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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Skymaker Skylights - Rooflights and Design
Rooflights and Design
Seminar, by Skymaker Skylights
Highlights the benefits of rooflights and demonstrates the positive impact that introducing light and fresh air can have on an internal environment. This presentation also covers key regulations and issues to consider when specifying rooflights.

‘Think differently’, as Steve Jobs famously said. That sums up the Skymaker ethos.

Skymaker wants to make working with it as simple and painless as possible, not only from a customer perspective, but also the specifier’s. All Skymaker products – and its way of working – are borne out of ‘thinking differently’.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Zip Water - Sustainability and Drinking Water
Sustainability and Drinking Water
Seminar, by Zip Water
Considers the best way to eliminate – through thoughtful design – the environmentally negative aspects of providing drinking water for staff and customers in the workplace, residential locations and public spaces. In other words, how best to achieve hydration while remaining eco-conscious.

Zip Water UK is part of the Australian Zip Industries group, a world leader in instant boiling water solutions. Zip Industries is, in turn, part of the American Culligan group, a worldwide leader in water treatment solutions. Who better then to understand how best to provide sustainable hydration in the workplace?

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Waxman Ceramic Tiles Ltd - Tile Types and Specifying Slip-Resistant Tiles
Tile Types and Specifying Slip-Resistant Tiles
Covering the basic manufacturing process and technical characteristics of ceramic and porcelain tiles, this seminar provides an insight into how a ceramic or porcelain tile should be used in different environments. It also examines the main testing methods for slip-resistant tiles – ramp and pendulum – and explains how these tests are carried out.

As one of the UK's leading suppliers of commercial wall and floor tiles, Waxman Ceramics is keen to share its expert industry knowledge and help architects make informed choices when considering slip resistance and specifying tiles to suit specific environments.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
VIEGA LTD - What Lies Behind: Designing Pre-wall Bathroom Systems
What Lies Behind: Designing Pre-wall Bathroom Systems
Seminar, by VIEGA LTD
Covers the use of pre-wall bathroom systems and the professional approach to designing, specifying, constructing and operating a modern bathroom and washroom. Topics include aesthetics and functional design, installation, maintenance, cleaning and hygiene, environmental factors, and refurbishment and renewal. This seminar also examines the legislative and regulatory landscape surrounding pre-wall bathroom systems.

VIEGA is a global market-leading manufacturer of plumbing and drainage solutions. In the pre-wall sector it offers a range of concealed cisterns and mounting frames that work seamlessly with its award-winning flush plates, available in both contemporary and bespoke finishes.

VIEGA drainage products include an innovative modular shower channel system, electronic bath filling, and solutions for wet rooms and balcony drainage.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.