RIBA CPD Showcase

Sustainable architecture

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Sustainable architecture’, which covers the legal and regulatory basis (including primary and secondary legislation) and principles of climate change mitigation and adaptation. It also covers low carbon and low energy design over the lifecycle of a building, alongside effective client briefing and management. Most CPD materials are available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest, do click on the link and check.
Seminar, by MOY
A comprehensive review of flat roof waterproofing. Covers: flat roof design principles, building standards and regulatory compliance; flat roofing systems, including roof waterproofing technology types and typical applications, accessories and components; and, how to achieve zero leaks, and the importance of ‘quality system supplier’ selection.

One of the UK and Ireland’s leading full system providers for high performance flat roof waterproofing, Moy’s systems are certified by BBA, IBA and FM Global. Moy provides specifications tailored to each project design using innovative, long lasting waterproofing solutions. It also leads the way with its sustainability and carbon footprint campaigns, which include pollinating green roofs.
Examines the properties and benefits of aluminium in façades, including low carbon aluminium products and the infinite ‘cradle-to-cradle’ lifecycle properties of aluminium as a sustainable building material. Also includes practical guidance on BREAAM and window energy ratings, thermal performance and Passive House.

Metal Technology Ltd is a leading UK and Ireland architectural aluminium systems company that specialises in the innovative design and distribution of fenestration systems. It offers architects, fabricators and developers glazing solutions for modern window, door, curtain walling and sloping roof constructions.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Sika Limited
Focuses on the key benefits and the technical design considerations inherent in extensive, intensive and bio-diverse green roof types. Also addresses compatible single ply, cold-applied liquid membranes, reinforced bituminous membranes and hot melt waterproofing solutions.

Sika (part of the global Sika Group) specialises in the manufacture and supply of chemical-based products. Its UK arm provides market-leading solutions for concrete, waterproofing, roofing, flooring, refurbishment, sealing and bonding from its manufacturing sites in Welwyn Garden City, Preston, Leeds and Wishaw. Whether new construction or refurbishment, Sika provides peace of mind.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Lundhs AS
As one of the most abundant and naturally low-carbon materials on Earth, natural stone provides an obvious solution to the issue of sustainability in the built environment. This seminar covers how natural stone has been used in the past, how it’s being used today, and how it can play a key role in sustainable construction in future.

Lundhs real stone is a selection of high quality natural stones sourced from Norway and Finland. The materials are durable, distinctive and 100% natural – an excellent choice for both interior and exterior use across commercial, residential and public sector applications. Lundhs real stone is available worldwide. Samples are available upon request.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Vectorworks UK Ltd
Take a journey through a project’s different stages and lifecycle carbon assessments (operational and embodied carbon), before focusing on operational energy basics. This seminar discusses concepts such as form factors, U-Values, thermal conductivity, solar heat gains, shading, thermal bridging and airtightness, as well as benchmarks such as the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.

Vectorworks, Inc is an award-winning design and BIM software provider that serves the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries. Developed with designers in mind, Vectorworks software offers you the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it leads you. Globally, Vectorworks is used by more than 685,000 users. The company is a part of the Nemetschek Group.
Seminar, by NEOLITH UK Ltd
A practical guide to sintered stone. Topics covered include the process by which it’s manufactured, the differences between sintered stone and other solid surfaces (including its unique characteristics and benefits), its sustainability attributes, and how – and where – to specify sintered stone correctly.

Carbon neutral and EPD certified, and featuring 100% natural minerals and up to 98% recycled content, Neolith is the scratch-, UV- and heat resistant, non-porous solution perfect for indoor and outdoor projects. With a range of collections Neolith is suitable for any type of application, including kitchen countertops, bathrooms, façades, flooring, and even furniture.
A presentation aimed at helping specifiers make better-informed signage design, manufacturing and material choices. Topics covered include common industry terminology, design and manufacturing considerations, and an overview of the types of sustainable materials that can be used.

Cobal is proud of its heritage. It’s taught it a lot. It is said that one never stops learning. That is a mentality that Cobal Sign Systems has embraced over the last 40 years. Cobal has evolved with its clients, constantly driving change in what it does and in the services that it offers.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
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