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Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Solus Ceramics Ltd - An Overview of Tile Specification
An Overview of Tile Specification
Seminar, by Solus Ceramics Ltd
Revised

An overview of issues to consider when specifying ceramic tiles. The seminar covers:
- The different types of tiles available.
- Slip resistance values and methods of testing.
- Risk assessments and potential hazards.
- Tile design layout considerations and light reflectance values.
- The Equality Act.
- Cleaning and maintenance.
- Installation, movement joints and fixing specification.
- Security in project specification.
Shaw Contract  - Commercial Carpet: Going Beyond the Labels
Commercial Carpet: Going Beyond the Labels
Seminar, by Shaw Contract
Revised

- Gain a broad understanding of the various sustainability and building rating schemes used in the industry to specify commercial carpets.
- Gain an understanding of the various components of carpet such as nylon, Polypropylene fibres and bitumen, PVC, cushion backed and polyolefin backing systems and their limits on recylability.
- Understand how carpets can be designed for closed loop recycling.
- Gain an understanding of the Cradle to Cradle concept as an alternative specification tool
VELFAC LTD - Cradle to Grave: The Comparison of Window Life Cycles
Cradle to Grave: The Comparison of Window Life Cycles
Article, by VELFAC LTD
New

This article looks at the frame materials available within the window industry; uPVC, aluminium, timber and composite aluminium/timber are reviewed together with their impact on the environment, energy consumption during the manufacturing processes and the overall lifecycle of each material from cradle to grave. The expected durability and maintenance requirements of each material along with the economic benefits are also considered.
Häfele UK Ltd - Defining Electronic Access Controls
Defining Electronic Access Controls
Seminar, by Häfele UK Ltd
Revised

This seminar looks at electric access control systems, the elements that make up these systems and correct specification. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the definition of an electronic access control system.
- Understand the elements that make up a system.
- Understand considerations for different applications.
- Understand issues to be considered when specifying a system.
Altro - Designing for Mental Health
Designing for Mental Health
Seminar, by Altro
New

This CPD covers the building needs for those with mental health issues, and those caring for them, in the UK. It focusses on priorities and concerns when designing facilities, plus the different design requirements for low, medium and high dependency, as well as the different requirements for adults compared with children. It looks in detail at effective design for high risk areas, including the finishes needed to reduce the risk of harm to service users. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the state of mental health in the UK.
- Understand considerations in mental health design.
- Understand general design principles.
- Understand application areas in detail where more specialist designs are required.
- Understand designing for high risk areas.
Optigreen Ltd - Green Roofs in Practice
Green Roofs in Practice
Seminar, by Optigreen Ltd
New

This seminar is designed to provide a practical insight in to green and blue roof technology and offer the delegates essential design and specification considerations. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the environmental benefits of a green roof.
- Understand specification considerations.
- Understand how a green roof works and how to construct a green roof build.
- Understand the types of green roof in practice and how they can be used to achieve specific solutions.
- Understand specialist green roofs.
- Understand vegetation and planting methods.
- Understand maintenance and green roof aftercare.
danfloor UK Ltd - Improving Learning and Living Environments within the Education Sector
Improving Learning and Living Environments within the Education Sector
Seminar, by danfloor UK Ltd
New

This presentation looks at the importance of carpet specification within education facilities including student accommodation and boarding facilities. It covers the benefits that carpet offers which helps to improve the learning and living environments including; improving concentration and comfort, acoustics, indoor air quality, lessening injuries from trips and fall and realising cost savings. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how carpet can improve living and leaning environments.
- Understand the importance and yarn selection and finishing products.
- Understand how to specify a carpet which is suitable for the demands of the education sector.
Calor Gas Ltd - LPG Off-grid Gas Supply
LPG Off-grid Gas Supply
Seminar, by Calor Gas Ltd
Revised

This presentation explains where LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) can be installed as an alternative to oil, factors that affect their use, environmental benefits and financial incentives. It will help you to understand the following topics.
- Understand the types of LPG available.
- Understand and identify where LPG can be physically installed looking at siting and safety issues.
- Understand the environmental benefits and financial incentives for using LPG including the Green Deal and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
- Understand how a metered LPG supply can be used on a housing development.
- Understand the key legislation and codes of practice that apply.
- Understand LNG as an off gird energy solution for large industrial customers.
Liquasil Ltd - Metal Roofing and Cut Edge Corrosion
Metal Roofing and Cut Edge Corrosion
Seminar, by Liquasil Ltd
New

This seminar discusses the various options faced by professional specifiers when dealing with metal profiled roofs on industrial and commercial premises. It looks at common problems specifically around the issue of cut edge corrosion which affects most roofs of this nature. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand metal roof inspection.
- Understand why cut edge corrosion treatments fail.
- Understand how to treat cut edge corrosion.
- Understand how metal roofs fail.
- Understand how to coat a metal roof.
- Understand construction industry warranties.
H & H Acoustic Technologies - Reverberation: Hearing Yourself Think
Reverberation: Hearing Yourself Think
New

