RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic.
Advancements and Applications in Resinous Floors
Seminar, by Stonhard UK Ltd
A presentation on the opportunities afforded when specifying resin flooring. Discusses various chemistries and where each is best applied. A must-see for anyone curious about or considering resin flooring.

Stonhard has been manufacturing and installing resin flooring since 1922, and is one of the largest resin installers in the world. The company offers a large range of products, from resin coatings and bund linings to decorative resin systems that can be tailored to your project.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Burning Issues: An Understanding of Fire Performance of Sandwich Panels/Facades
Seminar, by Trimo UK Ltd
Explores the reaction and resistance to fire in relation to external envelope cladding solutions as well as testing methodology for compliance with Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. Also examines additional steps that may be necessary to satisfy building insurers. Additional commentary is provided concerning the current BRE (Building Research Establishment) testing regime (BS 8414) that followed the failure in fire performance of cladding systems in relation to accommodation blocks.

Since its formation in 1961, Trimo has established itself as one of Europe’s leading companies developing original and complete building envelope panel solutions using mineral wool internal core for façades and roofs. Expert knowledge, sustainability, reliability and a focus on the future are the basic components that have helped spread the Trimo brand name around the world.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Design, Detail and Installation
Seminar, by Velfac UK
Covers the design, detailing and installation factors that affect how windows interface with various common construction methods and build-ups. Also discusses how build sequence can influence the design, installation and sealing methodologies used, and how manufacturers can assist, from early stage guidance and support, through to provision of full interface details used for successful installation.

VELFAC is the windows expert. It provides tailored advice and consultancy at every specification stage, from initial design ideas to post-installation support. As soon as your project starts to take shape, VELFAC can offer product knowledge and industry expertise to assist in detailing and specifying windows that meet your needs, design vision and performance targets.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes
Right Brick First Time
Find out more about clay bricks, their history and the different types of product available. This seminar examines the factors to consider when specifying bricks and the effect those choices can have on the overall appearance of a build.
Includes advice on how to shortlist suitable bricks for use in specific areas, how mortar colour and joint choices change the overall appearance of a project, the importance of movement joints and what materials to use with them, and different bond patterns and use of special shaped bricks to produce greater visual impact.
As Britain’s brick specialists, Michelmersh Brick Holdings Plc embodies the best in clay tradition. The group represents seven of the most recognised premium brick brands in the UK and Europe. Using modernised production methods that emphasise sustainable building solutions and adhere to stringent production requirements, Michelmersh guarantees high quality product standards with a low ecological footprint.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes
Specifying Healthcare Sanitary Assemblies
Includes information on: healthcare regulations, including HBN and HTM; appropriate material specification for a healthcare environment; three different ways to specify – panel only, framed and ready plumbed modules; ready plumbed modules and the potential benefits of specifying RPM; different unit types suitable for healthcare sanitary assemblies; the different sanitary assembly units, features and benefits, and where to specify each; key considerations when specifying sanitary and brassware; price analysis and lifecycle expectancy; infection control and patient safety, and; key considerations when operating in a mental healthcare setting.
Bushboard Washroom Systems has been developing cubicles and washroom systems for over 80 years. Its reputation was been built on delivering quality products at affordable prices. It does this by combining innovative cubicle design with quality materials and fittings, to deliver great value and style.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Vinyl: A Fabric for the Future
Seminar, by Chieftain Fabrics
Gain a better understanding of how vinyl fabric is made and how the manufacturing process can be adjusted to make the end-product suitable for virtually any application. Discover also how vinyl can be made to be more sustainable and better for the environment.

Chieftain Fabrics has over 70 years’ experience in manufacturing vinyl fabric. With full control over the production process Chieftain is able to manufacture vinyls that are both durable and environmentally-friendly. Chieftain fabrics are free from phthalates and REACH compliant.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes