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Vision AGI Ltd - A Specifier’s Guide to Innovative Rooflight Design
A Specifier’s Guide to Innovative Rooflight Design
Seminar, by Vision AGI Ltd
The demand for rooflights is on the increase, but how much do you really know about specifying glass? This informative CPD presentation covers all aspects of rooflight specification and design capabilities, from glass types to loadings.

Vision AGI is the expert in innovative rooflight design, with over 20 years industry experience. Design, manufacturing and installation are all carried out using its own systems and in-house teams. Vision AGI prides itself on its ability to turn each customer’s vision into reality and in providing excellent ongoing support, from concept to completion and beyond.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Moy Materials Ltd - Achieving Zero Roof Leaks
Achieving Zero Roof Leaks
Seminar, by Moy Materials Ltd
Covers the following topics: fit-for-purpose rooftop waterproofing specifications and details, including selection of the appropriate waterproofing system to suit a building’s needs; systems data – analysis of common systems and how they interrelate (including their effect on build efficiency and influence on build phase management); build/refurbishment phase – the principle guidelines one must adhere to when delivering a functional waterproofing system; common defects and problems; the completion phase – testing processes, and; the post completion phase – steps to ensure the building envelope is correctly managed and maintained.

Moy Materials is a leading supplier of high-performance rooftop waterproofing systems. With bases in the UK, Ireland and Germany, its innovative, long-lasting rooftop and podium deck waterproofing solutions and unparalleled technical support have earned it a raft of high profile clients around the globe, and a place at the forefront of this dynamic and competitive industry.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Balco Balcony Systems Ltd - Bigger Brighter Better Balconies
Bigger Brighter Better Balconies
Covers the many different aspects of balcony design, fixing and usage.

Balco Balcony Systems is an industry market leader. It designs, manufactures, delivers and installs its own open and glazed balcony systems. Balco balconies are used on new buildings, renovations and even balcony extensions. Its customer base includes housing associations, local authorities, property owners, architects and developers. Its head office and production centre is in Växjö, Sweden, while it also has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 90 minutes
Vimar SpA - Designing Security: An Introduction to Residential Door Entry Solutions
Designing Security: An Introduction to Residential Door Entry Solutions
Seminar, by Vimar SpA
Gain a better understanding of communication systems for buildings by exploring the different technologies and equipment available, and learning how to select the appropriate for each set of circumstances. Examines both the private residential and property development markets.

Vimar has been a world leader in video door entry solutions for more than 60 years. Always at the cutting edge of technology, Vimar is proud of its role in bringing comfort and safety to people’s daily lives.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Optigreen Ltd - Green Roofs in Practice
Green Roofs in Practice
Seminar, by Optigreen Ltd
Aimed at those with only a limited involvement in specifying green roofs, this informative seminar examines the environmental benefits and specification considerations of green roofs, as well as the different types of build ups available, planting methods, maintenance and aftercare.

Optigreen is a leading specialist supplier of green roof solutions worldwide, with over 40 years’ experience in the market. Its mission is to offer a superior range of products for both green and blue roofs, backed by a comprehensive quality management package. Optigreen provides first-class technical support, from initial consultation through to installation and aftercare

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Kingspan Insulated Panels - Maximising Building Energy Self-Consumption Through Renewables
Maximising Building Energy Self-Consumption Through Renewables
Explores how optimised rooftop solar PV design, integrated with battery storage, can ensure that both business and client energy needs are met now and into the future. A very practical CPD seminar that examines: the changing regulatory requirements for renewables, including building rating systems and environmental assessment methods; established renewable technologies (rooftop solar PV), and; emerging renewable technologies (battery storage).

