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Latest CPD materials

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised, and online and in-person CPD seminars.
A Modern Method of Construction Using 2D Primary Structural Steel Panels
Online Learning, by Metsec (voestalpine Metsec)
New & Available Online
This CPD aims to provide an introduction of a Modern Method of Construction using pre-panelised offsite lightweight cold rolled steel frame panels. Focussing on solutions for the residential market covering the benefits in using this modern method of construction, the structural elements of the system, the design and site programmes, system performance and technical details.

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

- The suitability, application and installation of an offsite, pre-panelised lightweight cold rolled steel frame system.
- The features and benefits of the system, including flexibility to achieve architectural requirements.
- Achieving compliance with Building Regulations, Insurers and Clients requirements
- Resources available to assist with the specification of the system.
Fire: Suspended Ceiling Systems - the basics
Online Learning, by Zentia
New & Available Online
This CPD discusses the role that suspended ceilings can perform with their reaction and resistance to the effects of fire within buildings. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- The basics of fire
- The role active and passive fire protection play in buildings
- Testing methods used for suspended ceilings
- Key elements on how to break a fire triangle
- Product fire reaction performance
- Product fire resistance

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Healthy Materials - Their role in our health and wellbeing
Online Learning, by Autex Acoustics Ltd
New & Available Online
The presentation addresses the subject of healthy materials within buildings, concentrating specifically on the three core sensory interactions that contribute to healthy buildings: Acoustic Comfort, Visual Comfort and Indoor Air Quality.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- What a healthy building is and the importance of creating healthy buildings
- Influence of noise on wellbeing and how to achieve acoustic comfort
- The benefits of creating a visually comfortable environment
- How certain materials help improve the indoor air quality within buildings
- Overview of Building Rating Schemes
How to specify a sauna
Online Learning, by Finnmark Limited
New & Available Online
An educational guide on how to build and use a sauna properly, to show how to get the most from a
Finnish sauna, and finally to publicise the wide range of health benefits frequent sauna use brings. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to specify a functional and enjoyable sauna
- The importance of correct ventilation and insulation
- The importance of bench heights and layout
- How to use sauna correctly for health and wellbeing
- The maintenance requirements of a sauna and it's equipment
Insulated Suspended Ground Floors
Seminar, by Cellecta Ltd
New
The CPD highlights the issues with currently suspended floor methods, such as block and beam, and timber. The CPD goes into more detail around EPS suspended floor systems. Key highlights are the reduction in CO2 and weight off the systems. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Suspended floor issues
- Benefits of EPS suspended floors over beam and block/timber
- Reduction in CO2 and environmental impact
- Health and safety
Renovating Resilient Floors - Fast, Cost Effective and Sustainable Solutions
Seminar, by Bona Limited
New
This CPD will discuss a new approach to renovating resilient flooring. Instead of removing the old floor and replacing this with new flooring, there is now a fast, cost effective and significantly more sustainable alternative that involves deep cleaning and recoating the surface of the old floor – allowing for the application of new colours, sports lines, graphics and logos. In addition to a new durable, high performance and easy to clean homogenous surface, the look of the floor can also be totally transformed. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The benefits of the new approach to resilient floor renovation
- Time saving and cost saving benefits
- The significant environmental benefits
- How the process works and how to specify the new approach as appropriate
Specifying Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for Sustainable, Residential Buildings
New
SIPs and Modern Methods of Construction have their role to play in helping meet the Government's Net Zero targets for the housing sector. This CPD looks in detail at the SIPs product and outlines the performance considerations that need to be addressed during selection and specification, complete with the applicable regulations/standards. What can be achieved in terms of design and aesthetics is also covered. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- What SIPs are, what they are used for and the benefits of using them.
- The drivers for using SIPs now and how they fit in with the Government's net zero targets.
- The difference performance aspects of SIPs and the regulations that govern them.
- What can be achieved in terms of design and aesthetics with the use of SIPs and their integration with other construction materials.
Super Natural Flooring - Understanding wood floors and their installation, renovation and maintenance
Online Learning, by UZIN UTZ
New & Available Online
Wood floors are the most sustainable floor covering and each is beautifully, naturally individual. Understanding what gives them these qualities, how that impacts on the methods of installation, renovation and maintenance will ensure low life cost and a practical but beautiful asset. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How wood floors are truly sustainable and have a low life cost
- The natural science of trees and its positive and negative effects on wood flooring
- The effect of water on wood and how to manage the built environment to control this
- The fail safe installation, renovation and maintenance methods
- The knowledge and confidence to specify wood flooring as a viable, cost effective and practical floor covering
The Beauty of Togetherness
Online Learning, by Johnson Tiles
New & Available Online
The third CPD in the 'Making it. Beautifully' series, part 3 delves into the role of beauty in the design of elderly care. Aiming for beauty in the built environment has important health and well-being benefits that have perhaps been overlooked in the provision of elderly care. In this CPD we explore the importance of community in carving out a more forward-thinking, inclusive UK ‘care model’ that could, at long last, help revolutionise the design and delivery of products, services and settings that empower our elderly to truly ‘live’ for longer. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Understand our aging population’s holistic needs
- Appreciate the benefits of community-led care
- Learn from innovative overseas models
- Cover the specifics of designing for dementia
- Gain confidence in selecting surfaces for care settings, with particular focus on slip resistance, colour and contrast
Timber Decking: Maximising Your Space the Sustainable Way
Online Learning, by Marley Ltd
Revised
This seminar looks at timber decking as a sustainable means of creating usable outside space. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- The reasons for using timber decking
- The types of timber and other decking available
- That timber decking is a viable inclusive solution for disabled users
- The legislation and standards that affect the design and specification of timber decking

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Ventilation Strategies and Best Practice Compliance
Online Learning, by EnviroVent Ltd
Revised
This CPD outlines the roadmap to ventilation compliance and current environmental and political drivers in ensuring good indoor air quality through efficient ventilation. It will discuss the need for adequate ventilation, technical theory around ventilation strategies outlined in Approved Document F and Approved Document L and competency requirements regarding installation and commissioning. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The health impacts of poor ventilation
- The various ventilation strategies in Part F and their suitability
- The notifiable works applications and responsibilities for incumbent installers
- How to fully meet the needs of the consumer via the specification process including long-term servicing requirements

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.