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Out featured section often includes a mash-up of themed, timely and plain unusual CPD content – and this month is no exception! Most materials are available online, but this is not always shown so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Online Learning, by Lema UK Ltd
An introduction to wardrobe design, including the design and manufacturing process, wardrobe composition and material choices. Supported by case study examples this presentation also covers: furniture technology; the evolution of wardrobe design; and, how to identify and specify effective solutions to match your budget and building requirements, aid ergonomics, ensure compliance with health and safety standards, and promote sustainabilty.

For over thirty years LEMA has been providing furnishing solutions to the UK, which has always been a key market. Today, LEMA is one of the major ‘Made in Italy’ players in the contract, hospitality and retail sectors where it has built a reputation for quality, efficiency and innovative solutions from wardrobe systems, to kitchens, soft furnishings and modular storage solutions.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
This CPD seminar should ideally be viewed as a continuation of part 01, although it also works as a standalone seminar in its own right.

While the testing of various mechanical and physical properties using mock-ups has been common practice for some time, their use in fire tests has been the subject of much discussion in the recent years. This CPD seminar explores British test methods using large-scale mock-ups to BS 8414, and will help draw a correlation between small scale reaction to fire material test reports and large scale tests. It also explains when and how large scale tests become vital and how to use them effectively. Finally, it addresses the subject of engineering judgements and standards such as BS 9414, which has been published recently.

Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants is a Dubai-based, multi-accredited and privately owned engineering firm that provides independent testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services, primarily for the construction industry. Now in its twenty-fifth year, it offers a range of TIC services for building architectural elements, as well as for fire separation and material safety – with a focus on large commercial buildings. The company is accreditated to ISO 17025 (Testing Lab), ISO 17020 (Inspections), ISO 17065 (Certification Body) and AC291 (Special Inspections Agency) variously provided by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), International Accreditation Service (IAS) in the United States, Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC), Gulf Accreditation Centre (GAC), and Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS).
Article, by ATLAS Sp. z o.o.
When choosing materials for rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms – or indeed any space that has contact with water or may be affected by increased humidity – damp proofing is highly recommended. The type of damp proofing needed is closely linked to the moisture load and room or building designation. The wrong choice of materials and methods of application in wet zones can cause immense damage, such as tiles coming off, paint flaking, crystallising salt and even fungus. This article explains how to distinguish between wet, damp and dry zones in a room, how to choose appropriate products and then how to apply them correctly.

Atlas is a manufacturer of construction chemicals. Founded in 1991, it has rapidly grown to become one of the leading suppliers to the Polish market. Atlas offers a wide range of products, including thermal insulation systems, tile adhesives, grouts, waterproofing insulation, renders, paints and more.
Seminar, by Zip Water
Following COVID, the workplace will never be the same again. By focusing on space creation and the latest technologies and drinking water hygiene features available, this seminar explores the best hydration solutions in this new world. Topics covered include how to specify the right drinking water solution for each workplace area, the different types of touch-free drinking water technologies available, and their respective advantages and disadvantages.

Zip Water creates some of the world's most advanced drinking water solutions. As a market leader, it offers the very latest technology and cutting-edge innovation. Its touch-free drinking water solutions (including mains-fed dispensers ideal for reception and office areas, and countertop and on-wall boiling solutions) have ‘tapped’ into our collective raised awareness of workplace hygiene. Its high-performing product ranges are all designed with longevity in mind. Tested to the most rigorous manufacturing standards, you can always trust a Zip drinking water solution to deliver.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Tata Steel
A practical guide to the specification and construction of low carbon and low environmental impact buildings. Examines operational energy, including the fabric first approach, efficient services and low carbon heat and maximising onsite renewables. Also discusses embodied carbon, potable water and best practices for health metrics – using these topics to question how we can meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge. This seminar may be accessed either face to face or as a live webinar.

Tata Steel provides a comprehensive range of building envelope products and services to create value for the construction industry and support sustainable construction. The company works closely with the supply chain to deliver solutions aimed at improving value and speed of construction, increasing the functionality and performance of buildings.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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