RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin


The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Designing for Dementia
Learn to appreciate the important role that design plays in creating supportive care environments, where building function considerations carry equal weight to the personal needs of occupants and staff. This seminar covers the research that underpins Approved Document Part M2, lighting and surface finish, by explaining how colour and luminance contrast in interior design eases navigation and provides stimulation.
The Dulux mission is to add colour to people’s lives. It does this by creating harmony between spaces and the people living and working within them. Dulux believes in optimised building design that enables people to enjoy life, regardless of lifestyle or life stage.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Designing for the Future: An Introduction to GRP Service Riser Flooring and Specification
Riser voids – the openings left to accommodate mechanical and electrical services on multiple floors of a building – can provide the construction industry with a real safety challenge. Discover how the latest composite materials hold the key to helping architects design out the risks, eliminate hazardous holes and improve building safety.
Dura Composites is a leading supplier and installer of bespoke first-class safety riser solutions on new builds and refurbishments. Its riser solutions can be ‘post-fixed’ or ‘cast-in’ to concrete as a fully structural solution. Its patented GRP grating products and riser framework are the latest innovation for the construction industry and are not available anywhere else.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Guide to the Specification and Application of Synthetic Resin Flooring
This guide is based on the collective experience of FeRFA members who design and apply synthetic resin flooring. It provides recommendations for the classification, design, preparation, application, inspection and testing of synthetic resin flooring. Its scope includes all flooring types based on liquid synthetic resin binders, in which curing takes place by chemical reaction of the resin components.
FeRFA – the Resin Flooring Association, represents the major product manufacturers, specialist contractors, raw material suppliers and specialist service providers within the UK resin flooring, screeding and surface preparation sectors.
FeRFA has been dedicated to seamless resin flooring for over 50 years and leads the way in providing advice, guidance and training support.

Number of pages: 21 pages
Pre-Finished Steel for Standing Seam Roofs and How It Contributes to The Code for Sustainable Homes
Seminar, by Tata Steel
Includes an overview of the UK market, an introduction to standing seam, its history and heritage, a look at the aesthetics and performance of pre-finished steel, installation methods and detailing, Building Regulations (Part L, fire, acoustics), a discussion on how to integrate renewables and sustainable eco credentials, and examples of standing seams in situ.
Tata Steel is one of Europe’s largest steel producers. It supplies a comprehensive range of high-quality steel products and services into the construction, automotive, packaging and other sectors.
Tata Steel’s diverse range of construction products includes structural hollow sections, steel floor decking, and metal building envelope systems. Through its investment in digital technologies, technical excellence and continued research, Tata delivers construction components that help facilitate sustainable and iconic construction projects.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes
Roof Windows in Modern Construction
Seminar, by Fakro GB Ltd
Highlights and illustrates roof window and skylight standards and options, allowing the architect and specifier to select lighting, ventilation and access products with skill and confidence.
FAKRO GB is one of the UK’s leading designers and developers of roof window and access solutions, providing enhanced services to architects and specifiers online and through its technical and specification teams, both locally and remotely.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Single Ply Online Training and Assessment Course
Online Learning, by Single Ply Roofing Association
Perfect for architects who wish to fully understand the construction and installation of single ply roofing as an aid to creating a quality design and specification for their clients. This course contains audio and video content to enhance learning and understanding.
The course is made up of nine sections with an assessment at the end of each. Multiple choice assessment tests do not have to be taken in order.
The Single Ply Roofing Association has been promoting quality and supporting this specialist roofing sector since 1992. Its online CPD training has been developed from the industry-leading SPRA Design Guide which is freely available to download from the SPRA website and is revised every two years to ensure it is up to date and relevant.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 10-30 minutes per section
Specifying Self Compacting Concrete (SCC)
Seminar, by CEMEX UK
Provides an overview of self-compacting concrete (SCC) as well as examining suitable applications. Find out more about the origins of SCC, considerations when specifying SCC, reasons for using it and typical applications, material properties and how to differentiate between types of reinforcement suitable for SCC applications. Testing procedures are also covered.
CEMEX has more than 40,000 employees worldwide and a turnover of around £12.3bn. In addition to ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates, CEMEX also supplies and installs asphalt materials and manufactures concrete block pavings, rail products, bespoke pre-cast and concrete blocks.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes
Understanding NBS and Other Specification Requirements for Industrial Rooflights
A seminar on the key requirements for specifying rooflights for the industrial building sector. Covers the importance of correctly specifying rooflights, key NBS requirements and other specification considerations e.g. sustainability, including BREEAM environmental assessment of buildings.
A British manufacturer of over forty years, Hambleside Danelaw provides products and solutions for all roof types. As an innovative market leader, it offers a most diverse choice of products, ranging from flashings, ventilation, roofing accessories, GRP sheets and rooflight products to unique GRP flat roofing systems.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes
Ventilated Facades in Solid Surface
This seminar looks at the design of solid surface ventilated façade systems. It also covers the installation of solid surface façade systems, maintenance issues and regulatory requirements.
Aristech Surfaces LLC is a global manufacturer of surface and design materials and produces and markets a broad range of surface and design materials under its flagship brands.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes