RIBA Core Curriculum: Climate
The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Climate – sustainable architecture’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
A Flexible Approach to Sustainable Roofing
This CPD presentation covers: roof build-up options and their pros and cons, installation methods, waterproofing, detailing, profile options (bespoke fabrications), roof gardens, solar PV, roof edge protection and liquid applied waterproofing.
ICB promotes the idea of improving the environment by using sustainable products and making sustainable use of roof spaces. This may be achieved through adding a green roof construction to encourage local biodiversity, the installation of roof-mounted solar PV to produce clean renewable energy, or simply by waterproofing and insulating the roof to a high standard.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Demystifying Resins: A Guide to Designing with Polymers
This video CPD presentation provides: an overview of translucent thermoplastic polymer resin materials used in interior and exterior architectural design; a summary of how resins may be used as aesthetic alternatives to more traditional materials; an insight into the process of selecting the right resin materials for use on your projects; examples of how resin materials are used to remedy key design challenges, like daylight harvesting, reusable materials, energy efficiency and project economics; a review of technical and performance attributes important to achieving successful design solutions with translucent resin materials, and; exciting visual demonstrations of resin materials’ capabilities.
3form is a leading manufacturer and fabricator of award-winning, eco-friendly translucent resin materials, architectural hardware and lighting solutions for both interior and exterior environments.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35 minutes.
Wind and Microclimate Control Features in Building Design
Get the most from your project’s public spaces with the help of this informative CPD session. At a time when good public spaces are becoming a rarity, use effective microclimate design principles to maximise the usability of public realm design. This CPD presentation equips the architect with all he or she needs to make an initial assessment of microclimate, including wind, daylight/sunlight and other factors relevant to pedestrian comfort and safety.
RWDI is one of the largest climate consultancies in the world, with 450 engineers and scientists in 11 offices around the globe. It enjoys collaborating with architects, engineers and planners to optimise microclimate conditions around individual projects (e.g. Burj Khalifa, The Shard, and many others) and large urban areas (e.g. City of London microclimate modelling).
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.