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Live online seminars

Seminars presented via digital interactive platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams are now a commonplace alternative to face-to-face meetings, while video seminars are a quick and easy way to brush up on a subject. Here, we include a selection of both.
Concrete – Focus on Sustainability
Seminar, by CEMEX UK
This is a seminar on the advantages and disadvantages of different concrete components, and how to specify concrete sustainably. It covers current initiatives geared towards sustainability in specification, material technologies available to reduce embodied carbon, comparisons between material options based on structural requirements, and examples of construction projects completed with sustainable materials.

With over 100 years’ experience and over 60,000 employees in more than 50 countries, CEMEX is one of the world’s leading suppliers of building materials. In the UK, it’s a leading supplier of ready-mixed concrete, mortar, screed, aggregates, asphalt and cement. It has a significant share of the roof tile and concrete block markets, and is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry. It also offers surfacing solutions.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
Environmental and Land Constraints in the Design Process
Online Learning, by Landmark Information Group Ltd
Highlights the ever-increasing demands on planners and designers and the type of environmental and land constraints that are being looked for throughout the planning process. Examines the work of environmental auditors and assessors, demonstrating why a phase one and conceptual model are important in the planning process and how they can be incorporated into design work.

Landmark Information Group offers current and historical environmental risk management information and desktop mapping solutions for the property industry.
Sustainable Drainage Systems – An Introduction to SuDS for Property Professionals
Introduces the principles of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), including what they are, how they work and why they’re needed. Also provides an overview of the guidance regarding SuDS, how it could affect property developments and the help that is available for implementing SuDS. Includes examples and case studies.

Geosmart is a leading specialist in flood risk, drainage and contaminated land, creating market-leading environmental reports, data and forecasting services. Geosmart supports property professionals and asset managers.

Duration: 45 Minutes, plus Q&A
Sustainable Savings: Washroom Solutions for High-Performance Buildings
Examines the sustainability issues affecting washrooms and how the right washroom systems can conserve water, energy, materials and human capital while reducing lifecycle costs.

Bobrick Washroom Equipment supplies stainless steel accessories for washrooms and restrooms in three property categories: prestige, standard use and heavy traffic buildings. Washroom accessories include equipment such as toilet tissue holders, soap dispensers and dishes, towel dispensers and holders, hand dryers, sanitary napkin disposal units and clothes hooks.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A