RIBA CPD Showcase

Sustainable architecture

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA Core Curriculum topic ‘Sustainable architecture’ (and may also fall within other core curriculum topics too). Most seminars are now available in both face-to-face and online format, using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, always click on the link to check.
Seminar, by CEMEX UK
This seminar tackles one of the key issues specifiers face in trying to specify safely, effectively and sustainably, by examining some of the technologies available within materials designed to aid these goals.
Includes guidance on: initiatives geared towards sustainability in specification; comparisons between material options based on structural requirements; examples of construction projects completed with sustainable materials; and, the advantages and disadvantages of differing concrete components.

CEMEX is one of the world’s leading suppliers of building materials and is a leading UK supplier of ready-mixed concrete, mortar, screed, aggregates, asphalt and cement. It has a significant share of the roof tile and concrete block markets, and is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry. It also offers surfacing solutions.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Optigreen Ltd
Offers a practical insight into green and blue roof technology as well as guidance on essential design and specification considerations. Topics covered include: the environmental benefits of green roofs; how green roofs work and how to construct them; the different types of green roof and how they can be used to achieve specific solutions; vegetation and planting methods; and, maintenance and aftercare.

With 50 years’ experience, Optigreen is one of the leading supply companies in the green roof industry. Optigreen offers a range of high quality products and solutions together with project-specific technical advice throughout all stages of your build.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Waverley
Discover how harnessing the power of solar shading can address issues of glare, heat and visibility. Learn also how high performance fabrics can play a key role in maintaining energy efficient buildings that promote wellbeing and productivity. Includes practical information and advice on solar shading and sustainability, the functional, environmental and economic benefits of metallised fabrics, and what type of solar shading to specify to achieve best results.

Waverley improves the performance and aesthetics of spaces through shading, screening and acoustic solutions. Family-owned and managed, and with its own UK manufacturing facilities, Waverley is committed to remaining independent and continuing to develop a strong, ethical business that genuinely cares about its clients, its team and the environment.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Topics covered in this seminar include the effect of carbon on climate change, the impact of the built environment on our global carbon footprint, the difference between embodied and operational carbon, and how to design with carbon in mind.

Interface Inc is a global commercial flooring company with an integrated collection of carpet tiles and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and rubber flooring. Its modular system helps customers to create interior spaces while positively impacting the people who use them, and our planet. Interface has added new thinking and innovative materials to make backings with a much lower carbon footprint.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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