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The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Innovations in Architectural Signs
Seminar, by dlinexsign
This CPD presentation looks at the different types of sign used in the architectural environment, with special emphasis on wayfinding and modular signs. There is a degree of complexity to the management of sign information – including text content, graphical format and the use of different materials – but this can in turn give the designer greater freedom of expression. This seminar therefore also looks at the task of putting together sign packages and scheduling complex text and wayfinding information, and discusses accessibility issues in relation to the Equalities Act and Part M.

From wayfinding analysis and schematics to specialist product design and in-house manufacture, dlinexsign delivers a unique offering as an architect-lead UK sign company with global experience of best practice.

Founded in 1999 as an adjunct to a Danish ironmongery company, dlinexsign has always manufactured only in the UK, while exporting to over 40 countries. Having its own in-house design, manufacturing and installation crews facilitates faster response times and helps dlinexsign in its quest to be a true turnkey partner.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
The Art of Specifying Natural Stone
This CPD seminar aims to provide a working knowledge of natural stone for all interior applications and exterior paving. This includes basic geology and mineral make-up of the stone varieties most commonly used in architecture and design, information on which varieties of stone are most suited to various applications, what to look out for (and what questions to ask) when specifying natural stone, and how to troubleshoot the various issues that can occur with stone.

Artisans of Devizes is a British company with 25 years’ experience sourcing and supplying natural stone and tile. Its headquarters and showroom is in Devizes, Wiltshire and it has a sales office in London.

Artisans has a passion for natural stone and a culture of integrity, offering expert knowledge on natural stone selection, worldwide direct stone sourcing, bespoke stone creation, site surveys and installation. It holds an extensive UK inventory. Artisans’ longstanding relationships with quarries worldwide gives it real buying power for viable, competitive pricing.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.