RIBA CPD Showcase


Think of any iconic building and the chances are that its material finish added that all-important defining touch. This month we celebrate finishes by showcasing just a tiny fraction of the RIBA’s vast library of CPD materials on the subject. Still can’t find information on the material finish you want? Just click on the search bar above.
Focuses on the properties of photocatalytic porcelain, a treatment based on titanium dyoxide that transforms porcelain products into environmentally active materials. This seminar explores its characteristics and benefits in terms of design, sustainability and certification points.

Iris Ceramica Group supplies porcelain tiles to over 100 countries worldwide, producing superior quality porcelain for floors, walls, countertops and basins. Its patented anti-bacterical and photocatalytic treatment ensures that slabs are self-cleaning, anti-pollution and anti-odour.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Rockpanel
Provides an insight into stone wool cladding, including how it's made and the benefits of applying ventilated façades to new builds and renovations. Other topics covered include current UK fire safety regulations, testing procedures, sustainability, installation and maintenance, and examples of how stone wool cladding can be used in a wide variety of applications.

Rockpanel manufactures board material made from the volcanic rock basalt and suitable for exterior façades, roof edge finishing and other detailing. Rockpanel boards can withstand high temperatures and are classified as limited combustible: European fire class A2-s1,d0. Rockpanel is part of the ROCKWOOL Group – a world leader in stone wool solutions.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Different areas of buildings (particularly high traffic environments) can require different levels of flooring performance. This presentation explains slip resistance and how LVT (luxury vinyl tiles) can help prevent falls and potential injury. It also includes guidance on slip resistance testing, key considerations and regulations, and the importance of aesthetics, together with examples.

Amtico International is a British manufacturer of luxury flooring products. As a pioneer in luxury vinyl tiles, its enduring performance, collaborative creativity and unrivalled expertise has enabled Amtico to become a respected industry leader. With manufacturing and sales headquarters in the UK, Amtico has a worldwide customer service base embracing Europe, the US, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Rimex Metals (UK) Ltd
An in-depth look at stainless steel finishes that covers: the different grades of stainless steel; how to specify the correct grade of stainless steel for your project; the role stainless steel plays in the circular economy; the design life and benefits of stainless steel; ColourTex (the process of colouring stainless steel); and, PVD (physical vapour deposition) stainless steel.

The Rimex Metals Group is a market-leading manufacturer of specialist surface finishes on stainless steel and other metals. Rimex is capable of delivering its decorative and performance claddings anywhere in the world for a comprehensive range of interior and exterior design-led applications.
Seminar, by elZinc
Addresses the flexibility and design potential of zinc in both traditional and contemporary architecture, from its use in roofing and rainwater systems through to modern rainscreen façade systems. Also discusses its sustainability profile and inherent fire safety characteristics.

Asturiana de Laminados SA is a leading producer of rolled zinc for architectural metal cladding, manufactured under the elZinc brand name. Having built its reputation around the world, elZinc has secured it UK credentials over the last ten years by working on a number of award-winning zinc-clad buildings.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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