RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Sustainable architecture

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Sustainable architecture’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic (and may also fall within other core curriculum topics too). Chartered members are obliged to undertake a minimum of 20 of their annual 35 hours CPD from this curriculum, including at least two hours of CPD from each of the ten key topics. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Demystifying Resins: A Guide to Designing with Polymers
Video, by 3form LLC
The title says it all. This presentation provides a practical and comprehensive insight into translucent thermoplastic polymer resin materials, as used in interior and exterior design. It covers: how resins can be used as aesthetic alternatives to more traditional materials; the process of selecting the right resin materials for your project; examples of how resin materials can be used to remedy design challenges like daylight harvesting, reusable materials, energy efficiency and project economics; and, a visual demonstration of the capabilities of resin materials.

3form manufactures translucent resin panel materials, architectural hardware and lighting for interior and exterior environments. Panels come in 250 colours, multiple textures and feature encapsulated materials. They can be used to create ceilings, wall features, dividers, doors, desk fronts, sculptures, column features and light boxes!

3form resin materials are a lightweight, cost-saving, sustainable alternative to glass.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Specifying Secondary Glazing for Enhancing Thermal Performance, Window Acoustics and Security
Online Learning, by Selectaglaze Ltd
An overview of how and where secondary glazing can be used to provide thermal enhancements, acoustic insulation and added security to primary windows. Topics discussed include: specification for listed buildings, functions and benefits of secondary glazing, suitability, design considerations, sustainability and economics.

Founded in 1966, and a royal warrant holder since 2004, Selectaglaze is the acknowledged specialist and a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary window systems. Its policy of continuous product development has resulted in a broad selection of units with applications ranging from significant noise reduction and thermal insulation to environmental control and protection against bomb blast or sustained physical attack.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Steel Windows - A New Generation
Online Learning, by Clement Windows Group
For over 100 years steel windows have found favour with architects due to their elegant sight lines, strength and versatility. This presentation covers: the importance and characteristics of the steel window in architecture over the last century or more; the role of steel windows today with regards to the environment and sustainability; legislation, standards and performance features governing steel windows; and, the future for steel windows, including the introduction of thermal breaks and the consequences for current day steel window specification.

Clement manufactures an innovative range of steel windows, doors and screens for both private residences and commercial projects. It provides a complete service – from the provision of technical drawings through to manufacture, installation and after sales support – whether the project is a traditional restoration (involving listed building or conservation area status) or new build. Examples of its work can be found in landmark buildings such as Bonhams in London, Norwich City Hall and the El Dorado Building in Manhattan. All its windows are crafted to clients’ bespoke designs in its ISO 9001 approved factory. Produced entirely from 100% recycled steel and generally Part L compliant, Clement windows are environmentally friendly and meet the latest performance requirements for insulation, weatherproofing and security.

Duration: 55 minutes, plus Q&A