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The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Lithofin - Cleaning, Protecting and Maintaining Natural and Artificial Stone, Ceramic and Porcelain
Cleaning, Protecting and Maintaining Natural and Artificial Stone, Ceramic and Porcelain
Seminar, by Lithofin
Invaluable guidance on the treatment of stone and tile surfaces. Covers the use of chemicals for cleaning, protecting and maintaining stone and tile surfaces at each stage of a project.
Lithofin’s impressive product range has been developed over the last 60 years. Its professional product portfolio has been refined to meet the specific needs of stone specialists, specifiers and restorers. It encompasses products to clean, protect and maintain natural and artificial stone, ceramics and porcelain, and includes excellent problem-solving solutions – ideal for all aspects of specification, installation, snagging and restoration. A professional technical support line is available for expert advice.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
IKO Polymeric - Complex Detailing and Sustainable Specification in Single Ply Roofing
Complex Detailing and Sustainable Specification in Single Ply Roofing
Seminar, by IKO Polymeric
Guidance on what to look for when specifying single ply membranes, including how to deal with complex detailing issues and meet the sustainability requirements of your projects. Offers practical advice on sound roof design and how to reduce the risk of roof defects. Also includes information on: the advantages of specifying single ply roofing; types of single ply roofing membranes; good and bad practice; complex detailing in single ply roofing; key design elements (British standards for flat roof design); sustainability and environmentally-friendly design.
IKO Polymeric has been manufacturing high performance single ply roofing membranes in its state-of-the-art production facility since 2005. IKO offers comprehensive technical support to specifiers, from early design stage to post-project support and guarantees.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes
Sto Ltd - Innovative Facade Solutions using External Wall Insulation
Innovative Facade Solutions using External Wall Insulation
Seminar, by Sto Ltd
Explains how external wall systems offer a different method of thermally cladding a building while enabling complete flexibility in building design. Topics covered include the definition of an external wall insulation (EWI) system, the benefits of insulating externally, and important specification and design criteria. Discover the advantages of EWI over alternative insulation technologies available.
Sto is a dominant global building product manufacturer active in more than 87 countries, with a turnover exceeding £910m and over 5,000 employees.
Sto manufactures and supplies external wall insulation systems. Its core product range includes high quality façade elements, renders, plasters and paints for building exteriors and interiors.
As a leading brand in the external wall insulation and render markets, Sto systems sets the industry benchmark for innovation, technical design and sustainability.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
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
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, and feel confident about selecting and specifying the most appropriate tile fixing solutions for natural stone.
For over 60 years ARDEX has been synonymous with the development and manufacture of high-performance building materials while offering gold standard specification support. ARDEX operates in several key construction sectors, including transport, education, leisure, retail and health.
ARDEX products have been specified on many prestigious projects in the UK and around the world.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Recticel Insulation - Specifying a Flat Roof with PIR Insulation
Specifying a Flat Roof with PIR Insulation
Offers useful guidance on selecting the correct PIR (polyisocyanurate) insulation boards for different flat roofing applications. Looks at the requirements and products characteristics of flat roof PIR insulation, fixing methods for different flat roof build ups, and condensation risk in flat roofs. Also discusses vapour control layers and the dangers of hybrid roof constructions.
Recticel Insulation is a reliable and experienced insulation partner, providing high quality solutions that guarantee day-to-day comfort for the end-user. With three production sites across Europe, Recticel is committed to developing new and effective insulation solutions using its experience, expertise and passion for polyurethane.
The Recticel Group employs over 7,000 people working across over 80 sites in 27 countries around the world.

Approximate reading time: 20 minutes
Optima  - Specifying Glass Partitions
Specifying Glass Partitions
Seminar, by Optima
Looks at some of the practical considerations when specifying fire-rated partitions and doors, and how to meet an acoustic specification. Also examines types of glass, joints and frames, how to choose what’s right for your design, installation issues and privacy.
Optima is an international leader in glass partitioning systems and solutions. It has manufacturing facilities in the UK and Kuala Lumpur and over 30 years’ experience in the glass partitioning industry. Optima prides itself on its exceptional service and beautifully designed glass partitions and doors, which exude quality. The company is dedicated to helping clients create effective and innovative workspaces in some of the world’s most iconic buildings.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) - Specifying Stainless Steel for Architectural Applications
Specifying Stainless Steel for Architectural Applications
This seminar provides architects with practical guidance on the specification of stainless steels, including material grade, surface finish and flatness criteria, as well as on factors influencing the cost of different specifications.
The British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) operates across the UK and Ireland to promote and develop the manufacture and use of stainless steel. The association provides marketing support, technical advice, information, training and education in all aspects of stainless steel.
The primary objective of the BSSA is to encourage the use of stainless steel in manufacturing and construction.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Mosa Tiles - Sustainable Ceramic Facades with Ventilated Facade Systems
Sustainable Ceramic Facades with Ventilated Facade Systems
Seminar, by Mosa Tiles
A look at the benefits of sustainable façades using a ventilated façade system and ceramic cladding. Covers ventilated façade system design and construction, fixing methods, architectural and technical features, and ceramic façade cladding.
Mosa has a passion for ceramics. For over 130 years, it has been manufacturing tiles using the purest materials and innovative Dutch design. By embracing a cradle-to-cradle philosophy and being committed to offering the best support, Mosa helps clients around the world to create signature buildings that last.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes