Christmas 2014

The Customer Centre will be closed from 12.30 on Wednesday 24 December 2014 until 9.00 on Monday 5 January 2015. During this period we are unable to provide telephone support.

In the meantime you can access a wealth of online CPD at www.ribacpd.com and you can book a place on a CPD Roadshow by visiting www.architecture.com/whatson

We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Floor finishes

The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Grespania UK Ltd - Bactericide Tiles and their Applications
Bactericide Tiles and their Applications
Seminar, by Grespania UK Ltd
What is a bactericide tile? What strengths can porcelain offer as a covering material? This presentation details how large formats reduce grout lines and how various applications/solutions can improve the general health and wellbeing of healthcare facilities and their residents through smarter architectural design.

Grespania ceramica is a global supplier of porcelain and ceramic tiles, and market leader in terms of manufacturing, sustainability, design and quality. The company prides itself on these four core values and has over 40 years’ experience. Its technical solutions department prides itself on offering the right solution for each project.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-40 minutes.
Tarmac - Clear Binder Coloured Asphalt: Applications Including SuDs
Clear Binder Coloured Asphalt: Applications Including SuDs
Seminar, by Tarmac
A presentation on coloured SMA (stone mastic asphalt) utilising a clear binder, blended with complementary aggregates and pigment to achieve durable coloured surfaces. The seminar explains how SMA offers faster installation times than non-bituminous alternatives, and how it delivers a smooth finish that removes tripping risk, while also available in a wide range of colours.

Tarmac is one of the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions businesses. The company has over 150 years’ experience and offers a diverse range of products and services to the construction sector – solutions that span aggregates and asphalt, cement, lime and powders, recycling services, building products and concrete. Tarmac also operates one of the UK’s largest contracting and highways services companies.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.
Altro - Factory Tour: Safety Flooring: Innovation in Manufacturing Product Design
Factory Tour: Safety Flooring: Innovation in Manufacturing Product Design
Factory Visit, by Altro
This tour of a manufacturing plant and laboratories focuses on how safety flooring is manufactured and new products are developed. It also provides guidance on issues, legislation and standards affecting the specification of safety flooring.

Altro is a global giant in premium flooring and wall cladding systems for construction and transport. Safety flooring and hygienic wall cladding systems are two of its most famous innovations. Altro operates in a host of sectors, including health and social care, food and drink, education, transport, housing, pharmaceutical, hotels, leisure and retail.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 90 minutes.
Norcros Adhesives, trading division of Norcros Group (Holdings) - Tiling Solutions Using Reinforced Polymer Technology
Tiling Solutions Using Reinforced Polymer Technology
This seminar explores the correct: identification and preparation of background and bases; product selection of tile types and specification of fixing materials such as adhesives and grouts, and; installation practices in accordance with British and European standards and surrounding legislation.

Norcros Adhesives supplies a range of adhesives, grouts and associated products for use with most types of tiling. Norcros Adhesives is a trading division of Norcros Group (Holdings) Ltd. For advice on tile installation and product selection contact the Norcros technical helpline.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.