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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Bilco UK Ltd - Access all Areas
Access all Areas
Seminar, by Bilco UK Ltd
Includes information on: how to design safe access to the roof and through the floor in all types of buildings; best practice for ensuring safe movement around the roof area, including over fragile roofs and along valley gutters, and; the benefits of using natural smoke and extraction ventilators for projects where infrequent roof access is required.

Since 1989 Bilco UK has built a reputation among architects, specifiers and building service professionals for providing safe and reliable roof and floor access solutions. Bilco’s product range includes roof hatches, CE-marked smoke vents, fixed and retractable ladders and floor doors. Standard products are available from stock, while products requiring a bespoke specification may be manufactured to order.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Saint-Gobain Weber - Modern Rendering Using Monocouche Through Coloured Renders
Modern Rendering Using Monocouche Through Coloured Renders
Seminar, by Saint-Gobain Weber
A four-part seminar that examines monocouche renders, and explains where and how they are used, before focussing on the different types of monocouche render and the range of textures and colours they come in. Best practice when specifying and applying monocouche renders is also covered, as is regulation, control and certification.

Saint-Gobain Weber is a specialist in the manufacture of industrial mortar products. Its core product range consists of external renders, decorative finishes, technical mortars, tile fixings and floor screeds.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
SIG Design & Technology - Specifying Hard Metals: Choosing the Right Product for the Project
Specifying Hard Metals: Choosing the Right Product for the Project
A guide to selecting the best roofing or cladding solution, this presentation discusses the benefits of specifying hard metals and the issues to be aware of, as well as examining in-depth roof and façade systems options and their relevant construction methods.

Part of SIG Roofing, SIG Design & Technology helps specifiers by designing and supplying flat roofing solutions, including green roofing, zinc, copper and stainless-steel roofing and cladding, and pitched roof coverings (including natural slate and clay tiles).

SIG’s own 8-step guide follows the process from agnostic product selection and design expertise through to guarantees and maintenance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Artisans of Devizes - The Art of Specifying Natural Stone
The Art of Specifying Natural Stone
Covers the basic geology and mineral make-up of those stone varieties most commonly used in architecture and design. Also examines which varieties of stone are most suitable for various applications, what to look out for (and what questions to ask) when specifying natural stone, and how to troubleshoot the various issues that may occur with stone.

Artisans of Devizes was founded in 1989. Over the last 30 years, it has grown to become one of the UK’s leading stone and tile companies, with showrooms in Wiltshire and London. Artisans has a product to suit every project, from classic stone styles to on-trend statement tiles.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Actiu - The Past, Present and Future: The Internationalization of the Office and the Effect of Employing a Cool Working Workplace Strategy
The Past, Present and Future: The Internationalization of the Office and the Effect of Employing a Cool Working Workplace Strategy
Seminar, by Actiu
Where has the concept of the workplace come from, and where is it going? How is that path currently being shaped by workplace strategy, and disrupted by the changing nature of work? This CPD seminar doesn’t provide all the answers, but does offer a useful starting point for a fun discussion of some of the more light-hearted – and dark – possibilities.

A Spanish-led global business, making furniture may be Actiu’s day job, but its passion remains the workplaces, cultures, environments, changes and people that use its products.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-75 minutes