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.
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This on-demand CPD video provides a comprehensive overview of High-Speed Doors, offering you a Complete Guide.
Discover how these products play a crucial role in addressing environmental control requirements, productivity, cost savings, durability & safety, and fulfilling regulatory and legislative obligations. Explore the 2 main types of high-speed doors. A vertically rolling high speed door & a vertically lifting high speed door.

Vertical rolling high speed doors are designed to be used intensively and predominantly indoors. The curtain is lightweight and flexible, leading to increased efficiency and reduced energy consumption due to better control of air flow.

Vertical lifting high speed doors are ideal for use as external barriers due to their flexibility. They are designed to be used in medium to large openings, where the wind load is quite heavy. They may also be used in instances where there are two sections within a building experiencing significant variations in air pressure or temperature.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to know:
1. What High Speed Door products are available & how this will help you with specifying the correct product for your thermal & environmental needs.
2. The technical difference between the products, as well as bespoke specifications, aesthetics, accessibility, sustainability & energy performance.
3. The ways in which you can use these products to meet your regulatory & legislative requirements.
4. The process of how to specify the right product for the right application, inappropriate applications and discuss essential long-term maintenance.
Seminar, by DCM Surfaces
This seminar is designed to offer a comprehensive overview of Bound and Bonded Gravel. It will guide attendees in selecting the most appropriate surface for driveways and pathways, and cover the specification and installation of each surfacing option.

By the end of this CPD seminar, delegates should:

1. Understand the difference between Bound Gravel and Bonded Gravel, and how they are installed.
2. Have learnt how to select the most appropriate outdoor surface for pathways and driveways.
3. Know the techniques to avoid common issues like UV colour changes, surface crumbling, and surface undulations, ensuring the durability and aesthetics of the outdoor surface.
4. Understand the meaning and importance of SuDs compliant surfacing.
5. Be able to identify and apply surfacing standards to ensure best practice in outdoor surface design and maintenance.
Seminar, by PRB Systems Ltd
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In this CPD we look at how to select the correct render system for the building type from traditional dwellings to contemporary new builds. This presentation will aid and support the correct render for the substrate.

We also look at the maintenance and longevity of a rendered building.

This CPD aims to cover:

1. From the basics to the substrate of the building to find out the best solution for the a rendered finish.
2. The thickness of the render dependant on the properties location and overall build makeup.
3. The application and curing processes.
4. We look at the different finishes.
5. How to maintain the render once to keep it looking new.

By the end of this seminar, delegates should:

1. Know how to comfortably choose a render system.
2. Know how the render can be applied.
3. Understand the time frame of the application process.
4. How the different systems finish with different tuxtures.
5. How to keep the render clean and maintained.
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The Colour in the Built Environment CPD is a presentation that is specifically targeted at architects, designers and specifiers and will provide information on the following topics:

- The importance of color in the built environment.
- How we see color and how different factors can alter the perception of color.
- How different colors can change spaces.
- Tools that can help with color choice and putting together successful color schemes.

This presentation will be a great opportunity for specifiers to learn about the importance of color in the built environment and how to use it effectively to create beautiful and functional spaces.

By the end of this CPD seminar, delegates should know:

1. The importance of colour in the built environment.
2. How we see colour and how different factors can alter the perception of colour.
3. How different colours can change spaces.
4. Tools that can help with colour choice, and guidance on putting together successful colour schemes.
Seminar, by Elevate EMEA
With a growing need within the industry to improve it environmental credentials, this seminar from Elevate looks at how different elements in the roof contribute towards creating a sustainable building.

Along the way you will learn how the design of the roof build up and material choices impact sustainability at every life stage of the building. We also consider the environmental impact of single ply membranes and how you can enhance their credentials.

Finally, we look at core aspects that must factor in every roof design including fire regulations and correct installation before addressing how you can boost the green credentials of the roof space.

By the end of this seminar, delegates should:

1. Understand the different roof types and decking a specifier could encounter and how to approach them.
2. Know the environmental impact of different single ply membranes available on the market.
3. Understand how different elements in the design and installation of a flat roof contribute towards overall sustainability.
4. Know how to design the correct build-up for your roof design.
5. Have a better understanding of compliance with UK British Standards and Codes of Practice.
Seminar, by Eba Interiors UK
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Designing Ergonomic Kitchens offers a comprehensive guide to creating kitchen spaces that are both functional and comfortable. The presentation covers key ergonomic principles, design considerations, and offers practical solutions for maximizing efficiency and comfort in kitchen layouts. It emphasizes the importance of understanding user needs and how specific solutions in opening systems, lighting and layouts can help designers and users have a better experience specifying and using their kitchen.

By the end of this CPD delegates should:

1. Have an understanding of Ergonomics.
2. Be able to analyse basic principles of Ergonomics in kitchen design.
3. Know how to ensure correct space optimisation.
4. Know about selecting the right opening system for each user.
5. Understand lighting systems for kitchens.
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This CPD focuses on effectively designing for neurodiversity in commercial environments – and how LVT (luxury vinyl tiles) can help from a flooring perspective. It covers the topic of neurodiversity, the design issues this creates and how these can be addressed in commercial environments – alongside relevant legislation and best practice guidelines.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Neurodiversity and different neurodivergent conditions.
- Design issues associated with the above.
- Designing for commercial environments.
- The role of LVT in neurodiverse commercial environments.
- The best practice guidelines regarding all of the above.
Seminar, by Milliken
This seminar provides design considerations when specifying floor coverings for neuro-inclusive work environments.
The presentation starts by explaining what neurodiversity means and the challenges and opportunities neurodivergent employees present for the workplace. It goes on to review the legislation relating to neuro-inclusive design and key sensitivities that architects and designers need to be aware of when designing and specifying floor coverings for a neurodivergent workforce. With example installations, the seminar illustrates how floor coverings can best support the design of neuro-inclusive workspaces.

By the end of this CPD delegates should:

1. Understand what neurodiversity means and why it matters for designing workplaces.
2. Know the relevant standards and legislation relating to the design of neuro-inclusive interiors.
3. Be aware of the factors that should be considered when specifying floor covering products for a neurodiverse workforce.
4. Know how the floor plane can best be used as part of a neuro-inclusive interior.
5. Have a better understanding of how thoughtful design can improve the comfort, focus and efficiency of neurodivergent employees.
Seminar, by Blum UK
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This CPD is Episode 3 of 5. Designing domestic interiors for an aging population. Join Amanda Hughes from Blum UK as she explores the challenges this sector face and how can we improve designs and support the ""aging at home"" model.

We look at the current data sets, how we age and the impact this has on the quality of our living spaces. Aging is an opportunity for creating inspired and innovative solutions to common problems.

By the end of this CPD delegates should:

1. Have an overview of global aging studies, the current data picture, and future predictions.
2. Understand the physiological changes that happen as we age.
3. Have an understanding of the challenges in this sector and the design solutions to adopt to overcome these.
4. Know the limitations of the current"" Box Method"" of domestic furniture design and why it is not a viable option.
This seminar explores allowances and limitations in regard to height, width and glass type within BS 6180:2011 as an overview.

The learning aims of this CPD are:
1. To understand the benefits of using glazed partitioning.
2. To understand how British Standards integrate with the specification process of partitions (BS 6180:2011).
3. To understand safety glass types.
4. To understand Internal wind loads - recognising UK (BS), Scotland (SER) and Ireland (BCAR) standards.
5. To understanding maximum height and width allowances, joints and deflection heads and measurements.

By the end of this seminar delegates should:

1. Have a basic understanding of using glazed partitioning allowances and limitations.
2. Understand the design considerations for spaces that demand large scale partitions (extreme height or width).
3. Have gained a better understanding of how glazed partitioning behaves in case of impact, abnormal or rough use.
4. Understand the future of partitioning design and its role in dividing spaces.
5. Recognise innovation of glass and its performance and understand how different glass types operate.
With the golden rules of emotional lighting design, in this CPD we offer one way of approaching lighting design in different projects. We start with the standard definition of measurements in lighting and cover the various forms of lighting like direct and indirect light, functional and emotional light, focussed and difuse light.

We offer a good mixture between knowledge and lighting experience by using samples to show, what we explain in theory.

By the end of this CPD delegates should:

1. Know the standard values in lighting like lumens, lux, colour temperature, color rendering index and UGR value.
2. Understand the context between luminaires and atmospheres.
3. Have some experiene of different colour temperatures from warm to cool light.
4. Understand the difference between direct light and indirect light.
5. Be able to have an exchange about topic controls and smart homes.
Factory Visit, by House of Rohl
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Factory tour of the brass foundry in Wolverhampton, available both on site and as virtual.

Available on site, but not everyone might be able to spend a day away from their workday visiting, so they also created a virtual tour.

