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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
tremco illbruck - A Guide to Detailing of Interfaces on Windows and Facades
A Guide to Detailing of Interfaces on Windows and Facades
Seminar, by tremco illbruck
Covers: relevant legislation affecting different interface solutions; the functional criteria involved; how to undertake robust sealing, and alternative product solutions. Also features examples of good – and bad – practice.

Illbruck adds perfection to all your sealing and bonding projects. Be it airtightness for windows, façades, interiors or exteriors, a major construction scheme or a minor refurbishment job, Tremco Illbruck offers the right set of products, services and expertise to lessen your workload and improve the overall climate of buildings.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Marley Plumbing & Drainage - A Guide to Modern Concealed Sanitary Systems
A Guide to Modern Concealed Sanitary Systems
Discusses the benefits of modern concealed sanitary systems in typical applications, such as commercial washrooms and residential bathrooms. Modern design and installation details are outlined, as well as industry regulations and suitable specification tools.

Multikwik is based in Kent and employs over 500 people, all of whom are dedicated to delivering industry-leading and award-winning customer service. Multikwik has built a strong reputation worldwide as a manufacturer of high-quality sanitary products – all produced using a quality management system compliant with BS EN ISO9001:2008 and BS EN ISO14001:2004.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Interfloor Ltd - A Specifiers Guide to Underlay and More
A Specifiers Guide to Underlay and More
Seminar, by Interfloor Ltd
Covers the various types of underlay available, their relative attributes, and advice on choosing the right underlay for different applications. Topics featured include sound reduction, flame retardancy, green credentials and all the benefits associated with selecting the best underlay for your project.

Interfloor, part of the Victoria Group, is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of underlays and flooring accessories with manufacturing sites in Lancashire and Dumfries. With a reputation built over 60 years, today Interfloor exports to more than 70 countries, is a multi-award winner (including for ‘best underlay’ at the 2017 Interiors Monthly Awards), and has been a supplier to some of the world’s most prestigious projects and buildings, including the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis hotels in Dubai, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Harmony of the Seas and Buckingham Palace.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-50 minutes
Grant Engineering (UK) Ltd - Air Source Heat Pumps
Air Source Heat Pumps
An introduction to how air source heat pumps work. Includes specification and installation details, as well as an insight into system design, product specification, regulations and standards, performance levels and estimated cost savings.

Grant Engineering has been designing and manufacturing reliable, easy-to-install heating products for four decades. Its latest – fourth generation – air source heat pumps incorporate the more environmentally-friendly R32 refrigerant and achieve excellent efficiencies. Grant also has a dedicated renewables team on hand to offer design, specification and quotation assistance, providing product support at every level.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour 45 minutes
Bang & Olufsen (UK) Ltd - An Introduction to Home AV
An Introduction to Home AV
Examines how technology can assist and enhance the design of a project, positively impacting on clients’ wellbeing and enjoyment of their home. Also looks at the importance of a well-considered AV design and how technology trends are driving demand.

Bang & Olufsen is a global luxury-lifestyle brand founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen. Their devotion and vision remain the company’s bedrock. That rich heritage, built on a relentless determination to create products that push the boundaries of audio technology, continues to place the company at the forefront of audio, video and smart home innovation.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-45 minutes
IGP UK Contracts Ltd - Basics of Powder Coatings
Basics of Powder Coatings
Architectural coatings are a matter of trust: an average building lifetime of more than 50 years demands maximum performance in terms of colour stability, maintenance of gloss level and corrosion protection. Careful and eco-friendly selection of raw materials, precision formulations and state-of-the-art production processes are an important pre-condition in delivering long-term satisfaction.

Learn about the differences between powder coatings, liquid paint and anodizing. This seminar examines these different treatments’ manufacturing requirements, design constraints and opportunities, longevity and value, and sustainability – both in use, and during production.

IGP stands for quality, safety and reliability – values that benefit you. IGP delivers innovative, economical powder coating systems for a wide range of materials and applications, including architecture, industry, transport and the wooden furniture sector.

IGP strives to find the best solution for each customer. Aesthetics, innovation, cost-effectiveness and sustainability are of equal importance. This customer and market focus is the spur that drives IGP towards ultimate performance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
nora flooring systems UK Ltd - Creating Safer Spaces: How Flooring Forms Your Environment
Creating Safer Spaces: How Flooring Forms Your Environment
Gain a greater understanding of rubber flooring, its unique properties and characteristics, slip resistance and acoustics, fire resistance and toxicity safety. This seminar also covers the importance of ergonomics, designing with colour and wayfinding with inlays.

Nora has manufactured excellent quality rubber floor coverings for over 65 years, driven by a desire to create extraordinary and individual floor solutions that can withstand the most diverse and highest load patterns. As part of its commitment to protecting the environment, nora rubber floorings are carbon neutral.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Boss Design - Furniture Factory and Showroom Tour
Furniture Factory and Showroom Tour
Factory Visit, by Boss Design
Provides an overview of a contract furniture factory in Cheltenham. Showcasing the best in British furniture manufacturing, this tour will help specifiers to better understand the skill and craftsmanship involved in the furniture design and manufacturing process.

See first-hand the following furniture manufacturing processes: upholstery, foam and cutting and sewing; timber and joinery, cutting and assembly of components; recycling wood and sawdust; polishing shop and lacquering, and; furniture wrapping.

Since the early 1980s, Boss Design has been on a mission to create consistently elegant collections of furniture. Its collections are its pride and joy, its design style is well known and its approach is personal. Its signature style combines the finest fabrics with ethically-sourced timbers. Boss Design is renowned for combining upholstery and timber to create simple and uncluttered, yet classic, lines.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour