RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin


The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Designing to Zero Carbon: Regulations, Future Homes Standard and RIBA Climate Challenge 2030
Seminar, by Xtratherm UK Ltd
Includes information on: Part L1A 2013 – goals and fabric performance; target U-values and reference house; thermal bridging and the advantages of good detailing to achieve better fabric performance, and; PSI- and Y-values.
As a leading European thermal insulation manufacturer, Xtratherm offers the construction industry a range of complete and innovative solutions, encompassing roofs, walls and floors. Xtratherm prides itself on its dedicated technical support and has taken the unusual step of training every one of its technical team to the highest industry standards of competency in U-value calculation and condensation risk analysis.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Everything You Need to Know About Fire Safety and Façade Cladding
Seminar, by Rockpanel
A guide to UK fire regulations, the European fire classification system and ways in which to improve the design of façades, soffits, fascias and more, using high quality, high pressure stone wool board material. This seminar is a must for architects and specifiers who want to broaden their design options while still complying with UK fire regulations.
Rockpanel offers effective façade cladding solutions that meet today’s fire safety regulations and, at the same time, offer complete design freedom. Rockpanel façade cladding is durable, UV resistant and impervious to moisture. Being made from volcanic rock and recycled material, Rockpanel façade cladding is also a sustainable choice. Rockpanel is part of the ROCKWOOL group.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Guide to Different Types of Screed
Examines the different types of screed used in the construction industry. Topics covered include the advantages and disadvantages of each screed type, methods of installation, the drying process and factors effecting drying time.
Cemfloor is a specially formulated screed binder used to create self-levelling cementitious floor screeds. With the addition of Cemfloor the screed’s performance is increased significantly and can be applied to a wide range of floors. Cemfloor binder is simply mixed with cement, water and a suitable sand to create a high-performance screed which complies with EN 13813 and is BBA certified. It can be foot trafficked within 24-48 hours and dries within 28 days with minimal shrinkage (<0.05%), which reduces cracking and curling.
Cemfloor is compatible with all types of floor finish, including cement-based tile adhesives. It is installed by fully approved and trained applicators, thereby ensuring that quality is never compromised.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Plywood: A Definitive Guide to Specification
Seminar, by Hanson Plywood Ltd
Habitual specification of marine plywood is common when high quality plywood is required for a construction project. This seminar aims to advise specifiers on the key features of well-made, fit-for-purpose construction plywood, fully in line with current European Standards, allowing them to make more informed product selection decisions.
Hanson Plywood Ltd is a leading UK importer, distributor and supplier of a diverse range of sustainable wood-based panel products. The company is based in Halifax, West Yorkshire. In particular, Hanson Plywood supplies a complete range of specialist plywood products into a wide cross-section of construction-based projects from some of the most comprehensive stocks held in the UK.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-50 minutes
Sustainability of Concrete Roof Tiles in Pitched Roofing
Addresses all key elements of pitched roofing design. Learn about the benefits of using concrete roof tiles and the sustainability and versatility they provide. The production process and associated standards for manufacture, testing and installation of concrete roof tiles are all covered in this seminar.
Russell Roof Tiles is a national manufacturer of high-quality concrete and UPVC roofing solutions. It offers a comprehensive range of roofing solutions for both commercial and housing projects.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Welsh Slate as a Building Material
Seminar, by Welsh Slate
A seminar designed to help architects better understand the provenance, manufacturing process and potential applications of Welsh Slate as a building material. It explains the advantages and disadvantages of slate and points out the differences between slates from around the world. It also includes information on standards, accreditations, classifications and fixing methods.
Welsh Slate, part of the Breedon Group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality slate for a broad range of interior and exterior design applications. Five hundred million years old, Welsh Slate is widely recognised as being among the finest natural slates in the world. The inherent beauty and qualities of slate have resulted in its specification and use by architects, interior designers, developers and contractors for roofing, cladding, flooring, paving, walling, sills and copings, landscaping, aggregates, fire surrounds and hearths, worktops and counters, and sawn scants.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour