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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.
Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd - Acoustics in Practice
Acoustics in Practice
New

The focus of this CPD is educate attendees on key acoustic concepts and terminology, with the assistance of audio simulations and demonstrations. It has been tailored to help those in the construction industry who may work alongside acoustic consultants to read and interpret technical acoustic reports and designs. The CPD touches on some basic concepts such as decibels and frequency and progresses to more technical matters such as noise modelling and planning conditions. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the fundamental physical principles of sound

- Understand sound level and frequency of sound

- Understand sound level arithmetic

- Understand common noise parameters

- Understand environmental noise mapping

- Understand planning conditions

- Understand acoustic privacy

- Understand reverberation time and room acoustics

- Understand vibration isolation and some notable case studies
MultiBal - Balcony, Balustrade and Handrail
Balcony, Balustrade and Handrail
Seminar, by MultiBal
New

This CPD aims to educate the audience on the suitability, benefits and advantages of using aluminium balconies and balustrades. It will cover health and safety and environmental issues from manufacture to end of life, lifetime maintenance time and cost reduction and aesthetic features and off site manufacture. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of aluminium in construction of balconies and balustrades

- Understand sustainability issues

- Understand design construction and technology

- Understand health and safety
Dortek Ltd - Design and Performance Considerations when Specifying Hygienic Doors in Cleanroom and Containment Facilities
Design and Performance Considerations when Specifying Hygienic Doors in Cleanroom and Containment Facilities
Seminar, by Dortek Ltd
Revised

This seminar looks at the design of bioscience facilities and the specification of GRP doors for biohazard containment. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the risk types and levels to consider when designing bioscience facilities

- Understand the function of doors in biocontainment

- Understand why GRP is a good material for bioscience facility doors, what it is and how GRP doors are made

- Understand how to comply with standards for cleaning, hygiene, acoustics and fire

- Understand issues around hinged or sliding doors and hermetically sealing doors

- Understand the comparisons between GRP and other door materials, including glass

- Understand the environmental impact and recycling of GRP doors

- Understand why and where to use BIM and BIM object availability
Rointe heating - Electric Heating: the Advanced Alternative to Traditional Heating
Electric Heating: the Advanced Alternative to Traditional Heating
Seminar, by Rointe heating
Revised

This presentation is designed for architects, specifiers, designers and decision makers within the construction and building industry. It informs the attendee about electric heating, how it works, the different types, the benefits and regulations, and why we feel it is an advanced and sustainable alternative to traditional heating systems such as gas. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand how electricity has evolved and the impact it will have on heating in the future

- Understand the different types of electric heating and how it works

- Understand the benefits of electric space heating and why it is sustainable

- Understand the current regulations regarding electric space heating

- Understand how to confidently specify electric space heating in new and refurbished properties
James Hardie Building Products Ltd - Evolution of Rainscreen Facade Cladding
Evolution of Rainscreen Facade Cladding
Revised

This seminar looks at the development of rainscreen cladding systems, the design purpose and principles for rainscreen systems and the use of fibre cement. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the evolution of rainscreen systems, historical examples and the birth of the modern facade solution

- Understand the purpose and benefits of rainscreen systems

- Understand rainscreen systems available and their applications

- Understand design applications of fibre cement rainscreen solutions

- Understand technical information and best practice for installation with reference to case studies
Walls and Floors Ltd - External Floor Tiling to Balconies, Roof and Ground Terraces and Patios
External Floor Tiling to Balconies, Roof and Ground Terraces and Patios
New

This CPD aims to provide advice based upon relevant British and European standards for all parties involved in the designing and external floor tiling specification for balconies and roof and ground terraces and patios. The contents cover key design considerations, substrate and background preparation, waterproofing systems, drainage systems, and from the selection of tiling materials through to installation methods. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand potential issues in external floor tiling to balconies, terraces and patios

- Understand key design consideration factors for success

- Understand substrate and background preparation, the incorporation of movement joints, common assembly options and their characteristics

- Understand effective waterproofing and drainage systems and water management provided by modern drainage mortars and mattings combined assemblies

- Understand the selection of the right types of materials, tiles, adhesives and grouts to ensure best results

- Understand correct installation methods and cleaning and maintenance in general
Jaga UK - Facade Heating
Facade Heating
Seminar, by Jaga UK
Revised

This seminar aims to help delegates:



- Understand the purpose and function of facade heating

- Appreciate the key design considerations that determine performance

- Understand the difference between fully assembled, factory tested products and site assembled products

- Learn about the practical problems that can be overcome when designing facade heating solutions
Securefast plc - Introduction to Electronic Locksets
Introduction to Electronic Locksets
Seminar, by Securefast plc
New

This CPD looks at the types of locking systems available and which ones are suitable for small and for large projects and what type of products can be specified. It describes how other doors, such as common entrance doors, can be on the same system as the internal locking. It also shows the set-up of the systems available and how they are managed. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the types of systems available, standalone, virtual network and wireless network

- Understand the types of locks available

- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various options available

- Understand how to choose the right product to suit each project from a small motel to a hospital or university

