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Latest CPD

The CPD materials featured below are the most recent to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised CPD materials, ranging from articles to workshops, and blogs to live online seminars.
Active Fire Curtains for Cleanroom Environments
Online Learning, by Coopers Fire Ltd
New & Available online

This seminar discusses fire curtain barriers, detailing how they may be used in cleanroom environments and the governing standards that regulate their use. From compartmentation to protecting a means of escape, this CPD will illustrate when and where fire curtain barriers can be specified within the build environment - particularly in cleanrooms. A review of a fire barriers’ operation, installation and continuous servicing requirements will provide delegates with the opportunity to ask pressing and topical questions. By end of presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- What passive fire protection is and the associated regulations
- Performance classifications, standards and compliance
- Fire curtains for cleanroom environments
- Why and where a fire curtain barrier can be use
- The various types of fire curtain barriers
- How to correctly specify a fire curtain barrier particularly for a cleanroom environment
- What on-going service and maintenance is required for a fire curtain barrier

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Addressing the Performance Gap Using Reflective Insulation
Online Learning, by Actis Insulation Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD reflects on the issues causing the Performance Gap and discusses solutions on how to overcome this industry wide problem using reflective insulation systems. Topics covered include why buildings do not perform as predicted at the design stage, how the performance gap can be addressed, important criteria when selecting construction systems, trustworthy products and systems, and applied construction build-ups and case studies. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to evaluate and specify reflective insulation products
- Performance gap issues and how they can be overcome at different stages of a project
- How reflective insulation products work
- Construction details
- The architect's role in addressing the performance gap

Register to join Addressing the Performance Gap with Reflective Insulation on the second Thursday of every month at 1pm at http://bit.ly/2Wj4YeM

For further information about our CPD visit https://www.insulation-actis.com/cpd.html
Combating Environmental Noise Pollution, a guide to acoustic barriers
Seminar, by Jacksons Fencing
New

The presentation looks at the key causes of noise pollution and how it affects our daily living and working environments. It explains the different types of barriers available, how they work, and how they can be used to reduce the impact of noise. It also highlights the points to consider when specifying and selecting acoustic barriers for different projects. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The impact of noise on society and the main sources of noise pollution
- Propagation of noise, the landscape, and planning
- Reducing the effects of environmental noise
- How noise travels and the relative loudness of different sources
- How acoustic barriers work and the different types available
- Which planning considerations require measures to be implemented
- The cost and environmental impact of different barrier types
Designing Efficient Healthcare Facilities
Seminar, by Arjo UK Ltd
New

This seminar will explore human mobility and its impact on:

- Care space requirements
- Functional mobility
- Space requirements
- The positive 8
Go Underground and Give Wine a Home of its Own
Seminar, by Spiral Cellars Ltd
Revised

‘Go underground and give your wine a home of its own’ is designed to give the audience a thorough understanding of the need for wine storage, how to store wine correctly and the benefits of underground wine storage, with technical background on the components and processes involved in constructing a prefabricated natural wine cellar.

The audience will come away from this seminar with the knowledge to advise their residential and hospitality clients on how best to store their wine collection.
Harnessing the Sun: Solar Shading
New

This CPD will explore the importance of effective solar shading and the benefits it can bring to buildings and their occupants. It will first outline Le Corbusier’s philosophy on sunlight in architectural design. Then, to provide arguments for the use of solar shading within a holistic daylight and ventilation strategy, it will explore the effect of daylight on human biology, wellbeing and performance. The CPD will then study essential solar shading considerations, such as building regulations, crucial design concerns, key daylight and ventilation strategies, and important aesthetics and maintenance insights, and investigate significant case studies. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The varying design and specification considerations associated with solar shading and ventilation
- The impact of daylight and ventilation on buildings and their occupants
- The effect of daylight on human biology, wellbeing and performance
- How we can mitigate the negative impacts of daylight in modern buildings
- How to create a healthy balance between air quality, indoor climate and visual conditions, whilst aiming to provide comfortable indoor temperatures and satisfactory daylight levels
- Why you should choose external solar shading over internal shading
- The importance of a well-thought-out combination of basic ventilation, intensive ventilation and external solar shading provide an optimum indoor environment.
Health, Wellbeing and Productivity
Online Learning, by Zentia
Revised

