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Featured CPD

An interesting mix of CPD seminars covering everything from carpets to paving and traditional stonework to cutting-edge lighting technology. 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.
Advanced Carpet Technology
Explores best practice, regulatory requirements and solutions for the design and installation of commercial carpet. Drawing on case studies and supporting data from independent sources within the industry, it explores the latest product types and carpet manufacturing technologies.

Ege carpets supplies approximately seven million square meters of carpet worldwide each year. Ege can service any project requirement from either its ready-made collections, fully bespoke solutions or close working relationships with world class designers. As a socially- and environmentally-focused business, its award-winning carpets are 100% cradle-to-cradle certified.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
An Introduction to Home AV
Online Learning, by Bang & Olufsen (UK) Ltd
A look at the growing importance of technology in the home, and how it can be better harnessed to meets the needs of clients. Discusses how to futureproof homes and the opportunities that arise when technology complements design and build. Other topics covered include: the size of the home AV market; vision, brackets and video distribution; sound reproduction and music sources; and, the benefits of smart homes.

Since 1925 Bang & Olufsen has created iconic audio and home entertainment products to the highest standards of sound, craft and design. It hasn’t just predicted, but shaped home design trends. Its century of firsts includes reinventing the turntable and introducing touch-sensitive controls that defined the look of an era. Bang & Olufsen pioneered the creation of universal remote controls, as well as connected home speaker setups. Its latest speaker technology leads the electronics industry in longevity and upgradeability. Bang & Olufsen continues to represent history in the making.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Design with OLED
Online Learning, by Applelec
A seminar on the design opportunities afforded by organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). Covers: what OLEDs are, and the benefits of OLED lighting technology; the human centric lighting qualities that OLED delivers; how to effectively integrate OLED into lighting projects; power management; and, guidance on installation and maintenance issues.

A UK-based lighting manufacturer and supplier, Applelec specialises in LED lighting technology. The company works with architects and lighting designers to support the integration of its award-winning, edge lit LED light sheet into their designs. OLED’s LED light sheet has been used to light luxury British brands including Mulberry, Jimmy Choo and Molton Brown, and was specified by architects Foster + Partners for their first hotel project, ME London.
Fixing Systems - Architecture with Stone Sessions
Online Learning, by LSI Stone
A fascinating session aimed at both beginners and advanced professionals. Covers the main concerns, technical analyses and procedures involved in the selection of natural stone and most suitable fixing systems.

LSI Stone is a Portuguese company that specialises in the supply and processing of natural stone. It is located in Pedreiras, in the heart of Estremadura’s limestone massif, the most important center for limestone extraction in Portugal.
Specifying Heat Recovery Ventilation in the Design of Domestic High Code Level and Passivhaus Properties
Seminar, by Zehnder UK
Gain a better understanding of what heat recovery ventilation is, how it relates (and is vital) to High Code Level homes and Passivhaus compliance, and best practice in specifying heat recovery ventilation.

Zehnder supplies a variety of climate enhancing products and systems, including heating and cooling ceiling systems, decorative radiators, trench heaters and ventilation. Zehnder heating and cooling ceiling systems provide even heat distribution through ceiling panels and grid configurations across a wide range of building applications. Zehnder decorative radiators and towel rails combine style with functionality, and are ideal for both new build and renovation projects. Trench heating is simple to install and virtually unseen. Ventilation systems combine fresh air with Zehnder’s extensive knowledge of heating for ventilated classrooms without draughts.
Sustainable Paving Solutions
Online Learning, by AG
A practical guide to concrete paving, including how it’s manufactured, how it performs in comparison to natural stone, and how to design effective concrete paving bedding solutions.

Founded more than 60 years ago, AG specialises in the manufacture of paving flags, blocks, retaining walls and facing brick. An innovative, technology-driven company, it uses advanced manufacturing methods and stringent quality control. Every one of its walling, paving and facing brick products has been painstakingly designed and manufactured to meet the most demanding design and performance standards. AG works in partnership with its employees, local community, customers, suppliers and and other stakeholders to have a positive impact on the environment.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
Water Saving and Sustainability without compromising performance in the Bathroom Environment
Online Learning, by Methven UK Ltd
Find out more about water saving solutions that dramatically reduce household water usage in compliance with Part G. Topics covered include the statutory regulations driving change, the present under-resourcing of water, and how intelligent specification can deliver significantly better results (reducing water consumption by up to 25%).

Methven has been creating water experiences since 1886. Designed and engineered in New Zealand, Methven is a global manufacturer of beautifully designed, innovative and award-winning showers, taps and valves. It is committed to conserving energy and water to protect the planet for generations to come with its innovative technologies, which deliver an invigorating showering experience while using less water. Methven has won many prestigious design awards, including Red Dot, Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ Design Award, German Design Award and Chicago GOOD DESIGN AWARD, and has twice been attributed ‘Coolbrands’ status.

Duration: 20 minutes, plus Q&A