We will examine how products are made, using time honoured craft, mixed with modern technology and carried out by a skilled team all in the UK. We’ll see 8 different processes from the factory as well as share information around materials, components and testing.
This seminar will:

- Outline the key technical considerations in designing a standing seam system
- Provide detailed analysis of the key considerations
- Open a discussion about the benefits of giving these points consideration at the early design stage
- Discuss the wide range of materials and forms available
- Make clear what you can expect from your manufacturer in terms of design assistance.
Seminar, by Viritopia Limited
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With Biodiversity Net Gain becoming mandated law in January 2024, and with the Urban Greening Factor applied to many cities across the UK, this presentation aims to highlight how green infrastructure could be applied to the urban environment to achieve these targets.

This presentation will look at the various methods of applying green infrastructure ie a green roof, a modular living wall system, a Green wall (climbing plants), Bioswales and Rain gardens. With each of these items we shall address the construction, planting, Biodiverse units delivered per ha, irrigation systems and fire regulations (where applicable).

We will discuss the Urban Greening Factor. What is it? Where is it applied? The unit scores per item installed, and How to calculate your UGF score
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The CPD presentation ""Introduction to Roof Waterproofing"" covers a range of essential topics that will appeal to both novice and experienced attendees. The presentation will delve into various roof types, waterproofing membranes, terminology, building regulations (including Approved Document L and Approved Document B), insulation, and British Standards. Whether you're new to the field or a seasoned professional, this session promises to offer new and interesting insights that will enhance your understanding of roof waterproofing.

By the end of this CPD delegates should have:

1. A comprehensive understanding of the topic: Gained a comprehensive understanding of different roof types, waterproofing membranes, terminology, building regulations, insulation, and British Standards as they relate to roof waterproofing.
2. Have applicable knowledge on the topic: Be able to apply the knowledge gained to identify the most suitable waterproofing solutions for different roof types and understand how building regulations and standards impact the waterproofing.
3. Be able to communicate effectively on the subject : Be able to articulate the key terminology and best practices in roof waterproofing, enabling effective communication with stakeholders involved in the construction and maintenance of buildings.
4. Understanding of Compliance and Quality Assurance: Understand the importance of compliance with building regulations, Approved Document L, Approved Document B, and British Standards to ensure high-quality and durable roof waterproofing solutions.
5. Gained knowledge on the integration of insulation and waterproofing: Gained the ability to integrate insulation with waterproofing, considering the impact on energy efficiency and compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
Seminar, by Somfy Ltd
This seminar is an introduction to how the automation and control of solar shading (such as blinds) can contribute to a daylight management strategy in all types of commercial buildings. It explains how automation captures both the positive benefits of daylight and also manages its negative impacts, such as glare and overheating. The seminar explains how occupant well-being and productivity can benefit and how shading can work with other building services to contribute to a building's energy efficiency.

By the end of this seminar, delegates should:
1. Understand the benefits of automated shading to manage daylight.
2. Understand the benefits to managing daylight for occupant well-being.
3. Understand the connectivity of such systems and how they work with other systems such as a BMS.
4. Understand types of modelling used to provide analytics on performance.
Online Learning, by Hilti (Gt Britain) Ltd
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Welcome to the Firestop Mechanical Applications module. In this course, you will learn about the key factors to consider when designing pipe penetrations and how to match with compliant firestop solutions. You will also learn about some commonly used firestop systems.
On completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the need for planning and design of mixed penetrations in passive fire protection.
Describe different mixed application configurations.
Explain the parameters that are of importance for firestopping mixed penetrations.
Describe the key design steps for firestopping mixed penetrations.
Seminar, by Marley Ltd
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This is a CPD covering planning and building regulations as applicable in Scotland and places emphasis on sustainability, renewable energy and achieving targets for carbon neutrality.

This seminar aims to cover:

- What we are trying to achieve with small element roofing
- How the performance requirement of technical handbooks influence various aspects of design
- What legislation and standards apply.

By the end of this CPD delegates should know:

1. How the Building Regulations and Technical Documents affect domestic and non-domestic roofing.
2. How roofing products are influenced by British Standards and other legislation.
3. How roofing systems can help meet the regulations and guidance and the pitfalls to avoid.
Podcast, by Teulo Ltd
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The online learning provider Teulo offers several interesting thought leadership podcasts, with eminent experts and speakers, assessed as part of the RIBA CPD Providers Network.

Teulo Pods gives the microphone to architects, designers and construction industry professionals from across the globe, allowing them to delve into the intricacies of architecture, design and construction and share their distinctive approaches, technological innovations, and real-world case studies. Through engaging discussions, Teulo Pods encapsulates the essence of ongoing professional development by offering a diverse range of perspectives that transcend traditional boundaries and offering insights that span from cutting-edge technologies to time-tested methodologies to empower professionals to excel in their respective fields, drive innovation and excellence in architecture and construction.

These are meant for general CPD learning. Alpine Construction, Biophilic Design In The Built Environment, The Circular Economy.

While they are great for UK and other users, please note that they do not touch on UK statutory, regulatory or policy issues.

Find these and more at https://teulo.co.uk
Seminar, by Parador GmbH
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Resilient Flooring refers to any floor covering material which is not made from wood, textile, stone, concrete or ceramic. These products are comfortable underfoot, whilst still possessing the physical strength and flexibility to stand up to heavy wear in both residential and commercial settings. Resilient flooring also encompasses a range of floor coverings including vinyl, rubber, linoleum, and cork.

This CPD focuses on an alternative plasticiser-free option to luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) flooring and explains how this product contributes to the sustainability and well-being of an installation.

By the end of this CPD, delegate should:

1. Have an improved understanding of polypropylene coated resilient flooring.
2. Recognise the sustainability features of polypropylene coated resilient flooring.
3. Understand how polypropylene coated resilient flooring can help promote well-being in both commercial and residential properties.
4. Know the relevant industry standards related to polypropylene coated resilient flooring.
5. Be able to identify the benefits of specifying polypropylene coated resilient flooring.
Smoke Curtains: An Invisible Shield of Protection is a 1-hour educational seminar carefully tailored by Industrial experts with 30+ years of experience in Smoke barrier design, installation and manufacturing. The CPD seminar intends to educate attendees on Smoke curtains and their Different types of construction, Classifications, Applications, Role in SHEVS, Challenges in incorporation and Installation, Performance requirements and codes and compliance.

Furthermore, the session discusses the application of the Smoke curtains in Void Separation, Channelling and Smoke Compartments. The understanding enables the learner to choose a suitable alternative to aid the Open space design in Modern Architecture.

By the end of this CPD, delegates ought to understand:

1. Smoke Curtains and their different types of Construction.
2. Application of Smoke Curtains in Different Situations.
3. Role of Smoke Curtain in SHEVS.
4. Challenges in Incorporation and how it can be solved.
5. Performance Requirements and Codes and Compliance of Smoke Curtains.
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This CPD aims to teach how solid surfaces can be used in office and workspace environments to create practical and functional spaces, whilst at the same time allowing individuality in design. The use of lighting and the thermoforming along with other fabrication techniques can enhance designs and user experience.

We cover reception desking, tea points, office kitchens and washrooms, along with wall panelling and other furniture items.

By the end of this CPD seminar, delegates should have:

1. Learnt how Solid Surfacing is manufactured and what it is made of.
2. Understood fabrication techniques explained and how to use this to turn your designs into reality.
3. Seen the different finishes, patterns, and possibilities. including backlighting and thermoforming.
4. Seen a variety inspiring images of real-life applications.
5. Gained practical advice on what can be achieved.
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Do you frequently encounter challenging questions around transport and movement when engaged in masterplanning and site appraisal? Transport connections can unlock development but concerns about the impacts of traffic can also galvanise opposition. Transport is an important ingredient in local placemaking and has a significant impact on individuals and society as a whole – in relation to decarbonisation, access to jobs and opportunities, social inclusion, health and wellbeing.

Transport planning is the process of understanding the transport needs of a site and using policies, investment and projects to manage the movement of people and goods.

This CPD course explains core transport planning principles, discusses current industry challenges, and sets out how informed clients can achieve better transport planning outcomes.
Seminar, by Optima
This seminar will debunk the myths about embodied carbon, aids transparency around sustainability and helps you specify with confidence. Understand more about carbon, embodied carbon, carbon life cycle and whole life cycle carbon. Join us for this thought provoking CPD in conjunction with our Carbon Reduction Engineering Consultants Tunley Engineering.
Seminar, by EnviroVent Ltd
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This CPD outlines the roadmap to ventilation compliance and current environmental and political drivers in ensuring good indoor air quality through efficient ventilation.

It will discuss the need for adequate ventilation, technical theory around ventilation strategies outlined in Approved Document F and Approved Document L and competency requirements regarding installation and commissioning.

By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The health impacts of poor ventilation
- The various ventilation strategies in Part F and their suitability
- The notifiable works applications and responsibilities for incumbent installers
- How to fully meet the needs of the consumer via the specification process including long-term servicing requirements.

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
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