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It is to the construction industry’s credit that there is seemingly no area devoid of ongoing and continuous product development. Here, we showcase just a few instances (among many) where manufacturers have refused to stand still. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
An Overview of Insulated Formwork (ICFs) - A Permanent Solution
Online Learning, by Nudura Inc
An introduction to insulated concrete formwork (ICF) that includes advice on building applications, code approvals and installation methods.

Nudura integrated building technology is a proven alternative to traditional building methods. Nudura’s insulated concrete forms provide design professionals, architects, home-owners and contractors with the freedom and versatility to design and build structures the way they envisioned them. Nudura provides the opportunity to build faster and more efficiently, while providing an eco-friendly structure with substantial benefits that contribute to long-term energy savings.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Fire Resistant Glass Explained - Playing With Fire
Covers the multi-functionality of fire-rated glass, fire classifications and applications and, using video examples, demonstrates how glass performs in a fire. The importance of fire-resistant glass being only part of an approved and tested system is presented alongside information on line loads and impact, fire testing and certification, plus latest product developments.

Saint-Gobain is a £39bn French multinational that develops, manufactures and distributes materials and building solutions for construction, transportation, infrastructure and industrial applications.

Duration: 50 minutes + Q&A
High-Level Comfort - A CPD in 3D
Online Learning, by Renson Fabrications Ltd
Examines ventilation and solar control in high-rise buildings. Topics covered include: the psychological and physiological benefits of ventilation and solar control; how to optimise ventilation for well-being; how to create an optimal balance between air quality, thermal comfort, visual comfort and acoustic comfort by combining natural ventilation, external sun protection and night-cooling; and, how to overcome the challenges of high-rise living building design.

Renson originates, manufactures, and distributes products for low-energy control of the building environment. It specialises in ventilation and solar shading, which help to reduce the cooling demand and improve building comfort levels. Renson’s product range includes self-regulating, acoustic and/or motorised trickle vents, class A louvre blades and moveable solar shading options, all backed by comprehensive technical data and support.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
The What, Why and Where of Sliding Door Gear
Online Learning, by Hafele UK Ltd
Better understand how sliding systems work and in what applications sliding, sliding-folding and sliding-stacking systems can be used. Includes information on the mechanics of door gear systems and their advantages and disadvantages.

Founded in Germany in 1923, Häfele first produced hardware fittings that could be delivered quickly, conveniently and reliably. The Häfele Group continues to hold true to this promise today, adding quality, design, innovation and functionality to its offering. It is now one of the world's leading suppliers of furniture fittings, architectural hardware and electronic security.

Duration: 30 minutes + Q&A