Christmas 2014

The Customer Centre will be closed from 12.30 on Wednesday 24 December 2014 until 9.00 on Monday 5 January 2015. During this period we are unable to provide telephone support.

In the meantime you can access a wealth of online CPD at www.ribacpd.com and you can book a place on a CPD Roadshow by visiting www.architecture.com/whatson

We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Roof finishes

The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
IKO PLC - Benefits of PIR Insulation Within the Building Fabric
Benefits of PIR Insulation Within the Building Fabric
Seminar, by IKO PLC
Discover PIR insulation’s range of applications throughout a building, the benefits of using PIR insulation and micro-cellular technology, PIR’s attributes (including thermal performance) in comparison with other materials, how to specify PIR insulation, and design detail considerations.

IKO has been a global leader in roofing, waterproofing and insulation products for over 100 years. IKO continues to invest in new products, manufacturing facilities, customer services, staff and customer training, to set the standard in every field in which it operates.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-40 minutes.
FOAMGLAS® - Cellular Glass Insulation: Reducing Risk by Design
Cellular Glass Insulation: Reducing Risk by Design
Seminar, by FOAMGLAS®
What is cellular glass Insulation? How is it used around the building envelope? How sustainable is the material? How does cellular glass react to vapour, moisture, fire, and compressive loads? Learn how cellular glass reduces the design risks associated with: high humidity buildings; façades, to meet most stringent fire regulations; thermal bridging; loadbearing floors and roofs; metal roofing, and cladding.

With technical offices and manufacturing facilities throughout the world, Pittsburgh Corning has been manufacturing FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation since 1937. This high-quality insulation, created from post-consumer waste glass, is a truly sustainable material with a proven long-lasting insulating performance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Protan (UK) Ltd - Efficient Installation: Quality PVC Single-Ply Membrane Roof Systems
Efficient Installation: Quality PVC Single-Ply Membrane Roof Systems
Seminar, by Protan (UK) Ltd
Discusses the various PVC single-ply membrane installation methods, highlighting the pros and cons of each. Learn how to specify the right method of installation for any application. This presentation also aims to provide the specifier with an appreciation of how minimising on-site welding can dramatically improve the efficiency of the installation.

Protan (UK) Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of PVC single-ply membrane roof systems for use in new and refurbishment projects. It specialises in prefabricated and vacuum technologies, using its unique ProPlan software to maximise efficiency and reduce waste. These savings can be calculated and passed on to the specifier, revealing both membrane and welding savings.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.
Tata Steel - The Five Dimensions of Standing Seam
The Five Dimensions of Standing Seam
Seminar, by Tata Steel
This CPD provides an understanding of the practicalities and possibilities of using aluminium standing seam systems. It covers: the system's structural and engineering properties; performance parameters, design and aesthetics; the role of accessories, such as walkways, photovoltaics and rainscreen panels, and; future developments and innovations.

Tata Steel provides a comprehensive range of products and techniques to create value for the construction industry and support sustainable development. The company works closely with its customers to deliver solutions aimed at improving cost-effectiveness and speed of construction, increasing the functionality and performance of buildings and infrastructure.

In addition to its product range, Tata has a team of experienced construction professionals, including structural engineers and architects, that can advise on the optimal use of products in your building to ensure compliance with the client brief, Building Regulations and planning requirements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.