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Click on the links to access ‘Understanding mechanical ventilation with heat recovery for commercial applications’, ‘How external wall insulation improves energy efficiency and wellbeing – the proof’, ‘Exceptional performance systems in below ground waterproofing’, ‘Carbon neutrality in building materials’, ‘Below ground waterproofing and why substructures leak’, and ‘Aluminium rainwater, fascia and soffit systems (durable eaves solutions)’. Most materials are available online, but this is not always shown so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Seminar, by Alutec
An insight into aluminium rainwater, and fascia and soffit, systems featuring an overview of their environmental credentials, the benefits and properties of aluminium, correct system design and cost considerations. This seminar is also available as an approved CPD article.

Marley Alutec is a UK leader in innovative aluminium guttering, rainwater drainage and eaves solutions. It claims to offer the most sustainable, durable and high performance systems on the market. Alutec is part of Aliaxis, a multi-national group of plumbing and drainage companies with a presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Site Sealants Ltd
Examines below ground waterproofing with perticular reference to key updates in the revised BS8102: 2022, which designers need to be aware of along with NHBC Chapter 5.4 and Why Do Substructures Leak.

Today, regulatory and NHBC requirements often insist on a CSSW qualified waterproofing specialist being included on the design team. Site Sealants carries full PI for design, allowing it offer unbiased design solutions including site specific CAD details, NBS specification clauses, qualified installers and an insurance backed guarantee.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Discusses building a low carbon future and decarbonising the building sector by tackling embodied carbon.

Autex Acoustics solutions are designed to reduce and control reverberation and echo in building interiors, creating comfortable, acoustically balanced environments. The Autex Acoustics range offers a variety of treatments including wallcoverings, panels, baffles, and screens – all easily customised to fit the requirements of your space.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by CETCO
Covers the design and specification of below ground waterproofing systems in accordance with British Standard BS 8102: 2009. Includes advice on: common waterproofing problems (and their solutions); site evaluation and risk assessment; structural design considerations; waterproofing system selection; and, the importance of warranties.

An integrated approach to water protection, backed by the resources of one of the world’s largest mineral companies. With more than 50 years’ waterproofing experience, CETCO offers a wide variety of active and passive waterproofing membrane technologies for use in protecting building envelopes above and below ground.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Baumit Ltd
Looks at how the way we build today affects comfort and wellbeing and how the appropriate choice of insulation systems can have a positive effect on a building’s performance and interior comfort.

Baumit is a leading European brand in the supply of sustainable plaster, render and external wall insulation to the construction industry. Founded in Austria in 1988, Baumit now has a presence in over 30 countries worldwide.
This seminar outlines: why we need to improve air quality in civic, educational and commercial buildings; the benefits of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and how different technologies work; and, current legislation, industry guidelines and sector-specific advisory documents.

Founded in 1955, Airflow Developments is today part of an international group of companies based in High Wycombe. Airflow has blossomed into a thriving manufacturing and research group and world leader in ventilation. Its innovative, quality products meet or exceed current legislation and standards, while its extensive range includes products that meet stringent Passive House standards.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
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