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Live online seminars

Video presentations and live seminars presented via digital platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams are now a commonplace alternative to face-to-face meetings. Here is just a small selection of what’s on offer at ribacpd.com. For an even greater choice, click on the search bar above.
Canopies and Entranceways
Online Learning, by Ascot Signs Ltd
Explores how to design and incorporate architectural signage into canopies and main entrances of most types of private and public building. Also provides a useful insight into how to create a stunning, yet functional, statement features. There are of course design considerations and performance criteria that must be taken into consideration, and these too are covered. An inspiring yet practical seminar.

Ascot Signs designs, manufactures and installs bespoke architectural signage and metalwork solutions to help transform building façades.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
EBC Smart Materials for Interior Design
Online Learning, by Arpa UK Ltd
An overview of EBC smart materials, including how they’re manufactured and how they can be used by designers. Includes advice on how to differentiate between smart materials and high pressure laminates and the technical properties that make smart materials unique.

Arpa designs and manufactures solutions that can transform any environment or piece of furniture into something original and unique. Combining Italian design and flair, Arpa is about more than ‘just’ laminates and smart surfaces.

Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Steel Windows - A New Generation
Online Learning, by Clement Windows Group
For over 100 years steel windows have found favour with architects due to their elegant sight lines, strength and versatility. This presentation covers: the importance and characteristics of the steel window in architecture over the last century or more; the role of steel windows today with regards to the environment and sustainability; legislation, standards and performance features governing steel windows; and, the future for steel windows, including the introduction of thermal breaks and the consequences for current day steel window specification.

Clement manufactures an innovative range of steel windows, doors and screens for both private residences and commercial projects. It provides a complete service – from the provision of technical drawings through to manufacture, installation and after sales support – whether the project is a traditional restoration (involving listed building or conservation area status) or new build. Examples of its work can be found in landmark buildings such as Bonhams in London, Norwich City Hall and the El Dorado Building in Manhattan. All its windows are crafted to clients’ bespoke designs in its ISO 9001 approved factory. Produced entirely from 100% recycled steel and generally Part L compliant, Clement windows are environmentally friendly and meet the latest performance requirements for insulation, weatherproofing and security.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Sub-floor Preparation for the Installation of Resilient and Textile Flooring
Online Learning, by Bostik Ltd
Learn how to achieve a trouble-free installation of your chosen resilient or textile floor covering. This seminar covers typical substrates, moisture measurement and techniques, moisture mitigation, sub-floor preparation techniques and products, and adhesive selection.

Bostik is a global brand and one of the largest adhesive and sealant companies in the world. Its construction division designs and manufactures products for the widest range of market sectors, including flooring, tiling and insulating glass, as well as specialist products for HVAC, asbestos abatement and fire protection. Additionally, the company manufactures a range of construction sealants and standard coatings for specialist roofing applications. Quality is of paramount importance, with all manufacturing processes controlled to ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001 standard.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
The Core Principles of Graphics, Wayfinding and How to Use them to Connect People to Places
Online Learning, by Cobal Sign Systems Ltd
An introduction to wayfinding and signage in a design context. Covers the purpose of wayfinding schemes and the five principles of wayfinding, before exploring four types of graphic wayfinding and the role of graphics and colours. Also includes advice on: how to create a comprehensive signage system; signage and The Equality Act 2010; and, how to balance aesthetics with practicality.

Cobal Sign Systems creates unrivalled visual communications on projects ranging from simple to large and complex.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A