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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently revised CPD materials as well as face-to-face and online seminars.
Bathgate Flooring Ltd - "In the beginning" - It all starts with a raised access floor
"In the beginning" - It all starts with a raised access floor
Online Learning, by Bathgate Flooring Ltd
New

This CPD will provide an introduction to raised access floors, looking back at the history right up to best practice in regards to specification and design. It will also explore the benefits a raised floor can offer a building, through correct design and careful planning. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- What product to correctly specify for projects
- Components configuration
- Which specification guidance to use and where
- System selection

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Ronacrete Ltd - A Guide to Specifying Modified Screeds
A Guide to Specifying Modified Screeds
Seminar, by Ronacrete Ltd
Revised

This seminar offers guidance on how to specify modified screeds successfully. It looks at the types of screeds available and the design considerations and installation methods that can affect your decisions on screed selection. It also considers the approved test methods which ensure that a screed has been applied correctly and to the required specification. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to better understand clients’ requirements
- The different types of modified screeds on the market
- The British Standards and Building Regulations relating to modified screeds
- How to select the best type of modified screed for a project, be aware of methods of delivery, how to mix and lay screeds and chose a contractor
-Testing methods and standards for modified screeds
PREFA UK Ltd - Aluminium Roofing and Cladding
Aluminium Roofing and Cladding
Online Learning, by PREFA UK Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD looks at the use of aluminium in the construction industry and why it is a suitable and economic product. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- The benefits of aluminium
- The range of aluminium facades products available
- The range of aluminium roofing products available
- The design of metal roofing build ups, rainscreen cladding build ups and what materials to use to achieve building standard regulations
- The use of secondary aluminium
- The aluminium flood defences products available

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Jotun  - Anti-carbonation Coating - Concrete Coating Protection to Concrete Structures
Anti-carbonation Coating - Concrete Coating Protection to Concrete Structures
Seminar, by Jotun
New

This CPD will explore how anti-carbonation coating can protect and prolong the life of steel re-bars used in concrete from corrosion. Topics covered include a definition of anti-carbon coating, corrosion - including carbonation, chloride ingress, test methods used to identify the right anti-carbonation coating and how anti-carbonation coating works to extend the life of concrete. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- How anti-carbonation coating functions
- How to prevent concrete corrosion by using the right system
- Types of test methods
Iris Ceramica Group - Application and Benefit of Antibacterial and Self-Cleaning Porcelain
Application and Benefit of Antibacterial and Self-Cleaning Porcelain
New

This CPD will discuss the photocalytic properties of porcelain treated with Titanium Dioxide and doped with silver. The seminar will explore how a photocalytic surface works and the four main properties of photocaltyic surfaces as antibacterial, self-cleaning, anti-odour and anti-pollution. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How photocatalysis works on hard surfaces, specifically on porcelain
- How a photocalytic porcelain slab is created
- The application of photocalytic porcelain in different environments
Sika Limited - Bituminous Flat Roofing Solutions
Bituminous Flat Roofing Solutions
Seminar, by Sika Limited
New

This presentation explores the modern bituminous roofing systems. It will cover topics including the key components for a successful and effective roof system, including design, materials, workmanship, associated standards and regulations – as well as Safe2Torch and the latest revisions to codes of practice. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The design considerations required for high performance flat roof systems
- The differences in bitumen technology and the relative merits of each
- The provenance of different roofing materials and their impact on the environment
- Different roof designs and applications and where each is commonly used.
- Specifying a roof system that reduces risk - for the specifier, client and the installer
Meesons A I Ltd - Creating Secure Entrances: Preventing Unauthorised Access (Tailgating)
Creating Secure Entrances: Preventing Unauthorised Access (Tailgating)
Online Learning, by Meesons A I Ltd
Revised & Available Online

- Understanding of tailgating
- Why we should care about tailgating
- Solutions to tailgating
- Integrating tailgating solutions in to buildings
- Industry standards
- Installation methods
- Considerations of the different solutions