- Understand the accessories available for the systems
Lindab Ltd - Residential Ventilation: Energy Efficient Solutions for Improved Indoor Climate
Residential Ventilation: Energy Efficient Solutions for Improved Indoor Climate
Seminar, by Lindab Ltd
New

This CPD looks at the benefits of modern residential ventilation systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand requirements for the selection of a good heat recovery unit

- Understand energy efficiency demands of modern residential ventilation

- Understand the selection and sizing of ductwork

- Understand the radial ducting principle and components

- Understand sound performance options

- Understand fire protection requirements

- Understand design solutions
Single Ply Roofing Association - Single Ply Online Training and Assessment Course
Single Ply Online Training and Assessment Course
Online Learning, by Single Ply Roofing Association
New

This online course is aimed at any built environment professional who is involved with the specification, inspection, installation and maintenance of a single ply roofing system. It aims to improve knowledge and understanding of single ply roofing, to improve quality of future design and the specification, installation, aftercare and sustainability of single ply roofing systems. The course is divided into the following 9 sections, each taking 30 mins to 1 hour to complete:

- Types of single ply membrane roof systems, customer care and safe working

- Types of single ply roof and fixings

- Roof zone, loading and wind loading

- Design for drainage, thermal insulation and fire prevention

- Material options

- Installation and protection

- Attachment and seams

- Good detailing

- Project completion

There is a multiple-choice test at the end of each section and 80% correct answers are required to gain a certificate. The course can be completed in your own time and the tests can be taken more than once. To take the course go to the website at https://www.spratraining.co.uk and register to start.

CEMEX UK - Specifying Foamed Concrete
Specifying Foamed Concrete
Seminar, by CEMEX UK
New

Foamed concretes are a versatile group of variable strength/density materials suitable for various applications. This CPD will enable specifiers to gain a broad understanding of foam concretes and their properties and use this information to effectively specify these materials in a wide variety of situations. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the composition and properties of foam concretes

- Understand technical properties and the relationship between strength and density

- Understand the history of use and suitable applications

- Understand effective specification of foam concrete through case studies
Harlequin Floors (British Harlequin plc) - Specifying the Correct Floor for Dance and Performing Arts: What You Need to Know
Specifying the Correct Floor for Dance and Performing Arts: What You Need to Know
New

Not all sprung floors are the same, an increased knowledge regarding scientific research and developments, terminology and ability helps identify the correct floor for the client’s requirements. This seminar will clarify the reasons and science behind a dance floor and why it is so important to specify and install the correct product for different projects and use. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand when a dance floor is required and what the end user requires

- Understand how to specify the correct floors for installation performing arts construction projects

- Understand how to identify different floors and the reasons to install the correct flooring

- Understand the important differences between a dance floor and a sports hard floor

- Understand how specifying the correct floor can minimise injury

- Understand relevant, standards, tests and sustainability issues

- Understand the latest knowledge regarding the scientific research and developments for this field
Soraa - The Science of Colour Accuracy
The Science of Colour Accuracy
Seminar, by Soraa
New

This CPD looks at how we see colour. It will cover the following topics:

- The basics of colour science and how different light sources can affect what we see

- The importance of TM-30 as a metric and how it is used to understand colour accuracy

- How to use TM-30 data to compare light sources and make informed decisions on product selection
Walls and Floors Ltd - Tiling for Leisure Facilities
Tiling for Leisure Facilities
New

This CPD aims to provide advice based upon relevant British and European standards for all parties involved in the designing and tiling specification for leisure facilities. The contents cover from key design considerations, tiling materials selection, substrate and background preparation, to movement joints and sealant selection. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand design considerations for tiling in a leisure facility, covering areas such as swimming pools, spas, wet rooms and commercial showers and changing rooms

- Understand the selection of the right tiling materials, including tiles, adhesives and grouts

- Understand substrate and background preparation including drying times, waterproofing and underfloor heating systems

- Understand the appropriate incorporation of movement joints

- Understand the selection of suitable sealants
Gerflor Ltd - Vinyl Flooring: Getting the Specification Right
Vinyl Flooring: Getting the Specification Right
Seminar, by Gerflor Ltd
New

This CPD is designed to provide specifiers with an overview of the material; its manufacturing processes and its design versatility. The seminar’s focus is the different specification aspects that need to be considered when selecting a floor for residential or commercial use. These aspects include product performance such as slip resistance, acoustics, reaction to fire and durability as well as outlining technical solutions for different types of installation. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the safety and performance requirements to consider when specifying flooring

- Understand the versatility of modern vinyl in terms of design, colours and performance variants

- Understand the important role of surface treatments and the benefits they offer

- Understand vinyl and its sustainability credentials

- Understand the vinyl product ranges available and typical applications
Porcelanosa Grupo - Water Saving Benefits of Sanitaryware and Brassware
Water Saving Benefits of Sanitaryware and Brassware
Seminar, by Porcelanosa Grupo
Revised

This CPD looks at eco-friendly products for bathrooms. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the impact of eco-friendly products in the market

- Understand the adaptation of standard products to be eco-friendly

- Understand how to reduce water and energy consumption in cisterns and brassware

- Understand relevant UK standards and BREEAM

- Understand the economic impact