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Latest CPD materials

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Eomac UK Limited - Acoustics: Functionality with Design
Acoustics: Functionality with Design
Seminar, by Eomac UK Limited
New

This seminar provides guidance to architects and interior designers on room acoustics and specifying suitable acoustic treatments. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand key acoustic terminology.
- Understand the types of acoustic absorbers available.
- Understand environmental considerations around timber products.
- Understand legislative considerations around acoustic treatments.
Tristone UK  - Benefits of Solid Surfaces in Architectural Applications
Benefits of Solid Surfaces in Architectural Applications
Seminar, by Tristone UK
New

This seminar provides an outline the practical uses of acrylic solid surfacing material in commercial applications. It also covers the features of solid surface, the colour variations, and the bespoke colours that can be developed with solid surface. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the features of acrylic solid surfacing.
- Understand the practical uses of acrylic solid surfacing material in commercial applications.
- Understand colour variations of acrylic solid surface and achievable effects.
- Understand the certification attained by conventional acrylic solid surfacing.
- Understand the production process of acrylic solid surfacing.
- Understand the fabrication and installation of solid surface materials.
Arjo UK Ltd - Designing Accessible Hygiene Facilities
Designing Accessible Hygiene Facilities
Seminar, by Arjo UK Ltd
New

This CPD looks at how to design a hygiene facility for all levels of functional mobility. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand mobility.
- Understand space requirements when designing a hygiene rooms within a facility.
- Understand considerations for showering for various mobility levels.
- Understand considerations for bathing for various mobility levels.
- Understand about catering for plus size residents.
- Understand the help that is available.
Arjo UK Ltd - Designing Overhead Ceiling Track Systems
Designing Overhead Ceiling Track Systems
Seminar, by Arjo UK Ltd
New

This seminar will provide information on the benefits of using a ceiling track system and how to design and specify the correct solution for the client. It will cover the following topics:
- What is a ceiling track hoist and who uses it.
- The patient interfaces available.
- Which cassette to choose.
- The flexibility of ceiling track systems, track solutions and layouts.
- Installation and fixing methods.
- Bariatric considerations.
Rointe heating - Electric Heating: the Advanced Alternative to Traditional Heating
Electric Heating: the Advanced Alternative to Traditional Heating
Seminar, by Rointe heating
New

This presentation is designed for architects, specifiers, designers and decision makers within the construction and building industry. It informs the attendee about electric heating, how it works, the different types, the benefits and regulations, and why we feel it is an advanced and sustainable alternative to traditional heating systems such as gas. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how electricity has evolved and the impact it will have on heating in the future.
- Understand the different types of electric heating and how it works.
- Understand the benefits of electric space heating and why it is sustainable.
- Understand the current regulations regarding electric space heating.
- Understand how to confidently specify electric space heating in new and refurbished properties.
Delta Membrane Systems Ltd - Flood Resilience
Flood Resilience
New

The aim of this CPD presentation is to provide architects and designers with a deeper understanding of the concepts of flood resistance, resilience and recoverability. Exploring flood resilience, resistance and recoverability and the use of technologies which have been used historically in below ground structural waterproofing in a variety of different situations from domestic to commercial structures. In addition, the CPD covers important insights for architects and designers when designing a robust flood resilient solution. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what flood resilience is.
- Understand flood risk management.
- Understand assessments of flood water into buildings in relation to British Standard BS85500: 2015.
- Understand flood resilience, resistance and recoverability.
- Understand design principles.
- Understand solutions available.
Silvadec - How to Choose your Wood Plastic Composite Deck Board
How to Choose your Wood Plastic Composite Deck Board
Seminar, by Silvadec
Revised

This seminar is about the specification of wood plastic composite (WPC) products as used for decking, fencing and cladding. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what wood plastic composite is, the products available on the market and their applications.
- Understand the characteristics and advantages of wood plastic composite.
- Understand environmental issues, eco-management, ISO 14001, labelling and PEFC.
- Understand issues of slip resistance and fire resistance.
- Understand the different decking boards available, their installation and maintenance.
Rointe heating - Lot20: A Lot of Questions
Lot20: A Lot of Questions
Article, by Rointe heating
New

Energy efficiency is the main topic on the minds of both electric space heating manufacturers and installers, as well as architects and engineers that specify these products and the final consumer. This article looks at the Ecodesign Directive (EED 2015/1188) and the Lot20 legislation. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what the Ecodesign Directive is and its aim.
- Understand which products in the electric heating sector are affected by Lot20.
- Understand what the Lot20 compliance criteria contains.
- Understand how Lot20 affects manufacturers and consumers.
Roca Ltd - Materials in the Bathroom: Bathtubs
Materials in the Bathroom: Bathtubs
Seminar, by Roca Ltd
New

This CPD will give you an understanding of the different types of bathtub materials available, their properties and benefits, as well as a description of how different types of bathtubs are made. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the requirements of bathtub materials and the terminology used for different types of materials.
- Understand the manufacturing processes of four popular bathtub materials, steel, cast iron, acrylic and solid surface.
- Understand the materials’ characteristics and suitability for different kinds of projects.
Roca Ltd - Materials in the Bathroom: Bathtubs
Materials in the Bathroom: Bathtubs
Seminar, by Roca Ltd
New

