Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both brand new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Pod Point LTD - Electric Vehicle Charging
Electric Vehicle Charging
Seminar, by Pod Point LTD
This CPD seminar examines the electric vehicle industry, from where it is now to where it could be in the future. It also provides planning guidance, best practice advice and the most cost-effective solutions for installing charging points.

POD Point is one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle charging. It has manufactured and installed over 27,000 charging points and developed one of the UK’s largest public networks, connecting EV drivers with hundreds of charging stations nationwide at locations such as Sainsbury’s and Southern Rail. In 2016, a charge was started on the POD Point ecosystem every 42 seconds.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes.
Imperial Bricks - Revolutionising Restoration
Revolutionising Restoration
Seminar, by Imperial Bricks
This interactive seminar reviews traditional brickmaking methods and regional brick variations across the UK, and the impact these have. Offering practical advice, it is designed to help specifiers choose the right bricks for renovation, extension and new build. Brickwork bonds, brick weathering, overcoming common problems and sustainability are also covered.

Imperial Bricks offers one of the widest ranges of traditional handmade and reclamation bricks available from a single source in the UK, with 35 styles of handmade, wire-cut and pressed bricks in both imperial and metric sizes. Extensive brick matching expertise and a bespoke ‘weathering’ and blending service ensure restoration work blends in seamlessly, with products ideal for listed buildings and conservation areas.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
DuPont™ Corian®  - Solid Surfaces for Rainscreen Facades
Solid Surfaces for Rainscreen Facades
Create architectural designs that come to life with exterior cladding façades. This CPD seminar showcases a broad range of colours and aesthetics, giving architects the freedom to create the specific shapes, textures and effects their designs call for.

For more than 200 years DuPont has brought world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace through innovative products, materials and services. Its market-driven innovation results in thousands of new products and patent applications every year, serving markets as diverse as agriculture, nutrition, electronics and communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transport and apparel.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes.
Lindab Ltd - Steel Rainwater Systems: the Contemporary and Sustainable Solution
Steel Rainwater Systems: the Contemporary and Sustainable Solution
Seminar, by Lindab Ltd
This new CPD seminar examines the options for rainwater drainage, simplifies material selection and highlights the design flexibility and sustainability provided by steel systems. It includes an overview of calculations required to comply with British Standards, decisions involved in specification detailing, and solutions to common design issues.

Lindab has manufactured and supplied steel guttering for over 50 years. Its range includes preferred-brand steel rainwater systems, offering simplicity of installation, expert support and unrivalled quality achieved from component designs, perfected and refined through experience.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Polypipe Building Products Ltd - Warm Water Underfloor Heating: A Guide for Architects and Specifiers
Warm Water Underfloor Heating: A Guide for Architects and Specifiers
This CPD presentation is designed to help architects understand the potential benefits of specifying warm water underfloor heating systems, as opposed to traditional radiators; from freedom of design to greater energy-efficiency and lower heating bills.

Polypipe Underfloor Heating is part of Polypipe Building Products, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of underfloor heating and plastic plumbing products. Polypipe is the expert in plastic piping. Last year the company made 22 million metres of it – enough to circle the globe more than five times.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
GROHE Ltd - Water Saving without Compromising Performance
Water Saving without Compromising Performance
Seminar, by GROHE Ltd
This presentation offers a holistic view of ways to save water by design. It relates to human function and wellbeing, rather than just reducing the flow of water. Or to put it another way, it examines the most effective ways to reduce usage without compromising the quality of our interactions with water, rather than just restricting its supply out of necessity.

GROHE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sanitary fittings, with a £1.4bn global annual turnover and six production plants. GROHE operates in more than 130 countries, employs 6,000 staff, and has 15,000 product lines. It has won over 260 design awards since 2003 and was ranked among the top three ‘most sustainable major companies’ in the 2015 German Sustainability Awards.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Fischer Future Heat UK Ltd - We Are Getting Warmer: A Cold Hard Analysis of Heating
We Are Getting Warmer: A Cold Hard Analysis of Heating
Evidence suggests that we want warmer internal environments, especially in open-plan spaces and in rooms such as bedrooms. At the same time we demand control, flexibility and efficiency. This CPD presentation offers some practical consumer-led solutions.

Fischer Future Heat UK has been manufacturing heaters in Germany since the 1940s, and entered the UK market six years ago. It installs around 1,500 units each week. Its success is due to its research- and evidenced-based focus on thermal comfort, ease of use, control and excellent engineering: the five keys to sustainable solutions.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.