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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
A Journey through Specifying Fires
Seminar, by DRU Fires

- Provide an understanding of fire options available

- Provide and understanding of advantages/disadvantages of each system

- Design ideas

- Provide an understanding of the applicable legislative bodies
Advances In Cold Water Storage Tank Management
Seminar, by Keraflo Ltd

This CPD will discuss the The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, which replaced long-established Water Byelaws dating back to 1823. It will explore design issues and legal imperatives around the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 compliance requirement and how the latest electronic tank management solutions, combining both control and monitoring of stored water supplies, can deliver significant advantages for management of commercial buildings in the 21st century. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- Water storage principles and legal requirements

- Tank design considerations, including fluid categories of risk and types of airgap

- Mechanical float valve solutions for control of cold water storage tanks

- Electronic tank management, for both monitoring and control

- Cost comparison of mechanical versus electronic solutions

- Case studies, including maintenance and flood-risk factors, for buildings large and small
Best Practice for Air and Windtight Structures
Seminar, by PARTEL

This CPD focuses on the importance of air and wind tightness in low energy building design. It discusses the importance of external and internal membranes, their sealing and highlights best practice on how to specify and install. It also focuses on the risks associated with airtight buildings and how best to overcome these. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- Correct product choice for specific scenarios

- Correct detailing and specification for optimum results

- How to determine where an airtight layer should be

- How to specify correct products for varying scenarios

- Airtight principles and risks associated
BIM Awareness
Seminar, by DDC Solutions

This CPD covers the fundamentals of BIM Level 2/ISO 19650 principles, aiming to improve knowledge of BIM language and day to day application of the BIM process. Topics covered include a BIM maturity review – BIM Level 1,2 and ISO 19650, the collaborative team – roles and responsibilities, application of BIM Level 2 and ISO 19650, and responding to an EIR – Making BIM Level 2 and ISO 19650 work practically. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- BIM Levels and ISO 19650, to be able to make an educated decision on if a project is or should be BIM or not.

- Basic vocabulary, to be able to hold educated discussions on and around BIM.

- The stakeholder’s roles/functions and collaboration, to be able to see a BIM project from an objective angle and better understand how the teams should work together.

- Employers Information Requirements, to be able to plan the project and better support the client.

- BIM Execution Plan, to be able to better plan the work loads, manage the team and project and work better with external teams.
BREEAM and Water Conserving Design

This CPD looks at the issues around water conservation in buildings. The presentation begins with an overview of the natural water lifecycle before looking at a holistic view of designing water management systems and key ways of reducing water usage. It then moves into standards and regulations and BREEAM, before finishing with a section on grey and rain water recycling. By the end of the session you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to effectively specify low water usage products and management systems in buildings

- The macro issues around water conservation

- The impact that building design and product choice can have on water usage

- BREEAM processes and procedures

- The BREEAM water section requirements and how to achieve the most credits
Building regulations Part L 2010 (2013 ed.): Thermal, Solar and Air Permeability Requirements for Windows, Doors and Curtain Walling as Applied to Existing Dwellings
Seminar, by Technal

- Part L in the context of reducing CO2 emissions

- The specific regulations, what they mean and responsibility for compliance

- Thermal performance and U-values relevant to work on existing dwellings

- Solar gain, robust details and air permeability with regards to existing dwellings
Design and Specification Considerations of Metal Rainscreen Facade Systems
Seminar, by Sorba UK Ltd

This CPD aims to explore key factors in the theory, design, implementation and specification of Metal Rain Screen Facade cladding. Topics covered include the material(s), finishes and capabilities, cost influences, project planning and applications. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- Key factors in the design criteria of rain screen facade systems

- Key factors in the implementation and specification of rain screen facade systems as a through-wall

- Key factors in the applications of Metal Rain Screen facade cladding

- How to specify the components correctly that make up the elements of a rain screen facade
Designing for Difference
Seminar, by Modulyss

This CPD will explore how future diversities will shape our workplaces. It will focus on different aspects such as human-centric design, upcoming technologies and the future wellness workplace. By the end of the of presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- How design trends are forecasted

- What the future office will look like

- How to design for future generations

- How to improve health and wellbeing at the office.

