RIBA CPD Showcase

Latest CPD materials

The very latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA, including both new and recently revised seminars.
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This on-demand CPD video provides a comprehensive overview of Industrial Doors, offering you a Complete Guide.

Discover how these products play a crucial role in addressing security and thermal requirements, and fulfilling regulatory and legislative obligations.

Explore specialised options, including Insurance Certified LPS1175 rollers shutters, and enhanced acoustic and thermal criteria.

Upon completion of this CPD, you'll possess in-depth knowledge about technical specifications and bespoke choices, seamlessly integrating considerations for sustainability and an inclusive environment.

This detailed yet concise CPD will enable you to make knowledgable & confident specifications in the future.

By the end of this CPD, delegates should know:

1. What Industrial Door products are available & how this will help you with specifying the correct product for your security, acoustic, thermal & environmental needs.
2. The technical difference between the products, as well as bespoke specifications, aesthetics, accessibility, sustainability & energy performance.
3. The ways in which you can use these products to meet your regulatory & legislative requirements.
4. The process of how to specify the right product for the right application, inappropriate applications and discuss essential long term maintenance.
Seminar, by Euroclad Group Ltd
Our comprehensive CPD session delves into the essential aspects of Part L, focusing on its implications for profile cladding in roof and wall systems. This program is meticulously designed to provide architects, engineers, and construction professionals with an in-depth understanding of the latest regulations and best practices.

We cover key topics such as thermal efficiency, compliance strategies, and innovative design solutions, ensuring participants are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of energy-efficient building design. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and expert insights, attendees will gain practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to enhance building performance and sustainability. Whether you're looking to stay ahead of industry standards or seeking to refine your expertise in building envelope technology, this CPD is an invaluable resource for professionals committed to excellence in architectural design and construction.

By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The scale of the impact that the updated Part L 2021 Approved Document is having on the need to improve thermal efficiency and drive down carbon emissions.
- What the ‘Performance Gap’ is and why it must be closed.
- The benefit of specifying and installing proven systems by manufacturers which offer necessary technical support in the form of Standard details and Guidance and training relating to their products.
- The change in thermal efficiency requirements.
- How to take a holistic approach when specifying metal panel roof and wall cladding systems will not only meet thermal performance targets but also help us to build better, healthier buildings fit for a low carbon future.
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This CPD covers the British Standards “BS 8102 2022 - Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water ingress"". It will discuss all the aspects of below ground waterproofing required to ensure a successful design and installation. Topics covered include Design responsibility, the types of waterproofing materials available, the grades that the structure must conform to, remedial measures in the context of a failure, and Heath and Safety requirements. The presentation will also include a case study. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

1. The British Standard 8102 2022 and other industry related guidance.
2. How and when to appoint a Certified Waterproofing designer and the role they play throughout the project.
3. How to select the correct waterproofing system given the proposed design.
4. The forces imposed on the structure.
5. Why we rely on approved and experienced installers to carry out these works and the health and safety implications.
Seminar, by Soprema UK
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In this CPD, we delve into the intricacies of flat roof fire testing processes, classification listings, and their integration into Building Regulations. Our session offers invaluable insights for architects, engineers, and construction professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of fire classification in roofing systems.

By the end of this CPD seminar, delegates should have an:

1. Understanding of BS EN 13501:5.
2. Understanding of the fire classification requirements for Flat Roofs.
3. Understanding of how to design flat roofs on Relevant Buildings.
4. Understanding of waterproofing Specified Attachment Balconies on Relevant Buildings.
This CPD will discuss the flexibility of standing seam roof systems. Topics covered include the key benefits of standing seam roof systems, the difference between 'standard' standing seam and 'freeform' standing seam, the critical steps required to take a complex shape from design to reality, and the importance of 3D modelling and how these platforms can be used to the designer's advantage.

By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Why standing seam should be considered for almost any geometric shape, and the benefits of such a system
- The key steps required to complete the design of a complex shape
- How bespoke sub-structures ensure that complex geometry can be achieved in reality
- How your chosen manufacturer can support you through the design phases
Online Learning, by Dasso Group
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This CPD material focuses on fused bamboo products, including decking, cladding, fencing, panels, and other outdoor applications.

The CPD is divided into three main sections:
1. Why Choose Bamboo?
2. The Production Process of Fused Bamboo.
3. The Advantages and Common Issues of Fused Bamboo Products, along with some project showcases.

This CPD aims to cover:
1. The growth pattern of MOSO bamboo.
2. The manufacturing process of fused bamboo.
3. The features of fused bamboo (including common sizes, issues and maintenance methods).
4. Fused bamboo projects showcase

By the end of this CPD delegates should have:
1. An understanding of why bamboo is a sustainable choice.
2. An understanding of the general production process and principles of fused bamboo.
3. An understanding of the products performance of fused bamboo.
4. Some inspiration for applying bamboo in future projects.
Seminar, by Borg & Overstrom
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Water is fundamental to life. This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) session will guide you on the importance of water, and methods to guarantee the utmost safety and hygiene for point-of-use drinking water. It will discuss factors to consider when selecting a point-of-use water dispenser and address potential risks related to water, such as dead legs and contaminants. Moreover, it will explore solutions like touch-less dispensing, filtration, UV-C purification, and single water pathways to mitigate these challenges.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The benefits of providing safe and hygienic water.
- The considerations to help specify the right water dispenser.
- The risks of not managing infection control in drinking water.
- The solutions which can be incorporated to ensure safe and hygienic drinking water.
Seminar, by DCM Surfaces
This seminar is designed to offer a comprehensive overview of SuDS compliant surfacing solutions. It will guide attendees in selecting the most appropriate surface for pathways and canal towpaths, and cover the specification and installation of each surfacing option.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The difference between Bound Gravel and Rubber Gravel Mix, and how they are installed.
- The skills to select the most appropriate outdoor surface for pathways and canal towpaths.
- Techniques to avoid common issues like UV colour changes, surface crumbling, and surface undulations, ensuring the durability and aesthetics of the outdoor surface.
- The meaning and importance of SuDS compliant surfacing.
- How to identify and apply surfacing standards to ensure best practice in outdoor surface design and maintenance.
Seminar, by Trespa UK Ltd
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This CPD has four sections and will cover the benefits and build-up of a ventilated façade, including fire safety; how to fix façade panels properly, and reduce failure; what inspiring facades and possibilities one can have with ventilated facades and what manufacturers can do to create sustainable facades.