This CPD will give you an understanding of the different types of bathtub materials available, their properties and benefits, as well as a description of how different types of bathtubs are made. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the requirements of bathtub materials and the terminology used for different types of materials.
- Understand the manufacturing processes of four popular bathtub materials, steel, cast iron, acrylic and solid surface.
- Understand the materials’ characteristics and suitability for different kinds of projects.
Barkers Fencing - Mitigating Road Vehicle Incursion and Securing the UKs Rail Network
Mitigating Road Vehicle Incursion and Securing the UKs Rail Network
Seminar, by Barkers Fencing
New

Local Authorities, Highways England and the Rail Industry (Network Rail, TFL) have a duty to mitigate the risk of vehicles accidentally getting on to live tracks. This is known within the industry as Road Vehicle Incursion (RVI). The Department for Transport issued a report following an accident in 2001 outlining what would be required to help prevent this and now many schemes are been developed. This CPD looks at products considered suitable to mitigate RVI with the added benefit of maintaining a physical trespass boundary. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand fencing specification and standards for products used on the rail infrastructure.
- Understand the requirements for RVI design.
- Understand fencing product development from high security to RVI.
- Understand environmental considerations.
Guldmann UK - Platform Lifts: Dignified Access Through Bespoke Solutions
Platform Lifts: Dignified Access Through Bespoke Solutions
Seminar, by Guldmann UK
New

This CPD looks at the specification of platform lifts. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the different types of platform lifts available.
- Understand how to specify an appropriate lift for different applications.
- Understand the locations where you can install a platform lift.
- Understand recommended dimensions, pit depths and travel distances.
- Understand installation issues.
Zehnder UK - Residential Cooling via Ventilation
Residential Cooling via Ventilation
Seminar, by Zehnder UK
New

Urbanisation, density planning restrictions and the development of more challenging sites has seen the issue of overheating in buildings rise significantly over the past few years. Where new homes are required to meet high quality and insulation levels, the need for effective ventilation and cooling strategies are now crucial to comfort and well-being and to meet planning guidance and regulations. This CPD will explore the reasons for overheating, thermal modelling examples and the benefits of using ventilation and cooling to combat overheating in homes. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what is overheating, why is it occurring and what are the implications.
- Understand the regulations and guidance surrounding overheating in homes, including TM59.
- Understand the importance of thermal modelling with examples utilising ventilation.
- Understand ventilation solutions to combat overheating.
Porcelanosa Grupo - Sintered Stone: the Solution for Many Applications
Sintered Stone: the Solution for Many Applications
Seminar, by Porcelanosa Grupo
New

This CPD looks at the specification of sintered stone products. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how sintered stone is made and its benefits.
- Understand how to identify the various types of sintered stone available.
- Understand the applications to use sintered stone.
- Understand issues to avoid when specifying the product.
- Understand relevant recommendations and guidelines.
ARDEX UK Ltd - Specify Screeding, Levelling and Sub-floor Preparation with Confidence
Specify Screeding, Levelling and Sub-floor Preparation with Confidence
Seminar, by ARDEX UK Ltd
Revised

This seminar aims to help architects and specifiers:
- Make informed choices when specifying screeding, levelling and sub-floor preperation by considering the impact of the type, strengh, soundness, flatness and moisture content the sub floor will have.
- Learn how to achieve avoid common preperation failures through optimum product specification and guidance on best practice.
Knauf AMF Ceilings Ltd - Suspended Ceilings: Inspiration, Performance and Design
Suspended Ceilings: Inspiration, Performance and Design
New
Mosa Tiles - Sustainable Ceramic Facades with Ventilated Facade Systems
Sustainable Ceramic Facades with Ventilated Facade Systems
Seminar, by Mosa Tiles
New

This seminar covers the specification of ventilated facade systems and ceramic cladding. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand facade water penetration.
- Understand ventilated facade systems construction and fixing methods.
- Understand technical features of a ventilated facade system.
- Understand the advantages of ceramic facade cladding.
- Understand sustainable features of ceramic facade cladding.
Ultrafabrics - The Power of Colour: Using Colour to Evoke Feelings and Create Moods
The Power of Colour: Using Colour to Evoke Feelings and Create Moods
Seminar, by Ultrafabrics
New

This session looks at how colour creates emotional and physical responses and how to use colour in design, evoking emotions and creating moods in interior and exterior spaces. Attendees may use this understanding, along with their current knowledge of design principles, to be able to create any of the five moods presented. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand colour psychology.
- Understand colour symbolism.
- Understand colour meaning.
- Understand colour association.
- Understand how to create moods.
Swedish Wood - Timber Cladding: Technical Design: RIBA Plan of Work Stage 4
Timber Cladding: Technical Design: RIBA Plan of Work Stage 4
Online Learning, by Swedish Wood
New

This module on timber cladding is the third of three videos covering the core objectives, concept design and technical design stages of the RIBA Plan of Work.

