Christmas 2014

The Customer Centre will be closed from 12.30 on Wednesday 24 December 2014 until 9.00 on Monday 5 January 2015. During this period we are unable to provide telephone support.

In the meantime you can access a wealth of online CPD at www.ribacpd.com and you can book a place on a CPD Roadshow by visiting www.architecture.com/whatson

We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Showcase featured CPD

The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Lithofin - Cleaning, Protecting and Maintaining Natural and Artificial Stone, Ceramic and Porcelain
Cleaning, Protecting and Maintaining Natural and Artificial Stone, Ceramic and Porcelain
Seminar, by Lithofin
This CPD covers the use of chemicals at each stage of a project, detailing the difference between impregnators and sealants and the different finishes available, together with problem-solving guidance.

Casdron Enterprises Ltd was established in 1988 as the UK’s sole distributor for Lithofin. Technical manager Bob Sewell sits on The Stone Federation and TTA technical committees and is involved in the industry’s code of practice. His knowledge and expertise is highly respected and he leads the technical team providing project specifications, O&M, product training and support.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 1½ hours.
Dementia Services Development Centre - Intersection of Dementia + Design
Intersection of Dementia + Design
This workshop aims to develop a greater understanding of the key principles of ‘dementia friendly’ design as one of a set of non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia. It also recognises that knowledge of the built environment, or about practice alone, cannot deliver optimum outcomes for people living with dementia.

For over 25 years the Dementia Services Development Centre’s multi-disciplinary team of clinical specialists, architects and designers has been promoting the importance of design for people with dementia. It has developed a unique insight into what can be done to support people, based on research and evidence of what makes a difference.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: two days.
Impey Showers Ltd - Showering Adaptations: A Guide to Specifying Wetroom and Accessible Showering
Showering Adaptations: A Guide to Specifying Wetroom and Accessible Showering
Seminar, by Impey Showers Ltd
This new CPD seminar covers in detail accessible showering and adapted showering for domestic, commercial and healthcare environments. For architects keen to develop in-depth technical knowledge of the subject it focuses on: the requirement for accessible showering, wetroom benefits, level access and low-level showering, specification of adapted bathrooms, considerations for safe showering, slip resistance, surveying prior to adaptation, drainage and adaptation aids.

Impey, the UK’s founding wetroom brand, offers a comprehensive range of leak-free wetroom solutions conceived and produced in the UK. The first wetroom manufacturer to offer floor-former designs as BIM objects, Impey’s notable portfolio includes well-known brand name floor formers, screed templates and tanking kits. Market-leading installation benefits and unparalleled wetroom technology ensure that Impey is the architect’s first choice.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 60-90 minutes.