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Featured CPD

Our handpicked selection of CPD seminars covers a broad range of subjects, from handmade carpets to fire protection. 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.
A Guide to Meeting BS 8629:2019
Online Learning, by Advanced Electronics Ltd
BS 8629:2019 is the new code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats. This seminar reviews its main clauses to explain their significance. It also covers the scope and definitions of BS 8629, evacuation alert zones, sounders, siting of devices, evacuation alert controls and indicating equipment, responsibilities of the installer, and commissioning and handover.

Advanced is a world leader in intelligent fire systems. Its products are famous for their innovation, quality and ease-of-use. Advanced high-performing control panels are installed in some of the world's most prestigious buildings. The company also produces intelligent extinguishing, radio paging and emergency lighting systems, backed by industry-leading expertise.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Burning Issues: An Understanding of Fire Performance of Sandwich Panels/Facades
Seminar, by Trimo UK Ltd
Explores the fire performance of composite cladding panels for building façades, including: the requirements of the Building Regulations Part B, insurance requirements and principles, fire tests and relevant standards (including BS 8414 and EN 13501-1), issues surrounding boundary conditions and buildings in excess of 18m, external surface requirements, and installation.

Trimo creates highly efficient, sustainable, architectural wall and roof systems with a non-combustible core. The company’s focus is on delivering high quality systems that are simple, fire-safe, and meet or exceed clients’ most varied needs.
Creating Effective and Safe Outside Covered Learning Space
Online Learning, by Kensington Systems Ltd
School canopies are a popular, cost-effective means of providing a covered learning space – helping education establishments to maximise the use of outside areas. This presentation outlines the performance considerations and testing standards relevant to school canopies and their different applications. Performance aspects include glazing options, durability, solar and UV characteristics, and fire safety. All of the main material choices in the market are included and aspects such as safety, aesthetics, installation and maintenance are also addressed.

For over 40 years, Kensington has been a world leader in ‘shade and shelter’ products such as school canopies, walkways and cycle shelters. Its reputation for innovation and unparalleled service has made it the preferred choice supplier on many prestigious projects.

Duration: 50-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Handmade Carpets and Rugs - Mixing Natural Fibres with Beauty, Ethics and Practicality
Addresses the myths and realities of specifying hand-woven, hand-tufted and hand-knotted carpets and rugs by showcasing the raw materials, design, testing, labelling and maintenance processes involved in their manufacture. Also directly confronts the issue of affordability and suitability for residential and commercial applications. An inspirational journey, packed with practical guidance, and offering an uplifting insight into the production of luxury handmade carpets.

Quality with style, a love for handmade textures, natural colours and sustainable fibres – these are the hallmarks of a Jacaranda carpet or rug. Using traditional artisan techniques, beautiful hand-woven textures are created in sophisticated shades, with collections suitable for either high-end domestic or high-traffic commercial locations.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Light as an Architectural Tool. Seminar 4: After Dark - Light and the Nightscape
Seminar, by Hoare Lea
In ‘After dark – light and the nightscape’, Dominic Meyrick discusses how good lighting after dark can transform the night scene with lifestyle-changing results. Topics covered include the nightscape as a blank canvas, building security with light, creating people-friendly spaces, and indoor and outdoor lighting inspiration.

Dominic Meyrick (MSc Light and Lighting) – who presents this seminar – is a Hoare Lea director and passionate advocate of light as an architectural tool. His seminar is one of a four-part series.

Hoare Lea is an award-winning firm of consulting engineers specialising in mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
The Internal Glass Sliding Doors Nowadays: A Connection Rather Than a Barrier
Online Learning, by Lualdi UK
A seminar about glass sliding doors. Discusses how spaces can be transformed and optimised through the use of sliding doors, the differences between standard and glass sliding doors and their component parts (including sustainability), and relevant UK regulations and standards.

Lualdi is a leading Italian brand, known worldwide for its interior door designs and collaborations with important contemporary designers. Founded in 1859, Lualdi remains focussed on quality, innovation and service – and on delivering the very best interior and fire-rated doors, sliding partitions, custom-made furniture and mill work.
Wall, Corner and Door Protection Systems
Seminar, by Inpro
Covers why, when and where you should specify a wall, corner and door protection system, the latest standards and guidance and how they affect specification, the different types of protection available, and how to specify a complete protection system.

For over 40 years, Inpro has been a global provider of high-performance, design-led architectural products for commercial buildings. Its solutions include door and wall protection systems, expansion joints and privacy curtains. Inpro is obsessed with buildings: how they look, work, and make us feel; how they impact the environment; and, how they protect safety, health and appearance.