RIBA CPD Showcase

Latest CPD materials

The very latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA, including both new and recently revised seminars.
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This CPD aims to demostrate the benefits of the balcony glazing solution in a new construction and renovation scheme; How to create extra living space, meet sound insulation requirements, reduce building maintenance interval and increase value of the apartments with the simple sustainable solution.

During the presentation you will learn about design possibilities and see the case studies from buildings with glazed balconies.
Seminar, by Pressalit Limited
The objective of our CPD seminar is to increase understanding in how people use accessible facilities. Are Part M packs suitable in every instance? The simple answer is no, alternative arrangements will be necessary for Changing Places facilities, school hygiene rooms and more generally where there is a reasonable expectation that users will be assisted by carers.

Our talk examines access and spatial requirements for using the toilet, basin and shower individually, and as integrated functions within a well thought out room design.

By the end of this CPD delegates should:

1. Better appreciate the user experience in accessible bathrooms.
2. Be able to distinguish between layouts and solutions suitable for independent and dependent bathroom users.
3. Be able to make small but effective improvements to the minimum requirements prescribed in Part M.
4. Understand how to make small but effective improvements to the minimum requirements prescribed in Part M.
5. Be able to design bathroom solutions for people with profound disabilities and complex needs.
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The 'Brick Slip Facade Systems' CPD offers a comprehensive exploration of innovative architectural solutions that seamlessly blend the classic charm of brickwork with modern construction methods. From mechanically fixed systems to adhesive fixed systems, this CPD delves into the intricacies of these versatile cladding options, emphasising their fire performance, precision engineering, compatibility with various brick types, and the flexibility they offer in design. This engaging CPD equips professionals with the knowledge to make informed decisions when incorporating brick slip facade systems into their projects, ensuring both aesthetic appeal and structural integrity.

By the end of this CPD, delegates should have:
1. An understanding of Brick Slip.
2. Know about Fire Performance Awareness.
3. Understand its Environmental Benefits.
4. Know about Brick System Compatibility.
5. Know about its Design Flexibility.
Seminar, by Horning UK
This CPD will explore the environmental and health benefits of specifying timber products in Architecture. It will also help with understanding the types of carbon associated with construction and how specifying timber products will play a role in offsetting carbon emissions. Additionally it will review the different ways you can ensure sustainable timber flooring products are chosen and taking a look at health and economical benefits of Biophilic design.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to:
1. Have an understanding of environmental and health benefits of specifying timber products in Architecture.
2. Understand the types of carbon associated with construction.
3. Know how specifying timber products will play a role in offsetting carbon emissions.
4. Can review the different ways you can ensure you are specifying sustainable products.
5. Know the health and economical benefits of Biophilic design.
Seminar, by Hansgrohe
This CPD will be focusing on a type of environmental labelling that is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in the building industry: Environmental Product Declarations.

Also, it will focus on their quantitative data and objectivity, which are a kind of “ecological passport” of building products.

During this presentation, you will find out how they are complied, the importance of them and the different types of EPDs and accreditation companies behind them. We will also cover how to read and use them in your projects.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to:
1. Understand the purpose of an EPDs.
2. Know how they are created.
3. Know the different types of EPDs available.
4. Know who accredits them.
5. Understand how to read them.
The seminar provides a comprehensive overview of UK fire safety measures in construction post-Grenfell Tower tragedy, covering regulatory changes, roofing standards, material properties, and the industry's proactive approach to fire risk management. It explores regulatory updates, including prohibiting flammable materials and implementing new fire safety guidelines. A detailed examination of roofing materials and designs is presented, with reference to European and British standards for fire resistance, categorisation, and assessment methods, stressing the significance of the collective fire resistance of roofing systems.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to have:

1. Knowledge of the UK government's amendment to the Building Regulations 2010 and the introduction of the ban on combustible materials on high-rise building.
2. Familiarity with the contents and aims of the Approved Document B (AD B), including fire safety measures and standards for various building types.
3. Recognition of the criteria for evaluating fire resistance in roofing materials, including flame penetration and spread.
4. Awareness of the various fire safety tests and classifications for roofing systems under European standards.
5. Comprehension of the material and design considerations for flat roofs, including insulation and waterproofing techniques.
Seminar, by Waverley
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Climate change and global warming are increasingly impacting on the sustainability of the built environment and workplace productivity, forcing developers and specifiers to change the way they approach overheating in commercial buildings.

