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Inclusive environments

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Inclusive environments’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic. The RIBA CPD Core Curriculum is accompanied by an extensive CPD primer, which provides context for each of the ten topics and acts as a suggested framework of target issues for each topic. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, 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.
Automatic Doors for Healthcare: Standards and Considerations
Seminar, by record uk ltd
Offers guidance on automatic door specification for the healthcare sector. Includes advice on key design and product selection considerations when addressing the safe movement of people and goods within care homes, hospitals, surgeries, theatres, pharmacies and other healthcare building types.

Record UK is one of the country’s largest manufacturers, installers and maintenance service providers of automated pedestrian doors. The company offers a range of products that automate doors quickly and easily, in turn helping to create safe and contact-free environments within healthcare facilities.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Colour and Contrast for Inclusive Design
A seminar about the importance of colour and luminance contrast when designing inclusive environments. Colour and contrast help people – especially those with visual impairments – to navigate more easily. This presentation explores the research that helped shape Approved Document Part M2, alongside other environmental factors such as lighting and surface finish. It also covers: how the visually impaired navigate spaces, how to identify the light reflectance values of surfaces, and how to select colours to create adequate contrast, as laid out in the guidelines.

Dulux Trade is one of the UK’s leading paint brands for professionals. Its comprehensive range of premium quality decorative finishes, exterior and specialist products transforms buildings into beautifully designed living spaces that enrich people’s lives. The company is committed to delivering innovative solutions for its customers, and the industry, by offering a range of pioneering products and integrated design and specification services.

Duration: 60 minutes
Colour and Contrast for Workplace Flooring Solutions
Seminar, by Shaw Contract
Discusses the importance of colour and contrast in inclusive floor space design as well as key aesthetic and practical considerations when choosing workplace flooring. Covers: modular carpet tile and LVT systems, relevant regulations and standards, the use of LRV and specification guidelines, and advice on modular flooring systems.

Shaw Contract designs and manufactures carpet tile, broadloom and resilient products that give foundation to spaces and support the people within them. With its human-centric, insight-led and optimistic agenda, Shaw Contract prioritises power for positive change.

Shaw Contract is an innovation and design leader in the flooring industry, with a track record spanning 60 years.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Innovations in Architectural Signs
Seminar, by dlinexsign
Views the architect as a product designer, by way of an introduction to modular signs. Also considers the complexities of handling sign information using online tools, end-user considerations, innovations in materials and text methods, opportunities to extend the brief to corporate identity, wayfinding, EA and sign considerations.

XSIGN is a designer, manufacturer and installer of signage products. Its products are made in the UK, but its operation is global. XSIGN works with architects, contractors and specifiers, designing bespoke solutions for a range of architectural spaces.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A