RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Floor finishes

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Resdev Ltd - Guide to the Selection of Synthetic Resin Flooring Systems Using BS 8204- 6
Guide to the Selection of Synthetic Resin Flooring Systems Using BS 8204- 6
Seminar, by Resdev Ltd
Different types of synthetic resin have differing in-service performance. The considerations that affect the selection of each type are described in this seminar. These include: type of loading (static or dynamic) and severity of impact; details of any chemicals that may come into contact with the floor; temperature range that the flooring will be required to withstand in normal service, or as part of cleaning operations; colour, uniformity and retention, aesthetics and decorative effects; compliance with hygiene or food industry requirements (including ease of cleaning); any special requirements, such as slip resistance or static controlled characteristics; life expectancy of the flooring; moisture content of the substrate; time available for the application and curing of the flooring and, of course; cost.

Established in the UK over 40 years ago, Resdev Ltd manufactures specialist seamless, hygienic, epoxy and polyurethane resin floor, wall and car park decking systems for application throughout the UK and worldwide.

Resdev has been recognised as one of a ‘thousand companies to inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange for its contribution to shaping the future of the British economy.

Resdev’s product range complies with current CE certification requirements (including EN 13813 for synthetic resin screed materials), is UKAS management systems and ANAB accredited, and is manufactured to BS: ISO 9001:2008. In addition, factory production control is CE marked to EN1504-2:2004.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-45 minutes.
Wilkin Dennys Ltd t/a Reeve Wood - Hardwood Flooring With Underfloor Heating and Modern Finishes
Hardwood Flooring With Underfloor Heating and Modern Finishes
A comprehensive examination of the subject, with topics covered including: sustainability in hardwood flooring; problems associated with UFH and hardwood flooring; rules and guidelines for correct specification; choice of flooring types; how to specify correctly; correct subfloor preparation; control systems and settings; fitting methods; available colours; parquet (big and bold); doors, and colour matching doors with floors; reclaimed scaffolding boards, and; synergy of colour in wood finishes.

Wilkin Dennys manufacturers hardwood flooring, stair treads and doors, adding colours and finishes to create synergy of colour throughout every project. Founded 25 years ago, the company operates from a manufacturing base in Kings Lynn, West Norfolk.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Schlüter-Systems Ltd - Specifying Solutions for Crack Free Tile and Stone Coverings
Specifying Solutions for Crack Free Tile and Stone Coverings
As an architect – or client – once one has carefully selected a statement tile or stone covering, the last thing one wants is for cracks to develop. Luckily, there are easy ways to guard against such an eventuality. This seminar covers the recommendations and essential considerations in specifying problem-free coverings that last, introducing the subject of movement joints and uncoupling membranes and their use in line with British Standards.

Schlüter-Systems is a global market leader within the tile and stone industry of over 50 years’ standing. Founded in 1966, it focusses on providing integrated systems that protect and finish installations to guarantee long-term performance. Its UK operation, Schlüter-Systems Ltd, opened in 1993 and has been delivering RIBA-approved CPD seminars for over 20 years.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Waxman Ceramic Tiles Ltd - Tile Types and Specifying Slip-Resistant Tiles
Tile Types and Specifying Slip-Resistant Tiles
Covers the basic manufacturing processes and technical characteristics of ceramic and porcelain tiles. Make informed choices when specifying tiles to suit specific environments. Architects will also gain an insight into the principal testing methods for slip-resistant tiles – ramp and pendulum – and how these tests are carried out.

Based in West Yorkshire, and with a network of specification specialists across the UK, Waxman Ceramics Architectural Tiles offers a diverse range of high-quality tiles for even the most challenging projects. Helping clients to fulfil design briefs in both residential and commercial properties, Waxman’s work can be found in the high street, hotel chains and sporting venues (to name but a few) everywhere.

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