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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, and on- and offline CPD materials.
A Guide to Specifying Contract Fabrics
Seminar, by Camira
Revised

This seminar provides comprehensive information about the critical factors to consider when specifying fabrics for contract upholstery and vertical surface applications in commercial interiors. Such factors include technical specifications, fabric composition and fibres, environmental considerations and fabric care.
An Introduction to Tiling Patterns
Online Learning, by PARKSIDE CERAMICS LTD
New & Available Online

This CPD introduces tiling patterns through the world of tessellations, looking at symmetry, repeat patterns and a handful of mathematical terms and rules. It explores tessellations in the world around us, and looks at tiling patterns in contemporary interiors - providing participants with ideas and inspiration for creating their own patterns. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The relationship between patterns and mathematics, including rules and how to break them
- Tiling patterns in the world around us
- The rules of tessellation patterns and how they can be applied to interior tiling projects
- Tiling patterns used in a variety of architectural settings
- How to start designing innovative tiling patterns and how to generate ideas for using and creating tiling patterns

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Decorative Fire Protection for Internal Linings
New

The CPD will cover all aspects relating to asset management in terms of the protection of people, property and environment in the event of a fire. It discusses how fire is created, current legislation, product testing procedures and the means of reducing the risk of damage and harm by the correct specification and use of, decorative flame-retardant coatings. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The role and importance of flame-retardant decorative coatings in passive fire protection
- The creation and growth of fire and how different paints react to fire
- The current building regulations and British Standards relating to Fire Safety
- How flame retardant and intumescent coatings work
- Testing flame-retardant and intumescent paints
- Specifying the right fire-protective coating

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Designing Washrooms for Mental Health Facilities
Online Learning, by Franke Sissons Ltd
Revised

The CPD covers the facts and issues within mental health facilities and the targets for change set by the Government. It considers a number of factors when specifying products for high security environments, including documentation and guidelines currently available, materials, design and testing of various products. The CPD also identifies the importance of specifying well designed ligature-resistant products for ensuite bedrooms. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Current statistics and future targets for inpatient suicides
- The specific requirements and regulations for washroom design in mental health facilities
- The products available to meet these requirements
- Current documentation and guidelines when specifying products for mental health environments
- Which ligature-resistant products to specify
- Which products meet the current guidelines
- The importance of specifying the correct products in specialist washroom environments

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Detailing, New Challenge on Façade Building Construction
Article, by EFFISUS
New

This CPD discusses construction in the façade industry, which has evolved immensely in terms of complexity and modern technology in recent years. Topics discussed iinclude an overview of façade projects in a new era and associated challenges, the importance of detailing on a façade project, advantages of weatherproofing design, and application on a project case study. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- New era challenges of façade projects
- How detailing could leverage the final project
- Weatherproofing as key for design
- Application in a project case study
Flooring Insulation in Ground Floors - Laying a Strong Foundation
New

Since 1990, Building Regulations have required ground floors to be insulated in order to save energy. This article looks at the factors that need to be considered when addressing ground floor insulation, including: construction techniques, thermal bridging, calculating U-values, and the impact of insulation on a project’s design. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The core principles of flooring insulation
- How to calculate U-values
- Loading
- The importance of correct insulation material
- How to perform a more accurate U-value calculation for a ground floor
Green Roofs in Practice
Online Learning, by Optigreen Ltd
Revised

This seminar is designed to provide a practical insight in to green and blue roof technology and offer the delegates essential design and specification considerations. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- The environmental benefits of a green roof
- Specification considerations
- How a green roof works and how to construct a green roof build
- The types of green roof in practice and how they can be used to achieve specific solutions
- Specialist green roofs
- Vegetation and planting methods
- Maintenance and green roof aftercare

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Guidance for Specifying Fire Glass Screens and Fire Door Systems
Online Learning, by Radii
New & Available Online

This CPD identifies the key issues in understanding how to specify glass screens and doors where fire resistance is necessary for (Non Residential) Approved Document B compliance. It discusses Equality Act compliance relative to Fire Door and fire resistant performance. It examines fire resistant glass options and how to secure a Certified system of performance, and what responsibility is undertaken from the perspective of the specialist supply and fix Contractor. Content explores the relationship between ""design intent"" and technical compliance, and finally, the integration of screens with atria, partitioning, and Architectural bespoke glazing. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The relationship between ordinary float glass, and specific fire-resistant glass
- The complications that can arise when specifying screens and adjacent fire rated doors
- The reasons why some products are integrity only, and others are integrity and insulation
- What to expect from the specialist Contractor
- What options are available when designing a fire strategy into your building
- Where Certification, Assessments, and Tests all fit into the ""qualification""
- How to prescribe the performance requirements ensuring all those tendering are not ""cutting corners""
- The conflicts that can arise when circulation areas need to cater for Part M as well as meet fire resistance
- How to specify with confidence and maintain your Architecture whilst also complying with Building Legislation


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Illuminating our Experience with Human Centric Lighting
Online Learning, by Lutron EA Ltd
New & Available Online

