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Design, construction and technology

The following materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum subject area, which covers technical, design, engineering, services and technological issues, trends and changes. CPD materials that fall within this category should help deliver a successful building process using the latest technology in a rapidly changing industry and profession. 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.
Achieving Acoustical excellence with suspended ceilings
Online Learning, by Sto Ltd
How to deliver balanced acoustics without having to resort to modular ceilings. Whether described as ‘seamless’, ‘jointless’ or ‘monolithic’, these terms all relate to current thinking when looking at internal linings on building design, without compromising acoustics.

Sto Ltd is the UK subsidiary of Sto SE & Co KGaA of Germany. The company manufactures and distributes high quality, innovative, external wall insulation systems, glass rainscreen cladding, brick slips and acoustic ceiling systems. Renowned for its excellent customer and technical service, Sto sets the benchmark for aesthetic and technical performance.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Approved Document E -Resistance to the Passage of Sound
Online Learning, by Knauf Insulation Ltd
Provides a practical insight into the requirements of Approved Document E, sound insulation and the theory behind sound insulation and the basic principles and solutions for both requirements E1 and E2 of Approved document E.

With 40 years’ experience in the insulation industry, Knauf Insulation is leading the charge in smart insulation solutions for a better world. Indeed, it is one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide. Knauf’s mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future. Its mineral wool products meet the highest specifications and offer excellent all-round performance in the most demanding circumstances, including projects built to Passivhaus standards.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Dealing with Dampness in Existing Properties (Above Ground)
Provides an overview of the types of dampness found in existing properties, with a particular emphasis on the three most common forms of dampness (condensation, rain penetration and rising damp), and their diagnosis and treatment.

Safeguard Europe is a manufacturer and supplier of specialist damp-proofing and waterproofing products. For over 30 years its focus has been on providing high-quality, reliable products and technical expertise to specialists in the construction industry. The company is able to supply anywhere in the UK via cash purchase or credit account. Ordering can be done via telephone, email or fax. Safeguard Europe’s office and its on-the-road technical staff can be contacted any time during normal business hours for enquiries. The company prides itself on its industry-leading technical knowledge and its ability to innovate by developing and manufacturing new products. If you or your clients require technical specifications, CAD drawings, training days, on-site technical visits, datasheets or application guidelines, Safeguard Europe can help.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Gas Proofing Design Principles
Looks at the key considerations of gas proofing, including: specific design criteria and details for gas proofing systems; relevant industry codes and standards (including BS 8485, CIRIA C748 and C735 and others); the importance of ventilation; gas proofing products and benefits; and, relevant case studies.

DB Group is a specialist provider of innovative solutions to the construction industry. Its focus is on improving the durability and sustainability of buildings and infrastructure. The company has many well-known brands encompassing ultra-low carbon concrete, waterproof systems, concrete solutions and specialist sands.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Structural Waterproofing for Podium Decks and Buried Roofs
There are many common pitfalls when it comes to designing a waterproofing system for podium decks, buried roofs, balconies and terraces. These complex structures require an in-depth knowledge of construction and structural waterproofing. Differential movement and drainage are key considerations. This CPD presentation offers guidance to architects, designers and specifiers on how to adopt the correct technical approach.

Delta Membrane Systems provides a full range of waterproofing and damp proofing solutions for architects, specifiers, developers, contractors and homeowners on new, retrofit and refurbishment construction, and in flood resilience. It also supplies gas protection membranes that help shield structures from harmful ground gases such as radon, carbon dioxide, methane and hydrocarbons.

With over 125 years of manufacturing experience Delta is an impeccable partner on every project. Its technical team will help from concept to completion. Its products comply with British Standards 8102:2009, 8485:2015+A1:2019 and 85500:2015 and are BBA certified. Its areas of expertise encompass commercial and residential developments, new-build and refurbishment, civil infrastructure projects and domestic basements, while its nationwide network of registered installers offers a fully guaranteed installation service.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
The WELL Building Standard - How can glazed partitions contribute?
Online Learning, by Optima
Addresses how glazed partitions and doors can play an important role in gaining WELL certification. Includes advice and guidance on: the benefits of WELL certification, the certification process and methodology, the role of glass partitions within WELL, and how to specify glass partitions in a design which meets the WELL standard.

Optima is one of the leading international glass partitioning and doors specialists. Its service combines specification, design, manufacturing, installation and aftercare, using its own teams of experts. All products are acoustically certified. Optima is proud of its sustainability credentials and is an ISO 9001 company with ISO 14001 products and EPDs.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A