RIBA CPD Showcase

Outdoor Spaces

The modern home uses the garden as an extension of the living space, while commercial offices often use impressive planting and lush greenery to bring the outdoors inside. Our theme this month is therefore outdoor spaces – and all the creative, technical and regulatory challenges they bring. Most seminars are now available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest, do click on the link and check.
Seminar, by Ryno Ltd
A comprehensive guide to selecting flooring and substructure for balconies and terraces, including: how to select the most appropriate flooring system for your specific project; how to identify superior flooring products and systems; relevant UK building regulations and standards; and, how to integrate plants and furniture into external flooring systems.

Ryno designs, manufactures and supplies high-performance decking and paving systems for the construction industry. Ideal for use on roof terraces, balconies, green roofs, structural podiums, communal areas and walkways, there’s a Ryno system for every project of any size.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by ANS Group Global
Discusses where living walls can and can't be used, things to watch out for, design features that improve fire safety, how living walls are fire rated, and the four steps to achieving a fully compliant living wall installation.

ANS Global is one of the world’s leading green infrastructure specialists, having completed over 1,800 projects in 29 countries. Combining horticultural and architectural expertise, ANS harnesses the power of green infrastructure to improve urban biodiversity and ecology, enabling architects to achieve and meet strict environmental standards and regulation.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Geofabrics Ltd
A presentation that will be of huge interest to anyone in a design, engineering, procurement or planning role where public or private land is at risk from invasive plant growth. It offers a comprehensive insight into geosynthetic root barriers and their role in invasive plant protection.

GEOfabrics manufactures a diverse portfolio of world class geosynthetic solutions for a broad range of civil engineering applications, including drainage, protection, separation, filtration, SUDs and invasive plant root barriers.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by ecodek
From November 2018 it became a legal requirement for any materials incorporated into the envelope of a building 18 meters or more in height to be non-combustible. This seminar answers key questions about this new regulation, explores aluminium decking as a viable solution, and addresses other key considerations when specifying balcony materials.

Ecodek products are carefully designed and crafted to deliver the benefits of real wood, supplying complete decking systems with composite substructures, seamlessly integrating pedestals and all the fascia, edging boards and fixings to make every installation look as great as it performs. Its UK facility is a proud member of Made in Britain and produces FSC and PEFC-certified products.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
There are many common pitfalls when it comes to designing a waterproofing system for podium decks, buried roofs, balconies and terraces. These complex structures require an in-depth knowledge of construction and structural waterproofing. Differential movement and drainage are key considerations. This CPD presentation offers guidance to architects, designers and specifiers on how to adopt the correct technical approach.

Delta Membrane Systems provides specialist structural waterproofing solutions covering Types A, B and C waterproofing, combination waterproofing, damp proofing, flood resilience and ground gas protection. With over 125 years’ manufacturing experience Delta products comply with British Standards 8102:2022, 85500:2015, 8485:2015+A1:2019, Broof(t4) and are BBA Certified.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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