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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.
Camira - A Guide to Specifying Performance Textiles in Healthcare
A Guide to Specifying Performance Textiles in Healthcare
Seminar, by Camira
New

As we are faced with the effects of an ageing population, it is important that our care facilities are designed to enhance patient wellbeing and behaviour. Fabric design, texture, performance credentials and how fabrics are used within an interior affect the overall ambience and environment. Use of colour, pattern, technical and acoustic properties and added value treatments are essential to effective design in care interiors. The seminar gives a comprehensive insight into the critical factors to consider when specifying performance fabrics within healthcare, including designing for dementia. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the impact an ageing population is having on the care industry including designing for dementia
- Understand health issues of the elderly that need to be considered when designing for care interiors
- Understand the impact a physical environment has on the health, wellbeing and behaviours of patients
- Understand colour psychology within the care sector
- Understand technical considerations including flammability, acoustics and fabric post-treatments

Dales Fabrications Ltd - Aluminium Eaves Products - Aluminium Eaves Design: Building Regulations and Other Considerations
Aluminium Eaves Design: Building Regulations and Other Considerations
New

This CPD covers the design and specification of aluminium eaves. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how Building Regulations impact on eaves design
- Understand and identify the BS EN standards that relate to and affect eaves and gutter design
- Understand how aluminium offers flexibility when designing eaves solutions
- Understand aluminium’s sustainability characteristics and closed-loop recycling
- Understand the different life costs of different materials

Electrosonic Ltd - Audiovisual Design: Effective Use of Media Display Technology
Audiovisual Design: Effective Use of Media Display Technology
Seminar, by Electrosonic Ltd
New

Attendees will gain an understanding of the factors and requirements that can create the best environment in which to deploy technology in a cost-effective way for your clients. They will learn about many of the current and forthcoming means of displaying still images, video and data, including different types of flat screen, projection and large-scale LED displays and the challenges faced when designing spaces to accommodate them. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics.

- Understand the different types of displays available, flat screen, projection and large-scale LED displays
- Understand their suitability for differing requirements, displaying still images, video and data
- Understand and be able to assess their suitability for different environments and spaces
- Understand technology design considerations for optimal viewing and comfort
- Understand the impact of audio visual technology on a building, space and building management systems
- Understand universal design and accessibility considerations so all users receive similar experiences

VitrA (UK) Ltd - Bathroom Specifications: Ceramic Sanitaryware
Bathroom Specifications: Ceramic Sanitaryware
Seminar, by VitrA (UK) Ltd
Revised

The purpose of this CPD seminar is to help the professionals involved in designing and specifying bathrooms on important areas of consideration. It will help you to understand following topics:

- Understand the material and production process for ceramic sanitaryware
- Understand the relevant industry standards and regulations
- Understand innovations and modern technologies which can assist with meeting clients' requirements
Understand environmental sustainability and improving the sustainable rating of a building project
Jeld-Wen Danmark A/S Trading as Swedoor - Burning Questions: Timber Fire Door Sets
Burning Questions: Timber Fire Door Sets
Revised

This CPD looks at the specification of timber fire doors. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the need for fire doors in buildings
- Understand the range of options available
- Understand how to interpret fire test information, deciding what is best for your project
- Understand checks on site and service life information
Zip Water UK - Can Sustainable Design Help Solve the Drinking Water Dilemma in the UK and Ireland
Can Sustainable Design Help Solve the Drinking Water Dilemma in the UK and Ireland
Article, by Zip Water UK
New

As the damage to our planet becomes clearer, sustainability needs to be at the forefront of future architectural and interior design. Sadly, sustainability and high-end design don’t always go hand in hand, resulting in less sustainable solutions being specified. This article looks at what to consider when approaching thoughtful sustainable design and focuses on drinking water. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the different considerations for sustainable design
- Understand the areas of sustainable design that are overlooked
- Understand the importance of workplace hydration
- Understand the drinking water delivery options
- Understand how plastic waste is affecting the planet
- Understand what third party accreditations influence sustainable design and products

Risco Group UK - Cloud Based Intruder Alarm Systems: An Introduction
Cloud Based Intruder Alarm Systems: An Introduction
Seminar, by Risco Group UK
New

This CPD looks at the different types of intruder alarm systems available and provides an introduction to cloud-based alarm solutions and additional functionality compared to traditional alarm systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand intruder alarm system basics and how different applications require different solutions
- Understand communication types, monitoring stations and self-monitoring
- Understand grading types, system architecture, scalability and installation considerations
- Understand cloud and app integrated control
- Understand the integration of visual verification and home automation into intruder systems
- Understand security and privacy issues

Saniflo Ltd - Ensuring Shower Spaces Comply with the New Tanking Regulations
Ensuring Shower Spaces Comply with the New Tanking Regulations
Seminar, by Saniflo Ltd
New

The aim of this CPD is to explain the update of the British Standard for installing wet rooms, showers and wet bathing areas. This presentation specifically highlights the changes relevant to tanking within those areas. This presentation will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the showers market, market size and value
- Understand definitions for shower cubicles versus shower enclosures
- Understand the update made to the British Standard BS5385 Part 1, made in June 2018
- Understand changes to shower tanking requirements
- Understand how to specify to meet these regulations

INTRAsystems - Entrance Matting Specification and Design Innovation
Entrance Matting Specification and Design Innovation
Article, by INTRAsystems
New

There are a number of factors to consider to ensure you specify the right barrier matting for your building. This article looks at the factors that affect entrance matting specification, including sizing and legislation, performance ratings, WELL, BREEAM and LEED guidance and how entrance matting can be used to enhance your design. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Entrance matting functions and benefits
- Sizing and the zonal system
- Legislation and sustainability factors
- Entrance matting design possibilities
- Performance ratings and lifecycle

John Cullen Lighting - Five Top Lighting Design Tips
Five Top Lighting Design Tips
New

Lighting is one of the most powerful interior design tools. It can change the mood and atmosphere of interiors and landscapes at the touch of a button to literally decorate with light. With LEDs now lasting longer than before, it is more important than ever to consider the lighting design and the fittings you choose carefully as your clients will live with them for longer.

