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Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic. Remember, a minimum of 20 of your annual 35-hour CPD requirement should incorporate materials from this and the other nine RIBA Core Curriculum topics. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Gas and Waterproofing Below Ground Design Solutions
Online Learning, by Wykamol Group
A comprehensive look at gas and waterproofing below ground design. Includes advice on the importance of ground gas investigation, different grades of waterproofing, integrated gas and waterproofing systems, regulatory standards, and system failures and how to avoid them.

Wykamol develops, manufactures and distributes a diverse range of products for remedial and preventative work to existing and new buildings. Products such as masonry reinforcement bars, ties, grouts and primers are organised into systems for treatment of common failures in masonry buildings. Membranes, drainage channels, pumped sumps and accessories offer solutions to below ground water penetration. A range of specialist chemicals offers treatment for masonry and timber against organic decay, and timber against insect attack. Across the range, Wykamol products address issues where buildings are exposed to arduous conditions.

Duration: 50-60 minutes + Q&A.
Suspended Ceilings: Inspiration, Performance and Design
An inspirational seminar that highlights the key design and performance considerations when specifying suspended ceiling systems. Also includes information on acoustic control, fire protection, health and hygiene, humidity resistance and impact resistance.

Knauf AMF manufactures high-performance suspended ceiling systems, wall panels, rafts, baffles and associated bespoke products for the global specification market. Owned by Knauf, AMF is headquartered in Germany and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Austria and the UK. Its team of specification and contractor representatives covers the whole of the UK, while its ceiling systems are supplied through a national network of distributors.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A.
Synthetic Grass in the Modern Game
Seminar, by TigerTurf (UK) Ltd
This seminar looks at the various factors to consider when specifying a synthetic grass pitch and deciding which turf best suits various applications. It includes guidance on the requirements of the European Standard for synthetic grass pitches (EN15330), the needs of the client or sports facility operator, construction methods and basic sub-base types, maintenance, environmental issues, lifecycle costs and new innovations.

Founded in the year 2000, the UK division of TigerTurf, designs and manufactures artificial turf for sport, landscape and leisure applications, and is a major supplier to the European and Middle Eastern markets. TigerTurf uses innovative manufacturing processes to produce a comprehensive range of artificial turf that meets a variety of performance standards. TigerTurf is a FIFA licensed supplier and maintains close affiliations with the FA, World Rugby, RFU, RFL, GAA, and ITF.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
Seminar, by BLM
A review of the 2015 CDM Regulations from the principal designer and contract administrator’s perspective.

BLM LLP is a national law firm with international links. Its Construction Law Group provides advice on all types of construction contracts and related issues and representation in all forms of dispute resolution, both nationally and internationally. Members of the group act as adjudicators, arbitrators and mediators.

Duration: One hour + Q&A.