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Building conservation and heritage

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Building conservation and heritage’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic. The RIBA CPD Core Curriculum is accompanied by an extensive CPD primer, which provides context for each of the ten topics and acts as a suggested framework of target issues for each topic. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Cleaning, Protecting and Maintaining Natural and Artificial Stone, Ceramic and Porcelain
Online Learning, by Lithofin
Offers guidance on the use of chemicals at each stage of a project, typical problem areas, the difference between impregnators and sealants, sealing polished porcelain, lifecycle costing, and safety and ecological issues.

Lithofin’s product range was developed over a 60-year timeframe to meet the highest standards required by stone specialists, specifiers and restorers. Manufactured by Lithofin AG in Germany – a leading expert within the tile and stone industry – the Lithofin brand portfolio includes products for cleaning, protecting and maintaining natural and artificial stone, ceramic, porcelain and terracotta. Casdron is Lithofin’s sole UK distributor.

Duration: 23 minutes
Combining Technology with Tradition: A History of Natural Clay
Online Learning, by Wienerberger Ltd
Clay is a versatile, durable construction component that, alongside stone and wood, is one of the oldest and most influential building materials on earth. This seminar looks at the history of clay in roofing and how this impacted and shaped modern roof tiles. Its manufacturing process, roofing legislation and the different types and formats of clay tiles are also considered.

Wienerberger is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of wall, roof and landscaping innovations. Wienerberger Clay Building Materials Europe (CBME) is one of the world’s largest producers of clay blocks and a leading European manufacturer of clay roof tiles. Founded in Vienna in 1819, Wienerberger Group is a global business with over 200 production sites worldwide, more than 10,300 employees, and representation in 33 countries.
Handmade Bricks – Manufacturing Tradition for our Modern Built Environment
Online Learning, by York Handmade Brick Co Ltd
This seminar covers the history of handmade brick manufacturing and usage in the UK, from its origins in Roman times to the present day. The versatility and durability handmade bricks as a building material makes them more relevant than ever. Topics covered include: how bricks were made historically and how they’re made today; the benefits of using handmade bricks in the modern built environment; and, the use of handmade bricks in modern methods of construction and off-site building scenarios.

Six generations of brick making experience have helped place the York Handmade Brick Company at the forefront of development in clay technology and design. Today, the business is still family-run and based near York. As the manufacturer of over four million handmade bricks each year, York Handmade Brick offers an unrivalled choice and inspiring variety of traditional and contemporary bricks to complement any project.

Duration: 45-50 minutes, plus Q&A