RIBA CPD Showcase

Featured CPD

Adaptable spaces and systems, the design and specification of hygienic environments, site surveys and how to manage them, and guidance for architects on the Party Wall Act. Welcome to our usual mash-up of featured CPD materials. 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.
Explore the changing workspace environment and how adaptable spaces and systems can better meet our needs and demands. Also examines the benefits, capabilities and design features of adaptable systems such as pods and relocatable partitioning systems, removing the fear of future uncertainty. Learn how to adapt spaces with end-users and the planet in mind.

Komfort divides spaces by designing and manufacturing internal glazed and solid partitions with integrated doorsets. A proud UK manufacturer, Komfort offers a range of partitioning, door, pod and fire-rated systems for educational, commercial and residential projects.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Discusses how optimal specification and a holistic approach to hygienic surface design and specification is essential to meeting today’s business needs, ensuring public confidence and preventing the spread of disease. Also examines the benefits of single sourcing and how the careful choice of materials can be effective in reducing CO2 emissions.

Be-plas is one of the UK's leading suppliers of waterproof hygienic and anti-microbial interior surface solutions. With a comprehensive range of internal wall lining and ceiling systems and ancillary products, Be-plas offers hygienic solutions for the healthcare, education, hospitality, retail, residential and food and drink manufacturing sectors.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by RenKap Ltd
Practical guidance on specialist site surveys including asbestos, utility, topographical, and ecology surveys. Discusses why site surveys are important, key surveys required on most projects, when site surveys are required, who typically manages them, abortive costs and the risks of not completing site surveys well, step by step guidance on how to manage site surveys, and how to find the right supplier.

Rencap is the professionals’ site survey platform. Get multiple quotes, manage vetted suppliers and analyse their reports – all from your browser.
Seminar, by E K McQuade
An introduction to the Party Wall Act, including what it is, where it applies, what the different party wall notices are (and when must they be served), the role of surveyors in the party wall process, key documents and timescales. Also includes tips on ‘suitable’ and ‘non-suitable’ construction detailing and what architects can do to minimise party wall fees and process delays.

EK McQuade is a small and expert team of building surveyors specialising in party wall matters. It has extensive experience working with architects, developers and property managers. A member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and the Pyramus and Thisbe Society, EK McQuade also takes an active interest in how the field is developing.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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