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Latest CPD materials

These are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently revised, and online and in-person, CPD seminars.
A Guide to Ground Gas
Online Learning, by Sovereign Chemicals Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD gives a general overview of ground gas protection with a bit of insight into putting a robust design together for designers and specifiers.
Aluminium Roofing and Cladding
Online Learning, by PREFA UK Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD looks at the use of aluminium in the construction industry and why it is a suitable and economic product. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- The benefits of aluminium
- The range of aluminium facades products available
- The range of aluminium roofing products available
- The design of metal roofing build ups, rainscreen cladding build ups and what materials to use to achieve building standard regulations
- The use of secondary aluminium
- The aluminium flood defences products available

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Beauty in the eye of the specifier
Seminar, by Johnson Tiles
New & Available Online

The second CPD in the 'Making it Beautifully' series, part 2 widens the lens on beauty to encompass health and well-being, picking up on the intrinsic link between our physical surroundings and emotional selves. Here we explore how the public health crisis has emphasised the need to enhance beauty in the built environment. Delving into the macro-trends including the well-living movement, we will discuss how engineering material selection can be used to design moments of delight in a building, meeting the needs of communities and human well-being.
Creating Secure Entrances: Preventing Unauthorised Access (Tailgating)
Online Learning, by Meesons A I Ltd
New & Available Online

- Understanding of tailgating
- Why we should care about tailgating
- Solutions to tailgating
- Integrating tailgating solutions in to buildings
- Industry standards
- Installation methods
- Considerations of the different solutions


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Creative Tile Fabrication - Specifying bespoke surface designs and technical solutions
New & Available Online

This CPD will show delegates how to specify creative tile designs with the use of bespoke fabrication processes. Through real-life case studies, ideas for creative ways of using tiles in projects will be shared to help delegates understand different possibilities when it comes to bespoke fabrication and installation. It will also cover relevant specification tips and regulations for staircases, waterjet cutting, tiled vanity units, natural stone mosaics, and more! By the end of this CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Using tiles in non-standard solutions
- Ideas and inspiration for designing bespoke and creative surface designs
- Understanding how bespoke tile fabrication can add value to a project
- Understanding how fabrication and installation processes affect bespoke tile designs
Electrostatically Flocked Floor Coverings: Genuine innovation with unique design and performance characteristics
Revised

The aim of this presentation is to introduce you to flocked floor coverings, we will discuss what the product is, how it's made and all of the design possibilities before looking further at specification considerations and segment suitability to allow you to confidently specify flocked flooring where appropriate.
Innovation in Materials, Sustainability and Systems
Online Learning, by Signbox Ltd
Revised

Great sign design starts with innovation, a creative vision, and a team of collaborative thinkers. It comes to life with the best materials, exceptional finishes and cutting-edge systems. The choice of materials used within the sign design needs consideration for sustainability, this is about small actions making big differences.
Inspection and Quality Control - Architecture with Stone Sessions
Online Learning, by LSI Stone
New & Available Online

This CPD aims to enrich delegates' knowledge of stone. The presentation addresses the stages of quality control inspection during transformation, packing and after production, and has been developed for both beginners and advanced professionals. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Quality control inspection – client’s perspective
- Visual inspection (mockups, dry lays, benchmarks)
- Quality control inspection - supplier’s perspective
- Visual and dimensional inspection (dimensionals, fossils, stone angles)
- Internal quality control analysis

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Inverted Roofing: a guide to design & specification
Online Learning, by Radmat Building Products Ltd
New & Available Online

A guide to inverted roofing that looks at different flat roof constructions, the features and benefits of these systems, the critical areas of design and why they are required, meeting codes and regulations that drive the design and specification, the issues surrounding sustainability, meeting access requirements and the ongoing maintenance and life of the system.
Lighting in Architecture: The Importance of Light in the Built Environment
Online Learning, by Deltalight (UK) Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD explores the importance of lighting in architectural projects. We look at how both artificial and natural lighting can influence the architectural experience. We explore the impact of lighting from two perspectives, visual (lighting effects and treatments) and non-visual (the wellbeing of occupants).
Movement in brickwork
Seminar, by Vandersanden Brick
New

How to design to accommodate movement in brickwork and the possible causes and types of movement, including where to position vertical and horizontal movement joints in clay brickwork to allow for movement and prevent cracking. The seminar outlines the various movement joint materials and explains how including bed joint reinforcement in brickwork may be helpful in designing to accommodate movement. Technical considerations to be addressed for cavity wall construction and stability, both generally and in relation to movement joints. The seminar also provides information on the important considerations when designing and building with brick, including industry standards, health and safety, brick supply, management & handling.
- Understand the key features of clay brick
- Understand the anatomy of a brick and the different brick types
- Understand the causes and types of movement, how to accommodate movement and locate movement joints
- Understand bed joint reinforcement and technical considerations for cavity wall construction
- Understanding the key considerations when designing and building with brick
Realising Relationship Buildings
Online Learning, by Orangebox Ltd
New & Available Online

Orangebox’s Research & Insight team have published a guide to navigating, interpreting and re-imagining the changing landscape of the workplace. A workplace that has changed more dramatically than it has ever done in our careers to date.

Within 'Relationship Buildings' Orangebox explore how embracing fitness-centred design and sensory ergonomics can help us move beyond the formal guidelines while supporting life at work.
Re-assessing the implications of copper press-fitting as an alternative to copper brazing for building services
Online Learning, by Conex Bänninger
New & Available Online

Copper as a material is used for conveying hot and cold waters as it offers many proven benefits for Building Service Engineers. Long life service life, natural ability to combat pathogens and excellent recyclability factor make it building owners and operators first choice in many instances. Traditional jointing methods such as solder and braze and more recent innovative techniques such as press-fit and push fit are commonly employed to join this excellent material. This presentation addresses what benefits both traditional and innovative technologies bring and lessons that can be taken.
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.
Step on It: Specification of Entrance Matting
New & Available Online

This CPD looks at the guidelines for the specification of a safe stairway. The presentation and discussion deals with the subject of how to make commercial, public or shared stairways safe and meet all current building regulation guidelines. The CPD includes:

- What stair nosings are designed to achieve and how to select the right one
- Key Legislation and Industry Standards around stairway design
- How recent BS, BRE and Equality Act (formerly DDA) guidelines affect specifications
- Environmental and Health and Safety considerations
- Examples of best practice with specification examples

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.

The seminar lasts 40-60 minutes. All seminars are part of the RIBA core curriculum syllabus and earn double CPD points for those attending the seminars. To book a CPD seminar call 0161 627 4222, email info@quantumflooring.co.uk or visit www.quantumflooring.co.uk
Step on It: Stairway Safety
New & Available Online

This CPD looks at the guidelines for the specification of a safe stairway. The presentation and discussion deals with the subject of how to make commercial, public or shared stairways safe and meet all current building regulation guidelines. The CPD includes:

- What stair nosings are designed to achieve and how to select the right one
- Key Legislation and Industry Standards around stairway design
- How recent BS, BRE and Equality Act (formerly DDA) guidelines affect specifications
- Environmental and Health and Safety considerations
- Examples of best practice with specification examples

The seminar lasts 40-60 minutes. All seminars are part of the RIBA core curriculum syllabus and earn double CPD points for those attending the seminars. To book a CPD seminar call 0161 627 4222, email info@quantumflooring.co.uk or visit www.quantumflooring.co.uk
Sub-floor Preparation for the Installation of Resilient and Textile Flooring
Online Learning, by Bostik Ltd
New & Available Online

The objective of this seminar is to understand the requirements to achieve a trouble free installation of a chosen resilient or textile floor covering. You will learn about typical substrates, moisture measurement and techniques, moisture mitigation, sub-floor preparation techniques and products and finally adhesive selection to install floor coverings successfully and avoid costly errors.
The Future is Lightweight Recyclable Products
New & Available Online

Weight has a major impact on the use of energy and sustainable use of materials at all stage of the construction process. This is a complex problem. As an industry, we need to adjust our thinking and be open minded to new innovative lightweight solutions as part of the drive towards reducing carbon. It also means using materials that form part of the circular economy. Lightweight materials have impacted the evolution of our built environment and will continue to do so. The CPD gives an comparative overview of common surface finishes and ask questions about our current specification choices, against the legislative, maintenance and technical background.
To Slide or to Fold: That is the Question
Online Learning, by Solarlux Systems Ltd
Revised

This seminar looks at the evolution of the folding and sliding door. It will help you to understand the following topics
- Understand the different sliding and folding systems available and their advantages and disadvantages
- Understand which application is better suited to which type of door
- Understand the issues to consider when designing and specifying a folding or sliding door
- Understand relevant quality, testing and performance standards


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Understanding Guestroom Control System for Hotels
Seminar, by Lutron EA Ltd
New

This CPD aims to discuss guestroom control design and specification, providing a view both from the perspective of what the guest is interacting with and what’s happening on the back end, from a control standpoint. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- How a control system should be designed and best practices
- Code requirements
- How the right system architecture can deliver an energy efficient and performance system
- The advantages of a guestroom control system compared to the traditional analogue technology from the customer and the hotel standpoint
- What to look out for when specifying a performant and efficient guestroom control system from manufacturer, product offering, delivery and installation standpoints
- The different technologies available on the market
Ventilation in Schools
Seminar, by Jaga UK
New

This seminar discusses that ventilation systems must:

- Respond to variation in occupancy and ambient temperature
- Be immune to the effects of wind speed and direction
- Be energy efficient
- Comply with regulations
- CO2 is the most practical measure of IAQ to use as a control parameter
- All systems have advantages and disadvantages