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Mapei (UK) Ltd - Epoxy Resin and Cementitious Flooring
Epoxy Resin and Cementitious Flooring
Seminar, by Mapei (UK) Ltd
New & Available Online

This seminar will:
- Explain the common product types
- Review BS and NBS standards
- Explain how epoxy systems work
- Look at common pitfalls and what goes wrong
- Show successful projects and what works
BEMO Project Engineering UK Ltd - Freeform Standing Seam Roof Design
Freeform Standing Seam Roof Design
New

This CPD will discuss the flexibility of standing seam roof systems. Topics covered include the key benefits of standing seam roof systems, the difference between 'standard' standing seam and 'freeform' standing seam, the critical steps required to take a complex shape from design to reality, and the importance of 3D modelling and how these platforms can be used to the designer's advantage. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Why standing seam should be considered for almost any geometric shape, and the benefits of such a system
- The key steps required to complete the design of a complex shape
- How bespoke sub-structures ensure that complex geometry can be achieved in reality
- How your chosen manufacturer can support you through the design phases
Wykamol Group - Gas and Waterproofing Below Ground Design Solutions
Gas and Waterproofing Below Ground Design Solutions
Online Learning, by Wykamol Group
New & Available Online

This seminar will cover gas and waterproof membrane systems, design, all the current up to date standards and regulations. Topics covered include the importance of ground gas investigation, grades of waterproofing, integrated gas and waterproofing systems, why systems fail and how to be successful. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- British Standards and regulations for below ground structures
- How to make better decisions on ground gas investigations
- How all the different grades have an impact on design below ground
- The types of ground gas and the systems used in design
- How to combine ground gas and waterproof membranes and systems
RIDI Group UK - How Can We Preserve Our Heritage with the Right Light
How Can We Preserve Our Heritage with the Right Light
Seminar, by RIDI Group UK
New

The CPD aims to give simple guidance to those planning the relighting of a historic building. Topics covered include how lighting can impact positively but minimally on the historic environment, our relationship to light and how it has developed throughout history in heritage sites, the use of latest LED technology in heritage buildings, and a five step plan to create a lighting masterplan for a historic building. There will also be a selection of case studies showing how a lighting masterplan worked in three different historic buildings. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to create a lighting masterplan for a historic building
- What lighting techniques you can use
- What misconceptions there are in relighting a historic building
Stoneworld Oxfordshire Ltd - How to Correctly Specify Stone for Exterior and Interior use
How to Correctly Specify Stone for Exterior and Interior use
New

This CPD will discuss the correct way to specify stone. Criteria for suitability will be explained against a backdrop of case studies where examples can be shown. It will introduce new machinery allowing stone to be fabricated in ways that enable specification on more diverse projects. It will then discuss new technology in stone care and maintenance that make stone specification more practical. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Technological advancements in stone fabrication that allow more diverse specification of stone
- How to specify stone correctly on projects
- Why some stones are unsuitable in certain situations
- Scientific developments in stone care and maintenance that protect stone and therefore make it a more practical choice in many locations
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers - Installation of Fire Door Assemblies and Associated Ironmongery
Installation of Fire Door Assemblies and Associated Ironmongery
New

This CPD presentation provides critical information on how fire doors and ironmongery should be installed on site. It does this through video presentations which take the installation from the site preparation through to final certification and sign off. This paired with slides that provide supplementary information on standards and best practice relating to fire door testing and installation. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Fire Doors – background, requirement and terminology
- Fire door and ironmongery installation process
- Relevant standards
- Further best practice
Symphony Group - Kitchen Design: Back to Basics
Kitchen Design: Back to Basics
Article, by Symphony Group
New

This article describes and explains the minimum elements required within kitchens, and the minimum space required to be able to include these elements. It concludes with the steps that architects can take to aid kitchen designers in providing functional and attractive kitchens. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Existing standards and regulations applicable to kitchen design
- The elements that end users expect in addition to the minimum elements required for a functional kitchen
- The specific sizes of the minimum elements
- How to ensure appropriate space is provided within a property to provide a functional kitchen
- How to apply actions to improve the kitchen spaces provided in residential properties
Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring - Seamless Flooring Solutions for the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry
Seamless Flooring Solutions for the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry
New & Available Online

