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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
BEMO Project Engineering UK Ltd - Freeform Standing Seam Roof Design
Freeform Standing Seam Roof Design
Standing seam roofing is one of the most flexible roofing systems available. Taking advantage of advanced manufacturing and engineering software, freeform standing seam allows designers to cast off the shackles of convention. This seminar discusses the design and implementation steps necessary to ensure a successful realisation of your unique roof or façade design.

BEMO is a global organisation that specialises in standing seam roof systems and unique façade solutions. With a production facility and sales office in the UK working in tandem with the company’s headquarters in Germany, BEMO can service challenging projects worldwide thanks to its most experienced teams of 3D engineers. BEMO works across all sectors, including aviation and stadia, supporting your design from conception to realisation.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-45 minutes.
ERCO Lighting Ltd - LED: A Real Understanding
LED: A Real Understanding
Seminar, by ERCO Lighting Ltd
Covers the fundamentals of how light interprets architecture. This seminar explains how the new digital world of LED light sources can help create artificial light both efficiently and creatively. It unravels the truth versus myth surrounding LED technology and future-proofing. It also touches on how LEDs are produced and how light performs using optics. Finally, it covers the basics of how to light interior and exterior spaces.

ERCO Lighting is a long-established global architectural lighting company. Its London design studio opened in 1979 and it has since undertaken large and small projects covering all sectors, from commercial to retail to cultural, both in the UK and abroad. ERCO Lighting’s experienced design engineers support clients throughout the UK.

ERCO has pioneered solutions using digital technology, and all its products are designed using digital light.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Recticel Insulation - Rigid Full Fill Cavity Wall Insulation: A Toolbox Talk
Rigid Full Fill Cavity Wall Insulation: A Toolbox Talk
An overview of rigid full fill cavity wall insulation, including information on: the evolution of cavity wall construction and how thermal targets have driven the development of insulation products; traditional insulation solutions for cavity walls; the difference between rigid partial fill and rigid full fill solutions; factors to consider in the design, specification and construction process to ensure correct insulation performance, and; how rigid cavity wall insulation products might develop in the future.

Recticel Insulation is one of the world’s leading insulation manufacturers, providing high-performance insulation solutions for both residential and non-residential projects. Recticel offers a wealth of product and industry knowledge. Its expert support team ensures individual specification complies with the latest building regulations and other carbon reduction programmes, as well as providing condensation risk analyses, U-value calculations and advice on installation best practice.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.
Cupa Pizarras - Specifying Natural Roofing Slate
Specifying Natural Roofing Slate
Seminar, by Cupa Pizarras
Identifies the key design and technical requirements when specifying natural slate. Also covers the manufacturing process, the importance of total traceability, vital testing standards and accreditations, classification of slates, and issues to be aware of.

Cupa Pizarras is a world leader in natural slate production, owning 16 quarries and 22 processing plants in Northern Spain. One-in-three slates supplied for roofing and façades worldwide bears the Cupa Pizarras brand mark. The company has gained the trust of thousands of architects, professional roofers and home owners who rely on its natural slate to make their projects a reality. More than 98% of its production is exported to over 60 countries throughout five continents. Cupa Pizarras has offices in France, the United Kingdom, the three Benelux countries, Denmark and the United States of America. It has been producing and commercializing slate since 1892, and today boasts a team of over 1,500 expert associates – all passionate about natural slate.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Amina Technologies Ltd - Understanding and Specifying Invisible Sound Solutions
Understanding and Specifying Invisible Sound Solutions
Examines how high-quality sound solutions can be included in aesthetically-sensitive projects with zero visual intrusion. The VPT (Vibrational Panel Technology) used allows speakers to be made as flat panels and installed into walls or ceilings and rendered invisible by a plaster skim, wood, leather, or other material covering.

Amina Technologies designs and manufactures invisible loudspeakers from its base in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The company invented the plaster-over loudspeaker in 2001, working closely with a major German bank that required discreet sound in its boardroom. In subsequent years, the product has evolved into the high-quality room-filling sound solution now available, which can be used behind a multitude of different wall finishes.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Bushboard Washroom Systems Ltd - Washroom Design and Specification
Washroom Design and Specification
Offers an informative insight into the fundamentals of successful washroom specification, focusing on the three main elements: cubicles, ducting and vanity units. Also examines the appropriate use of different materials, while offering guidance on washroom regulations, budgeting and value engineering.

Having spent decades at the forefront of the washroom industry, Bushboard Washrooms is proud of its long and diverse history. Its Kettering-based office boasts a long pedigree of producing world-class cubicle solutions.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.