- How to build a mentoring culture
Galvanizing Plant Tour
Factory Visit, by Galvanizers Association

Hot dip galvanizing is a highly controlled factory led process and everything from small nuts and bolts to large structural sections can be galvanized. Whether it is for agriculture, transport, utilities or the energy sector, galvanizing plays an important role within our day-to-day lives.

As part of our RIBA CPD programme, Galvanizers Association is working with construction industry professionals to increase engagement with galvanizers within product development and at the early design phase of projects.

The free coordinated factory tour is a valuable opportunity to learn how to extend and improve your use of galvanizing.

3 key benefits:

- Understand the hot dip galvanizing process

- Make more informed corrosion protection decisions

- Design better structures

Booking a factory tour is easy, simple and quick. You will just need to complete the online form here: https://www.galvanizing.org.uk/factory-tours/book-plant-tour/

For group bookings or alternative enquiries, please contact Grace Nikobari: g.nikobari@hdg.org.uk

Further information about the RIBA approved galvanizing plant tour can be found at: https://www.galvanizing.org.uk/factory-tours/
Living Campus
Seminar, by Herman Miller

This CPD introduces the idea of the Living Campus: a vision on higher education campus design that looks at the needs placemaking and purposeful settings, as well as design trends we are seeing globally. This presentation focuses on considerations that will help you as you design spaces to best support the needs of tomorrow. Topics covered include how spaces impact learning outcomes, design considerations for social, learning and working environments, considerations for analysing the effects of design on students and the five elements of student experience. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to challenge traditional learning space design norms

- How to better design to support the current needs of students

- How design impacts Wellbeing

- How design impacts learning Outcomes

- How design impacts the overall student and faculty experience
Marble, From Quarry to Project
Seminar, by Temmer

This CPD aims to discuss marble from the quarrying process to its use in interior and exterior projects. Topics covered include the story of marble, the process at quarries, factory processes from arrival to packaging, quality control and testing, and marble as an environmentally friendly choice.
Oriented Strand Board (OSB): The Versatile Timber Panel

Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is a moisture resistant, structural timber board which can be used in various applications. This CPD will focus on how it is made, its uses and its certifications, as well as covering examples of how it has been used in these applications. It will also cover the uses and benefits of specialist OSB boards for applications such as drylining and flame retardant panels. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- What OSB is and how it is made

- The properties of OSB

- The advantages of OSB over alternatives

- The various uses of OSB and how it has been modified for specialist applications

Revit for Project Delivery
Seminar, by DDC Solutions

This CPD will illustrate the key elements that makes for a sound Revit implementation suitable for projects that are 3D collaboration between design teams, using Revit. Topics covered will include software configuration, naming convention, geographical coordination, CAD standards and deliverables. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- How the software can find information on the network

- The importance of naming convention

- The importance of 3D coordination between teams

- How professional drawings can be created

- What technical functions that need to be in place to meet project deliverables

Specifying Vinyl Floors
Seminar, by Altro

Vinyl is increasingly the product of choice for both new-builds and refurbishments. This CPD presentation gives comprehensive guidance on the different types of vinyl floors available today, including adhesive-free and modular flooring, along with real-life case studies for each type. It goes through considerations when specifying vinyl floors, including the well-being of the end user, designing for dementia, sustainability, design flexibility and when prolonged downtime isn't an option. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- What a vinyl floor is made of, how, the associated benefits and where the issue of sustainability fits in

- Why risk assessments are needed and how they inform your specification

- Types and benefits of vinyl floors: safety; specialist safety; heavy duty; adhesive-free; smooth; modular (LVT)

- Cleaning guidance that may influence your specification

- When and why vinyl is an appropriate floor choice
Understanding and Specifying Permeable Resin Bound Paving

This CPD will discuss permeable resin bound paving, focussing on its technical performance and types of resin bounders available. Topics covered include aggregate types and ratios, the importance of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), the benefits of permeable resin bound paving and innovative installation techniques, design capabilities and permeable base build up specifications. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Application methods

- The importance of specialist contractors

- The differences between resins, the aggregate selections and why one doesn't fit all

- The capabilities of the product, correct installation methods and maintenance

- How to specify the correct blend for application type