Sustainable building solutions, pioneering new technologies, and award-winning design are the foundations upon which Kingspan Insulated Panels is built. The company is committed to innovation, sustainability and the global communities that it is proud to be a part of. Kingspan has grown from a family construction business in Ireland into a global leader in efficient building and construction systems manufacturing.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
iGuzzini Illuminazione (UK) Ltd - No Light? No Architecture.
No Light? No Architecture.
Focuses on how lighting should be integrated into a building’s design at the very earliest stages of a project by exploring the new possibilities afforded by sustainable LED technology and design miniaturisation, which allow architects to use lighting as a design tool. Also looks at the evolution of lighting from natural source to modern technology and at the impact this has had on lighting design.

iGuzzini is an international community on a mission to improve the way we live and use light. The company operates internationally via an extensive network of branches and distributors. iGuzzini manufactures indoor and outdoor luminaries, being one of the leading lighting manufacturers in Europe. Its ethos is driven by research, innovation, technology and sustainability.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Alumasc Building Products Ltd - Objective-Driven Specifications for Green, Biodiverse and Blue Roofs
Objective-Driven Specifications for Green, Biodiverse and Blue Roofs
Focuses on what factors to consider when designing a green or blue roof system, including key issues surrounding drainage, waterproofing and insulation. Covers definitions and guidance, drainage considerations, build-up configurations, structural decks, waterproofing and green roof options, blue roof concepts and rooftop support systems.

Alumasc Roofing Systems is a leading supplier of innovative, high-performance waterproofing, green and flat roof systems. Its unrivalled range of BBA certified flat roof systems is backed both on-site and via office-based technical support, alongside extended warranties and an excellent support service.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Häfele UK Ltd - Specifying Door Ironmongery: A Basic Guide
Specifying Door Ironmongery: A Basic Guide
Seminar, by Häfele UK Ltd
This seminar covers the five basic elements of specifying door hardware, and includes an examination of the hardware solutions used to handle, operate, lock, close and protect doors. It also looks at building standards relevant to door ironmongery products and solutions, as well as providing examples of doorsets for common specification requirements.

When it comes to specifying ironmongery, Häfele is the experts in its field. Its team is made up of more than 20 DipGAI qualified staff and is well-equipped to provide design consultation, door-by-door scheduling, estimating services and technical advice on the best integrated solutions on the market.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Hörmann (UK) Ltd - Specifying the Correct Door
Specifying the Correct Door
Seminar, by Hörmann (UK) Ltd
A specifiers’ guide to picking the right door. Whatever the type of development being worked on, from a large industrial cold storage unit to a lavish domestic property, there are always choices to be made. This seminar offers advice on selecting the most suitable door for each circumstance.

Hörmann UK is a recognised market leader in the garage, industrial and loading bay door sectors. Dedicated to providing integrated solutions, Hörmann designs, engineers and produces a wide range of products. With superb attention to detail and customer service that matches its class leading products, Hörmann delivers high quality, cost effective solutions for all applications.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Thermal Economics Ltd - Understanding Acoustics: Basic Principles of Designing and Specifying Separating Floor Solutions
Understanding Acoustics: Basic Principles of Designing and Specifying Separating Floor Solutions
When designing or specifying an acoustic separating floor a basic understanding of the subject is imperative. This CPD seminar provides an overview of the basic acoustic principles one must consider, the regulations with which one must comply, and the advantages and disadvantages of common acoustic materials used in the UK.

Thermal Economics is an leader in thermal and acoustic insulation solutions for the construction market. As a specialist in this field – with a 30-year track record of success – Thermal Economics continuously invests in R&D to provide innovative and high-performance solutions that remain cost effective and meet or exceed Building Regulations requirements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-45 minutes
Osram  - When Two Worlds Meet: An Introduction to Media Installations
When Two Worlds Meet: An Introduction to Media Installations
Seminar, by Osram
An insight into all types of lighting application, from architectural lighting to media façades. Take a journey through the modern lighting landscape, examining the different types of media installation available, the latest trends, product types and controls, and much more.

This seminar is delivered by an Osram organisation that specialises in LED lighting solutions and control. Media installations has been its field of expertise for many years, taking complex lighting designs and ideas and translating them into reality.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes