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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
IGP UK Contracts Ltd - Basics of Powder Coatings
Basics of Powder Coatings
Architectural coatings are a matter of trust: an average building lifetime of more than 50 years demands maximum performance in terms of colour stability, maintenance of gloss level and corrosion protection! Judicious and environmentally-friendly selection of raw materials, carefully concocted formulations and state-of-the-art production processes are an important pre-condition for providing the architect and her client with long-term satisfaction. Architectural coatings are also subject to individual design requirements and spirit of time.

Learn about the differences between powder coatings, liquid paint and anodizing, as well as manufacturing requirements, design constraints and opportunities, longevity, value and sustainability for the different treatments, in use and during their production.

IGP stands for quality, safety and reliability – values that benefit you. You can expect innovative, economical powder coating systems from IGP for a wide range of materials. Whether for coating solutions in architecture, industry, transport or the wooden furniture sector.

IGP consistently strives to find the best solution for every customer. Aesthetics, cost-effectiveness and ecology are of equal high importance. In development and production, new paths are constantly explored to implement attractive coating solutions. This pronounced customer and market orientation spurs IGP on daily and is part of its passion.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc) - Specifying the Correct Floor for Dance and Performing Arts: What You Need to Know
Specifying the Correct Floor for Dance and Performing Arts: What You Need to Know
Outlines key considerations when specifying floors for dance and the performing arts, and the important contribution the floor makes to performers’ health and safety. Also includes a brief history of dance floors, the reasons why floor choice is so important, current standards and tests for performance floors, and how to ensure you specify the right floor and performance surface.

Harlequin is a world leader in advanced technology floors and stage systems for the performing arts, and is the industry choice for the world’s most prestigious dance and performing arts companies, theatres, venues and schools.

Harlequin manufactures and supplies a range of high-quality sprung and vinyl floors and specialises in the building and refurbishment of bespoke stage systems.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Sketch Studios - Technology and the Workplace
Technology and the Workplace
Seminar, by Sketch Studios
Commercial buildings are becoming living organisms that autonomously absorb and decipher data. Connected to real-time sensors and control mechanisms, they adjust systems accordingly, reaching new levels of performance and efficiency. This seminar explores the forces influencing workplace technology trends, the smart and activated environment, and how to design future A grade properties.

Sketch’s expertise encompasses every aspect of the working environment. It provides unbiased product solutions, installation, move management and ongoing service support.

With a combined industry experience of more than 322 years, and intimate product knowledge of over 250 suppliers, clients may rest assured that their project is in safe hands. To date Sketch has installed over £100m worth of furniture throughout the UK and Europe, with countless happy clients and 75% repeat business.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Norbord Europe Ltd - To Be or Not to OSB? The Benefits and Applications of Oriented Strand Board
To Be or Not to OSB? The Benefits and Applications of Oriented Strand Board
Seminar, by Norbord Europe Ltd
Examines the applications and benefits of OSB, encompassing the product manufacturing process, the different variants available, its benefits over other wood panels and its principal applications. With additional notes on building regulations, unsuitable use – and a case study – this seminar provides a well-rounded source of information and should enhance understanding and confidence of the product.

Norbord Europe is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of structural wood-based panels (OSB, MDF and chipboard), a 30-year plus producer of one of the leading OSB brands, and now one of the largest OSB manufacturers in the world. Norbord Europe prides itself on its core values – trust and excellence – and strives to maintain these in everything it does.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.