RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Doors and windows

The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Roofglaze Ltd - Contemporary Rooflight Solutions: A Specifier’s Guide to Flat Glass Rooflights
Contemporary Rooflight Solutions: A Specifier’s Guide to Flat Glass Rooflights
Seminar, by Roofglaze Ltd
Covers: contemporary daylighting systems and the growing demand for flat glass rooflights; a review of cutting-edge glass options available; what architects and designers should consider when specifying flat glass rooflights; details of relevant British Standards and testing procedures; non-fragility to CWCT TN 66, 67 and 92, and; Secured by Design compliant rooflights and how to install and maintain them.

Founded in 1999, Roofglaze has a wealth of experience in the design, manufacture and installation of rooflights, and offers a comprehensive overhead glazing package. Roofglaze provides independent, professional advice to ensure the best possible solution for your project.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-45 minutes.
Mumford & Wood Ltd - Factory Tour on Sourcing FSC Certified Timber and the Manufacturing Process for Engineered Timber Products
Factory Tour on Sourcing FSC Certified Timber and the Manufacturing Process for Engineered Timber Products
Factory Visit, by Mumford & Wood Ltd
The tour of Mumford & Wood’s 3,000sqm state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tiptree, Essex, provides a fascinating insight into the processes of timber selection and preparation, moulding of profiles, frame and sash assembly, and painting, glazing, hand finishing and wrapping.

For over 60 years Mumford & Wood has worked in partnership with architects, specifiers and developers on a wide range of prestigious residential and commercial projects, helping them to achieve the highest performance and quality for their properties. Mumford & Wood has established a hard-won reputation for timber windows and doors that combine cutting-edge technology with traditional aesthetics.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Dortek Ltd - Key Design and Performance Considerations when Specifying Barrier Solutions in Bioscience Facilities
Key Design and Performance Considerations when Specifying Barrier Solutions in Bioscience Facilities
Seminar, by Dortek Ltd
Looks at the design of bioscience facilities and the specification of GRP doors for biohazard containment. This presentation will help the specifier better understand the risk types and levels to consider when designing bioscience facilities. It also offers valuable guidance on the function of doors in bio containment, and how to comply with standards for cleaning, hygiene, acoustics and fire.

Dortek is one of the world's leading and most trusted suppliers to the bio-science industry. Constant research and innovation ensure that its doors remain at the cutting edge of access technology. Containing no organic materials and featuring smooth and seamless surfaces, its range of GRP doors provide ease of cleaning, durability, air pressure control, fire protection, chemical resistance and access control.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-40 minutes.
ASSA ABLOY UK - Opening Your Eyes to Door Controls
Opening Your Eyes to Door Controls
Seminar, by ASSA ABLOY UK
Explores the various types of door controls available, how they should be specified and compliance issues to be considered. This seminar also discusses future changes in legislation, how they will influence specification, and the effects they may have on building safety and security.

This seminar will be of particular interest to architects specifying door controls for a project based on specific requirements (fire safety, anti-vandalism, security etc) as it covers issues such as Building Regulations, fire tests, and identifying which factors impact most on door performance.

ASSA ABLOY supports architects and specifiers at every stage of a project, from design and specification to installation and ongoing maintenance. The company offers everything from a complete range of doorsets through to commissioning, lifecycle maintenance and performance guarantee – all from a single source.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Franz Schneider Brakel Gmbh + Co Kg - Specifying High Performance Door Furniture
Specifying High Performance Door Furniture
Offers an overview of how the design industry manufactures ironmongery in accordance with EU standards, focusing on the core materials for door furniture – aluminium, stainless steel, brass and bronze – and how different intricate manufacturing processes produce various designs. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each material helps designers and architects to specify appropriate materials for their projects. Case studies show the possibilities of different materials in various environments.

The FSB acronym is a byword the world over for top-quality functional and visually-appealing system solutions for doors and windows – and a lot more. The specialist expertise that Franz Schneider Brakel has amassed over the 135 years it has been in business, however, has given rise to more than ‘just’ premium door handles, with over 600 door furniture and sanitary products in its portfolio.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 25 minutes.