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Live online seminars

With live interactive platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams replacing face-to-face meetings due to ongoing lockdown restrictions, we’ve included a selection of live online seminars here, to help you stay safe.
Build Fast and Light with Confidence
Online Learning, by Ayrshire Metals Ltd
How to build fast and light using lightweight cold-rolled steel systems suited to apartments, offices, schools, warehouses, student accommodation, mezzanine floors and hospitals. Includes guidance on steel framing systems (SFS), purling and cladding rails, mezzanine floors, portal frames and full structures. Also addresses the issue of performance values and how to design cost-effective solutions.

A market-leading manufacturer and supplier of lightweight steel framing systems, Ayrshire Metals offers an in-house design service with quick turnaround times and full technical support – from to specification to delivery on site.

Duration: one hour + Q&A
Designing Efficient Healthcare Facilities
Seminar, by Arjo UK Ltd
An exploration of human mobility and its impact on care space requirements, functional mobility and the positive 8.

Arjo is a global supplier of medical devices, services and solutions that improve quality of life for people with reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. Arjo's main customers are private and public institutions within acute care and long-term care, while its offering includes products and solutions for patient handling, hygiene, disinfection, medical beds, therapeutic surfaces and venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention.

Duration: 40-45 minutes + Q&A
Oriented Strand Board (OSB): The Versatile Timber Panel
Oriented strand board (OSB) is a moisture-resistant, structural timber board which can be used in various applications. This CPD seminar focusses on how it’s made, as well as its applications and certifications, illustrated with case study examples of its use in practice. The benefits of specialist OSB boards for applications such as drylining and flame retardant panels is also covered.

MEDITE SMARTPLY is a market-leading manufacturer of sustainable timber construction panels. Its award-winning brands, MEDITE and SMARTPLY, are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer-led innovation and industry-leading customer service.

Duration: 40 minutes + Q&A
Toplighting Solutions
Online Learning, by The Rooflight Company
Experience the ways in which rooflight aesthetics and placement can complement a building’s design. Gain a better understanding of how rooflights can be applied in different situations to solve design and technical challenges, and greater insight into the variety of rooflight solutions available to specifiers.

The Rooflight Company was founded in 1993 by architect Peter King, who designed the original conservation rooflight. The Rooflight Company has since become one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of premium rooflights for both pitched and flat-roof properties of all ages and styles. It offers an innovative range of off-the-shelf, made-to-measure and bespoke product options.

Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A