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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Cooledge Lighting Inc. - Luminous Surfaces in Architecture
Luminous Surfaces in Architecture
An in-depth look at luminous surfaces, the newest lighting category in architecture and design. This seminar explores the value of and important design considerations when successfully integrating luminous surfaces into the built environment to create immersive illumination experiences. Includes case studies and installation examples.

Cooledge is leading a new revolution in lighting. It changed the paradigm of the light source by introducing flexible LED light sheets that deliver high-quality illumination for luminous surfaces in a form that is seamless, adaptable, and scalable when compared to traditional lamps. Now Cooledge is changing the paradigm of the luminaire from traditional points and lines to large-scale luminous ceilings that deliver immersive illumination, bringing the benefits and experience of outdoors, inside.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
James Mossman Ltd - Making Brick Work
Making Brick Work
Seminar, by James Mossman Ltd
A guide to brick manufacturing, aesthetics and the design of brickwork. Specify bricks with confidence. This seminar has been exceptionally well received by architects’ practices throughout the UK. It covers the following topics: understanding brickwork aesthetics; choosing the right colour, texture and design detailing when using bricks; how bricks are manufactured, including timescales and materials used; a full review of the technical properties of bricks, and; basic workmanship requirements for producing quality brickwork.

James Mossman specialises in sourcing and supplying bricks for any type of build project. A privately-owned business with a real family atmosphere (and a work ethic based on ‘making things happen’), the Mossman approach to making brick work comes from a detailed knowledge of the suitability and availability of bricks at the best possible prices. The objective is to support architects, contractors and building developers to deliver projects that maximise their full potential.

When it comes to matching a design specification, sourcing product and arranging timely supply, it would be hard to find a more suitable partner than James Mossman.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Oakdale (Contracts) Ltd - Photocatalytic Concrete and De-Pollution
Photocatalytic Concrete and De-Pollution
Explains how photocatalysis works, how titanium dioxide can be incorporated into concrete products, and the benefits of using photocatalytic concrete products (up to 40% reduction of NOx) that can improve air quality in urban areas.

Oakdale (Contracts) manufactures environmentally-friendly ‘greenscaping’ hard landscaping concrete products. Greenscaping uses technological innovation in its manufacturing processes to incorporate as much locally-sourced, recycled raw materials as possible (up to 80%). Oakdale’s unique manufacturing processes also allow it to bring photocatalytic concrete products to market that are both sustainable and affordable.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Nicholson STS - Roof Void Ventilation and the Control of Condensation
Roof Void Ventilation and the Control of Condensation
Seminar, by Nicholson STS
This seminar focusses on the issues surrounding interstitial condensation, typical scenarios and conditions that contribute to its formation and the possible effects it can have on the building structure. It also covers the relevant parts of BS5250 relating to the ventilation of roof structures, demonstrating how proprietary products can help to meet these requirements.

Nicholson is a manufacturer and supplier of functional and innovative roofing systems to the construction and renewable energy industries. Its brands are widely recognised as providing go-to solutions for common roof construction issues. Nicholson’s area of expertise covers roof void ventilation, making structural connections through the waterproofing layer and weathering service penetrations at roof level.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Accoya - Sustainable Timber Doors, Windows and Cladding with a Minimum Service Life of 60 Years
Sustainable Timber Doors, Windows and Cladding with a Minimum Service Life of 60 Years
Seminar, by Accoya
An informative guide to selecting and specifying acetylated wood, a material that is created by modifying a softwood using a benign process called acetylation to produce a wood that is both durable (i.e. rot resistant) and very stable, to the extent that it outperforms hardwood species.

Accoya is produced by Accsys Technologies, a fast-growing chemical technology group focused on the sustainable transformation of wood through acetylation.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Bushboard Limited - The Changing Face of Performance Wall Surfaces as an Alternative to Tiles
The Changing Face of Performance Wall Surfaces as an Alternative to Tiles
Seminar, by Bushboard Limited
Examines the use of wall panels as an alternative to tiles in bathrooms, to help architects better understand: the pros and cons of laminate performance surfaces as an alternative to tiles; the design considerations for wall panelling across a variety of typical bathroom layouts; the advantages of installation speed and maintenance for a variety of applications, and; how to confidently choose performance laminate panelling as an alternative to tiling.

Bushboard is part of the Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces Group, one of the largest global manufacturers of high-pressure laminates. Along with its sister companies, Bushboard’s ability to deliver great décor to the market place is unrivalled.

Bushboard has been creating beautiful surfaces in the UK since 1935. Its stunning designer-led kitchen range includes over 100 laminate options, an outstanding range of solid surfaces, and stylish quartz surfaces.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.