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(Live) online seminars

Seminars presented via digital interactive platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams are now a commonplace alternative to face-to-face meetings, while video seminars are a quick and easy way to brush up on a subject. Here, we include a selection of both.
A Guide to Heating Your Home with Heat Emitters on Low Temperature Systems
Online Learning, by Stelrad Radiators
Explores low temperature heating systems, different heat emitter types and the specifications and dimensions that affect the heat available. Learn more about what the climate emergency is and the challenges it poses to industry, what a low temperature heating system is and how it works, the difference in coefficient of performance and why it’s important, and how to demonstrate Delta T and the significance of temperature differences on radiators and low temperature systems.

Stelrad Radiators is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of steel panel radiators, with ranges that embrace traditional, classic and modern designs. The company supplies nearly three million radiators to the UK domestic and commercial heating sectors each year, and carries a permanent stock of 200,000 units.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Acoustics: Functionality with Design
Online Learning, by Eomac UK Limited
Provides guidance to architects and interior designers on room acoustics and specifying suitable acoustic treatments. Covers: acoustic terminology, the types of acoustic absorbers available, environmental considerations surrounding timber products, and legislative considerations surrounding acoustic treatments

Eomac boasts over 25 years’ experience and expertise in cinema and architecture, a unique and comprehensive product range focussed on acoustic finishes, and hundreds of successfully completed projects in more than sixty countries. Eomac not only manufactures and installs products, but works to ensure that every product it offers meets the most stringent industry standards, building codes and ISO certifications.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Carpet Specification for a Theraputic Environment
Online Learning, by danfloor UK Ltd
The right carpet can help to create a physical, social and psychologically safe place that aids healing and wellbeing. This seminar explains how to achieve that in care and mental health settings. It examines specification, acoustics, indoor air quality, use of colour, trips and falls, maintenance and cleaning, and how to create a ‘home-like’ environment.

Danfloor UK Ltd is a specialist manufacturer of impervious and non-impervious broadloom carpets and carpet tiles. Contemporary, hardwearing and stylish, its carpet ranges are suited to the healthcare, education, commercial and leisure industries.

Danfloor uses branded fibres, which determine the quality of the carpet and influences aspects such as surface structure, colour and feel, offering plenty of flooring possibilities. All ranges are tested in accordance with BS EN1307 and are covered by warranties. Some have also received dementia design product accreditation from the University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC). The majority of colours from these ranges have been accredited with ratings from 1a (use indiscriminately) to 1b (can be used throughout) and 2, offering the designer peace of mind that its carpets can help create dementia inclusive environments.

Duration: 35 minutes, plus Q&A
Innovations in Architectural Signs
Seminar, by dlinexsign
Addresses the architect as a product designer, providing an introduction to modular signs, the complexities of handling sign information, the use of online tools, end-user considerations, innovations in materials and text methods, opportunities to extend the brief to corporate identity, and Equality Act considerations.

XSIGN is a UK-based architectural signage and wayfinding manufacturer specialising in interior, exterior, modular and bespoke products. Formerly part of the D Line ironmongery group, it offers a full turnkey solution to deliver signage and environmental graphic projects into the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure and residential markets.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
The Use of Natural Fibre Cement in Architectural Facades
Online Learning, by Cembrit Ltd
A discussion of the origins and use of rainscreen, including advice on its basic principles and advantages (and potential concerns), façade panels, wind tight layers, types of fixings and health and safety.

Cembrit has been manufacturing fibre cement products for the construction industry since 1928 and is one of the largest producers in Europe. With more than 20 years’ experience in the UK, Cembrit is widely recognised for its portfolio of slate and corrugated sheet roofing products. However, it also has an extensive building board and rainscreen façade offering for the UK construction industry.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A