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Project management

A look at project management at its most basic level – solving problems. Here we explore some of the products, processes and people factors that can help take a project from ‘average’ to ‘exceptional’. Most seminars are now available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
A Guide to Office Acoustics
This invaluable guide to best practice in the design and installation of acoustic solutions in offices details the needs of a range of audiences, from first time office occupiers to designers, architects and acousticians.

FIS represents companies involved in all aspects of interior fit-out. With 1,120-plus offices nationwide and a combined workforce of more than 38,000, members carry out over 65% of the work involved in the UK commercial interior fit-out, refurbishment and retrofit sectors – to a combined value of more than £4.3bn.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
An Introduction to Workplace Ergonomics
Examines to the current health issues in the global workplace and the cost-benefits of running a successful ergonomics program. The legal aspects of workstation design are also explored, before running through the optimal setup of various workplace DSE workstations.

Colebrook Bosson Saunders is an international designer, manufacturer and distributor of award-winning ergonomic products. The company is driven by the desire to create new and better ways to enhance user experience through the seamless connection of people with technology. This is reflected in its long track record of industry and world ‘firsts’, including the first flatscreen monitor arm, and first dynamic monitor arm capable of supporting up to 9kg.

Duration: 40-45 minutes, plus Q&A
Building Refurbishment: Systems for Retrofit and Conservation
Online Learning, by A Proctor Group Ltd
Discusses the key factors to consider in refurbishment and conservation projects, including the basics of hygrothermal design. Topics covered include: retrofit and conservation considerations; hygrothermal material properties and good design practice; hygrothermal assessment standards; the PAS 2035 design framework; and, how to reduce the risk of condensation in pitched roof refurbishment.

The A Proctor Group has, for nearly 50 years, served the construction industry with an extensive portfolio of technically-advanced thermal, acoustic and membrane products. It delivers a wide range of high-quality, innovative solutions designed to meet the evolving needs of the construction industry.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
Design with Autism in Mind
Online Learning, by danfloor UK Ltd
Explores the impact of interior design on people on the autistic spectrum. Discusses the sensitivities experienced by those living on the autistic spectrum, and how internal spaces can affect the way they relate to people and their environment. The presentation also introduces the ASPECTSS Design Index – a conceptual framework used to address the elements of acoustics, heating, colour and pattern, and the zoning of spaces – and discusses how carpet can meet the requirements of the Index.

Danfloor UK is a specialist manufacturer of impervious and non-impervious broadloom carpet and carpet tiles. Contemporary, hardwearing and stylish, Danfloor’s carpet ranges are suited to the healthcare, education, commercial and leisure industries. The company uses branded carpet fibres, which determines the quality of the carpet and influences aspects such as surface structure, colour and feel, as well as many functional features, offering plenty of flooring possibilities. All carpets are tested in accordance with BS EN1307 and carry a number of comprehensive warranty packages. Two of its ranges have also received Dementia Design Product Accreditation from the University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC). Danfloor offers you the peace of mind that its carpets will help to create dementia inclusive environments.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Mapping Your Way to Better Projects (article)
Explains how maps can be an extremely useful tool during every project stage of the RIBA Plan of Works, from helping to formulate a design to submitting to the local authorities and preparing reports for site safety, sustainability and maintenance.

Used daily by architects across the UK, Mapserve offers a fast way to get the professional CAD- and raster-based mapping for your project. Mapserve offers large-scale mapping including OS Mastermap, 1m contours, freehold boundaries, building heights and aerial photography.

Duration: 5 pages