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Online learning

Self-contained, and yet covering all key learning disciplines (including specification, design considerations, relevant standards and regulatory frameworks, installation, cleaning and maintenance), online learning is ideal for those in a hurry, or who perhaps just want to get a feel for a subject. Here’s a brief selection of what’s on offer. For a far greater choice, click on the search bar above.
Online Learning, by Swisspearl
A guide to fibre cement façade systems as a non-combustible, compliant construction solution. Covers the nature and manufacture of fibre cement façade panels systems, types of panel available, colour and texture options, history, composition and fixing systems, key legislation and standards.

Cembrit has been manufacturing fibre cement products since 1928 and is now one of the largest manufacturers of fibre cement products in Europe. Cembrit’s product portfolio includes roofing products (slates/corrugated sheeting), and an extensive range of building boards and rainscreen façades. Available in a large choice of finishes and colours, Cembrit façade boards also offer superior fire performance.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Milliken
Supported by qualified data and real world examples, this seminar demonstrates how specifiying materials for the built environment impacts climate change. It also provides valuable insights for adopting positive specification practices that minimise carbon emissions and their impact on our planet.

Milliken is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of floor coverings for corporate, public space, retail, hospitality and leisure environments. The company offers a full range of modular floor covering solutions, including a vast portfolio of award-winning carpet designs, a range of high performance luxury vinyl tiles, and innovative entrance matting solutions. Its innovation process is centred around ‘doing good’: creating products and services that add value to people’s wellbeing, health and safety, while helping to make the world a better, greener place.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Tecno Spa
Discusses the main elements and characteristics of public seating, including the importance of ergonomics, versatility, reversibility and modularity. Other topics covered include: how seating systems can be reconfigured for heavy traffic areas; how to guarantee comfort, technological support and ergonomics; how to support travelers’ needs; why public seating should be certified and fire tested; and, sustainability issues to be aware of.

Founded in 1953, Techno Spa is a manufacturing company with production bases in Italy and the US, and sales offices around the world. Tecno creates quality office furniture with an emphasis on design detail. As a supplier to global HQs and major transport hubs, the British Museum and European Parliament, Tecno has a solution for an array of projects.
Online Learning, by Reynaers Aluminium
Discusses the benefits of aluminium sliding doors by providing an introduction to the main types and an overview of their design considerations. Also includes information on relevant regulations and standards, an insight into high performance product solutions, and useful project cases studies.

Based in Birmingham, Reynaers is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of innovative and sustainable architectural aluminium systems, that prides itself on delivering high-quality window, door and curtain walling systems for residential and commercial projects. Reynaers provides consultation services to architects and building professionals, from conceptualisation and specification to fabrication and installation.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Instarmac Group plc
With over three million properties at risk of surface flooding in England alone, it now represents a serious problem affecting homes, businesses, roads, railways and utilities. This presentation details how permeable paving is a safe and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional structures. It includes information on the full scale and nature of the current flood risk crisis, why permeable paving is a viable solution, where to specify it, how to install it, and wider environmental factors to consider.

Instarmac Group has manufactured and supplied cement and bitumen-based products to clients worldwide for more than 40 years. Instarmac’s reputation is built on research, development and innovation. Its materials are used in highway maintenance, urban regeneration, tiling, commercial flooring and internal finishing.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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