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Featured CPD

Our featured CPD section highlights CPD materials that are either esoteric, unusual, timely, technically comprehensive – or that just strike us as worthy of greater attention. Most materials are available online, but this is not always shown so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Online Learning, by EFFISUS
Addresses the latest technologies available to facilitate weatherproofing an A2 fire-rated façade weatherproofing system in accordance with BS EN13501-1, ensuring maximum fire safety. Includes guidance on design and installation considerations, weatherproofing implications in a façade project, and relevant testing standards and building regulations.

Effisus is part of Up-Way Systems, which develops and markets Effisus Solutions worldwide. As part of a global network of more than 8,000 weatherproofing experts, Effisus leads in the development and commercialisation of efficient and sustainable solutions for the construction industry. The result has seen Effisus contribute to high profile projects worldwide, including Dublin International Airport, London’s Battersea development, Fountain Views, Skyview and the Museum of the Future in the UAE, and Hudson Yards in the USA.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Offers an insight into both the production technologies used by a premium kitchen manufacturer and the materials it uses (including veneer, solid wood, laminate, lacquer and aluminium). Discover how laser edge welding and seamless monobloc manufacturing are incorporated into the production process. Also provides practical guidance on kitchen planning and design using case study examples.

For 70 years, Bulthaup has delivered its own unique brand of design precision: unmistakable kitchen and living spaces planned holistically to complement the individual requirements of both building and customer. For Bulthaup, precision means superlative expertise, unrivalled quality and technical perfection.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Homeplay Ltd
A comprehensive overview of how to design a lighting system for a luxury residence that covers all aspects of residential lighting, from design to luminaire selection and control systems. Includes practical advice on: the basics of good lighting design, the drawbacks of LED and how to overcome them, why documentation is important (and what's required), zones, scenes and dimming technologies, and how control systems make lighting easier to use.

Transform how you live. Discover sound you can feel, home cinema that transports you to another world and lighting that brings living spaces to life. This is Homeplay, the expert in beautiful home technology and designer of simple, stylish systems that seamlessly integrate into the fabric of your home.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Knauf UK
Good acoustics can affect more than just the atmosphere of a room; they can impact health and productivity. This presentation defines what sound and acoustics actually are, why acoustics matter, and important factors to consider when specifying acoustics.

Knauf is part of the Knauf Group, one of the largest independent building materials groups in the world. It employs around 35,000 staff in over 86 countries and more than 250 production facilities. As one of the leading suppliers of gypsum-based building materials in the UK, Knauf is committed to continuous innovation and provides a full range of products and systems for walls, floors and ceilings.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Wilkhahn Ltd
A guide to the development, planning and creation of new workplaces that includes advice on the core challenges faced by office environments, aligning user requirements, office concepts and people’s skills, and how to design future-proof office solutions.

Wilkhahn is German manufacturer of office furniture committed to delivering superbly designed, functional product and furnishing solutions that last and last – for appealing, sustainable and productive working environments the world over.
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