RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Walls and wall finishes

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
IKO PLC - Benefits of PIR Insulation Within the Building Fabric
Benefits of PIR Insulation Within the Building Fabric
Seminar, by IKO PLC
Have you ever wondered why so many architects are now specifying PIR Insulation? This seminar answers that question. It covers the many benefits of using PIR (polyisocyanurate) insulation, its range of applications (from roofing to flooring) and the information needed to specify confidently and appropriately. It also features a more in-depth examination of the use of PIR insulation in flat roofing build-up.

IKO PLC is now well established as a UK market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of roofing, waterproofing and insulation products and systems, backed by over 100 years’ manufacturing experience.

The company’s commitment to sustainability, and continued investment in sustainable ways of manufacturing, production and distribution, is complemented by a solid commitment to UK manufacturing.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-45 minutes
Siniat  - Designing With Drywall in the Education Sector
Designing With Drywall in the Education Sector
Seminar, by Siniat
Offers an insight into the use of drywall in the education sector, including advice on performance, regulation, best practice and sustainability. The key learning objectives include: why and how drylining systems are crucial to meeting acoustic regulations in schools; how drylining systems can help to achieve other performance criteria; how to make the correct design and specification decisions when choosing partitions, wall linings and ceilings; typical details used in education buildings, including overcoming common challenges, and; the environmental benefits of using gypsum‐based products.

Siniat is the dry construction materials specialist. It manufacturers drywall products and systems for partitions, ceilings, wall linings and external sheathing purposes. Siniat products are used throughout the industry, from small builders to some of the UK’s most acclaimed architects and construction companies .

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Inspired Surfaces - Engineered Real Wood Veneer: An Innovative Wallcovering
Engineered Real Wood Veneer: An Innovative Wallcovering
Seminar, by Inspired Surfaces
Focuses on real wood veneer solutions for multiple interior design applications. Includes information on: engineered real wood veneer’s construction and applications, its unique qualities in comparison with conventional veneers, cost considerations, and sustainable and environmental benefits. Concludes with examples of the many design opportunities afforded by engineered real wood veneer.

Inspired Surfaces is a creative partner that works in collaboration with architects, designers, clients and contractors to supply specification-led interior products.

Driven to find new and innovative ways to design using surface materials, Inspired Surfaces has developed a unique product portfolio of contemporary, performance-inspired interior solutions.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes
Lundhs AS - Natural Stone: Types, Finishes and Applications
Natural Stone: Types, Finishes and Applications
Seminar, by Lundhs AS
An introduction to the use of natural stone, covering how its formed and why different types of stone are best suited to different applications. Also examines the most common types of natural stone and how they’re quarried, finished and tested.

Lundhs is one of the largest producers of natural stone in Northern Europe. It extracts rough blocks of high-quality stone, Larvikite and Anorthosite, from its own quarries in Norway and exports to stone processing factories around the world. Natural stone from Lundhs is perfect for demanding interior and exterior surfaces in residential and commercial projects.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour