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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Lami Doors UK Ltd - Best Practice in the Design of Hygienic Doors
Best Practice in the Design of Hygienic Doors
Seminar, by Lami Doors UK Ltd
Provides guidance on door specification when designing hygienic and water resistant spaces within buildings, with the aim of streamlining time spent planning through to awarding contracts.

Established more than 50 years ago, LAMI Doors is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality specialist GRP (glass fibre reinforced plastic) doors. Innovative, monocoque GRP doors re the product of decades of experience in boat building (dating back to the mid-60s). Today, more than 250,000 door sets have been supplied for the most demanding and harsh environments, where no other door will suffice.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Sapa - Building Regulations Part L 2010 (2013 ed.): Thermal, Solar and Air Permeability Considerations for Windows, Doors and Curtain Walling
Building Regulations Part L 2010 (2013 ed.): Thermal, Solar and Air Permeability Considerations for Windows, Doors and Curtain Walling
Seminar, by Sapa
Choose from the full Part L unit or optional L-A, L-B, L-A and L-B specialist seminars. These technical seminars, rewritten for the amendments, look at the implications for glazed façades in terms of: building and target CO2 emissions; potential problems with notional and limiting values; definitions and calculating compliance; and the effects of U-values, solar gain and air permeability.

Sapa is part of the worldwide Hydro Group, which employs over 33,000 personnel in more than 40 countries. The group develops and markets high value-added profiles in aluminium and is one of the leading independent producers of aluminium profiles in the world.

Sapa offers architects, specifiers and contractors a wide range of innovative aluminium systems for curtain walling, windows, doors and specialist applications.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes.
Hoare Lea - Light as an Architectural Tool. Seminar 4: After Dark - Light and the Nightscape
Light as an Architectural Tool. Seminar 4: After Dark - Light and the Nightscape
Seminar, by Hoare Lea
Dominic Meyrick (MSc Light and Lighting) discusses how good lighting after dark can enhance and transform night scenes with lifestyle-changing results. Topics covered include: nightscape by design – a blank canvas? Also, safe as houses? Building security with light. People-friendly spaces: the psyche re-lit! And finally: inside out, or outside in? Holistic solutions.

Dominic is passionate about his subject and his lively, effective delivery makes learning fun.

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists. The company provides innovative solutions to complex building engineering and design challenges.

Lighting design affects everything on a project: from planning and performance, to resale value and health and wellbeing. Hoare Lea’s lighting design team balances environmental practicalities with people-centred design – understanding what a space needs to do for those who use it.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Nvelope Rainscreen Systems Ltd (NVELOPE) - Rainscreen Cladding Support Systems - Principles, Design, Specification, Procurement and Installation
Rainscreen Cladding Support Systems - Principles, Design, Specification, Procurement and Installation
Outlines the benefits of using a rainscreen cladding system as well as the different types of support system and their features and advantages. Also covers: the design and types of tools available to provide early structural, thermal and cost analysis; and how a collaborative approach between designer, façade manufacturer and system supplier will benefit any project and provide the best opportunity for a successful install.

NVELOPE rainscreen systems has built a market-leading position on its specialist engineered solutions, providing early visibility of project-specific static calculations, thermal values and budget pricing. NVELOPE customers are supported by excellent technical back-up, while its cladding systems carry British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification – giving you peace of mind.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Norcros Adhesives, trading division of Norcros Group (Holdings) - Solutions for Tiling to Anhydrite Screeds
Solutions for Tiling to Anhydrite Screeds
Explains the differences between conventional sand/cement and anhydrite screeds, before detailing the correct preparation and installation methods for both. Anhydrite screeds are becoming more popular within the construction industry due to their ease of installation, cost and green credentials. This seminar also introduces safe, industry-proven fast-track options for anhydrite screeds.

A leading British manufacturer of preparation products, adhesives and grouts, Norcros Adhesives supports the specification market by supplying genuine solutions to real problems. Norcros’ green credentials and on-site contractor support helps deliver guaranteed results.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Airflow Developments Ltd - Understanding Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery for Commercial Applications
Understanding Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery for Commercial Applications
A guide to the better indoor air quality and energy savings that may be achieved in commercial buildings by implementing a ventilation strategy that encompasses mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Find out more about the regulations covering this technology and the features and benefits that it can deliver.

Airflow has been at the forefront of the design and manufacture of innovative air movement products since 1955. Established in High Wycombe (where its head office is still based), Airflow now offers effective ventilation solutions, from super quiet extractor fans to an air handling unit with heat recovery, for retail, leisure and commercial buildings.

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