achieving a perfect specification beneath, aspirations regarding the look of the final floor covering can be met.

For over 60 years ARDEX has been synonymous with the development, manufacture and marketing of premium quality specialist tiling products, flooring products and construction materials for the flooring, tiling and rendering industries. ARDEX experts provide on-site product know-how and consultation expertise to architects, building engineers, construction managers and contractors.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Explores the importance of roof pitch and how to identify the right pitch for a building. Also addresses the tighter roofing restrictions that came in to force with the launch of BS 5534, with amendments in 2015 and 2018 in relation to extreme weather changes, and the need to align with European Standards.

Onduline is key player within the construction waterproofing sector, and a market leader in lightweight roofing solutions. With nearly 30 subsiduaries and a presence in more than 100 countries, Onduline lightweight roofing systems are used in industrial, agricultural and DIY applications worldwide.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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