- Read key pointers when planning lighting layouts
- Learn the importance of layering light and what it brings to a scheme
- Understand what to look for when selecting LEDs
- Think about creating different zones in larger spaces
- Understand the difference good lighting control brings to a scheme
Zip Water UK - Hydration in the Workplace
Hydration in the Workplace
Article, by Zip Water UK
New

Easily accessible drinking water is a necessity in the workplace. In this article, we aim to share the different drinking water options available, considering available space, end user, capacity and environmental factors. This article will help you to make a more informed decision when choosing the right drinking water system for your workplace and help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand drinking water regulations for businesses
- Understand drinking water options for commercial sites, the good, the bad and the ugly
- Understand how to make an environmentally conscious choice
- Understand the importance of filtration when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability
- Understand the accreditations you need to lookout for

SDS Protection Ltd - Meeting Compliance in Healthcare Doorset Design
Meeting Compliance in Healthcare Doorset Design
Seminar, by SDS Protection Ltd
New

This CPD is about meeting compliance in healthcare doorset design, focusing on PVC post formed doorsets and how they can improve multiple areas of compliance and infection control. We will look at the durability of PVC, long term value, maintenance costs, when to use PVC post formed doorsets and how they can improve hospital environments. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand doorset design
- Understand PVC post formed doorset functionality
- Understand PVC post formed doorset compliance
- Understand how PVC can assist infection control
- Understand problems faced by doorsets in hospitals
- Understand maintenance of doorsets

SPSenvirowall - Providing a Total Facade Solution
Providing a Total Facade Solution
Seminar, by SPSenvirowall
New

This CPD has been created to provide information on external wall insulation, how the different types interact with a range of different facades and the legislative documents that apply when installing external thermal insulated composite systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS)
- Understand the different types of insulation available and how these interact with your facade
- Understand the different facade types and individual product performance
- Understand relevant legislation and statutory information including fire performance
- Understand health and safety issues
- Understand sustainability issues

ARDEX UK Ltd - Specify Natural Stone Wall and Floor Tiling with Confidence
Specify Natural Stone Wall and Floor Tiling with Confidence
Seminar, by ARDEX UK Ltd
Revised

This CPD seminar will enable the listener to:

- Make informed choices when specifying natural stone wall and floor tiling by considering the impact that tiles, backgrounds and finished environments will have on the adhesive and grout specification.
- Learn how to avoid common natural stone installation failures through optimum product specification and guidance on best practice.
- Feel confident about selecting and specifying the appropriate tile fixing solutions for natural stone in most situations.
Marmox (UK) Ltd - Stopping the Noise from Tiled Floors Being Heard in Rooms Below
Stopping the Noise from Tiled Floors Being Heard in Rooms Below
Seminar, by Marmox (UK) Ltd
Revised

This seminar looks at the tiling of floors above living spaces and thermal and acoustic requirements in Building Regulations, in relation to flooring. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand why tiling floors above other living spaces can be problematic
- Understand why some types of floors are unsuitable for tiling upon and what measures need applying
- Understand how tiling floors can cause problems with cold, how to solve these issues and meet the associated Building Regulations
- Understand how tiling floors can result in problems with noise pollution, particularly impact sound transmission, and how to solve these issues and meet the associated Regulations

INTRAsystems - The Why and How of Entrance Matting Innovation
The Why and How of Entrance Matting Innovation
Seminar, by INTRAsystems
New

Learn how to specify barrier matting for your building without compromising on design. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:

- entrance matting functions and benefits
- types of entrance matting
- entrance matting legislation
- performance ratings and lifecycle
- design possibilities and innovation

The seminar also offers a Q and A for delegates to address their particular project issues.
Gabriel A/S - Yarn Systems for Upholstery Fabrics – Wool vs Polyester
Yarn Systems for Upholstery Fabrics – Wool vs Polyester
Seminar, by Gabriel A/S
New

This seminar covers the two main yarn systems used for commercial upholstery fabrics, how they are produced and the relative pros and cons of each. Each section compares the production & dyeing methods of wool versus polyester. The seminar also describes the five main performance criteria of fabrics and the BS standards and tests performed. It pays particular attention to the Fire Retardancy requirements and clarifies the requirements for UK projects. By the end of this seminar you should understand:

- How woollen and polyester fabrics are produced, from raw material production to finished fabrics.
- What the main performance requirements of upholstery fabrics are, and what should you look for.
- What the current UK requirements for fire retardancy are and which fabrics/yarn systems comply.
- How to quickly identify a fabric is fit-for-purpose based on five performance criteria.
- How to specify fabrics that meet basic and advanced UK requirements for commercial and public spaces.