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The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Gabriel Group - Acoustic Comfort
Acoustic Comfort
Seminar, by Gabriel Group
A seminar that aims to help architects design out the number one cause of workplace dissatisfaction and most significant factor affecting employee performance (while keeping design integrity intact); it explores how to control reverberation times, speech privacy, speech propagation distances and clarity in video conference rooms, etc.

The Acoustic Comfort division of the Gabriel Group has spent 15 years employing acoustic science to develop acoustic products and solutions. Its methods control acoustic landscapes in commercial workspaces, ensuring that privacy levels, speech clarity and staff concentration are successfully managed.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Ibstock Brick Ltd - An Introduction to Brickwork
An Introduction to Brickwork
Seminar, by Ibstock Brick Ltd
Provides information on the basic principles of brickwork for those new to specifying it or those requiring a ‘back to basics’ refresher. The presentation examines different brick manufacturing techniques that can produce a variety of finishes and appearances. Durability, mortar and the importance of setting out to brick dimensions are also covered, along with an overview of DPCs, basic principles of movement and the use of special shapes. It concludes with a look at some innovative and inspiring case study examples.

Ibstock Brick, part of Ibstock plc, it is a leading UK manufacturer of clay bricks with nearly 200 years of brick making experience. Ibstock Brick has one of the largest production capacities in the UK. It operates a network of 23 active quarries, which are generally located close to its manufacturing plants, and produces more than 850 million bricks a year.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
NUDURA Inc - An Overview of Insulated Formwork (ICFs) - A Permanent Solution
An Overview of Insulated Formwork (ICFs) - A Permanent Solution
Seminar, by NUDURA Inc
When building with ICF (Insulated Concrete Formwork), low energy architecture doesn’t have to mean uninspiring design. This CPD seminar answers the question, ‘What is insulated concrete formwork?’ before covering the different types of ICF and their benefits, including disaster resilience, design capabilities, building types and applications, the construction process, regulations and standards, sustainable advantages (BREEAM/LEED/Net Zero/Passivhaus) and useful design resources, including BIM. It also includes a case study featuring an award-winning project.

NUDURA’s unique ICF technology creates limitless possibilities when designing low-energy buildings, speeds up the construction process and reduces waste. NUDURA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of ICF products for residential, commercial and municipal buildings, and many other structure types that need minimal maintenance and that may benefit from improved indoor air quality.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
KALDEWEI UK Ltd - Factory and Showroom Tour
Factory and Showroom Tour
Seminar, by KALDEWEI UK Ltd
Offers architects an overview of steel enamel bath and shower products manufacturing, including the enamelling process, methods of manufacture, how the factory is organised, material performance, storage and shipping arrangements.

This one-day tour takes place at a manufacturing facility in Ahlen, Germany and includes a tour of the factory and showroom.

Founded in 1918, KALDEWEI is passionate about creating baths, shower trays and washbasins that are meticulously crafted with steel enamel. Masterpieces of bathroom design, KALDEWEI products are extravagant, exquisite and elegant – capable of transforming any bathroom into a shrine of aesthetic sensuousness. Today, KALDEWEI is one of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers – with over 100 internationally recognised design awards to prove it. Its ranges, created with internationally renowned designers including Sottsass Associati of Milan and Phoenix Design of Stuttgart and Tokyo, vary from traditional inset and luxurious free-standing baths to innovative level-access wet floor shower trays.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one day.
IVC Commercial - The Psychology of Shapes
The Psychology of Shapes
Seminar, by IVC Commercial
Learn how to apply psychological reasoning and theories to the use of shapes in architecture and design. Topics covered include the benefits of understanding shape psychology, key theories, iconic shapes in design and what to learn from them, and how to apply shape psychology to your work.

IVC Commercial is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of commercial flooring coverings, offering top-quality products, innovative, sustainable production and a proven track record. Most of all, IVC loves to help clients achieve their design goals.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes.
Q-railing - The Specifier’s Guide to Frameless Glass Balustrades
The Specifier’s Guide to Frameless Glass Balustrades
Seminar, by Q-railing
Discover the different types of frameless glass balustrades systems available, see how they are fixed, evaluate how the type of glass influences loadings and safety, examine capping/handrail options and fixings, and learn more about relevant regulations and standards governing frameless glass balustrades. This seminar also includes case study examples.

Q-railing is a market leader in the innovation, manufacture and supply of all types of glazed balustrade systems. It produces a wide variety of beautifully-designed and fully-tested systems that offer the very best in safety and easy installation.

Specifying a Q-railing system is the very best decision you can make for your clients.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35-40 minutes.
INTRAsystems - The Why and  How of Entrance Matting Innovation
The Why and How of Entrance Matting Innovation
Seminar, by INTRAsystems
Explains the need for entrance matting in public buildings, the different forms entrance matting can take and factors that can affect its performance. Also covers the legal arguments in favour of installing entrance mating, how it can be a design feature that helps complement the reception design, and key performance measures.

INTRAsystems is an architectural finishes and matting specialist. It designs and manufactures a leading range of heavy-duty entrance matting. Products are produced with emphasis on quality, aesthetic value and guaranteed performance, and have been used extensively throughout the UK in high-profile projects such as The Shard, New Court NMR, Cannon Place, Heron Tower, Broadgate Tower and Westfield Shopping Towns. Working with design teams and architectural practices to create stunning first impressions, and ensuring optimum performance, the INTRAsystems team takes projects from initial design concept through to final installation and ongoing maintenance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Gunnebo UK Ltd - Understanding Entrance Control
Understanding Entrance Control
Seminar, by Gunnebo UK Ltd
A seminar designed to raise awareness of the balance between control and security and the challenges it creates in designing buildings. Also offers guidance on the solutions available and how they may be used to keep employees safe, without effecting reception aesthetics or ingress and egress of the building.

Gunnebo is a specialist entrance control manufacturer that offers complete entrance control solutions, from design to manufacturing and installation, and then ongoing service and maintenance.

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