The Armstrong HEALTH, WELLBEING & PRODUCTIVITY CPD will give participants a better understanding and insight into integrating user-centered interior design to positively impact the health, wellbeing and productivity of occupants
High-tech Porcelain Rainscreen
Online Learning, by PORCELANOSA Group
New & Available online

This CPD explores the benefits of using porcelain rainscreen cladding. Topics discussed include the principles of a rainscreen cladding system, the features and benefits, and which product suits which project. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The anchoring and holding elements of a rainscreen cladding system
- Which features work for which project
- How to suggest the right product for the right application
- How to identify the key factors and how to be confident in specification
- The certificates for porcelain used in rainscreen cladding

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Hygiene Optimisation for Sanitary Facilities
Online Learning, by GROHE Ltd
New & Available online

This CPD provides an insight to the current hygiene trends and the application of hygiene technologies in bathroom and kitchen design. Topics discussed include the growing importance of hygiene focus in both consumer and commercial sectors, the advancement in hygiene improvement technology that manufacturers offer, essential specification considerations for hygiene technology - including advantages and disadvantages, and the regulatory environment for sanitary facilities. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The relevant regulations and standards for the design and specification of sanitary facilities
- How touchless and other hygiene optimising technologies can play an important role in preventing cross-contamination
- How hygiene technologies can be applied in bathroom and kitchen designs


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Improving Design and Building Efficiencies
Online Learning, by Knauf
New & Available online

This CPD will provide an insight into the key areas of consideration when approaching design in construction. Topics discussed include regulations – Building Standards BREEM, Approved Documents, fire – what is BS8414 and EN1364 and why are they important, acoustics - what are the key regulations, documents and terms required, thermal - including terminology, monetary value and principles of heat loss in buildings, and finally, sustainability. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Approved documents and accreditations
- The requirements to satisfy building regulations with respect to fire
- The key terminology in regards to acoustics, and the dangers of having poor acoustics in a space
- The terminology in regards to thermal performance, and the dangers of heat loss in a space
- The fundamentals of building accreditation bodies, the categories, and how scores are awarded

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Infection Prevention Control and Interior finishes: Flooring Considerations
Online Learning, by Tarkett Ltd
New & Available online

This CPD aims to provide an understanding of the purpose of IPC (Infection, Prevention and Control). It looks at the threat antimicrobial resistance poses and how this is leading to an increase in healthcare associated infections. It equips the attendee with the information needed to evaluate what should be deemed as a high versus low risk area or surface - which will then determine what floor finish should be specified. It looks at antimicrobial assays, what these standards actually mean and the importance of the responsible use of antimicrobials. Finally, it examines the Clean Hospitals initiative. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The importance of IPC
- Why AMR is such a threat and how we can reduce the impact it has
- What a HAI is, how they are transmitted, the impact they are having and will have on society if nothing is done, and how to minimise them
- How to identify a low to very high risk area and surface
- What features in flooring are required to specify the right solution with IPC in mind


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Parcel Deliveries in Multiple Occupancy Dwellings. How to Cope with the Growth?
Seminar, by DAD - DECAYEUX
New

By 2040 it is predicted that 95% of purchases will be facilitated by e-commerce and this trend is gathering pace with the recent Covid-19 pandemic. This CPD will discuss the new solution to facilitate home delivery in multiple occupancy residence. The digital solution proposed functions to future proof buildings, help reduce of carbon emissions and ensure secure and contactless deliveries of online orders. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The most frequent problems with parcel deliveries
- Up to date statistics
- Future forecasts
- Available solutions
- How to specify the right products for specific developments
Pumping Stations
Seminar, by T-T
Revised

