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Featured CPD

Our featured selection of CPD materials this month focusses on interior environments and the immediate spaces surrounding us. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Dealing with Dampness in Existing Properties (Above Ground)
Provides an overview of the types of dampness found in existing properties, with a particular emphasis on the three most common forms of dampness: condensation, rain penetration and rising damp. Also looks at methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Safeguard Europe Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of specialist damp-proofing and waterproofing products. For over 30 years its focus has been on providing high-quality, reliable products and technical expertise to specialists in the construction industry. The company is able to supply to anywhere in the UK via cash purchase or credit account. Ordering can be done via telephone, e-mail or fax. The office and on-the-road technical staff can be contacted any time during normal business hours with enquiries. Safeguard prides itself on its industry-leading technical knowledge and its ability to innovate by developing and manufacturing new products.

Duration: 45-50 minutes
Hygiene and Cleanliness in Bathrooms
Seminar, by Duravit UK Ltd
Explores hygiene and cleanliness in the context of how the technology involved in toilet design is changing to meet modern needs. Topics covered include the features and benefits of rimless flushing, additional hygiene options and shower toilets within bathroom design.

Duravit has its roots in Hornberg, Germany where, in 1817, Georg Friedrich Horn built an earthenware factory initially focused on manufacturing crockery. In 1956 production evolved from earthenware to porcelain, extending the product range to include sanitary ceramics. This provided a platform for future success and introduced the sanitary world to a new name: Duravit. Today, Duravit AG boasts ten production plants and a workforce of more than 5,000 employees worldwide. Duravit continues to demonstrate its eagerness to chart new territory with its innovative technology, extraordinary design and the development of new product segments.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Specifying Tiles for the Hospitality Sector
Seminar, by Vitra Tiles
Focuses on ceramic tiling and the hospitality industry, including the relevance of using tiles within this sector and the design choices available to specifiers. Also examines different potential applications, and slip resistance and how it is specified.

Vitra Tiles offers the complete tiling solution for any application, from mosaic, leisure, pools, anti-slip and cladding, with the strategic aim of being the leader in the project market.
The Invisible Doors and Their Impact on Design and Architecture
Online Learning, by Lualdi UK
Discusses the evolution of the door from traditional to modern, functional designs. Topics covered include the composition of standard and concealed doors, the importance of using sustainable materials to manufacture doors, the elements used to create fire doors, and health and safety regulations regarding fire and acoustic compliance to British Standards.

Lualdi is a leading Italian brand, known worldwide as an interior door specialist with a track record of working with important, contemporary designers. Founded in 1859, Lualdiā€™s values have always been focused on quality, flexibility and customer service. Lualdi manufactures high-end interior and fire rated doors, sliding partitions, custom-made furniture and mill work.

Duration: one hour plus Q&A
Wetroom and Level Access Shower Areas: Successful Design, Construction and Waterproofing
Provides an overview of the design and construction of wetrooms and level access shower areas, including the following topics: the various shower area options available; how to plan a wetroom layout; wet floor build-ups, the different options available and their suitability; and, waterproofing wetrooms and shower areas.

Koster Aquatecnic offers a comprehensive range of construction chemicals, encompassing waterproofing and repair solutions for both new-builds and renovations. All Koster products have been specifically developed in Germany to deliver high levels of reliability and ease of use. Koster UK also offers a free in-depth technical consultancy and specification service.