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!

Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both brand new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Jaymart Rubber & Plastics Ltd - Aluminium Entrance Matting: How to Specify Correctly and Create the Right First Impression
Aluminium Entrance Matting: How to Specify Correctly and Create the Right First Impression
This CPD seminar examines the issues one should take into account when specifying an entrance matting system. It also provides an understanding of the types of traffic entering a building and the regulations that must be considered to enable an effective solution to be installed to improve safety and raise prestige.

Jaymart is a family-owned manufacturer of entrance matting systems and specialist flooring products. Established in 1967, Jaymart has nearly 50 years’ experience of applications and a vast expertise in advising specifiers of the correct matting solution for virtually every application imaginable.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Kompozit'All UK - Design and Restoration of Chimney Flues and Ducts
Design and Restoration of Chimney Flues and Ducts
Seminar, by Kompozit'All UK
This seminar offers guidance on how chimneys work, how to design and refurbish chimneys, advice on sizing, chimney types required for different fuels, ventilation, terminals and maintenance.

Kompozit'All UK is a national network of chimney engineers that specialises in composite linings. The company also provides a full range of services for relining chimneys, ducts and pipes. Kompozit'All UK offers advice to ensure the safe and efficient operation of appliances.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Decospan NV - How to Specify Wood Veneer
How to Specify Wood Veneer
Seminar, by Decospan NV
Discover the wide range of possibilities wood veneer provides. Find out what wood veneer is, what determines its look (wood species, slicing and jointing techniques), current trends, and which wood veneered products are most suited to various projects.

Decospan is a European market leader in the manufacture of wood veneered products, including panels and flooring. It offers a complete consultancy, education and technical support service to specifiers.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 60-90 minutes.
Xtratherm UK Ltd - Part L1A 2013: Fabric Performance and Towards Passive/NZEB Targets
Part L1A 2013: Fabric Performance and Towards Passive/NZEB Targets
Seminar, by Xtratherm UK Ltd
This seminar introduces the latest Part L1A 2013 targets and corresponding specifications, demonstrating that a fabric-first approach for the designer (to achieve fabric performance with a low thermal bridging factor) is the best route to achieve compliance for the specifier. The seminar also examines specification changes that are expected in the near future to achieve new Passive level performance and NZEB standards.

Xtratherm is a leading insulation manufacturer, committed to supporting the construction industry in the delivery of low- and zero-carbon buildings. The company works with industry professionals to help close the gap between design and actual performance on site. From design stage to the delivery of ‘A’ rated buildings, construction professionals can rely on the expertise and support of the Xtratherm team.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Premier Guarantee - Technical Manual, Version 12
Technical Manual, Version 12
Literature, by Premier Guarantee
Produced to assist developers of buildings and dwellings with guidance on how to meet warranty technical requirements. Twelve chapters cover everything from foundations to internal finishes and show how warranty functional requirements can be met, while remaining flexible enough to allow for alternative solutions to be considered.

Premier Guarantee covers the length and breadth of the country, supporting clients’ construction projects and delivering structural warranty solutions for all types of residential and commercial builds. Premier Guarantee’s teams work closely with one another to deliver the best possible customer service.

Approximate reading time: five hours.
Limetec  - The Benefits of Lime Mortar
The Benefits of Lime Mortar
Seminar, by Limetec
An interactive seminar featuring samples of lime mortar materials that explains the benefits of their use in building renovation, restoration and sustainability.

Limetec is one of the UK’s leading providers of traditional eco-friendly hydraulic lime-based products for historic buildings and refurbishment projects. Its traditional hydraulic lime mortars are ready-mixed; perfect for conservation projects on historic buildings, new homes and mainstream commercial applications.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Harvard Technology Ltd - Wireless Lighting Controls and Cloud Based Remote Access
Wireless Lighting Controls and Cloud Based Remote Access
This seminar provides a broad overview on how to create a ‘connected campus’, addressing such issues as estate-wide connectivity and intelligence through IOT (Internet of things) technology, utilising lighting infrastructure as a platform. Apart from the obvious benefits of energy saving and asset maintenance management, what are the real implications of the Internet of things to your client?

Harvard Technology supplies the lighting industry with innovative electronic hardware, embedded with connectivity and intelligence for the IOT world.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.