RIBA CPD Showcase

Latest CPD materials

The CPD materials featured below are the most recent to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
Online Learning, by Powdertech (Corby) Ltd
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This Powder Coating, like icing on the cake, is the part of the construction process that gets you noticed. All the technical work that goes into making your vision a reality can be ruined with poorly specified or applied powder coating. This CPD is your guide to how to ensure that your vision is protected for years to come.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The powder manufacturing process
- The powder application process
- The relevant standards to be aware of
- The 3 most common problems with designing for successful powder coating
- The awareness of the health and Safety aspects of powder coating and the fire requirements for compliance
Seminar, by Sika Limited
The construction industry continues to demand more sustainable solutions from manufacturers, Sika's roofing team have launched three new green roofing systems: extensive, intensive and bio-diverse which are three of the most common green roof types in the UK. With the ability to provide a roofing system that have many environmental and sustainable benefits, Sika can now provide a CPD focused around these key benefits and the technical design considerations that come with the specification of any green roof. As well as the compatible waterproofing solutions single ply, cold-applied liquid membranes, reinforced bituminous membranes and hot melt.
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The seminar objective is to develop an understanding on how to finish floorcoverings at critical junctions. It extends to cover many internal finish junctions: on stairs, at wall junctions and at door and other junctions/transitions. Understanding the legislative and regulatory framework and correctly specifying flooring accessories to ensure successful and compliant installations. Over three sections, the presentation will highlight the issues involved, background from health, safety and long-term maintenance perspective, the relevant Approved Documents and standards, and how to create appropriate details.
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We will be looking into the history of Aluminium windows. Starting from a non-thermal window through to a polyamide and polyurethane thermally broken window. We will cover the brief history of Approved Document L and the changes in there which have influenced the design of aluminium windows over the years.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The history of Approved Document L
- The evolution of an aluminium window
- CEN standard U values achieved with the different products and showing how they have improved over the years
- The benefits of using a polyurethane system.
Online Learning, by Control4
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This CPD explores some of the key ways a smart home can enhance wellbeing and sustainability in the home. It will help you understand how a smart home operating system can unify your client’s smart devices to create genuine benefits, enhancing sustainability and wellbeing aspects of their life at home. The CPD will also guide you in how to collaborate with a smart home integrator to achieve an automated home.
Online Learning, by Meganite Solid Surface
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This CPD gives an overview of the selection of interior surfaces to support infection prevention.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The differences between antibiotic resistance and antimicobial resistance.
- How surfaces support the acquisition and transmission of deadly pathogens.
- Design strategies to mitigate healthcare acquired infection.
- The benefits of antimicrobial solid surface material and the key areas the material can support infection prevention.
Online Learning, by Crystal Units Ltd
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This CPD reviews heated glass technology and the benefits, performance and design flexibility it provides along with key considerations for specification. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- What is electrically heated glass, how it is made and what it can achieve.
- The specific performance features of low-e heated glass solutions.
- Where low-e heated glass can be used and the project benefits.
- Compliance considerations including regulations, standards and safety.
Online Learning, by Solus Ceramics Ltd
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Sustainability is a central driver in design. As suppliers, it is our responsibility to help you make informed decisions.

Our Sustainability Manager has created this CPD to give a detailed assessment of the climate crisis and the role that ceramics play in creating sustainable buildings.

Successful participants will be better able to understand the products they are specifying, their carbon profile, and the impact they have.
Online Learning, by LX Hausys Europe GmbH
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Working with Solid Surfaces to create practical and easily maintained areas within Museums and exhibition spaces and public spaces whilst still allowing a full spectrum of design possibilities. Vanity tops, bar counters and furniture that can be design led and functional.
Online Learning, by LX Hausys Europe GmbH
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Working with Solid Surfaces to create practical and easily maintained areas within Retail environments whilst still allowing a full spectrum of design possibilities. Display, counters, furniture and signage that can be design led and functional.
Online Learning, by Mumford & Wood Ltd
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This session will explore the the role of sustainable timber window frames in meeting global emissions reduction goals. We will analyze the most recent UN Emissions Gap Report and explore relevant recommendations. We will cover relevant certifications and regulations including where they are in tension with each other . We will also provide a comparison of materials available for window frames, including plastic, aluminum, and wood. We will finish with an overview of the root to recycling methodology, and the benefits of these sustainable practices for clients and the general public.
This CPD is a guide to specifiying linoleum and its aim is to provide an understanding of the environmental and performance benefits of linoleum, as well as look at the design opportunities of the material within the built environment.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- what linoleum is, how it is made and the benefits it offers to the environment and people's health and well being.
- how linoleum is assessed under a variety of recognised building schemes and how it contributes to the built environment under each one
- the performance benefits of linoleum and its relevance to a variety of application areas
- the design flexibility of linoleum in its varying formats
- how linoleum is installed and maintained over its lifetime
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This seminar outlines the importance of protecting car park structures and the benefits of robust waterproofing to help prolong the surface and structure. It also details what to consider based on whether you are specifying a new build or refurbishment car park to ensure a safe and easy to navigate environment for its users. The CPD then covers key considerations for slip resistance, light reflective values, and crack bridging - ensuring these tests are in accordance with legislative guidelines such as EN1504 when designing car park deck solutions.
Online Learning, by The Rooflight Company
This seminar is about rooflight specification and how to identify situations in which a rooflight design is an appropriate solution for your project. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- The ways in which rooflight and roof window designs and placement complement an overall building design
- How rooflights can be applied in different situations to solve design and technical challenges
- The variety of rooflight design solutions available to specifiers

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
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