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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic.
Metlex - A Guide to Hotel Specification
A Guide to Hotel Specification
Seminar, by Metlex
One in five working adults in the UK has a disability, and with an estimated collective spending power of £249bn, the purple pound represents a significant slice of UK buying power. This CPD seminar looks at the customer bathroom requirements and regulations relevant to the hospitality and leisure sectors.
Metlex supplies bathroom accessories for commercial, public health and leisure facilities. With a product portfolio spanning everything from wall-mounted accessories to assistive solutions, Metlex combines experience and expertise to deliver quality products.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Lindner AG - Acoustics with Raised Floor Systems
Acoustics with Raised Floor Systems
Seminar, by Lindner AG
Covers the basics of building and room acoustics, how to improve building acoustics, information on the acoustics of raised floors, and how special raised floors can improve room acoustics.
Akustikbau Lindner GmbH’s first contract, for a suspended acoustic ceiling at the Agricultural Vocational School Deggendorf more than 50 years ago, marked the start of what would become a global, diversified company. Since then, Lindner and its portfolio of products has grown steadily. Today, the Lindner Group is a leading specialist in all things related to the building envelope, interior fit-out and insulation. Lindner advises, develops and installs products and projects for a broad range of customers – from single-trade jobs to turnkey solutions on new buildings and renovations.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
VitrA (UK) Ltd - Bathroom Specifications: Ceramic Sanitaryware
Bathroom Specifications: Ceramic Sanitaryware
Seminar, by VitrA (UK) Ltd
Offers guidance to professionals involved in designing and specifying bathrooms. Find out more about the material and production processes of ceramic sanitaryware, relevant industry standards and regulations, innovations and modern technologies that can help satisfy clients' requirements, environmental issues and how to improve the sustainable rating of your building project.
The VitrA brand name is associated with beautiful, contemporary and versatile bathroom products that perfectly complement any hospitality space. VitrA has a hundred years’ experience of delivering captivating design, genuine innovation and eco-conservation, and has a long history of working with internationally renowned designers such as Claudio Bellini, Terri Pecora and Ross Lovegrove.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Glazing Vision Ltd - Guide to Specifying Non-fragile Glass in Rooflights
Guide to Specifying Non-fragile Glass in Rooflights
Seminar, by Glazing Vision Ltd
Covers the different classifications of glass and tests for measuring non-fragility as defined in the Advisory Committee for Roof Safety’s (ACR) Red Book (ACR[M]001), which references test guidelines for glass rooflights by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT). The seminar also includes: relevant health and safety statistics; guidance on glass classifications, as defined by the CWCT; advice on which standards within the CWCT guidelines apply to rooflight specification; information on different tests used in the classification process, and; fire performance and Building Regulations considerations.
Glazing Vision is expert in the design, manufacture and supply of engineered, architectural glass rooflights for residential and commercial buildings. The company provides a comprehensive range of rooflights to help bring light, air and space into the home, from simple fixed rooflights to more complex sliding rooflights and access configurations. As well as stock products, Glazing Vision custom-builds rooflights to order, ensuring the perfect fit with your design.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes
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
Tiled floors in apartments and flats often transmit unacceptable impact noise levels on the spaces below. This seminar explains when and where tiling an apartment floor is not allowed and suggests solutions to make it permissible. It also discusses the additional benefits and drawbacks of using tile backer boards as a solution.
Marmox UK is part of the international Marmox group of companies that manufactures insulation products and specialist building materials.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Wienerberger Ltd - Technical Considerations When Designing with Brick
Technical Considerations When Designing with Brick
Seminar, by Wienerberger Ltd
Provides an overview of modern brick manufacturing processes, common terminology and the characteristics of different products. Also covers topics such as brick technical properties, British Standards (including BS EN 771-1), the influence of design and detailing on brickwork performance, and the principles of brickwork movement, expansion joints and mortar specification.
Wienerberger is one of the UK’s leading providers of wall, roof and landscaping innovations. It is also one of the world’s largest producers of clay blocks, a leading manufacturer of facing bricks and a European market leader in clay roof tiles.
Founded in Vienna in 1819, the Wienerberger Group is a global business and has 203 production sites worldwide

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Cosentino UK Ltd - Ultracompact Surfaces
Ultracompact Surfaces
Seminar, by Cosentino UK Ltd
Find out more about Ultracompact surfaces, their material composition, general applications and specific areas of use. Also covers care and maintenance of the material itself, and the health and safety aspects of working with it.
Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high-value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. From its headquarters in Almeria, Spain, Cosentino distributes products to more than 110 countries. Together with its customers and partners Cosentino imagines and anticipates design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes