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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.
Fantoni Spa - Acoustic of Inner Spaces
Acoustic of Inner Spaces
Seminar, by Fantoni Spa
New

This CPD explores how improving the acoustic properties of buildings and spaces has been a concern from the classical period to the modern day. It looks at modern building materials, how they contribute to the acoustic environment, the effect they have on acoustic quality and how this can be improved with the use of sound absorbent systems. The CPD describes the various sound absorbent systems, how they function and perform and how this performance can be measured. It also explores reverberation time, the Sabine Formula and the optimal reverberation time for different types of settings. A short case study will demonstrate how the addition of sound absorbent products can modify the settings acoustic values to those of its function. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the history of acoustics
- Understand the transmission of sound
- Understand the reverberation effect and the coefficient of absorption
- Understand how the acoustic performance of acoustic materials is shown in product literature
- Understand how sound absorbent systems reduce reverberation
- Understand the optimal reverberation time and acoustic well-being of various settings and spaces
- Understand how to calculate the required amount of acoustic material to improve reverberation time
Ocee Design Limited - Acoustics: Why Are We Getting It Wrong?
Acoustics: Why Are We Getting It Wrong?
New

This presentation covers the common errors in designing the acoustic performance of a workplace. It considers the misconceptions surrounding the products currently on the market and their specification with reference to good acoustic design, psychoacoustics and wellbeing. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how we process sound, what is a good acoustic environment
- Understand the common misconceptions in selection of acoustic products
- Understand the most common errors in acoustic design of workplaces
- Understand what an acoustics engineer assesses when considering offices
- Understand what white noise is
BASF plc, Construction Chemicals - Admixtures for Sustainable Concrete
Admixtures for Sustainable Concrete
New

This seminar looks at how concrete, and the use of admixtures, has evolved over the years. It will help you to understand which concrete admixtures are currently available in the market and what their benefits are in terms of sustainability. You will learn about the sustainable benefits and use of additives such as cement replacement materials and fibres. The seminar also explores the future of concrete and some of the potentially industry changing innovations such as the digitisation of construction with Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modelling (BIM), cement free concrete, 3D printing and automated construction. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how modern admixtures support the production and use of sustainable concrete
- Understand the relevant European and British standards and guidelines used for specifying and designing concrete mixes
- Understand the history of concrete evolution and the use of admixtures
- Understand the currently available concrete admixtures and their benefits in terms of sustainability
- Understand the sustainable benefits and use of additives such as cement replacement materials and fibres
- Understand the future of concrete and some of the potentially industry changing innovations such as the digitisation of construction with Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modelling (BIM), cement free concrete, 3D printing and automated construction
- Understand examples of best practice, where the use of advanced admixture technologies has improved their environmental impact of some well-known structures

Senstec - Anti-Slip Shower Tray: The Next Generation
Anti-Slip Shower Tray: The Next Generation
Seminar, by Senstec
Revised.

This seminar is about the properties of anti-slip shower trays. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand what properties make a good anti-slip shower tray and the tests which should be applied
- Understand whether the anti-slip properties are an integral part of the shower tray design or an applied coating
- Understand whether slip resistance properties have limitations for the life of the shower tray
- Understand whether slip resistance values take account of likely contaminants found in the shower tray such as soap suds
- Understand the best installation techniques
VitrA (UK) Ltd - Bathroom Specifications: Ceramic Sanitaryware
Bathroom Specifications: Ceramic Sanitaryware
Seminar, by VitrA (UK) Ltd
New

The purpose of this CPD seminar is to help the professionals involved in designing and specifying bathrooms on important areas of consideration. It will help you to understand following topics:

- Understand the material and production process for ceramic sanitaryware
- Understand the relevant industry standards and regulations
- Understand innovations and modern technologies which can assist with meeting clients' requirements
Understand environmental sustainability and improving the sustainable rating of a building project
Axter Ltd - BS6229-2018: Flat  Roof Updated Code of Practice
BS6229-2018: Flat Roof Updated Code of Practice
Seminar, by Axter Ltd
New

This CPD looks at the changes to the updated code of practice for flat roofs, that is the revised British Standard BS6229 for flat roofs for continuously supported flexible waterproof coverings. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the changes to the important BS6229 standard and changes to industry terms and definitions
- Understand the different flat roof types, warm, inverted, cold and hybrid
- Understand zero falls definitions
- Understand rainwater disposal design, thermal performance, blue roof design and implementation and condensation

Schlüter-Systems Ltd - Considerations for Tile and Stone Installations
Considerations for Tile and Stone Installations
New

This seminar focuses on the practical concerns associated with the design of tile and stone installations, discussing the choices of covering material and how-to best design for client satisfaction and user safety. It will also run you through an overview of the common issues you will encounter with tile and stone installations on a broader level and how to resolve them. It will help you to understand the following topics:

-Understand material and covering selection for tiled applications
- Understand key requirements to good substrate preparation
-Understand movement joints, why, when and how
- Understand waterproofing considerations and specification options
- Understand technical aspects of tile finish and how to avoid slips, trips and falls
- Understand effective and safe transitions between floor coverings
- Understand the importance of cleaning, sealing and maintenance
metroSTOR® (a brand of Streetspace) - Covered Environments and External Storage: Effective Alternatives to Traditional Build
Covered Environments and External Storage: Effective Alternatives to Traditional Build
New

This presentation is divided into two distinct parts covering both canopies and external storage, attendees can therefore select the areas in which they wish to expand their knowledge. The canopies section is further subdivided into the use of covered environments for dining and for sport uses, and the external storage section covers the requirements for bin and for mobility scooter storage. These areas offer the greatest potential for learning, even though much of the content is transferable to other applications. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the value of covered environments in education and other sectors
- Understand the specification of covered environments for sport and dining uses
- Understand the value of external storage in new-build housing and refurbishment projects
- Understand the specification of external storage for waste and recycling bins and for mobility scooters
BRITA Vivreau Ltd - Creating a healthy, happy workspace
Creating a healthy, happy workspace
Seminar, by BRITA Vivreau Ltd
New

This seminar looks at office design and why health and happiness are important in the modern workplace. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the history of office design
- Understand what legislation is in place to support the design process
- Understand the social impact of design
- Understand products available that support this
- Understand why the employees health and wellbeing is important in the modern workplace
- Understand the future of the working environment
Falco UK Ltd - Creating the Cycle Parking Infrastructure to Support Cycling in the UK
Creating the Cycle Parking Infrastructure to Support Cycling in the UK
Seminar, by Falco UK Ltd
New

The CPD aims to give the architect a full overview of the issues involved in designing and specifying cycle parking. Cycling is a booming activity and increasingly is being incorporated into planning requirements, as well as other specifications such as BREEAM. The presentation takes a hierarchical look at the planning system and current requirements. It looks at the resources available to architects, describes the different types of cycle parking solutions available and discusses the pros and cons of each cycle facility. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand cycle parking facilities
- Understand the development of cycling and the growth of cycling as a mainstream form of transportation
- Understand planning requirements and guidelines
- Understand the design and specification implications of cycle parking, product styles and design solutions
- Understand other issues for the designer to consider
Abloy UK - Digital Transformation in Physical Security
Digital Transformation in Physical Security
Seminar, by Abloy UK
New

In a world of change and increasing connectivity, we look at how the latest innovations are applied to the simple lock and key. How do you achieve secure, innovative and future-proof locking solutions in today’s smart building infrastructure? How do we manage keys and user access to buildings in today’s smart world, integrating the simple lock with third party systems to enable smart operation and management that reduces carbon footprint, improves efficiency and achieves a sustainable solution, that delivers a real return on investment, whilst also improving physical security and traceability. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand about the new, innovative digital, smart keys and cylinder security solutions
- Understand how to future-proof the physical security of modern buildings and integrate locking solutions within smart buildings
- Understand about smart integrated locking solutions and how they can be integrated into organisations operational control, telemetry systems and even staff competencies
- Understand how to achieve cost effective, aesthetic and smart security with a proven return on investment
- Understand how to achieve sustainable, low carbon footprint, security solutions

Rointe heating - Electric Heating Factory and Showroom Tour
Electric Heating Factory and Showroom Tour
Factory Visit, by Rointe heating
New

A tour of Rointe heating facilities factory and showroom in Santomera, Murcia, Spain. The itinerary will incorporate a tour of the factory, the showroom and laboratory testing facilities as well as a hands-on product build session. Staff from project, technical and leadership teams will conduct the tour which will comprise the following elements:

- An overview of manufacturing processes and patented technology in electric heating products
- A tour of the newly designed showroom introducing heating products
- Project Department presentation on specification
- Hands-on build install and programme session for an electric radiator
- Q and A session with experts on electric heating

The tourcan be booked via the ribacpd.com web site. It can be scheduled to take place over 1 day with 2 overnight stays or over 2 days with 1 overnight stay. Group size is limited to a maximum of 8 people per tour. Any special access or dietary requirements must be requested at time of booking. Rointe will cover cost of flights, hotels and meals in Spain. Attendees must arrange their own travel insurance along with a valid European Health Insurance Card and passport (plus visa if necessary).
Lutron EA Ltd - European Experience and Training Centre Tour
European Experience and Training Centre Tour
Factory Visit, by Lutron EA Ltd
New

This tour of the Lutron European Experience and Training Centre at Finsbury Square, London, lasts one and a half hours. During the tour you will learn about the basics of lighting from different types of light bulbs to different ways to dim. With the prominence of LEDs in the market you will learn what makes up a LED and what to look for to ensure you achieve the desired result. You will also learn about total light management controlling both artificial and natural light. You will be shown best practices for creating scenes and trends in lighting design and the benefits of automated window treatments, the effects of different types of fabrics, and various installation applications. Undertaking the tour will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the basics of lighting types and how to best dim different sources
- Understand how to properly dim LEDs and best practices
- Understand what a lighting control system is and what it can do to enhance projects
- Understand how the seamless integration of automated window treatments enhances a space
- Understand how to pick the best fabric for various applications
- Understand and be able to convey the benefits of the precision control of daylight and electric light

The tour is by invitation only and the maximum number of attendees is 25. Book directly with Matthew Jacks at mjacks@lutron.com, t: 07580 925820

Roof Maker - Guide to Specifying Rooflights
Guide to Specifying Rooflights
Seminar, by Roof Maker
New

This CPD aims to educate architects, who want or need to specify rooflights, on the key areas they should consider. It discusses the definition of a rooflight and looks at the different options available, why using particular types of glass is recommended and what types of glass should be used in specific circumstances. It also covers the strength and fragility of glass when used in rooflights and it’s features and benefits. What the specifier should know about the thermal performance of rooflights, how this can be improved and what they should specify as a minimum. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the health benefits of natural light and ventilation
- Understand the properties and manufacture of glass used in overhead glazing
- Understand thermal performance of rooflights
- Understand solar gain considerations when specifying rooflights
- Understand PassivHaus specification of rooflights
- Understand the strength and fragility of roof glazing
Abet Ltd - High Pressure Laminates, Their Manufacture and Specification.
High Pressure Laminates, Their Manufacture and Specification.
Seminar, by Abet Ltd
New

The aim of this CPD is to explain how laminate is made and give you confidence to design, select and specify the appropriate product. It explains technical, cleaning and environmental issues and gives perspectives into designing and using bespoke finishes. It will improve your knowledge of high pressure laminates and help you to consider the availability of products for specification. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand high pressure laminate (HPL) manufacture
- Understand the history of HPL
- Understand HPL specification
- Understand the finishes available
- Understand the relevant standards
- Understand environmental considerations
Silvadec - How to Choose your Wood Plastic Composite Deck Board
How to Choose your Wood Plastic Composite Deck Board
Seminar, by Silvadec
New

This seminar is about the specification of wood plastic composite (WPC) products as used for decking, fencing and cladding. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand what wood plastic composite is, the products available on the market and their applications
- Understand the characteristics and advantages of wood plastic composite
- Understand environmental issues, eco-management, ISO 14001, labelling and PEFC
- Understand issues of slip resistance and fire resistance
- Understand the different decking boards available, their installation and maintenance
BEMO Project Engineering UK Ltd - How to Design a Standing Seam System
How to Design a Standing Seam System
Revised

This seminar will:

- Outline the key technical considerations in designing a standing seam system
- Provide detailed analysis of the key considerations
- Open a discussion about the benefits of giving these points consideration at the early design stage
- Discuss the wide range of materials and forms available
- Make clear what you can expect from your manufacturer in terms of design assistance
KLEEMANN Lifts UK - Lift Me Up
Lift Me Up
Seminar, by KLEEMANN Lifts UK
Revised.

This seminar provides an overview of lifts and their design and specification. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the history of lifts
- Understand the categories of lifts and lift sub-systems
- Understand lift dimensions, load bearing walls and steel structure
- Understand safety systems
- Understand environmental performance
- Understand accessibility issues
- Understand the interaction between architects and lifts specialists
Etex (Exteriors) UK - Rainscreen Facades: Principles and Design
Rainscreen Facades: Principles and Design
New

This presentation introduces the rainscreen concept, explains its principles and benefits, going on to identify some of the materials appropriate for use, design and fixing options and finally, to show some examples of rainscreen in application. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand and explain what rainscreen cladding is and what it does
- Understand what material types can be used
- Understand design, support and fixing options available
- Understand the benefits of the system
- Understand other relevant details and design and layout factors
- Understand rainscreen cladding in use
Billi UK - Saving Space, Energy and Time: Design Consideration when Specifying Sustainable Drinking Water Systems
Saving Space, Energy and Time: Design Consideration when Specifying Sustainable Drinking Water Systems
Seminar, by Billi UK
New

This CPD seminar looks at the design and specification of drinking water systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how to help define client expectations for tea points
- Understand the differences between water-cooled (heat-exchange technology) and air-cooled water systems
- Understand how to identify space, energy and time requirements
- Understand the drinking water industry accreditations
- Understand the importance of sustainability and a plastic-free workplace
- Understand the impact of aesthetic considerations
- Understand the importance of filtration, scale management and regular maintenance
Recticel Insulation - Single Layer Insulation Systems - The Future of Tapered Roofing
Single Layer Insulation Systems - The Future of Tapered Roofing
Revised.

- Explains the concept of tapered roofing insulation compared to other solutions
- Highlights the advantages of single layer tapered roofing
- Suits all levels of knowledge in designing or specifying roofing insulation
Saint-Gobain Isover - Stone Mineral Wool insulation for rainscreen and masonry facades
Stone Mineral Wool insulation for rainscreen and masonry facades
New

This CPD provide an overview of the application and detail on the fire regulations concerning both ventilated facade and masonry overcladding situations above 18 metres in height and how stone mineral wool insulation can enhance the safety of this type of building. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand building structures used with ventilated facade and masonry overcladding
- Understand ventilated facades
- Understand masonry overcladding
- Understand fire regulations for buildings over 18 metres in height
- Understand stone mineral wool insulation
PUDLO Waterproof Systems & Cemfree Zero-Cement Concrete, part of the DB Group Ltd - Structural Waterproofing Design Principles
Structural Waterproofing Design Principles
New

This seminar looks at the waterproofing of underground concrete structures. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the different waterproofing systems available and how they can benefit your project
- Understand specific design criteria and details for underground waterproofing systems
- Understand the relevant industry codes and standards including BS 8102: 2009, BS EN 1992 and BS 8485: 2015
- Understand the importance of workmanship and quality assurance systems
- Understand the problems that can occur and how to avoid pitfalls
Dulux Trade, brand of AkzoNobel - Sustainability in Decorative Paints
Sustainability in Decorative Paints
New

This seminar will enable delegates to make more informed choices when selecting paints on a sustainable platform. It will outline how paint can contribute to more sustainable built environments, the requirements of paint as defined in various green building standards and key elements to consider when specifying paint. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how paint can contribute to a more sustainable built environment
- Understand how to create more sustainable paint specifications
- Understand green building standards and paint
- Understand tips for complying with green building standards
- Understand where to find help on paint specifications and sustainability in the built environment
Vitra Tiles - Swimming Pools with a Tile Finish
Swimming Pools with a Tile Finish
Seminar, by Vitra Tiles
New

The purpose of this CPD is to help the professionals involved in designing and specifying swimming pools to enhance their understanding on important areas. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand general design considerations for swimming pools
- Understand pool construction considerations
- Understand tile considerations and the selection of tiles to meet various performance criteria
- Understand industry standards and references
VELUX Company Ltd - The Daylight Economy: Improving Health, Well-Being and Productivity with Daylight and Ventilation
The Daylight Economy: Improving Health, Well-Being and Productivity with Daylight and Ventilation
Seminar, by VELUX Company Ltd
New

This seminar looks at why daylight and ventilation is important in education, healthcare and commercial sectors and how buildings optimised for well-being have a positive impact on occupants. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the psychological and physiological benefits of daylight and ventilation
- Understand how to design building optimised for well-being
- Understand daylight and fresh air’s role in healthcare, education and commercial sectors
- Understand designing daylighting strategies that answer both biological and activity needs
- Understand considerations for the right type of light in the right space
- Understand ventilation strategies and smart automation technology
- Understand the importance of maximising phycological and economic value through effective daylight design
Szerelmey Ltd - The Design of Natural Stone, Non-Load Bearing Cladding and the Failure of Cladding
The Design of Natural Stone, Non-Load Bearing Cladding and the Failure of Cladding
Seminar, by Szerelmey Ltd
Revised.

This seminar looks at the design of stonework, concentrating on the main requirements for good practice. It aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of the selection of stone and how it can be used in construction. This includes the different types of stone, extraction, selection process, design, fixing, finishes, British standards and sustainability. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the history of stone
- Understand stone selection, monitoring and quality assurance
- Understand fixing techniques and the requirement for skilled installation
- Understand design issues and scheduling
- Understand CNC technology and finishes
- Understand guidelines and standards
- Understand what not to do
Szerelmey Ltd - The Use of Natural Stone in Interiors
The Use of Natural Stone in Interiors
Seminar, by Szerelmey Ltd
New

The purpose of this seminar is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the use of natural stone for internal applications. This includes stone selection, design, installation, standards and guidance. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand stone as a building material for internal use
- Understand design possibilities and limitations
- Understand fixing and installing stone for internal use
- Understand sustainable aspects of the material
- Understand best practice for good design
Dura Composites Ltd - Unlocking the Power of GRP Composites for Infrastructure and Renewal Upgrades in the Rail Industry
Unlocking the Power of GRP Composites for Infrastructure and Renewal Upgrades in the Rail Industry
New

This CPD aims to increase your awareness and understanding of the use of GRP as a suitable material for a range of infrastructure upgrades and renewals in the rail industry. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the basic principles of composite materials
- Understand the key properties of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
- Understand the most important applications and considerations for GRP in the rail industry
- Understand the key standards affecting GRP, including fire safety
- Understand what data you should look for to help you specify the right GRP products for your specific projects
- Understand how to get the best support from your GRP supply partners

Ocee Design Limited - User Centred Design for Offices
User Centred Design for Offices
New

This CPD looks at design ethnography in context and how to evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of research methods in relation to office design. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the background to design ethnography
- Understand discovery and validation during research
- Understand designing around fads and trends
- Understand myths around focus groups and surveys
- Understand data captured from design ethnography
- Understand common mistakes made
Ocee Design Limited - Wellbeing and Productivity in Office Environments
Wellbeing and Productivity in Office Environments
Revised.

This CPD will cover the following topics:

- Understanding how employees are distracted from tasks
- Business costs and the impact on productivity
- Linking wellbeing to productivity
- The cost of absenteeism and presenteeism
- Different forms of distraction affecting wellbeing and productivity
Havwoods Ltd - Wood and Wellbeing
Wood and Wellbeing
Seminar, by Havwoods Ltd
New

This CPD looks at what is meant by wellbeing, including its origins, and why it is important, both on a personal level and on a broader economic level and impact on business performance. It aims to boost awareness of global climate change, develop understanding of biophilia and biophilic design and increase awareness of the WELL Building Standard. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand what wellbeing is and why it matters
- Understand what healthy buildings and healthy materials are
- Understand the connection between wood and wellbeing
- Understand the mental and physical health benefits of wood
- Understand the future of wood and wellbeing
Latchways plc - an MSA Brand - Working at Height and the Latest Legislation
Working at Height and the Latest Legislation
Revised.

This Seminar looks at safety and fall protection. It covers the following topics:

- Safety and fall protection
- Legislation, what you need to know and why
- System design, choice and product differentiation
- System testing and standards
- Other work at height considerations