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Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Interfloor Ltd - A Specifiers Guide to Underlay and More
A Specifiers Guide to Underlay and More
Seminar, by Interfloor Ltd
Focusses on the benefits of specifying the correct underlay products by offering an insight into types of underlay available and usage, manufacturing processes, installation guides, sustainability and environmental considerations.

Interfloor is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of underlays and flooring accessories, employing more than 300 people and exporting to over 70 countries worldwide. The company has manufacturing sites in Haslingden in Lancashire and Dumfries in Scotland. Part of the larger Victoria Plc Group, Interfloor has more than 70 years’ experience and has won many awards, including ‘Innovation in Exporting’ and ‘Export Excellence in MENA’ at the 2016 Export Excellence Awards, and the ‘Best Underlay’ award at the 2017 Interiors Monthly Awards.

Interfloor recognises that underlay isn’t the most visual of products, and that it is often overlooked by architects and designers. It is, nevertheless, a very technical product that can offer great benefits when used correctly. Interfloor products have been installed at some of the most prestigious addresses in the world, including the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis hotels in Dubai, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Harmony of the Seas, and even Buckingham Palace.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35-40 minutes.
Grant Engineering (UK) Ltd - Air Source Heat Pumps
Air Source Heat Pumps
Offers an insight into the do’s and don’ts of air source heat pumps, covering planning permission, gas regulations, location, sizing, drop offs and key issues to consider when incorporating an air source into a working design. Learn how to create the best heating system for your clients with minimal fuss.

Grant Engineering has been designing and manufacturing reliable, efficient and innovative heating products for four decades. Founded in 1978, Grant Engineering specialises in condensing oil boilers as well as an expanding range of renewable appliances, including air source heat pumps, biomass boilers, solar thermal systems and hybrid technologies. With its award-winning and patented technologies, the Grant brand offers comprehensive solutions for domestic heating needs.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35-40 minutes.
Bang & Olufsen (UK) Ltd - An Introduction to Home AV
An Introduction to Home AV
Highlights the growing importance of audio, visual and network infrastructure in ensuring that houses are future-ready when it comes to home entertainment. Outlines the key considerations when designing a property and the options available to architects in their quest to meet the needs and desires of customers.

Bang & Olufsen is a high-end Danish consumer electronics company that designs and manufactures audio products and televisions. Since 1925, Bang & Olufsen has focused on acoustics, craft and design in every area of product creation. More recent offerings incorporate the best in smart-home technology.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers (NARM) - An Introduction to Natural Daylight Design Through Rooflighting
An Introduction to Natural Daylight Design Through Rooflighting
Provides specifiers with broad knowledge of the factors that should be addressed when specifying rooflights, including light transmission, non-fragility, thermal performance, regulatory constraints and general design considerations. Content is relevant to stages 0, 1 and 2 of the RIBA Plan of Work and is applicable to domestic and non-domestic projects.

The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers is an influential trade association representing a complete cross-section of rooflight manufacturers in the UK. Members manufacture everything from in-plane profiled rooflights, continuous barrel vaults, modular domes and pyramids, to panel and architectural glazing systems for skylights, lantern lights and atria.

Approximate reading time: 30 minutes.
British Ceramic Tile Ltd - Considerations in the Specifying of Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles
Considerations in the Specifying of Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles
Examines the differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles and areas to consider when specifying both materials for residential and commercial projects. Follow a tile’s journey from manufacturing and aesthetics to benefits and applications, and gain a greater understanding of the technical and testing requirements necessary to make tiles fit for purpose.

British Ceramic Tile is one of the largest manufacturers of ceramic and glass tiles in the UK. Design and innovation are at the heart of everything it does, with a service offering to match. British Ceramic Tile’s unique and extensive product range covers ceramic, porcelain and glass, with diverse range options across wall, floor and multi-use solutions for domestic and commercial applications.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
The Splash Lab - Designing for Diversity: Amenities for All
Designing for Diversity: Amenities for All
Seminar, by The Splash Lab
Imagine if every washroom was an inclusive space that inspired confidence, offering dignity and privacy to users, and allowing all users to leave feeling re-vitalised. Imagine a space that invigorated all five senses; a place that triggered creativity. As designers and shapers of the world around us, architects have the power to make this happen, but there are three reasons why this isn’t always the case: washrooms are often designed for the ‘average’ user, putting many people at a disadvantage; washrooms are often designed with only one function in mind, so their potential to meet multiple needs isn’t realised, and; washrooms are the final frontier of segregation in the built environment.

This thought-provoking seminar examines how designers can truly make a difference to washroom amenities, through a mix of primary research, anecdotal evidence, historic precedents and forward-thinking concept designs.

The Splash Lab views the future as personal. It therefore uses rich raw materials, cutting-edge automation and modular bathroom systems to powerfully and positively influence the lives of people and the planet.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35 minutes.
K Rend (Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd) - External Wall Insulation Systems
External Wall Insulation Systems
Provides an overview of external wall insulation (EWI) systems, helping the specifier to understand their benefits and performance levels. This seminar covers: system design details and considerations; understanding EWI system components, including technical elements of boards and fixings; safety issues, including fire regulations, and; final stages of design, including decorative finishes, maintenance and warranties.

Market-leading K Rend is one of the UK’s largest independent silicone render manufacturers. For 28 years, K Rend has offered a high-quality, extensive range of renders and finishes designed to give a durable weatherproof coating and natural-looking finish. K Rend incorporates in-house innovate silicone technology to create a water-repellent surface.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Off Site Solutions (RT) Ltd - Modular Bathroom Pods: What, Why and Where
Modular Bathroom Pods: What, Why and Where
Examines all aspects of bathroom pod specification to help architects more effectively design and procure factory-built bathrooms, en suite shower rooms and wet rooms. The programme looks at how to get the best out of this type of offsite construction and the latest innovations and technical advancements in bathroom pod technology.

Offsite Solutions, one of the UK's longest-established bathroom pod manufacturers, offers a wide range of pods to suit applications such as luxury apartments, affordable housing, PRS, student accommodation, healthcare and hotels. Its team can draw on a wealth of expertise and experience to help architects.

This presentation is the only RIBA-accredited CPD training programme on bathroom pods.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Gerflor Ltd - Specifying the Right Floor When It's a Question of Sport
Specifying the Right Floor When It's a Question of Sport
Seminar, by Gerflor Ltd
Looks at the importance of specifying the right sports floor and helps the architect to better understand how the right floor can help reduce injuries, by examining the various options available, including their properties and the headline tests of standard EN14904. Also covers sports floor maintenance and how to ensure ultimate safety, protection and performance.

With over 70 years' experience, flooring specialist Gerflor has researched and developed elite sports flooring to achieve the best performing and highest-quality products. This knowledge is something that Gerflor is keen to share with architects, thereby ensuring that they specify the best sports flooring to suit their needs and guarantee highest standards.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Schöck Ltd - Thermal Bridging in Construction
Thermal Bridging in Construction
Seminar, by Schöck Ltd
Gain a greater understanding of the problems associated with thermal bridging in construction.

Topics covered include: what thermal bridging is and how it effects modern construction, what UK regulations are in place and how designers must comply with them, and an explanation of Frsi, Psi and Chi values. This is rounded off with relevant case study examples.

Schöck is an innovator, manufacturer and supplier of structural thermal breaks, and is represented in over 30 countries worldwide.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35-45 minutes.