RIBA CPD Showcase

Doors and entrances

By marking the transition from outside to in doorways provide the vital function of ‘lifting the curtain’ on interior spaces. They set the stage. As such, they’re also subject to the most creative thinking. The following CPD materials have all been compiled by experts at ‘making an entrance’. Most CPD materials are available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
How to ensure that the bi-folding and sliding door systems you specify in exposed and coastal locations are fit for purpose. Includes guidance on UK weather trends, testing systems and standards, and preparation of materials and components.

Founded in Germany in 1983, Solarlux is a world leader in delivering glass solutions, including bi-folding doors, sliding doors, slide and turn doors, glass façades, balcony glazing, glass roofs and extensions. Solarlux products are designed and expertly crafted at the company’s own state-of-the-art factory in Melle, Germany to customers’ exact specifications.
Online Learning, by Abloy UK
An indepth guide to electric locking for fire and escape doors. Topics covered include Building Regulations, legislation, best practice and standards. Also discusses the traditional requirements for escape and panic doors (as defined in BS EN 179 for emergency and BS EN 1125 for panic escape hardware) and the newly published BS EN 13637 standard for electrically controlled escape doors.

Abloy UK is a leading UK expert on high quality door locking and functionality. Its product range includes electric locking mechanisms, cylinders, padlocks, door operators and more. Together, its solutions provide secure, compliant and lasting answers, trusted by organisations throughout the world and across all industries – wherever compromise is not an option.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Jewers Doors Ltd
Explores the key features of manually operated folding doors in industrial and commercial applications, as well as addressing how to get the most from them, long term maintenance issues and their sustainability benefits.

Established in 1983 and still family-run to this day, Jewers Doors operates from a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Bedfordshire. Employing around 50 highly skilled and experienced staff, Jewers Doors designs and manufactures door systems that incorporate the very latest concepts and technology.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Encourages the architect to consider how the garage door can be treated as a key feature of the building, rather than as an afterthought, unlocking new design potential in the same way that glazing and façade choices do. Covers the different types of bespoke garage door available and how to integrate them into a building design. Also includes inspirational case study examples.

Rundum Meir has 50 years' experience in making bespoke, side-sliding, side-sectional, overhead sectional and up-and-over garage doors. Its garage doors offer unlimited creative potential because they can be made to fit almost any opening, including curved or unusual shapes. All are designed to operate quietly and can incorporate additional features such as remote automation and insulation.
Seminar, by Meesons A I Ltd
Examines the specification of physical entrance security from site perimeter to building façade and through to the internal zones of the building. Includes guidance on: perimeter, façade and internal entrance control; the different solutions available and their associated advantages and disadvantages; methods of operation; relevant standards and approvals; and, installation considerations.

Meesons is a leading provider of physical entrance control solutions with a track record of exceeding customers' expectations and delivering quality security systems to highly demanding environments. With a long-established nationwide and international presence, Meesons is a trusted name associated with many iconic buildings and locations.
Seminar, by Lualdi UK
A comprehensive look at doors, with special attention paid to concealed doors. Topics covered include: how the door has evolved from the Middle Ages to the 21st century; internal doors and their technical components; concealed doors and their potential; modern use of sustainable materials; relevant standards and regulations; and, how to specify the best door for your project.

The Lualdi name is legendary in the history of Italian design. Dating back more than 150 years, Lualdi is internationally recognised for creating premium custom interior doors, boiserie and partition walls from high-quality materials for some of the most high-profile architectural practices working across the residential and hospitality sectors.
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