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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Bilco UK Ltd - Access all Areas
Access all Areas
Seminar, by Bilco UK Ltd
Covers: how to design safe access to the roof; which types of ladder or stairway are the most appropriate for different hatches and access requirements; how to move around the roof safely, navigate obstructions, and create a safe escape route; the connections between hatches, ladders and roof systems, and; natural smoke ventilation systems and their potential for use as either access or ventilation.

Bilco UK Ltd is part of the ERA Group and has over 30 years’ experience delivering access solutions to the UK construction industry. With both “off the shelf” and bespoke products, Bilco has supplied many large and prestigious projects, including hospitals, schools, universities, museums and retail developments.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-60 minutes.
TREND GB Ltd - Agglomerates and their Applications
Agglomerates and their Applications
Seminar, by TREND GB Ltd
Find out more about modern agglomerate materials: a sustainable alternative to conventional finishes. With their aesthetic characteristics agglomerates will continually inspire creative design while not breaking the bank. Modern agglomerates are a cost-effective solution to hard-surface finishing, and come in an extensive range of colours and textures.

TREND Group was founded in 2000, blending artistic Italian tradition, respect for nature and the most innovative technologies.

TREND Group boasts production facilities on three continents. The company operates in more than 55 countries and has over 700 employees. Today, TREND is one of the world’s leading designers and producers of full-body glass mosaic, gold mosaic, Venetian enamel and agglomerates.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Zumtobel Group - Architectural Illumination
Architectural Illumination
Seminar, by Zumtobel Group
When it comes to new urban design, lighting is a key factor, enhancing our social lives 24/7. Lighting can define the character of an urban environment. And by encouraging people to explore, experience and play, it can enhance the quality of life. This inspirational seminar focusses on the principles of architectural lighting, defining the key reasons, methods and techniques for integrating lighting into an architectural façade. The seminar is hosted at the RIBA North National Architecture Centre.

The Zumtobel Group is an international lighting group and a leading supplier of innovative lighting solutions, lighting components and associated services. With many leading brands, the group offers its worldwide customer base a comprehensive portfolio of products and services.

Through an uncompromising commitment to design and innovation, Zumtobel Group has established itself as a global leader in LED lighting for the outdoor architectural market. Zumtobel makes the normal interesting, the exciting amazing, and the impressive unbelievable.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Mapei (UK) Ltd - Avoiding Ceramic Tiling Failure: Part 1
Avoiding Ceramic Tiling Failure: Part 1
Seminar, by Mapei (UK) Ltd
Explores some of the most common reasons for ceramic tiling failure, including inadequate substrate considerations. Also examines European standards, the relevant preparatory information needed to correctly specify tiling, and a variety of successful UK and international project case studies.

Founded in Milan in 1937, today Mapei is a world leader in the production of adhesives and chemical products for building. Mapei UK, which was established in 1989, has a dedicated nationwide team of specification managers and expert technical services department. Mapei hosts its RIBA-accredited CPD seminars and presentations at the Clerkenwell Specification Centre, or can provide the resources to host a seminar at your premises.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Sika Limited - Basement Waterproofing Technologies and Solutions
Basement Waterproofing Technologies and Solutions
Seminar, by Sika Limited
Analyses the different grades of use in accordance with BS 8102 - 2009 Protection of Structures Against Water from the Ground. Also considers the various solutions for waterproofing both above- and below-ground structures currently available to the specifier.

Sika provides a full range of waterproofing solutions for different requirements in new basement construction and refurbishment. With more than 100 years’ experience, Sika’s solutions cover the full range of technologies used for structural waterproofing, including flexible membrane systems, liquid applied membranes, waterproofing admixtures for concrete, joint sealants, waterproofing renders, injection grouts and coatings.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
danfloor UK Ltd - Carpet Specification for a Theraputic Environment
Carpet Specification for a Theraputic Environment
Seminar, by danfloor UK Ltd
Specifying materials for a therapeutic environment, such as a care home or mental health facility, requires great consideration. To fully appreciate the vulnerability of the occupants and their associated health needs means recognising that finishing products can have an impact on their day-to-day living and independence. This seminar looks at many of the benefits carpet can bring to such environments.

Danfloor is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of commercial carpets, offering contemporary flooring solutions with outstanding performance characteristics. Danfloor supplies carpets for many market sectors, including healthcare, leisure and education. As a manufacturer it has complete control over material selection and product development, meaning that its carpets are designed specifically for their intended application and include many innovative product features.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Vortice Ltd - Commercial Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery Guide: The Legislation, Risks of Poor Ventilation, Heat Exchangers and Control Options
Commercial Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery Guide: The Legislation, Risks of Poor Ventilation, Heat Exchangers and Control Options
Seminar, by Vortice Ltd
The importance of ventilation in all types of building is becoming a hot topic. With strict regulations in place it is important that architects have the required level of knowledge. This CPD seminar provides detailed information on poor air quality in commercial properties, and the options and solutions that are available.

Vortice is an international company that has been based in the UK for more than 40 years, providing quality, innovative and Italian-designed products aimed at improving air quality in buildings. Vortice’s mission is to work to promote life quality and to contribute to the social evolution through eco-friendly products that move air safely and efficiently.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Atrium Ltd - Light: Unlocking the Code of Colour
Light: Unlocking the Code of Colour
Seminar, by Atrium Ltd
Explains how light and colour work and how they impact, both psychologically and physiologically, on people. This is especially relevant when selecting, specifying and applying LED lighting in public, work and retail environments.

Atrium is a specialist lighting company established more than 40 years ago. It is a partner to some of the world’s most renowned lighting brands. As well as supplying a wide range of integrated lighting solutions, Atrium works closely with architects to help them achieve the best lit spaces for their clients.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Ventive - Pure Natural Ventilation and School Design with the New BB101
Pure Natural Ventilation and School Design with the New BB101
Seminar, by Ventive
Covers the issues of legislation, Part L compliance, in-use performance and energy use in schools, while also examining natural ventilation as means of facilitating efficient, cost effective and reliable design.

Just some of the feedback generated by this seminar: “Eye opening”, Van Zyl & de Villers; “A great CPD (seminar), fascinating”, Banyard Consultants; “It was really very good. In fact, I’d go so far as to say one of the best trade CPDs we’ve had”; Associated Architects LLP.

Ventive is the name behind a range of natural and intelligent ventilation systems used in schools, universities, healthcare facilities and low-rise offices. With a variety of options, including passive heat recovery, active heating, and passive and active cooling, as well as full connectivity, real-time performance monitoring and ongoing system adaptation, naturally intelligent ventilation by Ventive combines modern technology with unparalleled efficiency and comfort.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes.
Porcelanosa Grupo - Raised Access Flooring: A System with all the Answers
Raised Access Flooring: A System with all the Answers
Seminar, by Porcelanosa Grupo
Describes high-quality technical solutions for both interior and exterior floors and is one of the only RIBA-approved CPD programmes currently to focus exclusively on raised access flooring. With a step-by-step analysis, this seminar is all about specification. It has been created to help architects and other design professionals better understand the importance and versatility of this type of floor.

Porcelanosa Group specialises in ceramic floor, façades and wall surfaces. Its raised access flooring is a technical system designed to hide facilities such as cables, piping and air conditioning. These installations remain hidden under the system, known as a ‘technical plenum’, allowing immediate and simple accessibility.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes.