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Industrial and garage doors, roofing membranes and low-pitched roofs, speed gates, smart homes and wall protection.
Seminar, by Jewers Doors Ltd
An insight into the many features and benefits of manually operated folding doors in industrial and commercial applications. Discover how best to use this type of door system, as well as its sustainability credentials and long term maintenance issues – all illustrated with case study examples.

Established in 1983 and still family-run to this day, Jewers Doors operates from a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Bedfordshire. Employing around 50 highly skilled and experienced staff, Jewers Doors designs and manufactures door systems that incorporate the very latest concepts and technology.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Discusses how garage doors should be treated as a key feature of a building, rather than as an afterthought, unlocking new design potential in the same way that glazing and façade choices do. Covers the different types of bespoke garage doors available, how to integrate these into a building design, key specification considerations, materials and finishes available, and technical detailing.

Rundum Meir has 50 years' experience in making bespoke, side sliding, side sectional, overhead sectional and up-and-over garage doors. Its doors offer unlimited creative potential because they can be made to fit almost any opening, including curved or unusual shapes. All doors are designed to operate quietly and can incorporate additional features such as electric remote automation and insulation.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Explores single-ply roofing membranes in general and polyethylene based TPO membranes in detail. Subjects covered include: an overview of the different types of single-ply roofing membrane, their chemistry and impact on the environment; roofing build-ups, application techniques and wind uplift calculations; the importance of using approved applicators; and, the various guarantees available.

Koster Aquatecnic offers a comprehensive range of construction chemicals, providing waterproofing and repair solutions for everything from new builds and renovations to major civil engineering projects, and from flooded basements to roof repairs. Developed in Germany, all Koster products deliver a high level of reliability and ease of use alongside first-class technical support.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
An overview of key factors when specifying speed gates on projects. Includes advice and information on: identifying threats, calculating the number of speed gates needed, choosing the right speed, the various access control, finishes, sub-floor types and fixings available, and relevant standards and safety considerations.

Record UK is one of the largest manufacturers, installers, maintainers and service providers of automated pedestrian entrances and aluminium shopfronts in the UK. Its products grace the exteriors of many famous UK buildings, familiar high street banks and well-known brands, and are used by many local authorities, NHS trusts, airports, hotels and other organisations.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Control4
Explores the current state of smart home technology by taking a journey through the five levels of a smart home, and what they mean to specifiers and their clients. Discusses the difference between limited integration and whole-home integration, as well as looking at the future of the industry.

Control4 is a leader in smart living technology, providing cutting-edge home automation that can be integrated into the very fabric of clients’ homes. With a professionally installed Control4 smart home operating system, thousands of different devices and systems can be seamlessly connected for easy, intuitive operation from one stylish interface.

Duration: 40-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Gradus
Why specifying wall protection is important, from damage prevention and reducing maintenance costs to way-finding and design. Topics covered include: relevant standards; how wall protection can help with disabilities, dementia, and an aging population; wall protection options, features, and benefits; and, protection zones for different environments.

Founded in 1966, Gradus has evolved from a flooring accessories business (which remains at the heart of its activities), into a market-leading contract interior solutions provider. It has an outstanding reputation for quality products and service that is recognised throughout the UK and internationally. Gradus’ solutions include carpets, barrier matting, LED lighting systems, stair edgings and floor trims.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Discusses the importance of roof pitches and how to ensuring the right roof pitch for a building. Also explores the tighter restrictions that came into force with the launch of BS 5534, with amendments in 2015 and 2018 in relation to extreme weather changes and the need to align with European standards.

Onduline lightweight roofing systems are used worldwide for many industrial, agricultural and DIY applications. Established in 1944, today Onduline employs around 1,200 people representing 28 different nationalities. It has a presence in over one hundred countries and operates eight fully certified plants in seven countries.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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