RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Roof finishes

The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Forticrete Ltd - An introduction to Pitched Roofing’
An introduction to Pitched Roofing’
Seminar, by Forticrete Ltd
Provides an introduction to pitched roof tiling and discusses the key considerations for architects when designing pitched roofs.

Forticrete is part of Ibstock plc and has been at the forefront of concrete roof tile innovation for many years. Close collaboration with customers has helped Forticrete to successfully develop roofing products that provide the optimum balance of aesthetics, performance and value.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.
Rockpanel - Future Proof Facades: With Stonewool Cladding Boards
Future Proof Facades: With Stonewool Cladding Boards
Seminar, by Rockpanel
A close look at rainscreen cladding systems that specifically feature stone wool cladding boards. Includes a brief history of rainscreen, the advantages of these types of constructions, technical details with regard to specifying and installing, and a section on fire safety.

Rockpanel provides innovative façade solutions that offer architects the freedom to explore the boundaries of design: bending, shaping, engraving, perforating, using colours and taking inspiration from natural surroundings. Rockpanel façade boards are made from hard, compressed stone wool, which means that they come with all the benefits of stone wool built-in: easy to work with, fire resilient, durable and without the need for environmental-unfriendly flame-retardant add-ons.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 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
Includes information on: Part L1A 2013 – goals and fabric performance; target U-values and reference house; thermal bridging and the advantages of good detailing to achieve better fabric performance, and; PSI- and Y-values.

As a leading European thermal insulation manufacturer, Xtratherm offers the construction industry a range of complete and innovative solutions, encompassing roofs, walls and floors. Xtratherm prides itself on its dedicated technical support and has taken the unusual step of training every one of its technical team to the highest industry standards of competency in U-value calculation and condensation risk analysis.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd - Structural Waterproofing
Structural Waterproofing
Outlines the key considerations when designing a structural waterproofing system, including the features and benefits of hot melt, detailing, blue roofs and project case studies.

Alumasc Roofing Systems’ unrivalled range of BBA-certified flat roof systems are backed by on-site and office-based technical support, supported by fully-trained Alumasc-registered contractors, and underwritten by extended warranties and a post-project handover package and support service. The Alumasc product portfolio includes flat roof membranes, hot melt structural waterproofing, cold-applied liquid roofing, green roofs and a full range of complementary accessories.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes.