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Featured CPD

From BIM software to ironmongery in a post-pandemic world, our handpicked selection of CPD materials this month covers an eclectic range of subjects. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Burning Issues: An Understanding of Fire Performance of Sandwich Panels/Facades
Seminar, by Trimo UK Ltd
Examines the fire performance of composite cladding panels for building façades. Topics covered include: the requirements of Building Regulations Part B; insurance requirements and principles; fire tests and relevant standards, including BS 8414 and EN 13501-1; issues surrounding boundary conditions and buildings in excess of 18m; external surface requirements; and, installation.

Trimo creates highly efficient, sustainable, architectural wall and roof systems with a non-combustible core. Trimo systems are high quality, simple and fire-safe – designed to meet a broad range of client needs.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A.
Daylight Done Right: Factors to Consider For Successful Specification of Glass Rooflights
An introduction to the benefits of daylighting with rooflights and the various factors the architect should consider when designing and specifying glass rooflights. Examines: the advantages of glass and how to select the most appropriate type; common pitfalls and how to avoid them; how to vary light and control of heat, glare and ventilation; regulatory requirements, including Building Regulations and standards pertaining to rooflights; and, different types of rooflight use case study examples.

Lareine Engineering is one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of rooflights, smoke and natural ventilation systems, and access products. It offers a complete service, from design to installation, with professional indemnity cover on all products.

Duration: 40 minutes + Q&A.
Ironmongery Specification in a Post-Pandemic World
Examines the types of ironmongery specifiers should consider in future, given our greater awareness of the need to adapt to a new post-pandemic reality. Topics covered include: specialist closing devices and door automation, and issues to consider in relation to fire doors; door stops, gaskets and architraves; and, different types of anti-microbial product, such as copper, silver, applied finishes and polyamide.

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) represents the interests of the architectural ironmongery industry, including architectural ironmongers, wholesalers and manufacturers. The GAI's reputation is built on three key areas: education, technical support and community. The GAI's technical information service is the only specialist service of its kind, providing members with comprehensive advice on issues relating to the legislation, regulations and standards governing the use of architectural ironmongery and related hardware.

Duration: 50 minutes + Q&A.
Revit for Project Delivery
Seminar, by DDC Solutions
How to use Revit to successfully help deliver your project. Topics covered include: how to find information on the network; the importance of naming conventions; the importance of 3D coordination between teams; how to create professional drawings; and, the technical functions needed to meet project deliverables.

DDC Solutions works with designers to help them achieve industry BIM compliance through training, support and the implementation of custom technology and processes. In other words, it helps clients to improve the way they plan, develop and deliver projects. In 2021 DDS aims to support the global construction industry with a 24-hour operation.
The Burning Question
Seminar, by Promat UK
A seminar on fire-resistant glass and glazing and how to specify different fire-resistant systems. Covers: the appropriate (and incorrect) use of fire resistant glass in different environments; different types and classifications of fire glass; the different types of framing system available, including metal, steel and timber frames, and frameless systems; relevant regulations, British Standards and testing and certification processes.

Promat UK is an acknowledged industry leader in passive fire protection and high-performance insulation. Its comprehensive portfolio of boards, sprays, sealants and fire stopping products help to protect structural steel, concrete structures, partitions, wall linings, floors, ceilings and roofs.

Promat also offers an extensive range of intumescent materials, vacuum insulated panels, textiles, high-performance insulation and fire-resistant glazing systems that can provide up to four hours passive fire protection.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A.