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ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland  - Enhancing the Efficiency of BIM Door Object Development
Enhancing the Efficiency of BIM Door Object Development
Essential guidance on BIM door object development to improve conventional specification and scheduling. Breaks down the process of creating standard-based BIM objects, covering the level of product data available, adaption of pre-built BIM objects and use of next-generation door scheduling software tools.

ASSA ABLOY’s Project Specification Group supports architects and specifiers at every stage of the project, from design and specification to installation and ongoing maintenance management. ASSA ABLOY offers everything, from a complete range of doorsets to commissioning, lifecycle maintenance and performance guarantees – all from a single source.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Stressline Ltd - Lintel Intel: Specifying Lintels for New Homes and RMI
Lintel Intel: Specifying Lintels for New Homes and RMI
Seminar, by Stressline Ltd
Looks at the basic types of lintel on the market and – more importantly – the crucial factors to consider when specifying lintels. Incorrect specification of lintels can potentially cost architects and their clients thousands of pounds. This presentation helps specifiers eliminate these unnecessary costs by offering useful tips and advice.

Stressline has been manufacturing structural building products – and concrete lintels specifically – for 55 years. It also manufactures and sells steel lintels, flooring systems, cast stone, and fencing and walling products. It currently boasts one of the biggest ranges of steel lintels on the market.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Tegral Building Products Ltd - Slated-Roofs - Getting Them Right
Slated-Roofs - Getting Them Right
Find out more about how to design, inspect and certify slate roof buildings. Covers: current codes of practice, legal and regulatory requirements, the principles on which slating is based, and useful tips and advice (including a simple ten-point checklist developed for architects and roofing contractors to make the job of inspecting roofs easier).

Tegral Building Products is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of roofing and cladding materials in the United Kingdom and Ireland. An integral part of the architectural industry since 1936, Tegral has many decades’ experience of what makes the perfect roof. Its ten-point checklist, developed together with architects and installers, guarantees you complete peace of mind on any roof project.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Vectorworks UK Ltd - The Cube: Exploring Levels of Develoment and a 3D Workflow
The Cube: Exploring Levels of Develoment and a 3D Workflow
Seminar, by Vectorworks UK Ltd
Looks at 3D modelling and how to transition from 2D to 3D. Examines: how to streamline workflow and provide associated deliverables, such as schedules and sections; how to manage data and integrate British Standards and PAS information; the advantages of working in 3D, and; how to organise data for BIM development.

Vectorworks is committed to helping designers bring their vision to life. With Vectorworks cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while at the same time being able to collaborate with team members throughout the project lifecycle. Vectorworks embraces the openBIM approach to collaborative design using IFC for data exchange, and is one of the first architectural software developers to have achieved IFC4 export certification.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35 minutes
Beta Calco Inc - The Language of LED
The Language of LED
Seminar, by Beta Calco Inc
Explores the issues associated with LED lighting, including: design considerations, how LEDs work and function, relevant applications, how to compare the quality of LED products and how to challenge the manufacturer, and their relevance to BREEAM and Part L.

Beta Calco is a leading manufacturer of LED architectural luminaires for both interior and exterior applications. The company uses the latest LED technology to design superior luminaires for a multitude of applications. Style and performance are key to Beta Calco’s success.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Metal Technology Ltd - Window Selection: A Specifier's Guide
Window Selection: A Specifier's Guide
A very practical seminar offering essential insights into the nuances and practices of the windows industry. Includes advice on how to assess aluminium window systems in terms of their material, function and performance, and in relation to specific project requirements. Also includes information on: the advantages of specifying aluminium windows and doors; how to specify the correct window system for each project, including finishes, glass and ironmongery; relevant window and door security standards; glass specification, and its impact on security, thermal performance and acoustics; exploiting the infinite ‘cradle to grave’ lifecycle of aluminium as a sustainable building material, and; performance values and standards required for modern building projects.

Metal Technology Ltd is one of the UK and Ireland's leading architectural aluminium systems companies. Specialising in the innovative design and distribution of fenestration systems, Metal Technology offers architects glazing solutions for modern window, door and curtain walling construction. Metal Technology is also one of the leading designers and suppliers of bespoke architectural aluminium window, door and curtain wall systems, with sales exceeding £90m per annum. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited and is an approved CWCT training centre. Metal Technology’s success has been built on a core focus and investment in support, product development and reducing its environmental impact

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes