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Latest CPD materials

The CPD materials featured below are the most recent to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
A1 Facade Fire Rated Membranes and A2 Membranes Systems - The Technology is Ready
Online Learning, by EFFISUS
New & Available Online

This CPD addresses the latest technologies available to complete a weatherproofing A2 Fire-Rated Façade Weatherproofing System according to BS EN13501-1, both ensuring maximum fire safety and contributing to a new level of building facades fire safety. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to make the end user aware of the latest technologies and developments in membranes for facades in regards to fire
- Considerations that we should take when designing and installing weatherproofing systems
- Weatherproofing implications in a façade project
- Membrane test standards, as well the UK building regulations

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Acoustic LVT Flooring for Shared Spaces
Online Learning, by Amtico International
New & Available Online

This CPD focuses on the topic of acoustic flooring for shared spaces including student accommodation, office buildings, education, hotels, retirement villages, hospitality and leisure, healthcare, retail and housing. Through this CPD, specifiers, architects and interior designers can understand the features of acoustic LVT flooring and the related design and specification considerations. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- The importance of acoustic design in architecture for health and wellbeing
- Why acoustic LVT flooring is the optimum choice in multi-occupancy properties and product options
- Acoustic standards and what they measure
- Installation key points
- Specification considerations

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Bound & Unbound Slab, Flag & Porcelain Paving Design & Installation Guidance
Seminar, by Brett Landscaping
New & Available Online

This presentation looks at the principals on the installation of both bound and unbound paving construction for concrete, stone and porcelain paving. It provides guidance on the British Standards to be used, for installation, along with providing details on the benefits of each of the construction methods. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- What bound and unbound installation is
- Installation Standards
- The benefits of both bound and unbound installation
- Good installation detailing
- How to explain the exception to the rule

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Bringing the Inside Out
Seminar, by Able Canopies Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD discusses shade and shelters structures; canopies and shelters, the benefits they provide to the end users and the products types available including the materials, styles and quality options. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The benefits a canopy can provide both aesthetically and functionally
- Various canopy structures and design potential these offer
- The materials and finishes available to you and their benefits
Designed to Disappear
Online Learning, by Sonance
New & Available Online

This CPD discusses the benefits of hiding technology into the design and architecture of a project. It will begin by defining the luxury experience in residential design. It will then dive deeper into audio and lighting as elements that influence the luxury experience. Finally, it will present solutions for hiding these and other technologies into design and architecture. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- What makes the luxury experience in a residential space
- How to relate the design aspects of lighting and audio in a similar way and consider them together
- The benefits of audio to the experience in the residential space
- Ways to hide technology into architecture and interior design and why you should partner with integrators who can support this goal
- The benefits of custom integrators as a resource and partner to accomplish hidden technology


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Designed to Disappear
Online Learning, by Sonance
New & Available Online

This CPD discusses the benefits of hiding technology into the design and architecture of a project. It will begin by defining the luxury experience in residential design. It will then dive deeper into audio and lighting as elements that influence the luxury experience. Finally, it will present solutions for hiding these and other technologies into design and architecture. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- What makes the luxury experience in a residential space
- How to relate the design aspects of lighting and audio in a similar way and consider them together
- The benefits of audio to the experience in the residential space
- Ways to hide technology into architecture and interior design and why you should partner with integrators who can support this goal
- The benefits of custom integrators as a resource and partner to accomplish hidden technology


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Designing to Zero Carbon: Regulations, Future Homes Standard and RIBA Climate Challenge 2030
Seminar, by Xtratherm UK Ltd
Revised

This presentation looks at the announced changes to Building Regulations Part L from 2021 in England to achieve Net Zero emissions for new dwellings buildings from 2025; how they relate to the Future Homes Standard, and how they compare to the RIBA Climate Challenge 2030. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The key points as announced by the Government as to their plans for Part L Regulations and the Future Homes Standard
- The timetable for implementation of Part L 21 and the Future Homes Standard
- The Government's commitment to a 'Fabric First Approach' to Zero Carbon under regulations
- Typical fabric specifications to achieve Part L 21 and the Future Homes Standard
- The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge - including the 3 main target metrics and the importance of embodied carbon
- The comparison for fabric performance under Part L, Future Homes Standard and RIBA Climate Challenge 2030
Designing to Zero Carbon: Regulations, Future Homes Standard and RIBA Climate Challenge 2030
Seminar, by Xtratherm UK Ltd
Revised

This presentation looks at the announced changes to Building Regulations Part L from 2021 in England to achieve Net Zero emissions for new dwellings buildings from 2025; how they relate to the Future Homes Standard, and how they compare to the RIBA Climate Challenge 2030. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The key points as announced by the Government as to their plans for Part L Regulations and the Future Homes Standard
- The timetable for implementation of Part L 21 and the Future Homes Standard
- The Government's commitment to a 'Fabric First Approach' to Zero Carbon under regulations
- Typical fabric specifications to achieve Part L 21 and the Future Homes Standard
- The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge - including the 3 main target metrics and the importance of embodied carbon
- The comparison for fabric performance under Part L, Future Homes Standard and RIBA Climate Challenge 2030
Euroclass A2 Vertical Membranes
Online Learning, by Serge Ferrari
New & Available Online

This CPD will cover topics including the functionality and applications of membranes, the new Euroclass A2-limited combustible membrane, UK building standards for membranes in high-rise buildings, what the experts say, applicable building types, independent certifications, reasons for using limited combustible membranes, and fire tests: Euroclass A2,B and E rated membranes. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Why A2 membranes fit as part of a facade system
- Why vertical wall membranes should not be exempt from a Euroclass A2 wall system
- That it is not a damp proof or roof membrane
- The types of independent tests
- The benefits of having Euroclass A2 membranes fitted in support new build and re-cladding


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Fire Rated System Based Solutions for Building Envelopes
New

The seminar discusses fire tested system solutions for metal rainscreen cladding. The presentation takes you through the full cycle from design stage, learning about automation and its role in the manufacturing process, right through system testing and finally to the delivered product and the finishes you can achieve. It goes onto cover the benefit of being able to use one fabrication supplier for the full facade package from internal dry lining out to the external metal facade, with an emphasis on external testing and discussion over supplier warranties. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The importance of precision design and manufacturing in creating fire rated system based solutions
- The benefits of a fully tested through wall system solution from internal lining to external façade
- The process involved in BS 8414 system testing
- Specific metal rainscreen available and the different solutions they can provide
- How bespoke products and fabrications can be designed and manufactured to suit individual projects needs
- Each step of the manufacturing process from early stage design through to installation
- How early stage discussions involving multiple supply chain partners can ensure the right products and systems are specified on the right projects
- How aluminium can offer a wide range of finishes and colours as a lightweight and effective alternative to traditional materials
Fire Safety Considerations When Specifying Insulation for an Inverted Flat Roof
New

It is a legal requirement for buildings to be designed to prevent the spread of fire from one structure to another and consideration must be given to this while designing and specifying building materials for use in an inverted flat roof. There has been an increased focus on fire safety in residential buildings following the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, where combustible materials used in the cladding of the tower are believed to have contributed to the spread of fire. However, this does not mean that only non-combustible materials can be used safely in an inverted flat roof. This CPD discusses how fire regulations apply to inverted roofs and how this impacts on specification of insulation materials. By the end of the article you should have a greater understanding of:
- How Approved Document B applies to inverted flat roofs
- The impact of EC Decision 2000/553/EC on testing requirements
- The importance of selecting appropriate insulation material
Fixing Systems - Architecture with Stone Sessions
Online Learning, by LSI Stone
New & Available Online

This CPD seeks to enrich attendees' knowledge of stone. It covers the main concerns and procedures in the selection of natural stone and has been developed for both beginners and advanced professionals. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- Stone requirements
- Types of fixing systems and their characteristics
- Fixing system tests
- Stone requirements and technical analysis necessary in the selection of the fixing system

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
How to Safely Specify Rainscreen Cladding?
Online Learning, by Sotech Ltd
New & Available Online

This seminar takes an in depth look at the main safety considerations when specifying rainscreen cladding – covering what exactly is required to meet fire safety regulations and the full range of systems, materials and finishes available for your next project. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Safety priorities when specifying rainscreen cladding including the latest fire safety regulations and the differences between A1 and A2 materials
- An overview of the Hackitt report, findings and how this will affect the industry
- Type of rainscreen systems available and the benefits of these
- Testing and certification requirements to comply with building regulations
- Design and sustainability considerations


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Introduction to Raised Access Floors
New

This CPD aims to provide an introduction to the configuration, application and installation of a raised access floor system. It will discuss raised access floor systems as a cost effective way of creating a flexible working environment by utilising the floor void to manage the distribution of M&E services and HVAC systems. Additionally, the presentation will explore Data Centre Solutions. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The configuration, application and installation of a raised access floor system
- The features and benefits of installing a raised floor
- The benefits of adding architectural floor finishes
- The configuration, application and installation of Data Centre Solutions
Introduction to Residential Fire Suppression and Building Regulations
Online Learning, by Plumis Ltd
New & Available Online

This CPD introduces the principle of operation and objectives of residential fire suppression, and how these are used to meet the functional requirements of the building regulations. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- The principle of operation and objectives of residential fire suppression
- How suppression is used to meet the functional requirements of the building regulations
- The difference between regulations and guidance
- The difference between sprinklers and watermist
- The difference between compliance and certification
Lighting and Wellbeing - A Conversation with Elon and Henry
Seminar, by 299 Lighting
New

This CPD is inspired by the biggest mission that mankind faces in our lifetime. Fast-forwarding through time, we have teamed up with the most influential man on the planet. It’s the year 2025 and we are heading on a revolutionary mission. Tasked with the specification of a unique building, we must ensure the maximum health, comfort and wellbeing of its future occupants. Following the internationally recognised WELL Building Standard, the CPD will dive into the lighting part of the document, guiding you through the requirements step by step and investigating the best methods of replicating lighting from a human-centric perspective. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- What has an impact on visual comfort of occupants
- How to take circadian rhythm into consideration when designing a workplace
- How to take control of glare
- What is 'good quality' light
- The basics of human centric lighting
- The principles of lighting in alignment with the WELL Building Standard
- What influences the quality of artificial light
Limited Combustible Products for Buildings
Online Learning, by Serge Ferrari
New & Available Online

This CPD will cover topics including Grenfell Tower findings to-date, fire-codes, types of building fires with data, why limited combustible membranes are important, EN standards and tests, thermal, solar and air protection, building types and limited combustible membranes, what fire means to occupiers and owners, and the importance of certificates and compliance. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Issues related to combustible products - Grenfell Tower
- Measures taken to improve fire safety
- The various Euroclasses
- The importance of A2 s1 d0 limited combustibility
- Why independent test

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Managing Daylight – Using automated solar shading to improve building efficiency, wellbeing and productivity
Seminar, by Somfy Ltd
New

This seminar will provide an introduction to how the automation and control of solar shading (such as blinds) can contribute to a daylight management strategy in all types of commercial buildings. It explains how automation captures both the positive benefits of daylight and also manages its negative impacts, such as glare and overheating. The CPD explores how occupant well-being and productivity can benefit and how shading can work with other building services to contribute to a building's energy efficiency. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- The benefits of automated shading to manage daylight
- The topology of the solution and how it works in practice
- The benefits to managing daylight for occupant well-being
- The connectivity of such systems and how they work with other systems such as a BMS
Principles of External Waterproofing to British Standard 8102:2009
Online Learning, by Newton Waterproofing Systems
New & Available Online

Type A waterproofing is a form of “barrier protection” applied to either the internal or external surface of a below-ground structure in order to resist the pressure of water trying to enter the building. However, there are a wide range of different Type A products available on the market, and the correct choice is dependent on a number of factors. With so many aspects to consider, this CPD aims to provide attendees with a guide to the most pertinent and relevant considerations when specifying Type A waterproofing. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to distinguish between Type A waterproofing and other forms of waterproofing
- What recommendations are given by BS 8102:2009 regarding Type A waterproofing
- How to distinguish between the different kinds of Type A membranes and their main benefits/drawbacks
- How important aspects such as the method of construction will impact the Type A waterproofing
- How to avoid common mistakes that have lead to historic failures in Type A systems

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Thermally Separating Reinforced Concrete Walls
Online Learning, by Schöck Ltd
New & Available Online

To bring awareness of the issues relating to cold bridges in reinforced concrete walls. The webinar includes identification of cold bridge vulnerabilities in RC structures and introducing solutions, discussing minimum thermal requirements, practical detailing, structural design considerations and best practice.