RIBA CPD Showcase

The secure environment

Ensuring that spaces in, on and around buildings are aesthetically pleasing and easy to manage, while remaining safe and secure.
Seminar, by Rapid Access Ltd
A guide to ceiling and wall access panels and riser doors that examines the different types of panel available, fire safety, long term maintenance issues, health, safety and wellbeing, statutory and regulatory compliance, and sustainability.

Rapid Access manufactures a wide range of access panels, riser doors, loft hatches and overboxes from its two Midlands-based manufacturing facilities. While one facility mass produces stock sizes in line with an environmentally-friendly and modern approach, the other produces bespoke products and sizes to many different specifications. Both are backed by an experienced technical support team.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Focuses on the design principles relevant to balustrades and handrails. Includes guidance on: the basics of architectural railing design; various material strengths and options; balustrade infill options and fixing solutions; material costs and lifecycle analysis; and, current British standards and Building Regulations Approved Documents.

HDI Railings Systems is a British-owned company with operations worldwide. Its impressive portfolio of balustrade systems features products that are designed with unique characteristics, yet share interchangeable components. All HDI systems are available with LED lighting and a variety of colour, light intensity and beam spread options.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Factory Visit, by Lualdi UK
Fly to Italy to visit the Lauldi door factory in Marcallo con Casone and the company’s nearest showroom in Milan. Tour highlights include: how doors are constructed, the various door structures available, the production process itself, how architecture and building design has affected modern door design, and certified fire and acoustic door regulatory and testing requirements.

Lualdi is a legendary name in Italian design with a history dating back almost 150 years. The company manufactures a wide range of premium custom interior doors and door hardware, boiserie and partition walls for the residential and hospitality sectors – all made exclusively of high-quality materials. Its client list includes many of the worlds leading architects.

Duration: two days, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Profab Access Ltd
Discusses the specification of access products, doors, doorsets and components for fire and smoke control. Topics covered include: fire resisting access solutions – what they are and why they’re necessary; relevant British and European standards; the fundamentals of fire testing and certification; and, independent product conformity.

Profab Access is a leading designer and manufacturer of riser doors and access panel solutions. The company offers both fire- and non-fire-rated riser doors and access panels to facilitate the safe access of all areas in walls and ceilings. Additionally, Profab provides a made-to-order bespoke design service to match any access project requirements.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
A seminar about entrance control systems, vehicle control, and the seamless integration of security equipment into building design

Automatic Systems is a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control. Founded over 60 years ago, the company is recognised worldwide for designing and manufacturing innovative and high-quality access control equipment that protects and secures pedestrian and vehicle entrances while optimising traffic flow.
An introduction to the configuration, application and installation of raised access floor systems and data centre solutions that also covers the benefits of adding architectural floor finishes.

Kingspan Access Floors is a world leader in the access flooring sector and the only UK access flooring company that has been in existence long enough to stand by its 25-year total system warranty. Combining all of the practicality of a raised access floor system with high quality aesthetics, the Kingspan range incorporates a variety of integrated, bonded and overlay options.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by DAD - DECAYEUX
By 2040 it’s predicted that 95% of purchases will be facilitated by e-commerce – a trend that has only gathered pace with the Covid-19 pandemic. This seminar discusses a new solution to facilitate home delivery in multiple occupancy residences: a solution that futureproofs buildings, helps reduce carbon emissions, and ensures the secure and contactless delivery of online orders.

DAD-DECAYEUX was among the first mailbox manufacturers in Europe, and now also designs solutions for the management of parcel deliveries. Its intelligent mail and parcel box solutions allow developers and building owners to create digital lobbies with QR code-controlled access, digital notice boards and mobile app functionality – all managed via a cloud-based back office.
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