Automated shading systems can help mitigate this overheating, as well as impacting sustainability metrics and the overall efficiency and effectiveness of commercial indoor environments.

In this CPD we guide specifiers through the elements that can impact sustainability, we explain the benefits of automated shading systems, provide an overview of the numerous controlled systems available, and we go over points you need to consider when specifying automated shading systems.

Waverley are a family firm, established since 1979, with a wealth of expertise in the solar shading industry. We look forward to helping specifiers with this fresh approach to shading and the impact in can have on sustainability.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to:

1. Understand how automation can impact sustainability.
2. Understand the benefits that automated shading systems can offer.
3. Know the types of smart shading systems that are available including open protocols.
4. Be aware of what considerations will need to be addressed when specifying automated shading systems.
5. Understand how automated smart shading can lower the carbon footprint and infrastructure costs of projects.
Seminar, by Kromers Ltd
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This CPD equips you with the expertise to define smart buildings, design, budget, and manage projects effectively, providing insights on addressing common challenges, and highlighting the significance of 'Smart' in achieving 2050 Net Zero goals. Enabling freer architect design, more accurate budgeting, and enhanced project delivery.

By the end of this CPD delegate should:

1. Know how to Design, Cost or Project Manage a Successful Smart Building or Workspace Project.
2. Be able to avoid the traditional pitfalls associated with Smart Buildings and Workplaces.
3. Understand the 5 key drivers behind delivering a successful Smart project.
4. Be able to define what is a smart building and what it means to the individual and organisation.
5. Be able to define how Smart helps the built environment with their environmental targets.
Seminar, by Zentia
In this presentation, we will be looking at why creating healthy acoustic environments is important and how the acoustic performance of suspended ceilings and wall absorbers can assist with this.

The science behind the tests and standards will be explained including what the Building Regulations and sector specific requirements are, and how these requirements can be fulfilled.

The aim is to provide the audience with a level of knowledge on the topic that will enable them to specify suspended ceiling systems with confidence, and know when to seek further guidance.

By the end of this CPD, delegates should:

1. Have an understanding of why, how, what in relation to the acoustic performance of suspended ceiling systems and wall absorbers.
2. Have gained knowledge on the science behind sound absorption and attenuation.
3. Have recognition of the different routes to compliance with regulations.
Seminar, by Control4
This seminar will explore the current state of smart home technology with a journey through the five levels of a smart home, and what that means to you and your clients.

You’ll learn the difference between limited integration and whole-home integration, as well as looking at the future of the industry.

The session will give you the knowledge to set yourself apart by using smart home technology to enhance your designs and benefit your clients.

By the end of this CPD, delegates should have:

1. Learnt the difference between smart products and a smart home.
2. An understanding of what true integration is and how it benefits your clients.
3. Discovered where smart home is going and how you can stand out with it now.
4. Gained an understanding of the importance of working with a smart home professional.
Seminar, by Velfac Windows
This seminar provides an overview of sustainable design and explores how early engagement helps architects and designers achieve their sustainability goals when specifying a window system. We aim to provide a detailed understanding of sustainability trends in the construction industry, the key drivers for change, and how manufacturers can support architects and designers by being transparent with all relevant data related to their products' sustainability credentials. Covering topics such as Operational Carbon, Embodied Carbon, Passivhaus, SBTIs, Indoor Climate, and EPDs.

This CPD aims to:
1. Provide an introduction to DOVISTA UK – The home of VELFAC and Rationel.
2. Provide an understanding of the importance of sustainability in the construction industry.
3. Identify the industry drivers for change.
4. Provide an understanding of how sustainability has a direct impact on indoor climate.
5. Provide recognition of the data available and how manufacturers can help.

By the end of this CPD seminar, delegates ought to know:

1. Why there is increasing focus on sustainable materials and practices.
2. How to achieve your sustainability targets and accomplish a good indoor climate.
3. Transparent sustainability reporting. To know what data is available and where to access it.
4. The suppliers' responsibilities for design and compliance with building regulations.
5. The importance of early engagement between Architect, Contractor and Suppliers.
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