This CPD will discuss seamless flooring solutions, which resin systems provide for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry to meet hygiene and safety standards. Topics covered include hygiene and safety standards required in pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities, performance required with flooring systems for the pharmaceutical industry, the range of resin flooring solutions provided for the pharmaceutical industry and installation. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to identify and specify specific resin flooring for pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities
- The basics of how resin flooring is installed
- Anti-slip flooring solutions and regulatory compliance

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Andreu World - Sustainable-Sourced Freestanding Wooden Furniture in Mass Production: Case Study of a Chair by Patricia Urquiola
Sustainable-Sourced Freestanding Wooden Furniture in Mass Production: Case Study of a Chair by Patricia Urquiola
Seminar, by Andreu World
New

This CPD aims to provide an overview of sustainable wooden furniture production based on the case study of the NUB chair by Patricia Urquiola. Topics covered include sustainable furniture design and supply from mass production, available woods and qualities, CNC production fabricating process, finishing processes, and testing techniques and concepts. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Available woods and qualities - with a specific emphasis on beech furniture
- CNC manufacturing process - including moisture in wood, steam bending and drying
- Finishing processes – including assembling, surfacing and finishing products on an industrial scale
- Testing techniques and concepts and how to provide technical feedback on wooden furniture products
The Rooflight Company - The Conservation Rooflight: Protecting our Nations Heritage
The Conservation Rooflight: Protecting our Nations Heritage
Online Learning, by The Rooflight Company
Revised & Available Online

This seminar will help you:
- To understand heritage buildings and their importance
- To identify which rooflight design is an appropriate solution for your project
- To understand planners’ and conservation officers’ needs
- To improve knowledge of conservation rooflights
- To understand the modern conservation rooflight

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Häfele UK Ltd - The What, Why and Where of Sliding Door Gear
The What, Why and Where of Sliding Door Gear
Online Learning, by Häfele UK Ltd
Revised & Available Online

This seminar will enable the architect to understand how sliding systems work and in what applications sliding, sliding folding and sliding stacking systems can be used. It includes information on the mechanics of door gear systems and their advantages/disadvantages.


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
The Rooflight Company - Toplighting Solutions
Toplighting Solutions
Online Learning, by The Rooflight Company
Revised & Available Online

This seminar is about rooflight specification and how to identify situations in which a rooflight design is an appropriate solution for your project. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- The ways in which rooflight and roof window designs and placement complement an overall building design
- How rooflights can be applied in different situations to solve design and technical challenges
- The variety of rooflight design solutions available to specifiers

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
299 Lighting - Wireless Lighting Controls - An Introduction
Wireless Lighting Controls - An Introduction
Seminar, by 299 Lighting
New & Available Online

This seminar looks at the benefits of wireless control systems and runs through creating dynamic lighting schemes equally suitable for small one room solutions to complex large buildings. Topics discussed include cracking the jargon, the benefits of wireless technology, the aesthetics of wireless controls, creating groups of luminaires, their integration and commissioning, three commonly used wireless systems on the UK market, and how to specify the right product for your property. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The impact lighting controls can have on a project, on both the performance and aesthetics
- How to specify the requirements of the lighting control system for a project
- The range of solutions on the market and their various functions
299 Lighting - Workplace Lighting Design - An Introduction
Workplace Lighting Design - An Introduction
Seminar, by 299 Lighting
New & Available Online

This seminar looks at how to design good lighting schemes to suite the common types of commercial developments in the UK. Topics discussed include cracking the jargon, recent changes to guidelines and the implications, how to design a great CAT A scheme, how to create layers of light for an exciting CAT B scheme, and how to specify the right product for your design concept. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The theories behind the good lighting design practice
- The difference between designing for CAT A and CAT B
- The current lighting guidelines