This seminar is concerned with the functionality of pumping stations, their design, installation, operation, and maintenance. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- The functionality of a pumping station and what a pumping station is composed of
- Your options when selecting a pumping station
- What is Sewers for Adoption
- The design considerations of a pumping station
- The selection process
- The installation processes
- How pumping stations operate
- The requirements of maintaining a pumping station
- The statutory issues where relevant
Sintered Stone
Online Learning, by PORCELANOSA Group
New & Available online

This CPD explores sintered stone - the commercial name for the way a conventional porcelain tile is manufactured. It will discuss what sintered stone is, how it is manufactured, the key features of sintered stone, conventional tiles vs. big slabs, and typical applications and possibilities. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to identify sintered stone
- Where it could be advantageous on your projects
- The benefits of using sintered stone over conventional materials
- Where to correctly apply the material
- The features, benefits and boundaries of sintered stone

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Specifiers Guide To Engineered Wood Flooring and Overseas Procurement
New

This CPD discusses how to procure bespoke finished engineered wood flooring for large projects, how to identify and select overseas suppliers, and the process of procurement including risks involved. It will also cover the fundamental properties of engineered wood flooring, how to identify if a flooring is fitted incorrectly, as well as the correct installation and maintenance instructions by exploring recent case studies. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The various properties of, and differences between, types of engineered wood flooring
- The risks involved with overseas procurement
- How flooring should be installed and how to identify problematic installations
- Trends of the industry and its trajectory
- How to confidently identify, choose and procure goods from overseas suppliers
Specifying Hot Water Cylinders for Air Source Heat Pumps
New & Available online

This seminar is intended to give architects an overview of how a correctly specified hot water cylinder enables an air source heat pump to operate at optimum efficiency, thereby reducing energy consumption and subsequently carbon emissions. Areas for consideration will include an appreciation of the variation in the method of operation between air source heat pumps and how the balance between storage capacity, demand and heat input is key when selecting a hot water storage cylinder. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to maximise efficiency to meet specific domestic hot water requirements in the most cost-effective way
- The benefits of the different types and specifications of cylinder heating coils
- The importance of correctly sizing a hot water cylinder in an air source heat pump heating and hot water system
- The relationship between air source heat pump output and hot water cylinder size
- The requirements of Building Regulations Approved Document G3 when specifying, installing and maintaining hot water storage cylinders
- How to minimise the risks of legionella in low temperature hot water systems
- How to design an efficient, cost-effective air source heat pump heating system that operates at optimum performance


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Specifying Metal Clad Envelope Systems in Accordance with ADB2 of the Building Regulations and the Value of Large Scale System Testing
Online Learning, by Tata Steel
New & Available online

This CPD provides an overview of the building regulations in relation to fire for non-domestic buildings in England (ADB2). These were published in August 2019 and focus on elements that mostly influence the specification of the building envelope products (i.e. roofs and walls). The CPD also looks at the additional need for insurance approval and the use of large-scale testing to gain this approval, as well as how insurance approved products perform in real life fires. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The recommendations in ADB2 for specification of roof and wall products in England
- The test methods used to rate roof and wall products within ADB2
- The need for insurance approval on non-domestic buildings in the UK and the tests required to gain this approval
- How to identify the correct fire regulation for your UK project
- How to specify a roof or wall system in relation to its fire performance to regulation recommendations for non-domestic buildings in England
Specifying Natural Roofing Slate
Seminar, by Cupa Pizarras
Revised

This seminar identifies the key design and technical features needed when specifying natural slate. It explains the manufacturing process, the importance of traceability, vital testing standards and accreditations, classification of slate and certain issues to be aware of to ensure confidence when specifying natural slate. At the end of the presentation each delegate will have an increased knowledge and awareness of natural slate and will be able to understand the different fixing methods and the importance of the CE mark. This presentation will help you to understand the following topics:

- What is natural slate
- The manufacturing process
- Quality testing methods
- Geology
- Climate differences
- Fixing and grading
- Lifecycle
- Approved standards
- Ecological factors
- Design specifications
Specifying Sustainable Floorcoverings
Seminar, by Tarkett Ltd
New

The CPD will discuss sustainability and sustainable floor coverings. It sets out the source of current problems, and approaches to alleviation, through reductions of energy use and waste, and recycling among other measures. Topics covered include the Cradle to Cradle philosophy, material transparency, health and wellbeing initiatives, third party certifications and sustainable building labels. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Sustainable floorcoverings
- Cradle to Cradle principles include material health, material reutilization, renewable energy, water stewardship and social fairness
- Sustainability principles – including material ingredients, responsible manufacturing, and sourcing and recycling
- Material transparency and the tools used: EPD and MHS
- Principles of health and wellbeing
Steel Windows - A New Generation
Online Learning, by Clement Windows Group
Revised

For over 100 years steel windows have been favoured by Architects as their preferred choice of window material due to their elegant sight lines, strength and versatility.

This presentation will cover:

• The importance of the steel window in Architecture over the last century and before.
• The characteristics of steel windows throughout history.
• The role of steel windows today with regards to the environment and sustainability.
• Legislation, standards and performance features governing steel windows.
• The future for steel windows, including the introduction of thermal breaks and the consequences for current day steel window specification.

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
SuDS Compliant External Resin Bound Surfacing
Online Learning, by Addagrip Terraco Ltd
Revised

This CPD aims to discuss SuDS Compliant External Resin Bound Surfacing. It will explore resin bound surfacing as a solution, the advantages and disadvantages of the surface, the benefits of permeable paving, base build ups and substrates and technical information. It will finish with a variety of case studies. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to correctly specify resin bound surfacing
- How to prevent incorrect applications
- Approvals and standards within the external surfacing industry
- The range of applications resin bound surfacing can be used for


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
The Evolution of Luxury Vinyl Flooring: Past Present Future
New

This CPD explores the rise in specification of Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVT). Topics discussed include trends in LVT, the market growth and presence of LVT, industry awareness and product options, and the environmental performance of LVT. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The growth in use and specification of LVT
- The various product performance features and benefits
- Slip ratings
- Design features and benefits
- What the future may hold for LVT
The Future of Access Management and Security for Student Housing and Education Facilities
New & Available online

This CPD aims to give an overview of electronic locks, mobile phones as keys (digital smart keys) and complete access management solutions for Student Housing and Education Facilities. Topics covered include the evolution of locks, what types of electronic lock are available, encoding technology and interfacing possibilities, encryption technologies and integration possibilities, today's best practices and standards, important certifications, future growth areas, and a review of solution options for different properties and needs. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to ensure that electric locking specifications meet the requirements of both fire door and escape door legislation
- What key considerations to look for when specifying a compliant access management solution
- How to identify and specify the correct electronic locks and system
- The security and management benefits of mobile phones as keys for student housing properties
- Design details and key features to consider with smart locks and access management systems
- The growing trends around smart locks and security at student housing properties

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
The Role of Flooring in Dementia-Inclusive Design
Online Learning, by Forbo Flooring Systems UK Ltd
New & Available online

This CPD provides accurate and evidence-based information on how to correctly design dementia inclusive environments. It explores the effects and challenges of dementia when designing facilities and outlines the best practice guidance – with a particular focus on flooring. Aimed at professionals specifying floor coverings for commercial and public buildings, or anyone who has an in interest in inclusive design, ‘The role of flooring in dementia-inclusive design’ provides you with the help to get started. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- What dementia is, its common symptoms and the types of dementia
- The prevalence of dementia in the UK
- The role that flooring plays in dementia-friendly design
- Best practice guidance for designing a dementia-friendly flooring scheme
- The help and guidance that is available to support you in selecting the right floring products
- How to start designing a dementia-friendly scheme


This CPD can be delivered live by one of Forbo’s trained advisors with the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation