RIBA CPD Showcase

Featured CPD

This month’s varied mix features modular and offsite building, designing small hotel bathrooms, future-proofed balconies and terraces, fire-rated glazed systems, pitched roofs and solar PV, and the fire risks associated with interior coatings. In other words, something for everyone! 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.
Online Learning, by Portakabin Limited
Explores the history, background and principles of modular and offsite technology and how it can contribute to a more efficient, sustainable and safer method of construction. Also offers an insight from the architect’s point of view on how to approach modular construction and its advantages in relation to traditional construction methods.

From a small project office to an expansive office accommodation, a single classroom to an entire school complex, or a laboratory, health centre, washroom facility or canteen – there’s a Portakabin building to satisfy every need. Portakabin’s range of versatile steel frame buildings can be tailored to suit most building uses.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by House of Rohl
How to design a small hotel bathroom that both delights and meets the highest quality standards. This seminar aims to inspire fresh bathroom design ideas while also offering guidance on key regulations and practical issues.

House of Rohl is a curated portfolio of specially selected kitchen and bathroom brands – each with a unique story to tell – that together represent the highest standards of design and quality. All are beautiful and masterfully engineered.
Factory Visit, by RYNO
Discover the difference between fire ratings for balconies and fire ratings for terraces and how to apply them. Explore the process for overcoming wind uplift to futureproof designs. Find out how to identify and select compliant material finishes. This seminar/workshop tour addresses safe building design by examining materials and their properties and the legislation affecting balconies and terraces.

Ryno designs, manufactures and supplies high-performance decking and paving systems for the construction industry. Ideal for use on roof terraces, balconies, green roofs, structural podiums, communal areas and walkways, Ryno has a system for every project of any size.

Duration: 40-45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by OAG Limited
Covers the design and specification of fire resistant glazed barriers. Topics covered include the different fire ratings and glass types used in fire resistant glazing, relevant British and European Standards, an overview of the testing process for passive fire protection in accordance with BS EN 1634:1-2014, and method of assessment reports and their place in the construction of buildings.

OAG designs and delivers stunning architectural glazing solutions, and has worked on some of the most iconic and challenging structures in the UK. Established in 1995, OAG has extensive knowledge and experience – the product of a wide-ranging portfolio embracing projects of all sizes, complexities and sectors.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Marley Ltd
An overview of solar panels and pitched roofs. Includes advice on: the differences between various solar panel systems for roofing applications; the features, benefits and performance of solar panel systems; specifying solar panels and how to add them to projects; and, detailing and installation.

Marley sits at the forefront of the roofing industry, with over one hundred years’ roofing expertise and heritage. A UK manufacturer, Marley offers all roofing system elements, including concrete and clay roof tiles, roof fittings, timber battens, roof-integrated solar panels and roofing accessories. Its complete roofing systems are designed to work together and are supported by a 15-year warranty.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Discusses the link between paint and fire, how it’s covered by legislation and how to mitigate the risks.

Crown Paints is a British decorative coatings company with a history stretching back over 200 years. Crown Trade is one of the most widely specified professional coatings brands in the UK. Its extensive range includes specialist paints such as antibacterial emulsion and high performance systems including flame retardant coatings.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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