Human Centric Lighting is a term used widely among lighting design community to describe a holistic design, inclusive of Natural light & Electric light), that's centred around the various needs of the occupants in a space as opposed to conventional lighting. HCL doesn't only concern lighting designers but also architects and engineers as it includes elements of design such as daylight harvesting, access to the outdoors, smart buildings, circadian rhythm to name a few.
Principles of Surface Protection
New

This CPD will discuss interior surface materials using the Servant and Served principle. Topics covered include an explanation of the Servant and Served principle, the need for an effective surface materials strategy, antimicrobial and hygienic surface materials, installation techniques and seamless jointing, and sustainability. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The Servant and the Served principle
- The benefits of single source supply and material requirements for different areas
- How antimicrobial and hygienic materials work
- Environmental impact and the processes used to this impact during manufacture and delivery
Right Brick First Time
New

This seminar aims to give architects and designers an understanding of bricks, their history and the various types available. Also considerations when specifying bricks that affect the appearance of the build and the importance of movement joints. The seminar covers:

- How to narrow down the choices of bricks suitable for particular areas
- How the mortar colour and joint can change the overall appearance of the build
- The importance of movement joints and what materials to use to fill movement joints
- How the use of bond patterns and specials can be used to great effect in the overall finish of the building
Successful Implementation of Vibration Control during Museum Construction Projects
Online Learning, by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Limited
New & Available Online

Museum expansions and renovations abound, and associated vibrations caused by heavy construction are potentially harmful to artwork and to sensitive elements of museum buildings themselves. Protection of these objects throughout a construction project calls for a reliable method of vibration control. In this CPD, leading experts explain the effects of vibrations on humans, buildings, and artwork. Then, a scientific methodology for vibration control is outlined. Feedback on how the methodology has worked in practice is then provided by a conservator and collections specialist. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The nature of construction vibrations and their potential effects on the human body, buildings and artwork
- The basics of a three-phase scientific methodology to successfully carry out vibration control during a museum construction project
- A conservator’s and a collection specialist’s perspective on how the vibration control methodology worked at their institutions


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Sustainability and Solar PV: Pitched Roofing Specification
Online Learning, by Marley Ltd
New & Available Online

This seminar provides an overview of solar panels and the benefits of specification for roofing projects. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- The difference between solar panel systems for roofing applications
- The features, benefits and performance of solar panel systems
- The sustainability benefits of solar panels
- Specification of solar panels and the ease of adding to projects
- Fundamentals of detailing, installation and workmanship


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Terrazzo Tiles
Online Learning, by Strata Tiles
New & Available Online

This CPD explores the world of Terrazzo and technical stone tiles. Topics covered include how terrazzo and technical stone is made, the history of terrazzo and its revival in recent years. Insights from architects and interior designers are integrated along with case studies from around the world. The CPD concludes by speculating future developments in the manufacturing of terrazzo, and its enduring appeal. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- What terrazzo and technical stone are and how they are made
- How to specify terrazzo
- The origins of the terrazzo industry and its use throughout the 20th Century
- How terrazzo is currently being used in a range of projects from around the world
- How the use and manufacturing of terrazzo and technical stone could develop in the future

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
The Fundamentals and Functionality of Solid Surface
Online Learning, by Hanex® UK Limited
New & Available Online

As infection control becomes increasingly important within even more environments, this CPD will look at why solid surface is a practical surface choice for Healthcare, Office, and Hospitality environments. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- What makes Solid Surface an ideal material for infection control
- How Solid Surface is made, what it is made of and where it comes from
- How to design with Solid Surfaces
- Considerations when specifying Solid Surfaces
- The best applications to use Solid Surface

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
The Main Principles of Physical Security
Seminar, by ATG Access Ltd
Revised

This CPD explores the fundamental principles of physical security which, guide designers, consultants and end users on ensuring that a security scheme is operationally and aesthetically appropriate and fit for purpose. The well understood phrase – ‘Doing Something is Better Than Nothing’ can be dangerous if not understood correctly; this CPD will place the principles in context and enable designers and end-users to be empowered to take some control over security decisions within the sites and schemes they create. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history of hostile vehicle mitigation attacks and how the industry has developed
- The importance of product positioning and stand-off to mitigate and reduce the impact of a potential vehicular attack
- The realistic and current physical security threats that exist to people and CNI and the measures that can be used to protect them
- The 'gap' - the delay between the identification of a vulnerability or threat and the implementation of mitigation
- Which certification standards to look for and understanding how these might be displayed
- The steps which need to be taken when delivering a proportionate and effective, physical security scheme
Understanding and Selecting Stone - Architecture with Stone Sessions
Online Learning, by LSI Stone
New & Available Online

This CPD seeks to enrich architects' knowledge of natural stone. It is developed for beginners and advanced professionals and will address the main concerns and procedures in the selection of natural stone, covering topics including stages of stone selection, stone characteristics, application requirements and quality standards.

By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to find the best stone solutions for projects
- How to select stone with accuracy
- How to distinguish quality between different stones
- How to quality check from start to finish

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely