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RIBA Core Curriculum: Compliance

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Compliance – legal, regulatory and statutory framework and processes’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Barrier Free Bathrooms. Design and Function for all
Seminar, by HEWI (UK) Ltd
This interactive seminar includes the use of a Kevlar-age simulation body suit, which allows users to experience just what it feels like to be less mobile, and therefore more aware of their surroundings and the potential need for additional support and inclusive design.

HEWI is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality, beautifully stylish – yet functional – accessibility solutions for elegant bathrooms everywhere. HEWI’s award-winning accessibility solutions include removable rail and shower seat ranges that have been designed to provide complete flexibility in a variety of applications, from hotels to healthcare, de-stigmatising spaces for the disabled.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
BS 8524 The New British Standard for Active Fire Curtain Barrier Assemblies
Seminar, by Coopers Fire Ltd
This educational seminar, designed to introduce the published BS 8524-1 and -2 for active fire curtain barriers, provides professionals with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the changes from BSI PAS 121 and the newer, more robust, test requirements and applications for use.

Coopers Fire is a British company that manufactures fire and smoke curtain barrier systems in the UK for installation worldwide. Coopers invented and patented the Gravity Fail Safe (GFS) smoke and fire curtain, which has become the benchmark for most smoke and fire curtain systems sold around the world today.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: two hours.
Entrance Flooring Systems: Complying with relevant legislation and guidelines
Online Learning, by Forbo Flooring Systems UK Ltd
Offers guidance on how to specify an entrance system in order to comply with current legislation, including health and safety guidelines and the Equality Act 2010. Entrance flooring is fundamental to modern building design: an effective entrance system can stop up to 95% of dirt and moisture being walked into a building, minimising maintenance costs, protecting interior flooring, and preventing slips.

With many leading brand names in its product portfolio, Forbo Flooring Systems creates a great first impression and offers an entrance solution for every situation.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.
Timber Cladding: Concept Design: RIBA Plan of Work Stage 2
Online Learning, by Swedish Wood
This is the second of three video-based courses on timber cladding, designed to give the specifier information they need at each stage of the design process. This video covers sustainability and design principles when sourcing and specifying timber for cladding, including profiles, pre-finished cladding, fixings, coatings and procurement.

Swedish Wood is the promotional arm of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation. Sweden has one of the most vibrant timber cultures in the world and considerable experience in designing and building with timber. Swedish Wood supplies the majority of quality softwood timber in the UK.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 20 minutes.
Working at Height and the Latest Legislation
Planning a safe means of maintaining a building often results in scheduled work at height, so understanding current legislation relating to this topic is essential. Delivered by a team of fall protection specialists, this seminar helps arm the specifier with the knowledge required to ensure confidence in selecting the most appropriate safety system for any project, in full compliance with CDM requirements.

Latchways team offers a free design and specification service to provide you with the ideal fall protection system layout for your project, as well as BIM models that can be integrated into your own schemes. With a wealth of experience and engineering expertise, the Latchways team is perfectly placed to recommend the best fall protection solution for your project.

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