This presentation gives an overview of sound insulation, how it is applied within the built environment and how to avoid non-compliance. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand sound insulation and reverberation control as a principle.
- Understand the compliance procedure for residential developments and the acoustics submission process regarding Building Regulations Approved Document E.
- Understand good practice and example solutions and be confident to specify party walls and floors that satisfy Approved Document E.
- Understand where weaknesses occur and the limitations of each method of noise control.
Building Adhesives Ltd - Solutions for Natural Stone Tiling
Solutions for Natural Stone Tiling
New

This CPD introduces the benefits of using natural stone for tiling projects. It focuses on the different types of natural stone used for tiling and educates the delegates on why and how to select the correct preparation and fixing products. It discusses the main problems when using natural stone for tiling and clearly demonstrates the solutions to overcome these issues. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the natural stones that can be considered for tiling.
- Understand the benefits of using natural stone for tiling, materials required for correct specification and design considerations.
- Understand the best natural stone for varying environments.
- Understand why and how to select the correct preparation and fixing products.
- Understand potential issues associated with natural stone use, with clearly identified solutions.
- Understand case study examples of successful projects.
Marmox (UK) Ltd - Stopping the Noise from Tiled Floors Being Heard in Rooms Below
Stopping the Noise from Tiled Floors Being Heard in Rooms Below
Seminar, by Marmox (UK) Ltd
New

This seminar looks at the tiling of floors above living spaces and thermal and acoustic requirements in Building Regulations, in relation to flooring. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand why tiling floors above other living spaces can be problematic.
- Understand why some types of floors are unsuitable for tiling upon and what measures need applying.
- Understand how tiling floors can cause problems with cold, how to solve these issues and meet the associated Building Regulations.
- Understand how tiling floors can result in problems with noise pollution, particularly impact sound transmission, and how to solve these issues and meet the associated Regulations.
Newton Waterproofing Systems - Structural Waterproofing Design Strategies to BS 8102: 2009
Structural Waterproofing Design Strategies to BS 8102: 2009
New

The aim of this article is to provide you with a technical insight into the modern world of structural waterproofing in the UK. This includes the types of systems that are used to protect below-ground structures from water from the ground, all of which are driven by the code of practice for the waterproofing industry, British Standard 8102:2009.
Geberit Sales Ltd - The Impact of Equality Legislation on the Design of Sanitary Facilities
The Impact of Equality Legislation on the Design of Sanitary Facilities
Seminar, by Geberit Sales Ltd
New

This CPD look at the design of sanitary facilities in accordance with equality legislation. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand equality policy and legislation.
- Understand the importance of design in sanitary facilities and guidance in relation to Building Regulations Approved Document M, British Standard BS 8300-2; 2018 and the Equality Act 2010.
- Understand considerations for sanitary facilities in both domestic and non-domestic buildings.
Zumtobel Group - The Principles of Architectural Bridge Lighting
The Principles of Architectural Bridge Lighting
Seminar, by Zumtobel Group
New

The CPD looks at the why, the how, the what and the where of architectural lighting to bridges. The session introduces why lighting a bridge is important and what it brings to a community, it introduces the 7 key factors that any designer should consider before a lighting concept is planned. It covers the 6 typical bridge types and how as a designer we need to consider their structural form in the design of a lighting scheme so that they can be made suitable for the long term. The last section introduces the 5 fundamental methods of applying light to a bridge, this is defined through a series of exemplary case studies displaying how they were achieved. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand why architectural lighting of bridges is so important, what does it bring.
- Understand the 7 key factors that matter before we start designing the lighting scheme for a bridge.
- Understand the 6 types of bridge and how the designer must consider their characteristics.
- Understand the 5 fundamental methods of applying light to a bridge.
- Understand how the specifier ensures that lighting is a key element as part of a multi-disciplinary design team.
Optima  - Understanding Partition Acoustics
Understanding Partition Acoustics
Seminar, by Optima
Revised

This seminar provides an overview of the sound insulation of partitions and doors. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand sound insulation performance in the context of glazed partitions and doors.
- Understand how acoustic performance is verified by laboratory testing.
- Understand how to decide what sound insulation performance is needed and how to specify sound insulation with confidence.
- Understand composite room to room sound insulation for partition plus door.
- Understand how sound insulation values are measured on site and how construction quality as a whole can affect that performance.
VELFAC LTD - Window Performance and Specification: Cause and Effect
Window Performance and Specification: Cause and Effect
Article, by VELFAC LTD
New

Window specification can be complex, we need to consider the levels of light required in a room, the need to create a safe and secure environment, all whilst protecting against the Earth’s natural elements and other man-made factors such as noise and pollution. This article looks at thermal performance, solar control and acoustic performance. It will also identify how we finalise the specification of a window system, considering Building Regulations but also the additional requirements of third parties such as M&E consultants, acousticians or employers requirements, all of which can influence the overall design and cost of your building.