RIBA CPD Showcase

Glass and glazing systems

As doors and entrances reveal the stage, so windows and glazing set the lighting and mood. Here we examine glass and glazing from a variety of perspectives, in turn providing an insight into the full range of topics available from the RIBA CPD Providers Network. All CPD materials featured here have been assessed and approved by the RIBA and count towards your 35-hour annual learning requirement.
Seminar, by Glass Films Europe
Examines the benefits and considerations of applied window films. Includes a look at the health and safety aspects of window film, as well as how to select the correct window film for your project. Also covers new technologies such as cloaking film and how this can improve data privacy within a working environment.

Glass Films is the exclusive distributor of a range of decorative window films throughout Europe, Russia and the Gulf States. Its decorative glass films are available in a variety of textures and designs at a fraction of the cost of laminated panels, patterned or sand blasted glass. All are available with an industry-leading five-year manufacturer's warranty.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by AluK (GB) Ltd
Explores the revised Approved Document L (updated in 2021 for implementation from June 2022) and its implications for the aluminium window and door industry. Addresses the specific performance criteria contained within the document, and looks at the ways in which the industry is rising to the challenges posed, including case study examples.

For more than 60 years AluK has delivered the finest tailored aluminium façade systems: windows, doors and curtain walling. As part of AluK International, it services more than 2,000 clients worldwide. Aluk can provide bespoke aluminium systems for any commercial, industrial and residential application. All systems are developed in-house, as are fittings and hardware.
Online Learning, by Crystal Units Ltd
A review of heated glass technology and the benefits, performance and design flexibility it provides. Also addresses key specification considerations, where low-e heated glass can be used, and regulatory, standards and safety issues.

With three decades’ experience in the glass industry, Crystal Units’ use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative glass solutions has made it the preferred supplier for many leading architects, glazing specialists and designers. Crystal Units’ track record includes many large and demanding projects, but the company is also able to scale up or down its offering to match customer requirements.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Pyroguard UK Ltd
Specifying fire safety glass and framing systems can be a complex process. This seminar offers an insight into the different classifications of fire safety glass and their properties, in addition to key legislation and test standards. It includes video footage and practical examples showing how each classification performs differently.

Pyroguard is part of the Technical Fire Safety Group, one of the world's leading independent providers of fire safety glass for timber, steel, and aluminium applications. With production bases in the UK and France and sales representation covering most of Europe, the Middle East and North America, Pyroguard is able to supply certified fire safety glass products around the globe.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
A detailed introduction to high performance windows and doors for Passive House buildings, including Passive House criteria, thermal performance and comfort, heat loss, thermal bridging, air tightness, fitting, solar shading, certification, product information and case studies.

Internorm products represent the highest quality and most individual solutions for self-builds, extensions, renovations and large commercial projects. The company designs and manufactures timber-aluminium, uPVC-aluminium and uPVC windows, lift-and-slide doors, French doors and entrance doors at its three state-of-the-art facilities in Austria.
Seminar, by Fakro GB Ltd
A look at the key features and considerations when specifying roof windows and rooflights. Includes information on the different types of roof window available, safety and security, relevant certifications, ventilation and glazing, thermal performance and super energy-efficient windows, and flashing kits.

FAKRO is a driver of innovation and a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of pitched and flat roof windows, rooflights, sun tunnels, wooden and metal loft ladders, and internal and external accessories. With its technical department based in Swadlincote (Derbyshire) and specification managers throughout the UK, FAKRO is able to offer advice and support whatever the project.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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