By the end of this CPD, delegates should know:

1. When and why to design a ventilated facade.
2. How to install a ventilated facade properly.
3. Be inspired by the possibilities of a ventilated facade.
4.What are the watchouts on sustainability when choosing materials.
Seminar, by Bostik Ltd
This short CPD course available in person or via webinar, will assist specifiers in creating the most robust sustainable, building envelope and protect structures from water ingress.

Key topics include; sealants and why we use them, façade and pedestrian walkway seals, correct application of a sealant and the critical importance of movement accommodation. In addition sealant legislation and standards are discussed and the content will provide detail on choosing the right sealant.

Finally clear guidance on how to easily access important primary evidence is provided.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The importance of correct expansion joint dimensions.
- The correct legislation for façade and pedestrian walkway sealants.
- The different performances available within the standards.
- Where to access relevant certification on Bostik products.
-Differing sealant technologies including silicone, hybrid and polyurethanes.
Seminar, by Hafele UK Ltd
This CPD, Specifying For Accessible Living, will explore some of the principal types of accessible hardware available in modern day specification.

This presentation will also touch on the Equality Act 2010 and how it pertains to hardware and doorways and entry systems in your projects.

By the end of this CPD delegates will:
1. Learn about the importance and history of the Equality Act 2010.
2. Discover the types of accessible hardware available.
3. Discuss accessible door entries and clearance.
4. Discover real world applications of accessible living products & systems.
In this Specifying Healthcare Sanitary Assemblies CPD by Bushboard Washrooms, attendees will gain valuable insights in how to specify in line with Health Building Notes (HBN) regulations. The seminar will provide guidance on the key considerations when specifying healthcare sanitary assemblies, including mental health, the presentation will follow the HBN 00-10 Part C regulations to showcase the different sanitary assembly units and where and how to specify them. We will look at the different access options and materials available on the market and how to choose the most suitable sanitaryware and brassware. The seminar will also cover the benefits of opting for a pre-plumbed assembly and how they can ensure a precise and standardised build. Overall, this CPD provides a comprehensive and informative overview of the important considerations involved when specifying IPS for healthcare settings.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The different style of units available on the market.
- The materials available for healthcare and how they comply to HBN 00-10.
- The benefits of specifying ready plumbed compared to a panel only or framed duct system.
- The different sanitary assembly units, where to specify them and with what sanitaryware and brassware.
- Mental Healthcare and the HBN 03-01 design requirements.
Seminar, by Soprema UK
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Discover the potential of sustainable woodfibre insulation in building design and construction with our CPD. In this session, architects, designers, engineers and green building enthusiasts will learn how eco-conscious choices meet energy efficiency and comfort. We explore how this versatile material aligns with sustainability goals and enhances indoor living environments. Join us to harness the power of sustainable woodfibre insulation and embark on a greener, more energy-efficient building journey.

By the end of this CPD, delegates ought to understand:

1. Thermal performance of woodfibre insulation.
2. Importance of breathable buildings.
3. Avoiding overheating in buildings.
4. Embodied CO2, Sustainability and fire performance of woodfibre.
5. Acceptable uses of woodfibre insulation.
Seminar, by Gradus
This CPD seminar will give the specifier all he or she needs to know to make the most effective decisions when specifying interior protection. We will discuss why specifying Wall Protection is important, from damage prevention, reducing maintenance costs to way finding and design.

This seminar will cover the building regulations, health building notes, British Standards, BREEAM and the Building Bulletin - Design considerations for different applications.

By the end of this CPD seminar, delegates should know:
1.Why we should specify a Wall Protection system.
2. Standards and guidance relating to the product.
3. How Wall Protection can help with disabilities, dementia, and an aging population.
4. Wall Protection options, features, and benefits.
5. Protection zones for different environments.
Online Learning, by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Limited
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Vacuum Insulated Glass (VIG) is an emerging technology that has been in commercial development for the last 20 to 30 years.

A VIG unit is typically about 5/16 inch thick, yet provides an R-value two to three times the R-value of a typical dual-pane insulating glass unit. While some VIG technology has been commercially available since as early as 1996, its presence in the United States architectural market has been minimal.

In this webinar, WJE architectural engineers Tony Cinnamon and Sarah Sinusas provide a brief history of VIG technology, describe the typical make-up of VIG and Hybrid VIG units, present thermal performance of available products, and describe considerations for evaluating various products available in the market, for both historic preservation applications and high-performance new construction. The webinar includes case studies.

By the end of this CPD, delegates should be able to:
1. Describe the components of Vacuum Insulated Glass (VIG).
2. Identify project types that might be suitable for consideration of VIG.
3. Compare the difference in thermal performance between VIG units and insulating glass units.
4. Explain appropriate industry standards that guide evaluation of VIG.
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