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The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Tata Steel - Colour in the Built Environment
Colour in the Built Environment
Seminar, by Tata Steel
Colour, as a topic, is far more than just a shade choice. Many factors need to be considered, including: planning requirements/approvals; impact on colour from factors such as geographic location, position and use of the end-product; installation, and; types of complementary colour schemes. This CPD seminar offers an interactive insight into something everyone has an opinion on – colour.

Tata Steel has over 50 years’ experience in the manufacture of pre-finished steel. Across that time it has become a leader in both product and knowledge development, ensuring that a variety of building envelope solutions are achieved. Tata Steel offers a range of engaging CPD seminars, delivered throughout the UK and Europe by a dedicated specification team.

Approximate reading time: one hour.
Blue Turtle Consulting (UK) - Design Fee Negotiations
Design Fee Negotiations
When negotiating design fees many architects believe that reducing their fee is the only way to win new work and resolve conflict. This seminar presents a better, more ethical, approach by showing participants how to respond (professionally) to the five most common ‘tactics and tricks’ used against design professionals during fee negotiations. Attendees will leave the session with a clear understanding of how ‘principled negotiation’ can help foster a much healthier and more positive approach to fee negotiations.

Blue Turtle Consulting specialises in helping architects write and negotiate successful fee proposals. The company has delivered more than 200 training events worldwide, with over 85% of attendees saying it’s the most useful CPD event they’ve attended.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Dementia Services Development Centre - Intersection of Dementia + Design
Intersection of Dementia + Design
This course aims to redress the balance between dementia care and dementia design by focussing on the combination of the individual, dementia and the built environment. Develop your understanding of the key principles of “dementia friendly” design, which is seen as one of a set of non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia.

Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia. It draws on research and practice from across the world, to provide comprehensive, up-to-date resources on all aspects of dementia, from care to design.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: two days.
3form - LED: Lighting Education for Designers
LED: Lighting Education for Designers
Seminar, by 3form
A practical seminar offering guidance on LED product specifications and details. Directly compares the basic principles of LEDs to more familiar lighting methods, such as incandescent or fluorescent. Also explains the benefits and disadvantages of different types of LED systems and form factors, as well as offering advice on applying LED lighting technology to current and future designs.

3form’s operates a custom lighting fabrication and design studio. The work created by its expert team is an ever-evolving tale of innovation, creative exploration, and an endlessly variable collection of custom lighting creations using LED technology. From sleek geometric shapes to the organic elegance of custom chandeliers, 3form works with designers to create one-of-a-kind lighting features.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 26 minutes.