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Design, construction and technology

The following materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum subject area, which covers technical, design, engineering, services and technological issues, trends and changes. CPD materials that fall within this category should help deliver a successful building process using the latest technology in a rapidly changing industry and profession. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and 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
Designing the Ideal Hotel Guest Room: A Holistic Approach to the Electrical Installation
Online Learning, by Vimar SpA
A hotel room today can be a simple place to sleep, or a comfortable room in which to relax, work or just feel at home. Today, that is possible thanks to modern technology. This seminar explores hotel room electrical and media solutions. It includes practical guidance on: how to take both guest and hotel operator expectations into consideration when designing; the various installation technologies now available, including traditional, local control, smart and fully centralized; the different electrical standards that apply in international markets; critical areas; and, wiring accessories.

Vimar has been transforming spaces with light since 1945. Its core business is the supply of products, systems and solutions to control electrical energy. Beyond that, it is an innovator – determined always to offer the best, in terms of product quality and cooperation with its partners. Both factors have been key to its international growth and success. Vimar believes that without innovation there can be no growth, but without tradition there can also be no identity.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Secure Entrance Control
How to asses workplace security risks and the specification and installation of suitable security systems. Also includes advice on the different products available, their requirements and design options for specific environments and, how to install products on existing floor structures.

Automatic Systems is a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control. The company has been designing and manufacturing pedestrian, vehicle and passenger access systems for over 60 years. Protect and secure your pedestrian and vehicle entrances while optimising traffic flow.

The Automatic Systems product portfolio encompasses security entrance lanes, swing gates, tripod and full-height turnstiles, interlocking doors and detection units, rising and swinging barriers, extra-long and security barriers, rising fenced barriers, rising bollards and road blockers.
The Specification and Design Considerations of IPS Panels
Online Learning, by BioClad
Integrated plumbing systems (IPS) house important pipework, providing a clean, contemporary and aesthetically-pleasing finish. This seminar is aimed primarily at architects, and examines how and why IPS systems are often the ideal solution to installing sanitary systems and associated components as a modular unit on site.

BioClad creates hygienic spaces for leading brands in the health, food, education, leisure and pharmaceutical sectors. BioClad’s product portfolio includes antimicrobial silver-ion technology which reduces microbes by 99.9% in just two hours. Its design-led, seamless wall cladding and other products offer first-class installation to deliver bespoke hygiene solutions without compromising aesthetics. With seven distribution centres across the UK, long-standing relationships with international brands such as McDonalds, Starbucks and Virgin Atlantic, and a Queen's Award for Export (in 2017), BioClad sets the standard for IPS everywhere.
Understanding and Specifying Invisible Sound Solutions
Online Learning, by Amina Technologies Ltd
Guidance aimed at architects and interior designers wishing to include sound sources into projects, for entertainment, ambience, education or safety. Discusses: the properties and benefits of DML (distributed mode loudspeakers); how to create invisible sound solutions; sound reproduction and how the listening experience is impacted by different parts of the frequency spectrum; speaker requirements for different applications, including 3D sound; and, options for fire barriers and voice evacuation.

Amina designs and manufactures invisible loudspeakers from its base in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Ideal for both modern minimalist designs (where audio clutter is ruinous to appearance) and historic buildings (where an authentic look and feel can be combined with modern AV requirements). Typical used in both high-end residential and commercial premises.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A