RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

The building envelope

Our theme this month focusses on the ‘bubble’ that surrounds us as we live, play and work indoors. As the physical boundary between the conditioned and unconditioned environment of a building, the building envelope must keep its users safe and well, while also addressing the practicalities of day-to-day living. Many of the manufacturers and service providers featured here are industry leaders in providing that protection. 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.
British Standards for External Render
A brief introduction to external rendering and developments within the render industry. Includes guidance on relevant standards, including BS 5262 and the more recent BS EN 998-1 and BS EN 13914-1.

Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd has been an established quarry and mineral processor since 1939. In the late 1980s the company began to focus on the design and manufacture of renders using calcium carbonate lime quarried on site. The render is marketed under the K Rend brand name and has since transformed the company from a small, family-run business into a market leading supplier to the UK and Irish construction industries.

K Rend is one of the only render products in the UK and Ireland to have been awarded the prestigious Kitemark license to BS EN 998:2003.
Minimising Fire Risks within Flat Roof Construction and Safe2Torch
Seminar, by Garland UK
Discusses flat roof design, including advice on: the risks associated with hot works and flat roof design, construction and application in relation to fire; the responsibilities and duties that fall under CDM 2015; the importance of – and message behind – the NFRC Safe2Torch campaign; and, how to reduce fire risks using safe design practices, safe specification writing and application methods on-site.

The Garland Company is a world leader in high performance roofing and building maintenance systems. It specialises in the architectural, local authority, commercial and industrial markets. Garland is dedicated to its customers, continuously developing new and innovative systems to meet the ever-changing needs of a demanding market.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A.
Specifiers' Choice of Cladding Systems with Reference to the English Building Regulations
Seminar, by CA Group
Covers Building Regulations Parts L and F, construction design and management with reference to cladding systems, specification issues, safety, thermal performance, installation and aesthetics.

CA Group is one of the largest UK manufacturers and contractors of built-up building envelope systems. It manufactures, supplies and installs technically-advanced metal roofing and cladding solutions, primarily for warehousing, distribution and logistics clients, but also for the retail, leisure, energy, residential and public sectors.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A.
Sustainable Lightweight Roofing Solutions
Seminar, by Metrotile UK Ltd
Addresses vandalism, burglary and improved security in relation to roofing, before examining the options available to specifiers. Also includes guidance on profile choices, whole life costs, health and safety, environmental and enhanced Ecopoints, and guarantees.

Metrotile UK supplies lightweight steel roofing systems to the UK and Irish markets and is part of an international success story stretching back more than 30 years. Metrotile systems and accessories can be found on rooftops in over 60 countries.