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Inclusive environments

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Inclusive environments’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic. Remember, a minimum of 20 of your annual 35-hour CPD requirement should incorporate materials from this and the other nine RIBA Core Curriculum topics. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Best Practice in Accessible Bathroom Design
Online Learning, by Pressalit Limited
The objective of this seminar is to increase understanding of both dependent and independent user needs. Appropriate layout and product solutions are suggested for a variety of applications with consideration given to Part M of the Building Regulations, BS8300: 2009, including the provision of changing places facilities.

Pressalit Limited manufactures specialist accessible bathroom and kitchen products. Its expertise lies in solutions that meet both user and regulatory requirements, while at the same time providing a return on investment. Pressalit is part of the Pressalit Group, based in Denmark.

Duration: 50-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Design Considerations when Specifying Automatic Doors in Health Care Buildings
An overview of the standards and legislation affecting the specification of door safety equipment and devices, and the minimum acceptable operating parameters for doors and corridors for healthcare environments. Includes advice on EN16005, BS7036, BS8300, BS9999, Building Regulations Part M, Part B and Part L, the Equality Act and Healthcare Building Note.

Gilgen Door Systems is a global leader in the manufacture of automatic doors and sliding wall systems designed to improve accessibility, security and energy efficiency within buildings. Gilgen has built a blue-chip client base and an enviable reputation for product excellence and innovation across an extensive range of entrance solutions. Gilgen automatic doors are used in hospitals, care homes, colleges, transport hubs, retail outlets and offices, to name but a few. Its automatic doors meet the requirements set out in BS EN16005, the Equality Act and Part M of the Building Regulations. The company also offers a bespoke design service for special applications, while installation and service is delivered through a national team of professional service engineers.

Duration: 45 minutes
Disabled Toilets? They Probably Are
Seminar, by Dolphin Solutions
A seminar about the design and specification of accessible washrooms. Includes guidance on common design issues, the difficulties that accessible washroom users face daily, how to achieve compliance without compromising style, relevant regulations and best practice (including Part M and British Standards), infection risks and how to limit the spread of bacteria, and why accessible facilities will be even more important in future.

Dolphin Solutions is a leading supplier of all things washroom-related, from dispensers to hot air dryers, and taps and bins to baby change units. Dolphin has worked with architects, contractors and developers for nearly 20 years to create beautiful high-performance commercial washrooms. Clients know they can depend on Dolphin to turn their concepts into reality, to deliver on time, and to provide prompt and responsive aftersales support, whenever needed.

Duration: 45 minutes
Door Hardware and Inclusive Design
Seminar, by Allegion (UK) Ltd
A seminar on door hardware problems and their solutions, particularly with regard to inclusive design. Part M and BS8300 and how they affect specifiers and end-users are also discussed, as well as hardware lifecycle, specification and cost implications.

Allegion helps keep people safe and secure where they live, work and visit. It manufactures door closers and exit devices, door handles and accessories, residential and commercial locks, cylinders and padlocks, and access control and workforce productivity systems.

Allegion’s in-house team of experts offers a free-of-charge door scheduling and specification advice service, covering a wide variety of applications.
Sanitary and Accessibility: Design and Function for All
Online Learning, by HEWI (UK) Ltd
Examines some practical measures to help make bathrooms more accessible to all, with reference to the Equality Act, BS8300 and Doc M. Also looks at design concepts and the drivers that will determine how bathrooms may look in future.


HEWI offers system solutions for all areas of the bathroom – whether at the washbasin, WC or shower. From accessories, fittings, mirrors and washbasins to comfort products and solutions for barrier-free furnishing, HEWI delivers total design freedom. With Covid-19 affecting all areas of daily life businesses are turning to HEWI to help raise hygiene standards. HEWI’s new disinfectant dispenser column is just one of a portfolio of intelligent products designed to help satisfy that need.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Step on It: Stairway Safety
A presentation and discussion on how to make commercial stairways safe and BRE/DDA compliant. Includes guidance on the function of stair nosings and how to select the right one, how recent BRE and DDA guidelines affect the specifier’s choices, a unique step measuring system that speeds up handover processes, and environmental and health and safety considerations applicable to the manufacture, installation and maintenance of stair nosings.

Quantum Flooring Solutions is one of the UK’s leading independent stair nosing and accessories manufacturers, with more than 50 years’ experience. Quantum supplies a complete range of stair nosings, entrance mattings, PVC accessories and transitions. These can be used in conjunction with all types of floorcovering, whether contract or domestic. Based in Oldham in Lancashire, the company manufactures and supplies products for use worldwide. Safety is of paramount concern, with Quantum products offering complete solutions that minimise risk to the end user. In the UK, supplies of stair nosing profiles are supported by the unique QSMS on-site measuring system. Rapid and accurate step measurements are transmitted electronically to the flooring contractor as part of a responsive service package, saving time and money for the floor-fitter. As part of its commitment to protect the environment and improve the manufacturing process Quantum Flooring Solutions is ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A