RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
ecodek - Outdoor Decking - Workshop No. 1: Specification and Use of Decking Systems for Outdoor Use
Outdoor Decking - Workshop No. 1: Specification and Use of Decking Systems for Outdoor Use
Seminar, by ecodek
Offers an overview of different decking materials available and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Also delivers installation and design advice alongside case studies showing the range of applications and environments that products can be used in.

Ecodek is one of the only UK manufacturers of wood polymer composite decking. The company makes to order at bespoke lengths of up to 9m. It uses 95% recycled materials and offers a waste buy-back scheme to facilitate recycling into new product. This, together with other eco-friendly disciplines, has enabled Ecodek to be carbon negative. The company can also supply material that is FSC or PEFC certified.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-50 minutes.
British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) - Specifying Stainless Steel for Architectural Applications
Specifying Stainless Steel for Architectural Applications
Provides architects with practical guidance on the specification of stainless steel, including material grade, surface finish and flatness criteria. Also explores factors influencing the cost of different specifications.

The British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) exists to promote and develop the manufacture and use of stainless steel across the UK and Ireland. Based in Sheffield, the association provides marketing support, technical advice, information, training and education in all aspects of stainless steel.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
OMNIE - Using Underfloor Heating Effectively
Using Underfloor Heating Effectively
Seminar, by OMNIE
Learn the principles of underfloor heating (UFH) and how it can be incorporated into any form of floor construction, new-build or renovation. Learn (via the results of comparison studies at BSRIA) how not all forms of UFH are equally energy-efficient, and gain a greater insight into how UFH works in conjunction with different floor finishes as well as which forms of UFH work best when used with sources of renewable energy.

Look no further than OMNIE for tried-and-tested water-based underfloor heating systems from a UK manufacturer. With decades of experience, the OMNIE team has developed a range of products, performance tested at BSRIA, that take the guesswork out of underfloor heating. They cover all major floor and construction types and feature industry-leading heat output and warm-up times.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.