Video 3 of 3: RIBA Plan of Work Stage 4: Technical Design. This 10 minute video covers technical details for cavities, structural support and battens, technical details for installing timber cladding, fixing different styles of timber cladding, corner details and British Standards and Building Regulations.

The module of three videos will help you understand and learn about the following topics:
- Understand how to design using timber as an external cladding and the design effects that can be achieved.
- Understand how to ensure the sustainability of timber cladding and the procurement of legal and sustainable timber.
- Understand how to specify and detail cladding.
- Understand how to issue fixing instructions to the contractor.
- Understand how to issue coating and maintenance advice to the contractor and customer.
- Learn about the relevant British Standards and Building Regulations relating to timber cladding.
Swedish Wood - Timber: the Building Material of the Future RIBA Work Stage 2 - Procurement Strategy Specifications and Construction Strategy
Timber: the Building Material of the Future RIBA Work Stage 2 - Procurement Strategy Specifications and Construction Strategy
Online Learning, by Swedish Wood
Revised

The third of three videos in CPD feature based on the RIBA work stages, to give you the information you need about building with Timber in a way that suits the way you work.

2.2 TIMBER - PROCUREMENT STRATEGY
Certification and procurement – how you can meet sustainable procurement criteria.

2.3 TIMBER - SPECIFICATIONS
Learn more technical information about what goes into open and closed panel timber frame systems, how to incorporate steel elements and how to achieve the levels of thermal insulation you need.

2.4 TIMBER - CONSTRUCTION STRATEGY
How to get the most out of off-site manufacturing and the importance of SiteSafe practices to reducing the risk of fire on construction sites.
Swedish Wood - Timber: the Building Material of the Future		
RIBA Work Stage 0 - Client's strategic brief and core requirements
Timber: the Building Material of the Future RIBA Work Stage 0 - Client's strategic brief and core requirements
Online Learning, by Swedish Wood
New

The first of three videos in CPD feature based on the RIBA work stages, to give you the information you need about building with Timber in a way that suits the way you work.

0.1 INTRODUCTION
Andrew Waugh, designer of the world’s tallest all-timber residential building, examines the projects that are suitable for timber construction and shows a gallery of some of the best of today’s timber architecture in a whole range of different building types, from housing to superstores.

0.2 CLIENT’S STRATEGIC BRIEF
Andrew takes you through the ways timber solutions can help you meet different aspects of your client’s strategic
brief, including:
- Speed of construction.
- Building Performance.
- Environmental Performance.
- Light foundations.
- Low waste.
- Low disruption.
- Living environment.
Swedish Wood - Timber: the Building Material of the Future		
RIBA Work Stage 1 - Quality Objectives, Sustainability Aspirations, Timber Options and Budget
Timber: the Building Material of the Future RIBA Work Stage 1 - Quality Objectives, Sustainability Aspirations, Timber Options and Budget
Online Learning, by Swedish Wood
New

1.1 TIMBER - QUALITY OBJECTIVES
Experts from the timber industry take you through the ways timber systems can help meet your quality objectives, including:
- Accuracy, insulation and air-tightness.
- Thermal Performance.
- Building Performance.
- Offsite manufacture.

1.2 TIMBER | SUSTAINABILITY ASPIRATIONS
Get the facts about how timber can help you meet sustainability goals, including information on:
- Renewability and certification.
- Carbon storage.
- Recyclability.
- The Code for Sustainable Homes.
- BREEAM.

1.2 SUSTAINABILITY - TIMBER OPTIONS
Learn about the different timber options available to you, including:
- Timber frame (open and closed panel).
- Post and beam.
- Cross Laminated Timber.
- Glulam.

1.4 TIMBER - BUDGET
Timber industry experts give advice from different perspectives about how to achieve best value out of a timber frame project.
Aristech Surfaces LLC - Ventilated Facades in Solid Surface
Ventilated Facades in Solid Surface
New

This seminar looks at the design of solid surface ventilated facade systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the installation of solid surface facade systems.
- Understand maintenance issues.
- Understand regulatory requirements.
Hansgrohe - Why WRAS? How to Prevent Waste, Misuse, Undue Consumption, Contamination and Erroneous Measurement of Mains Water
Why WRAS? How to Prevent Waste, Misuse, Undue Consumption, Contamination and Erroneous Measurement of Mains Water
Seminar, by Hansgrohe
Revised

This CPD will provide you with the knowledge required to design bathrooms and kitchens which are Part G and WRAS (Water Regulation Advisory Scheme) compliant. Meeting Building Regulations Part G requirements at design phase will prevent having to retrofit products to meet regulations in future. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand WRAS, approvals and the WRAS organisation.
- Understand water supply and relevant regulations and byelaws.
- Understand how a manufacturer’s commitment can help to achieve compliance with the regulations.
- Understand the risk of non-compliance.
- Understand the importance of Installation Requirement Notes (IRNs).
- Understand the WRAS certificate.