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Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems Ltd - Automatic Doors for Pedestrians: Access and the Equality Act
Automatic Doors for Pedestrians: Access and the Equality Act
Provides an overview of the key factors to consider when addressing access issues affected by the Equality Act, as well as examining how automatic doors and automatic entrances can help meet its requirements. Topics covered include: size of doors, level threshold requirements and activation positioning; EN16005, BS7036, BS8300 and Building Regulations Part M; automatic sliding and swing doors and their door operators; automatic and manually-operated revolving doors, and; space saving doors.

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is one of the world’s most comprehensive suppliers of entrance automation solutions. Sliding, swing and revolving doors optimise pedestrian entrances, improving accessibility, safety and energy consumption in any building. Automatic doors welcome visitors, guide traffic and preserve indoor climate zones. With a holistic approach to the flow of goods and people, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems creates efficient solutions for each business, balancing cost, quality and lifetime performance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Simonswerk UK Ltd - Specification of Hinges
Specification of Hinges
Seminar, by Simonswerk UK Ltd
Specifying the right hinge for the right application. This presentation offers guidance on door specification, legislation, Building Regulations, fire and safety in use, CE marking, MANDEC and the Equality Act.

SIMONSWERK has spent over 40 years manufacturing high quality brass, aluminium and stainless-steel hinges for doors, windows and conservatories. Today, the company is one of Europe’s leading hinge manufacturers.

SIMONSWERK UK provides the architectural ironmongery and builders hardware industries with a combined supply source for over 4,000 catalogue items, backed by award-winning customer service.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
BlazeMaster - The Impact of CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems in Architectural Design
The Impact of CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems in Architectural Design
Seminar, by BlazeMaster
A helpful guide covering: what CPVC is; the use of sprinkler systems and how sprinkler systems work; an overview of UK fire statistics; relevant approvals and standards for fire sprinkler systems; fire tests for plastic fire sprinkler systems; a comparison between CPVC and steel systems; handling, storage and installation, and; case studies and examples.

BlazeMaster CPVC pipes and fittings provide unique advantages in sprinkler installations, including superior hydraulics and ease of joining and assembly. CPVC systems were first installed in the US, but have more recently become very popular in the UK and Scandinavia, as well as mainland Europe. Following the most recent European-led initiatives to address the need for sustainable building solutions, several independent studies by European government agencies and insurers have shown that the installation of fire sprinkler systems is an important contributing factor in sustainability. They considerably reduce fire, smoke and water damage, and eliminate the need for fire damaged buildings to be torn down and rebuilt. In that regard, CPVC fire sprinkler piping has a positive environmental impact because its production requires less energy than steel pipe, and because its corrosion resistance facilitates a longer service life compared to metal pipe.

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