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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
Coopers Fire Ltd - Active Fire Curtain Barriers
Active Fire Curtain Barriers
Seminar, by Coopers Fire Ltd
Revised

This CPD will discuss fire curtain barriers and the governing standards that regulate their use. From compartmentation to protecting a means of escape, this seminar will illustrate when and where fire curtain barriers can be specified within the build environment. Topics covered include a review of Passive Fire Protection and associated regulations, fire curtains as a solution, performance classifications, standards and compliance and applications. By the end of the session you should have a greater understanding of:

- Passive fire protection standards and BS 8524 the only specific fire curtain barrier standard
- Why and where a fire curtain barrier can be used
- The various types of fire curtain barriers
- How to correctly specify a fire curtain barrier
- What on-going Service and Maintenance is required for a fire curtain barrier
James Hardie Building Products Ltd - Beyond Block: Using gypsum fibreboard as a genuine replacement for blockwork
Beyond Block: Using gypsum fibreboard as a genuine replacement for blockwork
New

This CPD will cover the following topics:

- What is gypsum fibreboard?
- Using blockwork: an outdated construction method?
- What are the alternatives?
- Why use contemporary materials?

CEDIA - Cabling for the Integrated Home
Cabling for the Integrated Home
Seminar, by CEDIA
New

This CPD will discuss the Smart Home. It will begin with a definition of the Smart Home, before moving on to explore topics including The Internet of Things, entertainment, modern building methods, bandwith and Smart Home wiring infrastructure. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- Key vocabulary and phrases
- Basic design principles
-What is required to cable an ‘Integrated Home’
- Key metrics/space
- When to ask for guidance or professional assistance
Indeglås - Daylight Transfer - A Guide to the Design, Application and Maintenance of Internal Glass
Daylight Transfer - A Guide to the Design, Application and Maintenance of Internal Glass
Seminar, by Indeglås
New

This CPD takes a brief look at the science and benefits to be gained from daylight transfer, taking a snapshot review of the development of glass products and glass systems for interior applications. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The impact natural daylight contact can have on human performance
- The difference between glass products and certified glass systems
- How to design, install and maintain Glass Screen Systems with confidence and within compliance
- Relevant Building standards applicable to internal glass applications
Amtico International - Flooring for Dementia
Flooring for Dementia
New

This CPD article will focus on the key factors to consider when specifying and designing luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring for use with people with dementia. Topics covered include differentiating between flooring and critical surfaces, acoustics and reducing impact sound, avoiding sensory overload, and Health and Safety credentials. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The need for continuous flooring surfaces
- The difference between flooring and critical surfaces
- The different types of LVT and where to specify
- How to identify suitable colours, designs and finishes for dementia-friendly schemes
- What Health and Safety considerations should be addressed
Heras - Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) and Industry Standards
Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) and Industry Standards
Seminar, by Heras
New

This CPD aims to provide an overview of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HMV). Topics covered include application on site, different standards within the industry and how to understand the ratings, future of HVM standards and examples of HVM rated products in recognizable locations. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to assess a site for HVM requirements
- Understanding of key existing standards
- Difference between key standards
- Memory of examples of crash rated products
Panariagroup - How and When to Use 20mm Outdoor Porcelain Pavers
How and When to Use 20mm Outdoor Porcelain Pavers
Article, by Panariagroup
New

This CPD article aims to provide an introduction to porcelain pavers and specifically how and where to use them. By the end of the article you should have a greater understanding of:

- Advantages of porcelain pavers
- Installation methods for principal uses
- Technical insights to get the best out of the installation
Caesarstone UK - Introduction to Engineered Quartz
Introduction to Engineered Quartz
Seminar, by Caesarstone UK
New

This introductory seminar on engineered quartz surfaces aims to provide architects, designers and specifiers all the essential technical knowledge as well as insight to design possibilities in order to use the material successfully in their projects. Topics covered include designing and manufacturing engineered quartz surfaces, appropriate application, quartz surfaces fabrication and the procurement chain, and quartz surfaces maintenance. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- What constitutes high quality engineered quartz and how to identify it
- Engineered quartz design, its design possibilities and how to best use it
- Quartz surfaces fabrication and how to best work with a stone mason
- How to navigate the procurement process successfully
- What kind of support a specifier can receive from all parties involved, from manufacturers to contractors
Walker Modular Ltd - Modular Bathroom Pod Presentation
Modular Bathroom Pod Presentation
Seminar, by Walker Modular Ltd
New

This CPD aims to discuss the processes, procedures, capabilities, practicalities and delivery methods of Modular Bathroom Pods whilst highlighting the benefits of Offsite Construction. Topics covered include a general overview and types of bathroom pod, advantages, disadvantages and design capabilities. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The difference between Modular Construction and Traditional Construction
- Available Products in the Marketplace
- Sectors in which the products are most commonly used
Ted Todd Fine Wood Floors - Specifying Sustainable Hardwood Flooring
Specifying Sustainable Hardwood Flooring
Revised

- Why specify hardwood flooring
- Sustainable hardwood flooring-what does this mean: - Legislation and directives
-The life cycle of flooring products
Poliform UK Ltd - The Future of the Kitchen: How the room at the back of the house became the centre of innovation
The Future of the Kitchen: How the room at the back of the house became the centre of innovation
Seminar, by Poliform UK Ltd
New

The focus of the CPD is exploring concepts that will affect how kitchens will be designed and used in the future. The three key concepts explored, initially on a macro level, then applied to kitchens, are Technology, Sustainability and Urbanisation. The CPD also reflects on key moments in the history of kitchen design, and features projects that give an idea of how the future of kitchen design may look in practice. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history of kitchen design
- Key driving forces that will influence how kitchens will be designed in the future and advise clients on these
- Kitchen concepts/projects from around the world